DIARY DATE – World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2016

01 Oct 2015

Building on the significant success of last year, 2016 sees the Passenger Experience Week return to Hamburg. It will commence with the Passenger Experience Conference, held on 4th April, which provides delegates with an ideal forum for discussion on cabin innovation and profitability strategies.

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) – the world's largest event dedicated to travel catering, passenger comfort and onboard retail products – begins on 5th April and celebrates its 5thanniversary this year.

Bringing together buyers and specifiers from the world's international, charter and regional airlines, and rail operators, WTCE will offer a unique platform for exhibiting companies to showcase their products and services, and meet and network with sector peers. WTCE is once again co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

For more information, please visit: www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com


Hamburg Messe, Halls A1 and A4, Hamburg, Germany


Passenger Experience Conference: 4 April 2016
•  09:30 - 18:00

Industry Networking Party: 4 April 2016
• 18:00 – 21:30

Exhibition: 5 - 7 April 2016
• 5 April, 09:00 - 17:00
• 6 April, 09:00 - 17:00
• 7 April, 09:00 - 17:00


For details on exhibiting at the show, contact Mara Veith on +44 (0) 208 910 7193 or email mara.veith@reedexpo.co.uk

Key features at the 2016 show will include:

Passenger Experience Conference

The premier conference and networking forum to discuss the vital strategic issues surrounding cabin innovation, consumer expectations and strategies for profitability within the cabin. Delegates will hear from experts from across the sector on how the industry can improve the cabin for an enhanced passenger experience.

Taste of Travel Theatre

In these interactive sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, taste and sample food, and gain greater insight into trends affecting the onboard industry. Visitors can attend any of the highly informative presentations and demonstrations that run throughout the show free of charge.

Travel Retail Zone and Trail

The Travel Retail Zone is dedicated to suppliers of onboard products and services from wines & spirits, cosmetics, perfume and toys. The Zone is designed to enable buyers and suppliers to meet and discuss retail trends, latest product launches and how best to boost revenues.

For innovative ways to boost sales and discover new onboard trends, visitors can also follow the Travel Retail Trail, which will map the route to leading suppliers of buy onboard products.


WTCE is co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Expo, which features more than 500 exhibitors from the aircraft interiors industry and is attended by over 10,000 industry representatives. Visitors can view the latest and best innovations the industry has to offer, as well as meet with companies from all over the world. Visitors: Industry professionals responsible for the purchase of travel catering, passenger services or onboard retail products for international, regional, low cost or charter airline, or rail operators.


Exhibitors supplying a full range of catering and onboard services, including food and drink, passenger comfort, toys, hygiene products, packaging, galley equipment and more. Website:

For further details, visit http://www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com

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By Air - From Hamburg Airport Hamburg Messe can be reached by S-Bahn (S1) and taxi. The journey time by car is about 20 minutes, by public transport about 25 minutes.

By Public Transport - With an extensive network of rapid transit (S-Bahn) and underground (U-Bahn) lines, plus plenty of bus lines. Hamburg Messe is easy to reach from any part of the city, thanks to its good transport connections and central location. Dammtor station is in walking distance, for InterCity trains and S-Bahn.

By Car - If you come to Hamburg Messe by car or motor bike, it is best to take the motorways and exits shown under "Motorway travel". Then follow the signs to "Messe / CCH".


There are about 100 hotels of all price categories and standards within walking distance of the Hamburg Messe and CCH Congress Center. The organisers have also appointed an official partner to offer attendees preferential rates which can be found at: www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com/hotels

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