About WTCE

Creating the main marketplace for the world’s travel catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort industry.

A sophisticated environment alive with possibility

WTCE is known as a place where ideas, products and solutions tantalise the senses to create an onboard experience that dazzles the passenger.

WTCE will enable all those involved in passenger comfort, catering and travel retail to reconnect at a critical time to accelerate the industry’s recovery. It unites the community for targeted business meetings, a comprehensive programme of thought leadership content, and the opportunity to discover the latest products and services.

If you are in the airline or rail service industry, you know that passengers make choices based on quality service and exceptional all-around experiences. First-hand knowledge of what is happening in the industry cannot be beaten, and our event allows you to create better experiences by discovering the products for yourself.

We strive to create excitement, energy and most of all an occasion to remember.

Co-located with Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), you will find the full spectrum of the passenger experience sector at WTCE.

Market information

Welcome to the industry’s main marketplace, all designed for your success. We aim to provide the latest market trends and up-to-date industry news so you can make the right business decisions. 

Passenger demand is increasing globally and inflight catering is expected to grow with it. Full service carriers account for almost 80 percent of the market share and will continue to dominate the inflight catering service.

We know that most of this growth will come from Asia, where the population’s wealth and disposable income only continues to rise. Inflight catering in the region is due to increase with the US, India, Indonesia and Brazil follow closely behind in terms of passenger growth. 

What to expect at WTCE

Taste of Travel Theatre

The Taste of Travel Theatre is WTCE’s sensory centrepiece, bringing to life the world’s finest onboard cuisine and the freshest travel catering ideas and innovations. See top chefs live in action, try new delicacies and experience a world of tastes and aromas. Ask questions and learn first-hand what’s next in sustainability, personalisation, health and wellness, packaging, waste and every dimension of customer experience. Be entertained, surprised and inspired. It’s free and there’s no need to register —you’ve just got to be there. Because there’s no substitute for getting it live.

VIP Buyers Lounge

The VIP Buyers Lounge is for the exclusive use of VIP badge holders. Located in Hall A3, this is a dedicated area where you can relax and enjoy the following complimentary facilities. As a part of our VIP service your meals and refreshments will be served throughout the day, you’ll have a dedicated cloakroom and concierge service, and receive a VIP sample bag filled with 20+ exciting products. 

Business Hub

Located in Hall A3, our Business Hub is the perfect place to hold meetings while you're at the show. VIP airline and rail attendees have priority booking and you can reserve a table in advance once you've registered for the show. Alternatively, you can reserve a table while you're at the show either through the concierge at the VIP Buyers Lounge or the Business Hub.  

Spotlight on Travel Apparel

If you're updating your brand or looking for something new for your staff then make sure you take a look at the latest galley carts and clothing at the Spotlight on Travel Apparel in the Central Entrance.

What's New Onboard

The What's New Onboard feature is located in front of the VIP Buyers Lounge showcasing products newly launched to market. It's a great starting point to see what's new and innovative in the industry.

“It is a new show for us and it has made a great first impression. In just two days, we have made eight new contacts and held meetings with big international airlines so our product is getting noticed, with great people speaking to us.

Ulf Muller Metilla

The show is excellent. Our product is already onboard and in over 20 airports in Frankfurt, New York and Hamburg. The show has provided us with the WOW effect; we're meeting the right contacts and have had lots of interest and fantastic feedback.

Sebastian Ziehr

WTCE gives us an opportunity to move forward with previous interest and enquires. It's a massive learning curve, I now know that the other exhibitors are just as important as the visitors, they are who you want to sell to so it's amazing to have everyone in one place.

Steve Moran
Co-Founder/Sales & Marketing, The Soho Juice Co

WTCE is the biggest and best show for start-ups; it's a well organised, open and friendly forum that has provided us with a great learning opportunity.

Myles Donneky
Co-Founder, CANTAILS

Charity partner

Our charity partner Orbis, along with dedicated volunteers and partners, has played a significant role in efforts to decrease worldwide visual impairment. Eliminating avoidable blindness is one of the most effective ways of fighting poverty. For every £1 spent on restoring vision, more than £4 is returned to the local economy.  

Exhibit with us

Showcase your products to the right audience and create long lasting relationships within the industry. 

Visit WTCE

See how your business can flourish in the digital age and discover new innovations all while expanding your professional network.