08 October 2020
World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) announce they will bring the industry together in Hamburg in September 2021
Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of the leading events for the global cabin interiors and inflight services industry, has today announced new dates for 2021. Both WTCE and AIX will return to the Hamburg Messe from 31 August to 2 September 2021, moving from the original April dates.
This early announcement allows time for businesses to adapt and plan to ensure that the events continue their critical role in bringing the global industry together again.
Speaking about the announcement, Polly Magraw, Exhibition Director, Aircraft Interiors Expo and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo, said: “After consulting with exhibitors and airlines, we recognise the industry needs more time to allow for the reopening of borders, lifting of travel restrictions and resuming of services. It is clear that the industry needs to meet in person later in 2021. Our priority is to deliver an engaging and COVID-secure face-to-face event in September that gives our exhibitors and visitors the additional time to adapt and continue on the path to recovery.
“We once again want to thank all of our exhibitors, visitors, and partners for their support.”
“Now, more than ever, there is a strong need to reunite, connect and do business. The importance of WTCE and AIX cannot be underestimated as the largest marketplace that brings together key stakeholders from the global supply chain. We are confident that this decision best supports the industry, and in September we will be ready to regroup and look ahead to the future.
“The majority of exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at the face-to-face events in 2021, and we continue to focus on keeping the industry connected during this time, fostering collaboration, promoting new innovative solutions and helping to nurture critical business contacts. We look forward to facilitating this through a further series of virtual events, set to take place in April, details of which will be announced soon.
“We once again want to thank all of our exhibitors, visitors, and partners for their support. We believe this extra time ahead of the 2021 events will offer exhibitors reassurance and more opportunity to prepare their fantastic showcases, and for our visitors to be ready to restart planning for the cabins of the future.”
For updates and further information, please visit the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo website or the Aircraft Interiors Expo website.
For further press information please contact Beki McVicker or Lottie Croker at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo press office on +44 (0) 207 240 2444 or email at WTCE@stormcom.co.uk.