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6 – 8 June 2023
Hamburg Messe

What is the onboard experience?

For every flight or train journey, there are 100s of products involved in providing a great onboard experience. That includes everything from the meals, snacks and drinks, to bedding and amenity kits. With flight numbers set to increase thanks to growth in India and China, the onboard services market is looking to grow to $19.3bn by 2025*.

With such a wide range of items needed, onboard buyers rely on WTCE to present them with a comprehensive marketplace of practical and inspirational solutions. If you have a product that you think would fit onboard then get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you access this market.

The onboard service industry in numbers


Market size in 2018


CAGR to 2025


Passenger growth per year

How you can get onboard

The onboard experience is always evolving and over 4,000 attendees come to WTCE each year to discover new ideas from around the world. With plenty of options available for companies of all sizes and product ranges, WTCE provides the perfect environment to showcase your products to the right audience.

WTCE was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet some prospects we had already been talking to and introduce our brand to many buyers who had never seen us before. We were able to have fantastic discussions with many airlines.

Helen Pattinson, Co-Founder, Montezuma’s Chocolate

Download the WTCE Exhibiting Pack

Find out more about the buyers that attend WTCE by downloading the 2023 guide now.

  • Key buyer and exhibitor stats
  • Airline and Rail Operator attendee sample
  • Event product profile
  • VIP Buyer event objectives
  • Information about our FREE meetings tool, WTCE Connect

Why exhibitors love WTCE

We are here to exhibit as this show is where we meet all of the airlines. For us, this is the only show for the airline business and it’s the best show for me to meet with my customers from all over the world. All of our customers attended their meetings and we had new customers looking for us. It’s been non-stop! We had a good location on the show floor making us very visible which helped us a lot.

Valentina Dalle Mule
Bottega SpA

WTCE is an invaluable platform for FORMIA as a global company to connect with our airline customers and industry colleagues from across the regions, and to expand our network and develop new relationships. In our eyes, the event provides the perfect opportunity to bring a company’s purpose to life, and inspire and delight passengers with meaningful, valuable and conscious creations.

Roland Grohmann

There is no other show like WTCE. For us, this is the highest chance that everyone has to connect. We’ve generated good contacts and we are in touch with new leads that we otherwise wouldn’t meet elsewhere. The show provides us with a chance to remain connected with the airline industry, and at the same time to show everyone our products.

Silvia Martos
Sola Switzerland

We are here this year to introduce our healthy snacking products to the airlines. We’ve had nearly all the top American Airlines visit our stand and the show has been a great opportunity to generate good leads, and for us, it’s all about the quality of leads here. The show ticks all the boxes as it meets expectations and we’ve had a successful show.

Finbarr Birchall
Dormen Foods LTD

Take the next step

Take your place at the next WTCE by enquiring about a stand. With a range of options to suit every business, find out how you can showcase your products.

Exhibitors find success

For 10 years WTCE has been helping businesses get onboard by introducing them to the right buyers. Read more of their stories and the find out how you can join them.