Event updates

WTCE transitions to a virtual event in 2021

29th April 2021

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE), Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) will transition to a virtual event in 2021, taking place September 14–16.

Please read the full release here

A 2021 Event Update

8th February 2021

As we all continue to adapt, we believe that our industry and community will rebound stronger than ever and we will meet in person again soon. While no one can 100% predict how 2021 will pan out, you can be certain that everything we do this year will be with one single focus — to bring our industry together to accelerate your recovery.

As we continue to plan for AIX and WTCE to take place as live events from 31 August  – 2 September 2021, our absolute priority remains the same, to deliver an engaging COVID secure face-to-face  event to serve the cabin interiors and inflight services industry.

That said, if circumstances intervene, and restrictions make a physical event unviable, we will make sure we speak to you early and openly about any change of plans. We appreciate how much planning and resource go into preparation for events of this scale but we will not compromise on safety and wellbeing.

We’re ready to bring the industry back together again and help in its recovery.

Reed Exhibitions announces 5 Point Safety Plan

20th January 2021

The Reed Exhibitions 5-Point Safety plan sets out to reduce the assessed risks of Covid-19 by complementing and building on safeguarding measures already in place outside of the trade exhibition and event setting.

This is the Second Edition of Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy and represents a refresh, keeping pace with the evolving pandemic; emerging research; changes in thinking and practice etc. as the industry gradually adapts and reopens for business. We’ve seen the trade exhibitions and events industry react as best it could as restrictions on gatherings (of any size) and on domestic and international travel rolled-out across the world. Global state-imposed closures have though allowed us time to take stock and reset ready for reopening.

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The onboard services industry will reunite in September 2021

8th October 2020

WTCE announces new dates for the 2021 show. WTCE will return to the Hamburg Messe from 31 August to 2 September 2021, moving from the original April dates.

We recognise the industry needs more time to allow for the reopening of borders, lifting of travel restrictions and resuming of services. Our priority is to deliver an engaging and COVID-secure face-to-face event for you, and by moving to September, we are giving all our valued 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. 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.

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.

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