Why should I attend the show?

If you are involved or responsible for the purchase of travel catering or onboard services then this is the industry event you cannot afford to miss. The show enables you to network and build relationships with new and existing partners, whilst staying ahead of the curve by updating your industry knowledge, understanding trends, discovering new products & networking with your peers.

Who visits?

WTCE goes from strength to strength every year and is the one place where the whole onboard services industry comes together to meet and conduct business. With thousands of industry professionals including over 800 airline and rail buyers and specifiers attending.

Who can attend WTCE?

WTCE has a strict admissions policy and is open only to those involved in the onboard industry. For more information click here

How much does it cost to visit the show?

WTCE will be free to attend in 2021. For the latest information, sign up to take part.

What are the main contact details if I have a question?

Customer Services Helpline’s phone number is +44 (0) 20 8271 2181, however, the event teams contact details can be located here.

Who is exhibiting at WTCE?

Exhibitors taking part in the virtual edition of WTCE will be announced in the coming weeks.

Is WIFI available at the show?

There are dedicated WIFI zones in the exhibition however, you can purchase WIFI on an hourly and daily rate via the Hamburg Messe.

When is the conference?

The next edition will now take place virtually on 14th – 16th September 2021.

Venue and Travel Information for our live edition in 2022

What is the venue address?

Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany.

What is the venue website?

Exhibition Venue:

Is there any parking?

For information on parking, please go to:

Is there any disabled access?

The Expo is located on the ground floor however to reach the ground floor you may need to utlise the escalator or lift if you are unable to use the stairs. Access to upper levels and to visit Aircraft Interiors Expo is possible via lifts or escalators. For assistance, please contact a member of the team located at the Central Entrance.

Are there any cash machines?

There is a cash machine at the Central Entrance and also at the South Entrance and East Entrances in Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Are there any places to buy food and drinks?

Snack bars serving light refreshments are located in each hall and there is a restaurant in Hall A4.


Cloakroom facilities are available in the Central Entrance. There is a charge of approx. €2 per item.

Organisers Office

The WTCE Organiser’s office is located in Central Entrance Upper, adjacent to the Skywalk connecting WTCE with Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Stand Enquiries

If you would like to discuss the possibility of taking a stand at WTCE while you're at the show please visit our sales lounge located in Hall A4. Alternatively, complete a stand enquiry form and one of our sales team will contact you.

Taxi Service

Taxi services will be available outside all entrances.

How do I plan my travel and accommodation?

To aid with your travel and accommodation planning, WTCE works with a select number of partners with the sole purpose of securing you the best travel and accommodation rates possible.

Do I require a visa to enter Germany, if so how do I obtain one?

If you are a non-British national or not a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you must be in possession of a valid visa in order to enter Germany and attend WTCE.

For more information on visas, follow the visa links when registering to attend the expo.

Taxi Service

Taxis are available outside all entrances. If you are travelling to the venue, please ask the taxi to drop you outside the Central Entrance of the Hamburg Messe for WTCE


Do visitors have to register to attend?

Yes, all visitors have to register to attend. This can be done online prior to the show as well as on site.

How much does it cost to visit the show?

WTCE will be free to attend in 2021.


Who should I contact if I have a PR enquiry?

Please contact our WTCE PR team if you have an enquiry.

Do I have to register to attend as Media?

Yes, to attend WTCE as Media you will need to complete the registration form which will then be vetted for verification.

Who should register as Media?

Media badges are only accredited to journalists. Marketing, sales and advertising positions are not entitled to a media badge, but can register free of charge for a visitors badge.

Service, Safety and Security at our Events

The safety and security of our staff and attendees is our priority. We work closely with the venue, local and national authorities to identify risks, assess them and develop security plans for our events.


Everyone attending our events should be aware that the following are in place:

  • Customer Service staff may approach you to assist you outside, at entry or inside the event
  • Staff and attendees are required to wear ID badges provided
  • Bag checks are in operation at our events
  • Walkthrough or hand held scanners may be in operation at our events
  • CCTV in operation at our events is monitored and recorded
  • Uniformed and covert Security Guards are in attendance at our events
  • Uniformed and covert Police are in attendance at some of our events
  • Canine Security and Detection is in operation at some of our events

Everyone attending our events is requested to:

  • Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended
  • Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious or just out of place to a member of event staff
  • Remain patient and courteous with event staff undertaking security checks
  • Follow the instructions of event staff at all times
  • On their final visit to the event, dispose of their badge inside the event or when they’ve returned home, not in bins immediately outside the event
  • Carry a recognised form of photo ID with them at all times

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