8 – 10 Apr 2025
Hamburg Messe

VIP Buyer Programme: Designed for airlines and rail

Airline and rail onboard buyers have a powerful role to play in future of passenger experience. Customers are hungry for inspiration, fresh experiences and to embrace travel again.

We bring the whole onboard industry together, so you can source products, collaborate and build relationships with the right people, for a stronger, more sustainable, onboard strategy.

Who is eligible for a VIP Badge?

If you are employed by an airline, rail operator or have a procurement role within a travel catering company you are eligible for a WTCE VIP Buyer Badge.

How do I upgrade to a VIP Badge?

Simply register online as normal and select the relevant company activity and job function. Please ensure you use your company email address to verify your details.

VIP Badge Benefits

For airline, catering company and rail operator onboard buyers, we have an exclusive VIP programme with a number of benefits before and during the event.

VIP Sample Bag 

Be sure to collect our famous VIP bag during the event, including 15+ samples from our most innovative WTCE exhibitors.

Collect your Sample bag on Stand 1A107.

VIP Lounge Access

A space exclusively for VIPs to provide you with a place to relax, work or network away from the show floor. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are available throughout the event.
The VIP Buyer Lounge is sponsored by Catrion.

VIP Digital Gift Bag

Once you’re registered, look out for information in your inbox the week before the event on how you can access the exclusive deals, giveaways and promo items in the new Digital Bag.

Discounted Rate for PEC

Enjoy a discounted rate for the Passenger Experience Conference, taking place the day before WTCE. Gain valuable insights into the industry and help shape the future of passenger experience.

What’s On

WTCE offers a host of event features to discover the best in inflight catering, passenger comfort and onboard services.

Exhibitor Directory

Our annual event brings the whole industry together to discover the latest onboard innovations, with over 250 businesses showcasing their products and services.

Everything that is showcased at WTCE is what we'll see onboard in the future.

Nigel Lee
Onboard Manager, Qantas International

We've seen a lot of our suppliers and had a lot of discussions. The show has been very valuable, our partners come from all over the world. It's the perfect place for the industry.

Michel Hilgersom
Director (Procurement), KLM

There is something for everyone no matter what sector of the catering business you're in. You really do get a feeling of what's possible out there.

Sarah Creasey
Catering Operations Manager, Great Western Railway

It's everything in one place - WTCE is a one stop shop.

Simon Newell
Executive Chef, Etihad Airways