Designed for Airline Buyers

As an onboard buyer, you have a powerful role to play in future of passenger experience. Customers are hungry for inspiration, fresh experiences and to embrace travel again.

WTCE is designed with airline buyers at its core; so you can delight your guests and set your brand apart through an experiential marketplace of inspiration, insight and practical solutions.

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

Discover the programmes WTCE offers for airline buyers of onboard catering, inflight retail and passenger comfort solutions

VIP Programme

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

Simply register using the main registration form and airline and rail operators will be upgraded to a VIP badge.

VIP Benefits

VIP Sample Bag

Be sure to collect our famous VIP bag during the event, including 20+ samples from our most innovative WTCE exhibitors. 

Industry Networking Party

Taking place the evening before the event opens, the party is the perfect opportunity to network, relax and enjoy good food and live entertainment. The party is free to attend for all VIPs.

VIP Digital 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

VIP Badge Pack

Register as a VIP and you’ll receive your VIP badge pack in the mail, allowing you fast track entry at the event. You can also use the dedicated VIP registration desk for any queries when you arrive.

VIP WTCE Connect Access

Your VIP badge entitles you to upgraded access to WTCE Connect so you can network and arrange meetings with exhibitors and other VIP industry peers before the event. 

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.

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

Hosted Airline Programme

In these difficult times, we wanted to support airline participation at the event in a way that only we can; the WTCE Hosted Airline Programme.

For 2022, we run this new programme specifically for buyers of inflight catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort solutions.

The package included:

  • Up to two complimentary room nights in a 4* hotel in central Hamburg, close to the event venue
  • A complimentary ticket for the for the Welcome Industry Networking Party.
  • VIP ticket to the WTCE exhibition
  • Plus more!

Applications for the Hosted Airline Package have now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hosted Buyer Manager directly.