Professionals from across the air, rail and cruise industries descended on Hamburg, Germany last week (10-12 April) for the seventh edition of the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) 2018. The show, which was part of Passenger Experience Week 2018, followed the industry-leading Passenger Experience Conference and networking forum and was co-located with the popular Aircraft Interiors Expo and Passenger Technology Solutions – new for 2018.
Celebrating its biggest event to date, WTCE 2018 expanded to four halls from the traditional two seen in previous years. Both exhibitor and visitor numbers were correspondingly higher, cementing its position as the number one, free-to-attend event for buyers from the world’s airline and rail operators.
In addition, with more exhibitors than ever before, the event extended its reputation as a unique platform for visitors to discover the latest travel catering, passenger comfort and travel retail products and innovations, source insights and advice from the industry’s foremost thought leaders, and experience unrivaled networking opportunities.
Speaking about this year’s event, Claire Serdet, Product Manager, Inflight Supply Chain, TUI, said: “This is my fifth time at the show – I come to see new products. It’s a great opportunity to find out what our competitors are doing as well as seeing the latest products and services launching to the market. It’s also a great place to meet new people as well as connect with old colleagues and suppliers. Coming to the show is one of the best weeks of my working year.”
As part of Passenger Experience Week 2019, WTCE will again be co-located with Aircraft Interiors Expo and Passenger Technology Solutions and will take place from 2-4 April 2019 at the Hamburg Messe, Germany. The Passenger Experience Conference will also return on Monday 1 April 2019.