Calendar of events

APOT.Asia Golf Day

February 8, 2018, Cengkareng Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia

APOT Asia is the region’s foremost representative group for professionals in the Airline Hospitality, Services and Supply Industry. APOT’s main focus is as a networking forum for people and companies involved in onboard hospitality create opportunities and to promote regional tourism and destinations through our members and their influence.

Aviation Festival Asia

February 27 – 28, 2018, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

For the past 13 years, Aviation Festival Asia has established itself as a must-attend event for Asian low cost carriers and their partners. The festival will include over 150 presentations, 24 roundtable debates and loads of networking.

Accelerate: Rail

March 15, 2018, Hilton Tower Bridge, London

Now in its 16th year, Accelerate: Rail 2018 (previously known as The Future of Rail) brings together senior executives within the UK rail industry to discuss the critical challenges, solutions and opportunities emerging during an uncertain time.

Asia Pacific Rail 2018

March 20 – 21, 2018, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Rail 2018 will explore major issues affecting the industry across the digital railway, rolling stock, asset management, high speed rail, freight, finance & investment, power & energy, safety and more.

Ancillary Merchandising Conference

April 9 – 11, 2018, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Edinburgh, Scotland

This is a 12th annual event for discussing the latest trends in ancillary revenue generation, as well as for making relevant contacts related to increasing ancillary sales at airlines & travel companies. The theme for the 12th Ancillary Merchandising Conference (AMC) is “getting ahead in the digital age.”

Passenger Experience Conference

April 9, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

PEC will bring together experts and visionaries from airlines, airframers, OEMs, suppliers and design organisations within the onboard

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo

April 10 – 12, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

WTCE is the leading global event for the travel catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort industries. Showcasing the latest onboard products and services to an international audience of airline buyers and rail operators. This year the free-to-attend event will host more than 350 suppliers and attract over 3,700 onboard industry professionals. New Exhibitor Villages will be revamped and expanded, with four dedicated areas introducing rail, cruise and coach operators to companies while What’s New Onboard will shine a spotlight on newly-launched products.

Taste of Travel Theatre

April 10 – 12, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Held within the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo this exciting interactive theatre showcases onboard innovations, chef demonstrations, latest trends and industry developments and is run within the exhibition hall as a must-see addition to the expo’s timetable.

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018

April 10-12, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

The Aircraft Interiors Expo is the world’s leading event for airlines and the supply chain to source the latest innovations, technologies and products for the cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries.

Passenger Technology Solutions

April 10 – 12, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Passenger Technology Solutions (PTS) is a brand new event, co-located with World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo, Aircraft Interiors Expo and the Passenger Experience Conference, with the overall Passenger Experience Week portfolio collectively defining the future of the global passenger experience industry. The show provides the perfect platform for technology suppliers to network and do business with airlines and rail operators from around the globe, each looking to offer their passengers a more connected travel experience.

APEX MultiMedia Market

April 23 – 25, 2018, Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center, Paris

The APEX MultiMedia Market is the airline industry’s premier content conference that continually brings together airlines, CSPs and diversified distributors offering a range of new and acclaimed TV, MOVIE, GUI, GAME, APP and AUDIO content options. As an exclusive, community driven marketplace, the event will attract over 200 global industry professionals.

Food & Hotel Asia 2018

April 24 – 27, 2018, Singapore Expo & Suntec Singapore

A mega tradeshow synonymous with the food and hospitality industry in Asia and beyond, Food&HotelAsia (FHA) has but a humble beginning at a hotel’s carpark back in 1978. Through 40 years of years of evolvement, FHA has grown tremendously in tandem with Asia’s food and hospitality industry, and has earned itself a reputation as the most comprehensive premier international food and hospitality trade show in the region. From innovative food ingredients, Halal food and beverages, speciality coffee equipment and accessories, unique tea blends, the latest bakery equipment, the most stylish of tableware and furnishing, to disruptive technology for backend foodservice or for frontend guest experiences and many more, FHA caters to your every business needs!

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Dubai

May 7 – 9, 2018, Dubai, UAE

The World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Dubai is a trade fair for services for airports and the airline catering industry. It is aimed at manufacturers from home and abroad as well as dealers and distributors of furniture, appliances and equipment for airports, cafes and restaurants. Visitors can find in depth and comprehensive information about the latest developments, trends, services and products from many different areas. Exhibitors use the get contact with professionals from all over the world including catering companies, architects, designers and trade buyers in contact. The exhibition is therefore an ideal platform to establish new business

Aviation Festival Americas

May 8 – 9, 2018, Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, FL

In its 13th year, the Aviation Festival Americas 2018 will continue to drive innovation to the commercial airline industry. We’re bringing together CEOs, CIOs, CCOs and CMOs from low cost airlines, global carriers and airports — such as Spirit, Norwegian, American, Southwest, United, Seattle-Tacoma, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta and San Francisco International Airports.
2018 will feature a brand new Airport T.Ex track, where attendees will discuss the latest technology airlines and airports are implementing on the ground to enhance the customer journey from home to flight.

Future Travel Experience Europe

June 7 – 8, 2018, Co-located in Dublin

Future Travel Experience Europe 2018 is the continent’s only end-to-end passenger experience event. It provides an unrivalled platform for air transport and travel industry stakeholders to collaborate closely to prepare for the technologies and trends that will shape tomorrow’s travel experience both on the ground and in-flight. FTE Europe 2018, the fourth standalone FTE show in Europe after highly-acclaimed shows in London and Amsterdam, will deliver a memorable learning and networking experience to 600+ air transport and travel industry leaders from across Europe and beyond.


June 24 – 22, 2018, Perth, Australia

Built to develop relationships and networking and to share updated information among industries. The organisation aims to make the region more attractive to visitors and to help promote products, services and tourist destinations to many businesses around the world.

The Speciality Food Festival

September 2 – 4, 2018, Olympia London

Attendees to the Speciality Food Festival can create valuable contacts within the industry, source high-quality products and gain a working knowledge of some of the most cutting-edge culinary techniques in the industry.

Future Travel Experience Global

September 10 – 12, 2018, Las Vegas

Future Travel Experience Global is firmly established as the world’s leading meeting place where the most progressive airlines, airports, vendors, OEMs, government agencies, destination partners and various other travel industry stakeholders come together to reveal their latest customer experience plans and visions, and collectively define the end-to-end passenger experience of the future.


September 16 – 18, 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

The Middle East’s largest trade fair covering the seafood industry, SEAFEX can serve as a great networking opportunity as well as a sourcing platform.

Yummex, Middle East

September 16 – 18, 2018, Dubai

Yummex is one of the leading shows for confectionery in the Middle East. Its trade fair will highlight up-and- coming sweet products as well as bringing buyers and suppliers together.

International Trade Fair for Transport Technology

September 18 – 21, 2018, Berlin, Germany

Showing off the latest in transport technology, catering and comfort services for the train industry, InnoTrans will feature an outdoor exhibition on 3,500 metres of track.


September 20 – 21, 2018, ExCeL London

lunch! is a truly unique trade show that brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. Packed full of everything you need to take your food-to-go offering to the next level – from delicious new food and drink and innovative packaging solutions to leading keynotes and unrivalled networking.


September 24 – 27, 2018, Boston, MA USA

This year’s IFSA will feature a new product showcase. Running as usual are its popular chef’s competition and craft beer experience.

APEX 2018

September 24 – 27, 2018, Boston, MA USA

It is a chance to meet with aviation professionals representing more than 100 airlines and over 150 vendors – all committed to improving the airline passenger experience.

AIX USA 2018

September 25 – 27, 2018, Boston, USA

A global convention dedicated to cabin interior products such as: seating, galleys, lighting, lavatories, cabin management systems and passenger services.

Innoveat – Innovation on a Plate

October 16, 2018, Park Inn, Heathrow

Showcasing high-quality and innovative F&B products from innovative UK suppliers, designed and tailored for the travel sector.

9th Mega Event Worldwide

October 31 – November 2, 2018, Long Beach, USA

Mega Event is the place to make business contacts with executives managing loyalty programs, ancillary revenue programs & co-branded card programs at many of the world’s largest airlines and travel brands. It is also the place to be to learn, discuss & debate the latest trends and best practices in these areas.

Future Travel Experience Asia

November 13 – 14, 2018, Singapore

FTE Asia EXPO 2018, delivered with the support of headline partners Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), is Asia’s biggest free to attend passenger experience and business performance expo, with an expected attendance of 2,500+. The event will provide an unrivalled platform for the industry’s most innovative solution and service providers from across Asia-Pacific and beyond to showcase their latest products and concepts designed to help airlines and airports improve end-to-end customer experiences, reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance operational efficiency.

World Rail Festival

November 13 – 14, 2018, TBC

The World Rail Festival 2018 (Formerly Rail Revenue World Congress) will be in its 7th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of rail operators from around the world. The show focuses on bringing all parts of the commercial rail industry together to discuss how rail can digitise, benefit from smart ticketing, improve the customer experience and ultimately grow revenues.

Food Matters Live

November 20 – 22, 2018, ExCeL, London

Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. Food Matters Live provides a platform for thought-provoking, cross-sector debate and encourages cross-sector collaboration.


December 10 – 12, 2018, Adnec, UAE

SIAL Middle East will feature a range of products totally new to the region and it will give buyers representing retail, dealers/distributors, traders, food service & HORECA an opportunity to add to their offering.

Events coming up in 2019

The International Food & Drink Event

March 17 – 20, 2019, ExCel London, UK

A UK-based food and drink event that allows visitors to create contacts and source meals on the cutting edge of culinary progress.

APEX 2019

September 16 – 19, 2019, Los Angeles, CA USA

It is a chance to meet with aviation professionals representing more than 100 airlines and over 150 vendors – all committed to improving the airline passenger experience.

Dubai Airshow

November 17 – 21, 2019, DUBAI, UAE

The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.

TFWA – The Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit


A showcase, a networking event and a workshop all rolled into one, TFWA is a regular stop for airline retail and duty free professionals.

Aviation Show MENASA


Part of the incredibly successful global Aviation Festival Series, the Aviation Show MENASA shows the industry how to pioneer in this super-regional, dynamic market.



An exhibition and conference providing the ideal platform for interiors suppliers, providers and buyers to create new contacts in the Middle East.