Calendar of events

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.

Speciality & Fine Food Fair

September 2 – 4, 2018, Olympia London

Speciality & Fine Food Fair provides an unrivalled opportunity for independent retailers, delicatessens, chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs & importers, distributors & wholesalers to meet over 700 producers & suppliers of artisan food and drink, see all 50 Great Taste awards finalists and explore over 200 new products

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.

Aviation Show MENASA

November 13 – 14 2018, Dubai

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.

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


11 – 12 February, 2019, Dubai Word Trade Centre, UAE

AIME is a two-day event which includes an exhibition and associated workshops. providing the ideal platform for interiors suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in the Middle East.

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.

Passenger Experience Conference

April 1, 2019, 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 2-4, 2019, 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 2-4, 2019, 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 2019

April 2-4, 2019, 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 2-4, 2019, 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 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.

Events coming up in 2020

Food & Hotel Asia 2018

March 3 – 6, 2020, Singapore Expo

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!

Other events coming up

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.

Asia Pacific Rail


Asia Pacific Rail 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.

Marine Hotel Association Annual Conference & Trade Show


Providing a forum for continued and open dialogue between the cruise lines and a broad range of committed suppliers, and raising the level of cruise line staff
proficiency by creating both the opportunities and the tools for professional development and career growth.

Ancillary Merchandising Conference


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.”

APEX MultiMedia Market


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.

Aviation Festival Americas


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.