The dates of the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and World Travel Catering Expo (WTCE) have been confirmed. They will take place at the Hamburg Messe from May 28 to 30.
“We are pleased to have confirmed the dates for the 2024 event and are looking forward to welcoming the industry back to Hamburg next year to provide them with opportunities to source the latest onboard services. The extended show cycle will benefit the industry allowing for additional time to prepare for what is the sector’s leading event,” commented Polly Magraw, Event Director for WTCE.
AIX is widely regarded as the leading annual exhibition for the global passenger experience industry. It brings people from around the world together to create the cabin concepts of the future for both aircraft and trains. AIX brings together designers, engineers, manufacturers and representatives of airlines and railways to find innovative solutions.
WTCE, meanwhile, is seen as the leading global event focusing on inflight catering, passenger comfort and onboard services. Suppliers, caterers and representatives of airlines and railway companies come together to showcase their offerings.
Taste of Travel, curated by former Onboard Hospitality editor Jo Austin, takes place at a specially designed theatre at WTCE.
The 2023 editions of AIX and WTCE will be held at the Hamburg Messe from June 6 to 8. More than 300 exhibitors will participate in the 2023 WTCE, which is expected to attract over 5,000 attendees. Over 600 exhibitors will be at AIX, which is expected to draw 12,000 attendees this year.
The events present opportunities for people from around the world to network and for suppliers and buyers to do business. AIX was first held in 2000 while the inaugural WTCE took place in 2012.
AIX and WTCE are preceded by the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC). This year it will be held at the Congress Center Hamburg on June 5. After the plenary session, the 2023 edition will split into two streams that run in parallel: Delivering for the New Generation of Passenger and Succeeding in the Green Revolution.
Next year, PEC will return on 27 May 2024.
Prior to the pandemic, AIX and WTCE were traditionally held earlier in the year than at present. They will return to their familiar April dates in 2025.