Calendar of events


World Aviation Festival

September 23 – 25, 2020, ONLINE LIVE

The World Aviation Festival is more than just a trade show, it is the world’s most exciting aviation event! We’ll help your strategic partnerships grow.
Award-winning Conference: New technologies are constantly changing the aviation industry. By attending the Aviation Festival, you’ll learn how to embrace digital transformation and optimise every touch point throughout the customer journey. The agenda is shaped to help you thrive. Not just now – but develop a road map for future innovation. Subjects include: artificial intelligence, distribution, merchandising, digital, transformation, loyalty, retailing, ancillary revenue generation, social media and new applications.
Buzzing Exhibition: Test new products, develop strategic partnerships, compare technologies and assess your competitors. With over 150 technology providers exhibiting at the World Aviation Festival, we can guarantee you’ll find new partners. Providers offer solutions for software, platforms, CRM, ancillary sales, marketing, social media, distribution, business models, PSS, IFEC, data analytics, consultancy and more.
terrapin.com

FOOD2CHINA EXPO

September, 24 – 26, 2020, China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China

FOOD2CHINA EXPO is an international B2B food trade fair focusing on imported food industry in South China. It will gather the leading international food and beverage brands as well as the influential buyers, importers and distributors from Southern China. The national pavilions of the expo are mainly composed of national delegations, overseas producers and traders, while the importers pavilion of the expo mainly comprises high-quality importer members of the Guangdong Imported Food Association.
For further information, please visit food2chinaexpo.com or contact us via expo@food2china.com

Innoveat – Innovation on a Plate

October 13, 2020, Park Inn, Heathrow

Innoveat is the UK’s one and only Food Exhibition for the Travel & Leisure sectors. Showcasing high-quality and innovative F&B products from innovative UK suppliers, designed and tailored for the travel sector. Each year, as well as giving away prizes, our suppliers also kindly donate all the leftover food to St Mungo’s, a charity that fights homelessness.
innoveat.co.uk

Food Matters Live

October 13 – 14, 2020, Convention Centre, 02 InterContinental

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. foodmatterslive.com

Aviation Festival Americas

October 15 – 16, 2020, Miami, FL

New for 2020, we are launching 3 new brands with IFEC, Air Retail & Payments, and Airline Revenue & Distribution. These brands will dive deeper into irregular operations and turnaround management, the connected cabin and customer, and the next generation of airline revenue and distribution.
The event will boast 9 different conference tracks consisting of Aviation IT, World Low Cost Congress, Air Retail & Payments, Airline Revenue & Distribution, Air Xperience, Airport T.Ex, AIviation, Aviation Marketing and IFEC.
terrapinn.com

APEX EXPO

October 19 – 22, 2020, San Diego, USA

The APEX EXPO is the industry’s largest PaxEx event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the worldwide airline passenger experience. The four-day premier event features top-notch seminars led by industry experts, the latest and most comprehensive display of airline related technologies, products and services, and valuable networking opportunities. The EXPO will attract more than 3,000 industry professionals, including representatives from nearly 100 airlines and some 300 content providers, OEMs, systems manufacturers and other industry suppliers from around the globe. The EXPO will also be co-located with International Flight Services Association Conference & Expo and Aircraft Interiors Expo.
expo.apex.aero

IFSA Expo

October 19 – 22, 2020, San Diego, USA

Join fellow industry professionals from around the globe working to elevate the onboard experience through live cooking demonstrations featuring notable chefs from around the globe, and educational offerings from APEX. ifsa.aero

Yummex, Middle East

November 3 – 5, 2020, Dubai

Modelled after the world’s leading trade fair for sweets and snacks – ISM – yummex ME is the no.1 platform for producers and manufacturers of the sweets, confectionery and snacks industry to present their products and innovations to the Who-is-Who of the MENA region. Gulfood Manufacturing, taking place at the same time, makes it possible for exhibitors and visitors to access even more synergies for their business. Become part of it and get your piece of the pie!yummex-me.com

GulfHost

November 3 – 5, 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

The new home of hospitality for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This is where suppliers of a wide range of kitchen solutions and dining apparel can connect with the biggest name hospitality buyers in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. This year GulfHost will unlock major new business zones to meet demand from regional buyers. gulfhost.ae

The Speciality Food Festival

November, 3 – 5, 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

Bringing together the Middle East’s leading Chefs, restauranteurs, hoteliers, retailers and foodservice solutions providers to address the industry’s pressing needs, opportunities and successes. speciality.ae

SEAFEX

November 3 – 5 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre

The only professional seafood event for the Middle East, Africa and Asia, SEAFEX can serve as a great networking opportunity as well as a sourcing platform. Learn about product innovation, sustainability and consumer trends impacting the seafood industry, network with key industry players and savor the latest in seafood fine foods and procure premium gifts. seafexme.com

Asia Pacific Rail

November 4 – 5, 2020, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

Bringing together rail professionals for over 20 years, Asia Pacific Rail is one of Asia’s premier railway industry events. Supported by MTR and attended by movers and shakers of Asia’s rail sector, the event will feature 11 theatres, covering exciting developments in rail freight, mainlines, high-speed rail and metros. The conference features over 150 speakers including Dr Jacob Kam, Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business, MTR Corporation, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation’s President BC Yen and Land Transport Authority, Singapore’s Deputy CEO, Chua Chong Kheng. The exhibition will feature leading exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in digital rail, urban mobility, signaling, communications, track infrastructure, rolling stock, automated ticketing system, asset management, condition monitoring, mainline, construction and more. Onboard Hospitality Readers can enjoy 15% off with promo code: LLRW terrapinn.com

Shanghai Global Food Trade Show

November 10 – 12, 2020, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) China

After 23 years of development, FHC has become the industry’s leading trade show. It is a platform for food and hospitality industry to enter the Chinese food and beverage market. Food and beverage producers from every corner of the globe will occupy over 180,000 square meters and welcome over 3,000 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions. The show invites local or international importers, distributors, retailers and food service professionals to meet and connect with food manufacturers from around the world to find new business partners and shape the future of the Chinese food and hospitality market.
fhcchina.com

Leisure Food & Beverage

November 11 – 12, 2020, NEC Birmingham

Leisure F&B will deliver a unique blend of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a wide range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally. The event is dedicated to providing businesses with the best advice, services and products needed to make their holiday business and tourist attraction stand out from the rest!
leisurefb.co.uk

World Rail Festival

November 16 – 18, 2020, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

The World Rail Festival is a world leading event that attracts global public transport operators to Amsterdam.
Over 800 attendees join us to discuss commercial strategy, digital transformation, next generation ticketing, customer experience, revenue management, MaaS and smart mobility, stations, connectivity, real time information in the rail, bus and urban mobility sectors. terrapinn.com

Future Travel Experience Global

December 7 – 8, 2020, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 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. futuretravelexperience.com/fte-global

Events coming up in 2021

Future Travel Experience APEX Asia Expo

February 3-4, 2021, Singapore

FTE APEX Asia Expo incorporating Onboard Hospitality’s dedicated Forum-Asia zone has been postponed from November to February 3-4, 2021. The decision to postpone the event by three months is designed to provide delegates and exhibitors with more certainty and greater opportunity to participate.

In an exciting development, the show will become FTE APEX Asia Expo+ and will be delivered as a hybrid event, powered by in-person participation onsite in Singapore and complemented by online participation to amplify its reach.

Onboard Hospitality Forum exhibition manager, Craig McQuinn says: “Recent hosted virtual events we’ve been involved with attracted more than 4,000 registrations, many from organisations who had never been able to attend an FTE live event before, proved that there is great demand to engage online, which we are keen to build upon. So, during two live show days (3-4 February) in addition to the physical activities onsite in Singapore, virtual delegates will also be able to attend live online tours and product demos streamed directly from the FTE APEX Asia Expo+ exhibition hall at the Marina Bay Sands.

Select conference sessions will also be streamed online in real time, and a networking lounge will enable all premium attendees to network via messaging and video calls. Following this, for a period of 30 days, virtual attendees will be able to access the online portal at any hour of the day to watch conference presentations and supplier pitch sessions, and revisit exhibitors virtually to learn all about the products, services and solutions that can help them overcome today’s challenges and then thrive in the post-COVID-19 world.

The evolution of the event in this way will create an unrivalled audience comprising thousands of the industry’s thought leaders and decision-makers.

futuretravelexperience.com

FHA-Food & Beverage

March 2 – 5, 2021, Singapore Expo

As the largest showcase of international food & beverage companies, FHA-Food & Beverage is set to be the centre stage for eclectic tastes of tomorrow. fhafnb.com

Middle East Rail

March 10 – 11, 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

Middle East Rail exhibition is where the testing, networking and product interaction happens. With leading rail solution providers showcasing what’s new at the exhibition, this is your chance to ask questions, compare suppliers and evaluate what’s best for you. terrapinn.com

Marine Hotel Association 36th Annual Conference & Trade Show

March, 14 – 16, 2021, Hyatt Regency, Orlando, Florida

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. mhaweb.org

AIME

March 20 – 21, 2021, DUBAI WORLD 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. aime.aero

The International Food & Drink Event

March 21 – 24, 2021, ExCel London

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) is a celebration of 1,350 innovative, global and cutting-edge food & drink manufacturers. Discover emerging trends by meeting thousands of future focused producers face-to-face at the UK’s leading and largest food and drink industry event. Journey through the senses as you see, taste, smell and touch revolutionary products, plus broaden your network by meeting your peers and witness thought-provoking content. ife.co.uk

Hotel, Restaurant & Catering

March 22 – 24, 2021, ExCel London

The UK’s leading foodservice and hospitality event, running since 1935, HRC (formerly Hotelympia) is the largest and most prestigious event for the foodservice and hospitality sectors in the UK with an audience of over 21,000 industry professionals in attendance. The four shows that form HRC (Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show) include The Foodservice Show, The Interiors and Tabletop Show, The Professional Kitchen Show and The Hospitality Tech Show.
HRC will provide 650 suppliers with a platform to showcase their products to visitors looking to taste, test and source new products to drive their business forward.
Register your interest here
Find out more about what’s on at the show here: hrc.co.uk

International Trade Fair for Transport Technology

April, 27 – 30, 2021, Berlin

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. innotrans.com

Natural & Organic Products Europe

April 18 – 19, 2021, ExCeL London

Over two days, Natural & Organic Products Europe welcomes over 10,500 visitors from around the world. With over 700 exhibiting companies promoting a vibrant choice of natural, organic, Fairtrade, free-from, vegan, and vegetarian brands, the central exhibition is complemented with a packed programme of inspiring speakers and seminars. naturalproducts.co.uk

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo

April 13 – 15, 2021, 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. worldtravelcateringexpo.com

Taste of Travel Theatre

April 13 – 15, 2021, 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. worldtravelcateringexpo.com

Aircraft Interiors Expo

April 13 – 15, 2021, 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. aircraftinteriorsexpo.com

Passenger Experience Conference

April 13 – 15, 2021, Hamburg, Germany

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

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America

June 8 – 9, 2021, Miami Beach Convention Centre

The world’s first event to unite the entire cruise hospitality supply chain under one roof. Comprised of a two-day, free-to-attend expo & conference, CSH invites those involved with guest experience, F&B, and hotel operations to network, source new products, and hear the latest industry insights.cruiseshiphospitality-expo.com

Future Travel Experience EMEA

June 9 – 10, 2021, The RDS, Dublin

Future Travel Experience EMEA returns to the “Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin, to become established as the region’s definitive end-to-end air transport innovation show with an atmosphere, energy and audience like no other.
This high-level two-day event is dedicated to new thinking and concepts, and combines an exhibition, extensive social activities, conference sessions, interactive workshops, pitch sessions and awards with turbo-charged networking.
The show will look at innovation holistically and explore the most exciting ways in which digital, design, unique partnerships and collaboration can break new ground in the areas of operations, customer experience, commercial, product, service, safety and sustainability.
Co-located once more with FTE Ancillary – the world’s definitive digital airline retailing show – this is where innovation elevating air transport is championed, and where the region’s most progressive industry minds will be found.
futuretravelexperience.com/fte-emea/

Speciality & Fine Food Fair

September 6 – 7, 2021, 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. specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk

lunch!

September 23 – 24, 2021, ExCeL London

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sadly, lunch! 2020 has been postponed. The show will return on 23-24 September at ExCeL London in a more stable business climate for the whole sector.

We were committed to putting on a great show, so we’re disappointed we can’t bring our community together this year. But we will be back for a bigger and better show next year!

We appreciate how important lunch! is to our industry and are very sorry to disappoint the thousands of attendees that were planning on visiting this year. However, the safety of our visitors, speakers and exhibitors remains our priority.

Our thoughts continue to be with all operators, suppliers and everyone affected at this difficult time.

Thank you for all your support in the past, present and in the future. Stay safe, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the show on 23-24 September 2021. lunchshow.co.uk

The Restaurant Show

September 27 – 29, 2021, Olympia, London

The Restaurant Show has become the ultimate destination for the hospitality industry to connect, celebrate and discover new products, services and suppliers.
The Restaurant Show, featuring Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo, will provide you with the tools, ideas and networking opportunities you need to build your restaurant, foodservice or hospitality business. You will meet over 350 exhibitors supplying everything from food and drink through to equipment and technology.
For further information, please visit therestaurantshow.co.uk

Dubai Airshow

November 14 – 18, 2021, DWC, DUBAI AIRSHOW SITE

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. dubaiairshow.aero

To be confirmed…

APOT.Asia

TBC

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. apot.asia

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

TBC

A showcase, a networking event and a workshop all rolled into one, TFWA is a regular stop for airline retail and duty free professionals. See over 3,000 traveller-oriented brands and reach over 2,000 key executives from major landlords and retailer and gain a unique overview of breaking trends across all product categories.tfwa.com

Aviation Show MEASA

TBC

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

SIAL-ME

TBC

Now in its 10th year, SIAL Middle East 2019 aims to further strengthen its positioning as a platform to meet quality buyers in a trade business-friendly environment. The event will continue to build on the exceptional success of the last edition. With yet another successful event in 2018, attracting 1089 exhibitors, 30+ national pavilions and 28,324 trade attendees*, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage and hospitality companies to make their mark in this region. Part of the SIAL Network, SIAL Middle East is backed by 50+ years of experience, industry know-how and a broad international network of 8 leading b2b events. SIAL Middle East is jointly organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Comexposium. sialme.com

APEX TECH

TBC

APEX TECH provides the industry and its members with information, guidance, analysis, and trend reporting on technology issues critical to the aviation industry. APEX TECH provides a crucial forum for technical experts to review and discuss ongoing special projects of the APEX Technology Committee setting specifications and standards for the airline industry focused upon applying new technologies to the passenger experience. Attendees at APEX TECH will hear thought-leading presentations from within and outside the airline industry on cutting-edge technologies. Contributions made by delegates to APEX TECH shape airline travel technology more than any other industry event. tech.apex.aero

FHA-HoReCa

POSTPONED – Singapore Expo

Crafted with placing innovation at the heart, FHA-HoReCa looks at bringing together new trends and technology that aim at assisting establishments in the creation of bespoke and enhanced customer experiences. fhahoreca.com