Calendar of events

Open for entries!

The 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards opens for entries. Your chance to submit your star products and services for consideration by our expert judging panel. Latest updates here


September 9 – 11, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, 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.


September 9 – 12, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, 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.


September 10 – 12, Los Angeles, CA, USA

A global convention dedicated to cabin interior products such as: seating, galleys, lighting, lavatories, cabin management systems and passenger services. To maximize your time and success at the show, we provide the perfect environment to target exactly who you need to meet through tailored matchmaking services and networking events. In 2018 we welcomed more than 3,500 qualified industry professionals, including representatives from nearly 100 airlines and some 300 content providers, OEMs, systems manufacturers and other industry suppliers from around the globe.


September 19 – 20, 2019, ExCeL London

the UK’s definitive food-to-go trade show returns to ExCeL London on 19-20 September 2019. Discover 1000’s of new innovations from 400 food, drink & packaging suppliers and be inspired by industry leaders across 35+ Keynote sessions. Book your free trade ticket today.


September 19 – 21, 2019, 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.
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The Restaurant Show

September 30 – October 2, 2019, Olympia, London

The Restaurant Show has become the ultimate destination for the hospitality industry to connect, celebrate and discover new products, services and suppliers.
For 2019, 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.
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TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

September 29 – October 4, 2019, Cannes

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

Innoveat – Innovation on a Plate

October 15, 2019, 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.

Yummex, Middle East

October 29 – 31, 2019, 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!


October 29 – 31 2019, 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.

9th Mega Event Worldwide

October 29 – 31, 2019, St Petersberg, FL, USA

Mega is the event for the global Airline & Travel industry dedicated to maximizing revenues from Loyalty Programs, Ancillary Revenue Generation and travel Co-Branded Credit Card Programs, as well as to meet decision-makers from the industry manging these areas. Mega Event 2018 looked at how to make the best Digital experience. Buidling on this, this year’s 9th annual conference will focus on offering the best customer experience via all channels – Engage, Experience, Execute.

Leisure Food & Beverage

November 06 – 07, 2019, NEC Birmingham

Leisure Food & Beverage launches in 2019 in Birmingham NEC alongside long-established shows Farm Business Innovation, Holiday Park & Resort Innovation and Family Attraction Expo. Combining industry-leading experts, 50 inspirational seminars, 150 suppliers of the freshest new products and services on the market, workshops, unsurpassable networking and live features – this event is where you can discover all the latest technology and trends to find out more about the newest marketing and business strategies in the leisure and tourism industry.
Register here for free tickets

Future Travel Experience Asia

November 12 – 13, 2019, Singapore

FTE Asia EXPO 2019, 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.

Join us for the new Onboard Hospitality Forum – Asia, running from November 12-13 in Singapore within the FTE Asia EXPO. A unique Asia-focus catering and hospitality event in collaboration with IFSA and APOT

Shanghai Global Food Trade Show

November 12 – 14, 2019, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) China

Food and Beverage producers from every corner of the globe will once again get together this November at the 23rd edition of FHC, which is on track to be bigger and better than ever. The show organiser, UBM – Ltd China International Exhibitions, announced that FHC, ProWine China and the partnering shows will occupy over 180,000 square meters and welcome over 3,000 international companies, suppliers, distributors, importers and traders from across the food industry. Together, they will unite to present FHC as the global gourmet dining experience, making it the largest specialist trade show for imported food and wines in China.

Aviation Show MEASA

November 14 – 15 2019, The Conrad, Dubai

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.

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.

Food Matters Live

November 19 – 20, 2019, 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.

Last chance to enter!

December 01, 2019

Closing date for entries to be submitted for the 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards. Following this date the entries will appear live on the Onboard Hospitality website and voting will commence. Latest updates here

World Rail Festival

December 3 – 5, 2019, 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.


December 9 – 11, 2019, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE

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.

Events coming up in 2020

Finalists announced!

February 01, 2020

Online voting for the 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards closes. Following this date, finalists will be announced online and our expert panel of judges will meet to make their final assessments. Latest updates here


February 25 – 26, 2020, 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.

Middle East Rail

February 25 – 26, 2020, 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.

Hotel, Restaurant & Catering

March 3 – 5, 2020, ExCel London

The UK’s leading foodservice and hospitality event returns to ExCeL London from 3 to 5 March 2020. 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.

Registration will be live in early November 2019, register your interest here:

Find out more about what’s on at the show here:

FHA HoReCa Asia

March 3 – 6, 2020, 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.

Asia Pacific Rail

March 11 – 12, 2020, Hong Kong

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

Winners announced!

March 30, 2020

The 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards winners are announced at our Awards night in Hamburg (invitation only) and online Latest updates here

Passenger Experience Conference

March 30, 2020, Hamburg, Germany

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

FHA Food & Beverage Asia

March 31 – April 3, 2020, 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.

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo

March 31 – April 2, 2020, 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

March 31 – April 2, 2020, 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

March 31 – April 2, 2020, 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

March 31 – April 2, 2020, 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 Multi Media Market

April 27 – 29, 2020, Barcelona, Spain

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 250 inflight content decision makers from around the globe.

Aviation Festival Americas

May 12 – 13, 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.


May, 2020, Xi’an

Hosfair Xi’an shows the new trends for the hospitality industry. It is an important platform for commercial contacts and negotiations and for professional exchange of business information. It offers a wide range of products, a high visitors turnout and many different visitors profiles. It will be your ideal place to present or find commercial kitchen and catering equipment, hotel furniture, tableware, hotel linen, clean and laundry equipment and supplies, lobby and guestroom articles, as well as wines, coffee, and food.
The Hosfair takes place annually, and therefore for the 21st time previsibly in May 2020 in Xi’an.

Future Travel Experience EMEA

June 3 – 4, 2020, Istanbul Congress Center ICC, Istanbul

To commemorate the landmark opening of the new Istanbul Airport mega-hub, which opened on 29 October 2018, Future Travel Experience is taking its Europe and Ancillary shows to Istanbul, rebranding them as Future Travel Experience EMEA, and co-locating the event with The New Airport Show Istanbul.

Speciality & Fine Food Fair

September 6 – 8, 2020, 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.

International Trade Fair for Transport Technology

September, 22 – 25, 2020, Messe, 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.

World Aviation Festival

September 23 – 25, 2020, ExCeL, London

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.


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.

Events coming up in 2021

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.

To be confirmed…



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.



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.

APEX Middle East & Africa


This can’t-miss event will feature exclusive access to our most influential players in the region as they discuss strategies, examine the future of air travel and share insights on how they’ve increased business while infusing luxury into the passenger experience.



With the rapid development in the airline industry in Asia, airlines look at passenger experience to strengthen brand image and enhance passenger satisfaction. APEX’s goal is to provide high-end regional educational programs that have compelling content and are convenient and affordable. APEX is committed to bringing valuable services to Asia, and to foster the international exchange of ideas, cutting edge information, industry best practices, and the latest technological trends.

Marine Hotel Association 34th 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.

Future Travel Experience Global


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.