December 9, 2022

WTCE launches new online tool to reconnect industry post-COVID

The organisers behind the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) have announced the launch of a new online show-planning tool which it claims will enable visitors and exhibitors to efficiently discover new contacts and arrange meetings with the right companies in advance of the event

Developed to enable the industry to make up for lost time in the post-COVID era, WTCE Connect will help attendees meet the right people, create new relationships and find the right products. When visitors fill in their registration questionnaire it will match their responses relating to products and services with relevant exhibitors. It will also enable attendees to search for the types of organisations they would like to meet specific to their requirements, and request time with them at the show. Visitors will receive a detailed appointment schedule with names, information and photos of meeting partners as well as on-site SMS and email reminders.

With the new tool, buyers and suppliers from across the value chain can arrive in Hamburg with a focused schedule and make the most of every opportunity to reconnect with the companies that will make a difference to their business, as Polly Magraw, Event Director for WTCE explains: “After a three-year hiatus, we are all very excited to get the industry back together again, to rebuild and help accelerate the much-needed recovery in the aviation sector. WTCE is always a busy show and this year, we are expecting visitors and exhibitors to be more time-pressed than ever before, as they strive to hold as many meetings as possible within the three days. So, our new planning tool – WTCE Connect – couldn’t have come at a better time. It will enable visitors and exhibitors to make connections, book meetings and receive personalized matchmaking recommendations before the show has even begun, saving precious time on site to focus on doing business.”

Only attendees who pre-register for the show will be eligible to access the platform, which will be launching in late March.

WTCE will take place on 14-16 June 2022 at the Hamburg Messe in Germany. For more information about the event, visit