Inflight Europe


After years of successfully hosting Inflight Events in Asia and the Middle East, the Inflight pavilion will now be introduced at ap&m Europe for the first time in 2020. Dedicated to the cabin interiors and in-flight technology industries, all visitors to the show will have the chance to attend the free Inflight workshop sessions, discover the latest technology on the Inflight pavilion and celebrate the successes of the leading organisations in this fast-pace sector with the Inflight awards.


Inflight Europe will take place in Manchester, UK on 20-21 May 2020 at:

Central Hall
Manchester Central
Windmill St
Manchester M2 3GX
United Kingdom

Showcasing Innovation

The Inflight pavilion offers an area of the exhibition floor reserved exclusively for the latest innovations in passenger experience.

Products and service solutions from leading in-flight entertainment and connectivity manufacturers and aircraft cabin suppliers are displayed to a highly targeted audience of key decision-makers from the European region.

To find out more or to reserve a booth in the Inflight Pavilion area, contact Toby Walton.

Engaging Debate

The Inflight workshop attracts senior airline executives and industry leaders from across the cabin technology and cabin interiors spectrum to debate the latest topics affecting the market.

With a panel of expert speakers and active audience participation, the free to attend sessions provide valuable insight to inform future strategic decisions.

See the Schedule for the full workshop programme.

To find out more about becoming a panellist, contact Alexander Preston.

Why Attend?

Inflight Europe is a must-attend event delivering the latest innovations in cabin interiors and in-flight technology. The two-day exhibition provides the ideal platform for suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in the region.

Co-located with ap&m Europe at Manchester Central (Central Hall), Inflight Europe is proud to add an additional dimension for the first time to ap&m Europe, with a pavilion, workshop and awards dedicated to the IFEC and cabin interiors community.

Past Inflight events held in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, attracted hundreds of unique delegates with several sessions reaching full capacity. We are aiming to replicate this in Europe and will be inviting key senior representatives from major airlines.

Attendance as a delegate to all three shows is free of charge, while Inflight Europe offers a range of exhibition, sponsorship and participation opportunities tailored to your budget and marketing objectives.

ap&m Europe attracts over 2,500 attendees from the global airline supply chain for 3 days of networking and knowledge sharing. You can see a list of attendees here.

Inflight Europe will be inviting high-quality participants from the aircraft interiors and cabin technology spectrum to both attend the event and take part in the engaging workshops taking place over two days.

For further information on the ap&m Europe event, please visit the show website.


Session 1: Connectivity (IFC)
Are airlines being tactically creative with on-board connectivity and what does a fully connected crew mean?

Session 2: Seating
The automotive industry is having a profound impact on aviation seats. We will discuss what lessons aviation seat manufacturers can take from their automotive counterparts.

Session 3: In-seat power
How are airlines responding to the increasing demand for in-seat power? Does AC power still have a future and what options are available across all cabin classes?

Lunchtime educational: Accessibility

Session 4: In-Flight Entertainment Systems
Embedded and BYOD. How can you design a collaborative experience between seatback screens and personal electronic devices to become more responsive to passenger needs?

Session 5: Content Provision (IFE)
How can airlines build a relevant and differentiated content library? What is the selection process behind choosing a content service provider? Are Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) stalling the passenger relationship with IFE screens?

Session 6: Satellite communications
As the scuffle between Ka and Ku dissipates, have the battle lines been drawn between LEO, MEO and GEO? Will one come out on top and does it matter which one?

Session 7: Lighting
Understanding the total lighting environment in the cabin is key. We will discuss how lighting, both line fit and retrofit can affect the passenger experience and is Li-Fi a potential game changer for the industry.

Lunchtime educational: Sustainability

Session 8: Ancillary revenues
Capturing revenue opportunities through cabin connectivity. Are airlines realising the full potential of in-flight connectivity to offer better and more varied products and

Inflight Europe Awards ceremony
Join us as we celebrate achievements within in-flight technology and cabin interiors.

Floor Plan

The Inflight pavilion provides a dedicated area of the ap&m exhibition floor for IFEC and cabin interiors manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their latest product developments to a highly targeted audience of key decision-makers from the European region.

With the Inflight workshop providing an open conference forum at the heart of the Pavilion, there is always a busy footfall of high quality delegates. Don’t miss your opportunity to attract new customers in an increasingly competitive regional space.

Take a look at the floor plan.