Inflight Europe

Inflight Europe postponed until 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Inflight Europe has been postponed until 2021. We would like to thank all those who were due to exhibit in the Pavilion and speak as part of the Workshop, as well as those who nominated their colleagues for one of our seven industry awards. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back next year for the inaugural edition of Inflight Europe, part of the Inflight Events Series.
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After many years of successfully hosting Inflight events in Asia and the Middle East, this year will see the introduction of the Inflight regional event series at ap&m Europe. Dedicated to the cabin interiors and in-flight technology industries, all visitors to Inflight Europe will have the opportunity to attend the free workshop sessions, discover the latest technology in the pavilion and celebrate the successes of industry leaders through the 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 dedicates an area of the exhibition floor to the latest innovations in passenger experience. Products/service solutions from leading IFEC manufacturers and aircraft cabin suppliers are displayed in front of 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 sees senior airline executives and industry leaders from across the cabin technology and cabin interiors spectrum debate the latest topics affecting the market. With a panel of expert speakers and active audience participation, these sessions generate valuable industry insights which have the potential to directly inform future strategic decisions.

Interested in becoming a panelist? Contact Alexander Preston for more information.

Why Attend?

The Inflight regional events have a proven track record in successfully showcasing the latest innovations in cabin interiors and in-flight technology. The two-day pavilion and workshop provide the ideal platforms for suppliers, providers and buyers to network, establish and extend valuable relationships with airlines serving the European region.

Inflight events held in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific over the past decade have attracted hundreds of unique delegates with numerous sessions reaching full capacity. For those wishing to attend the event as a delegate, entry and access to all areas is free of charge; for those wishing to showcase their services/products, Inflight Europe offers a range of exhibition, sponsorship and participation opportunities tailored to both your budget and marketing objectives.

Since 2003, ap&m Europe has been the leading networking event for the airline supply chain. Offering three days of formal and informal networking opportunities and facilitating face-to-face, 10 minute meetings with airline and MRO buyers, ap&m Europe opens up access to areas of Europe that are otherwise difficult to connect with.


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 dedicates an area of the exhibition floor to the latest innovations in passenger experience. Product/service solutions from leading IFEC manufacturers and aircraft cabin suppliers are displayed in front of a highly targeted audience of key airline decision-makers from the European region.

With the Inflight workshop providing an open conference forum at the heart of the pavilion, a constant stream of high quality delegates is guaranteed. Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to attract new customers in an increasingly competitive regional space.

Take a look at the floor plan:

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