The World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The show, which returns to Hamburg Messe from 14 to 16 June, has a series of initiatives to mark the milestone and will focus on enabling the industry to accelerate its post-pandemic recovery and enhance the passenger travel experience.
The key themes this year include sustainability and wellness, passenger personalisation, boosting ancillary revenue and inspiring the next generation. The event will feature more than 250 suppliers of onboard products and services, including more than 75 companies making their WTCE debut this year such as GreenMouse, Cocktailmenot, Landgarten and catering specialists SATS.
WTCE has also announced that a new competition, Onboard Icons, will be launched at the event. The competition will spotlight the industry’s most influential people and recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals in the sector over the last decade.
WTCE Event Director Polly Magraw said: “We’re thrilled that we’ll be reuniting back at the Hamburg Messe for WTCE once again after a three-year break, and I’m sure the industry is equally as keen to meet old contacts and create new relationships at the event.
“We are particularly excited to celebrate WTCE’s 10th anniversary and share some of the industry’s fantastic successes from the past decade, while looking ahead to the next 10 years. Although it has been a tough couple of years for the aviation and travel industry, we’re looking forward to celebrating and supporting our visitors and exhibitors with a programme packed with opportunities to learn, discover and build sustainable businesses for the future.”
Visitors and exhibitors are invited to a free-to-attend drinks reception, sponsored by Heineken, to celebrate the 10th anniversary and to network with other attendees on Wednesday 15 June.