This year’s World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) is expecting to exceed expectations compared to the previous year.

The in-flight catering, onboard services and passenger comfort event taking place at the Hamburg Messe on 6-8 June expects to see a total of 5,000 attendees. Over 750 onboard buyers and around 300 exhibiting companies are anticipated to take part, including some first-time exhibitors.

WTCE Event Director, Polly Magraw, commented: “Our return to Hamburg for WTCE last year was met with resounding success and we’re now looking forward to the 2023 edition of the event being even better.

“We anticipate more exhibitors and more visitors, including some big names who have already confirmed. Alongside some of the show’s interactive features that we know are always popular, I’m looking forward to seeing visitors experience the new initiatives we are bringing to WTCE 2023. One of our themes for this year is creating memorable experiences and the event is already shaping up to be very memorable indeed.”

The core themes of WTCE 2023 this year will be wellness, sustainability and creating memorable experiences. WTCE also expects to be a hotbed of innovation, with an array of future-focused products and services showcased on exhibitor stands. These include on-trend food and drinks products such as fully prepared meals, meal components, snacks and beverages from suppliers including Bottega Spa, Frankenberg GmbH, Monty’s Bakehouse, Smize Cream and 4700BC Popcorn.

Amenity and hygiene solutions that make for an unforgettably comfortable and clean environment on board will also be on display.

First-time exhibitors at the event include premixed cocktail company &Stirred Cocktails which will showcase its impressive range that features a mix for every spirit, all served in airline-friendly packaging, as well as French drinks brand féfé, who will reveal its premium innovations of Ready-to-drink cocktails in the mixology cocktail sector. UK healthcare brand Sonisk will also be exhibiting for the first time and introduces visitors to its hero product disrupting the oral care industry – The Sonisk Pulse.

This year’s WTCE will again feature the Taste of Travel Theatre, which will have an inspiring line-up of expert advisors, chefs and consultants forecast to promote the latest trends and advances for catering onboard.

Visitors are also being encouraged to learn more about current trends affecting other areas of the aviation industry at the co-located Passenger Experience Conference (PEC), which takes place the day before WTCE on 5 June 2023.

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