WTCE launches competition

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) is launching a new “Onboard Icons” competition to spotlight the industry’s most influential people.

WTCE, a leading global event for in-flight catering, buy onboard and passenger comfort, will take place from 14 to 16 June 2022 at the Hamburg Messe, and will see attendees from more than 70 global airlines, rail companies and international caterers reunite at its first face-to-face event since the start of the pandemic.

The Onboard Icons competition will recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals in the sector over the last decade.

WTCE says that since its first event in 2012 the onboard catering and services industry has evolved significantly, with countless innovative trends and developments – none of which would have been possible without people in the industry driving customer experience and business growth, and the competition will celebrate their impressive determination to propel the industry forward.

People working in the onboard hospitality industry are encouraged to take part and nominate friends and colleagues between 16 February and 30 March via the WTCE website. All nominations will be open to a vote in the lead-up to the exhibition to find the top 10 most influential people.

WTCE Event Director, Polly Magraw, said: “We are not only delighted to be returning for our first live WTCE event since 2019, but it is particularly special this year as we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. The Onboard Icons competition is designed to acknowledge some of the sector’s most influential people who have helped shape the industry into what it is today. It has been inspiring to see how the show and industry has progressed over the last 10 years and now we’re excited for the very best in our industry to share their achievements too.”

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