Registered attendees for the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) virtual events can now access the online platform.
Attendees can update their personal profiles, search for exhibitors, pre-schedule business meetings, and more. The virtual event takes place online from 14-16 September 2021.
The AIX and WTCE Virtual platform enables attendees to find specific products and services of interest and use the smart AI appointment system to match their needs with suppliers. Visitors can view contacts across both AIX and WTCE, accept meeting requests and view their complete show schedule including confirmed meetings and conference sessions. Attendees can watch a walkthrough video, demonstrating the functionality of the platform features.
In addition to making use of networking and learning opportunities, visitors will be able to explore new products and solutions from a range of exhibitors across the supply chain. They can use the product directory to view the full offering on show from participating exhibitors.
Exhibitors joining AIX for the first time include AD Aerospace, PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology, Aviocost, Clarendon Specialty Fasteners, Attax, CCX Technologies, Generation Global, L&L Products, Digital IFE Services and Flitetec.
“This virtual event has been a real plus for Generation Global, whose sales team is located in New Zealand and cannot travel globally, even if we wanted to,” said John Hill, CEO of Generation Global. “With no packing up and travel required, we will be able to respond to attendees’ needs quicker and more efficiently from our own office than when we attended a physical event. We admit that a physical event still has its place, but we feel that this virtual event will give us new opportunities to reconnect with the aviation industry as it gets back onto its feet. See you there!”
Joining the line-up, L&L Products will showcase its aerospace solutions including FST adhesives range L-9107 / L-9120 and its new L-9060.
“AIX Virtual provides an important platform to gather the industry and discover the latest innovations,” said Patrick Siboni, key account manager, aerospace and composites, at L&L Products. “AIX offers the best opportunity to network across the cabin interiors supply chain. Being virtual this year allows us to interface with attendees we have relationships with, in addition to new connections who would not traditionally attend the show in person. Attending AIX Virtual is very important in this time of lockdown to stay in contact with the market.”
AIX and WTCE Virtual replace the live editions, which will not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing challenges and global restrictions on international travel. AIX and WTCE are scheduled to return to Hamburg, Germany, on 14-16 June 2022.
A session curated by Business Jet Interiors International magazine has been announced as part of the seminar programme for AIX Virtual. Experts Tom Chatfield, CEO of Camber Aviation Management, Howard Guy, CEO of Design Q, and Andrew Muirhead, head of OEM and engineering services at Lufthansa Technik, will explore what the business aviation and commercial airline markets can learn from each other to benefit cabin design. The session is moderated by the magazine’s editor, Izzy Kington.
The conversation will cover innovations with cross-sector potential; the factors required to achieve a successful crossover; and if there is potential for a service level somewhere in-between the sectors. The session will also explore how the markets differ in terms of structure and challenges.