Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE), which will be held online this year, are now open for visitor registration. The events will be held on 14-16 September 2021.
Organiser Reed Exhibitions says aviation professionals from across the globe will be able to view the latest products and services from the cabin interiors and onboard services supply chain. Using the virtual platform, attendees can specify products and services of interest, enabling the smart AI appointment system to match their needs with suppliers. With access to a personalised diary, attendees can schedule meetings with new business connections, watch live and on-demand conference sessions and browse innovations.
Click here to watch a visitor walkthrough video, demonstrating the functionality of the platform.
Representatives from more than 60 airlines have already registered their interest to attend, including Air France, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and United Airlines. Suppliers including Airbus, Safran, Inmarsat, Geven, Mankiewicz, STG Aerospace, Monty’s Bakehouse, The Bamboovement and Egret Aviation are among those confirmed to exhibit.
AIX and WTCE Virtual will also offer educational opportunities: three streams will run for the duration of the three-day event.
The Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) will offer a programme of live conference sessions exploring how the pandemic has driven social and economic change, requiring air travel to adapt. Industry experts representing companies including Airbus, Boeing, Panasonic Avionics, Heathrow Airport, Diehl Aviation, Inmarsat, Safran, BlueBox Aviation and the International Air Transport Association will address a range of anticipated topics including innovative materials and methodologies underpinning the industry’s recovery; climate change and the cabin footprint; the digital revolution; and how passenger engagement can be a revenue driver.
Tailored sessions for aircraft interior and onboard catering professionals will also be available, running over three days, alongside the PEC. The programme will offer on-demand sessions that will illuminate and debate key market trends and challenges.
In addition, a programme of AIX Sessions will explore topics including the business jet market, the role of women in the aviation industry, and the APAC market. Sustainable Aero Lab mentors will join a panel to discuss sustainability goals and the role of start-ups. The Crystal Cabin Awards will be hosted live under the AIX stream.
The Taste of Travel programme will also return, covering the latest catering and retail trends, together with chef demonstrations and product launches. Expert speakers will examine the tools needed to enhance customer experience.
A full programme for all three conference steams will be announced shortly.
“We’re excited to open registration for our 2021 AIX and WTCE Virtual events and bring together the aircraft interiors and onboard services community together at a critical time to accelerate the recovery,” said Polly Magraw, event director at Reed Exhibitions. “The virtual event will deliver not only the high-quality business connections the events are renowned for, but also a programme of thought leadership content that will provide professionals from across the global interiors and onboard services industry with tangible learning opportunities that they can apply to their business as the industry recovers.”