Reed Exhibitions has today announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) which was planned to take place at the Hamburg Messe, Germany from 30 March to 2 April 2020, will be postponed following the escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe.
Speaking about the announcement, Katie Murphy, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions, said, “The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority. In close coordination with all partners involved, we will promptly announce an alternative date for the events.
“We have been closely monitoring the situation and notices issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as the German Federal Government and Hamburg local authorities. While it is disappointing to postpone the events, given the ongoing developments related to COVID-19, we believe it is the best course of action for all involved.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We trust that postponing the events will provide the international passenger experience industry the opportunity to achieve their business objectives later in the year and we are working to have confirmed dates as soon as possible. We thank our exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for their support.”
FAQs from Reed Exhibitions:
Is my ticket still valid?
Yes, visitor tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new open dates.
When will AIX take place?
Together with the Hamburg Messe we are looking for the best possible date in the second half of the year and will communicate this as soon as possible.
How are visitors informed about the new date?
Once the new dates are finalised these will be published on the website and social media channels. In addition, all registered visitors will receive an email informing them.
What if I already booked travel and hotel accommodation?
You will have to contact the respective tour operator and hotel you made your booking with.
Who do I contact for further questions?
Our customer services team is at your disposal for all further questions.