In light of the ongoing challenges and global restrictions on international travel resulting from Covid-19, the organisers of the in-person Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) events decided to switch to an online alternative. The platform for the AIX Virtual and WTCE Virtual events has now gone live, so registered attendees can now use the sites to update their personal profiles, search for exhibitors, pre-schedule business meetings, bookmark conference sessions, and more – all before the online events take place from 14-16 September 2021.
You can watch a walkthrough video of the event platform here, demonstrating its functionality.
New suppliers for 2021
In addition to networking and learning opportunities, visitors will be able to explore new products and solutions from a wide range of exhibitors. New 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. Registered attendees can use the product directory to view the full offering on show from participating exhibitors to discover the latest innovations.
John Hill, CEO of Generation Global commented: “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. 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!”
Fellow event newcomer L&L Products will showcase its aerospace solutions including its L-9107 / L-9120 and new L-9060 range of FST adhesives. Patrick Siboni, key account manager for aerospace and composites at L&L Products said, “AIX Virtual provides an important platform to gather the industry and discover the latest innovations. 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.”
A further 10 first-time exhibitors will be joining WTCE Virtual: Flying Bamboo, Xiamen Avio Pack, ECO Wheat, Sugar Daddies, Gudrun Group Chocolates, Flightparts (Xiamen) Imp & Exp, Artisan Biscuits, Dolceria Carollo, The Bamboovement and Dandelion Vineyards.
Wilbert de Louw, CEO of Foodcase International commented, “We’re delighted to exhibit at WTCE Virtual as we are looking forward to connecting with our customer base again, just in a slightly different way, and can’t wait to show off our products and innovations at this excellent event.”
AIX and WTCE will return to Hamburg from 14-16 June 2022 at the Hamburg Messe.