Passenger Experience Week is fast approaching!


The organizers of Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), the aircraft passenger experience event taking place at Hamburg Messe from April 10-12, have shared some details of this year’s event.

The numbers are impressive, with 500+ companies due to exhibit (more than 30 of which are new for 2018), and more than 1,200 airline buyers from 268 unique airlines and lessors due to visit, as well as almost 14,000 visitors.

The week will start with the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) on Monday, April 9, which is set to examine travel trends for the air and rail industries. Visitors to the event will hear from speakers including Rosalyn Gough, cabin quality product manager at Thomas Cook Group Airlines, José Rui Marcelino, CEO of Almadesign, and Raymond Kollau, founder or AirlineTrends. The event will also feature breakout sessions exploring convergence and mobility, sustainability and flexibility, and personalizing the passenger journey. Attendees can then relax and get together at the Industry Networking Party.

Visitors to this year’s show will also have the opportunity to hear industry leaders discussing the latest aircraft cabin trends and insights, as well as consolidation and the interiors supply chain and the future of IFE, in the Cabin Space LIVE Seminar theater.

AIX joins the Passenger Experience Week line up, comprising four events in one destination – the Passenger Experience Conference, AIX, World Travel Catering and On Board Services Expo (WTCE) and – new for 2018 – Passenger Technology Solutions. This new event showcases the latest developments in passenger technologies, from mobile initiatives, IT solutions, big data and analytics technology, and payment technology suppliers.

Visitors and exhibitors can enhance their show experience by using My Event on their phone or desktop to build an itinerary, booking meetings before and during the show, as well as tagging key products and CabinSpace Live sessions of interest.

Polly Magraw, event director for Aircraft Interiors Expo stated, “As AIX approaches its milestone 20th anniversary in 2019, the 2018 show illustrates how the event has evolved to become a platform for companies right across the passenger experience sector, and the world’s largest event dedicated to aircraft interiors.”

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