The World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE®) returns to Hamburg from 10-12 April 2018. Spanning four halls, the leading global event dedicated to travel catering, passenger comfort and travel retail, will host more than 350 suppliers showcasing the latest food and drink products available for onboard. In addition, with a host of services and solutions for the passenger comfort industries and a jam-packed educational programme, the event represents the ideal place for airline and rail buyers who are looking to source new products, stay up to date with industry trends and build their business network.

Already confirmed for 2018, visitors can see fresh, pre-cut fruit and vegetable assortments from JUST by Hessing B.V who will showcase its range of beverages, Just Fruit Cups, and fruit salads; spirts, wines and champagnes from FBS International – a leading supplier for airline and rail companies; and a diverse selection of biscuits, wafers, chocolates, snack foods, cakes, energy bars and other chocolate coated products from Ceylon Biscuits – the largest manufacture and exporter of own brand as well as private (OEM) labels for the onboard industries.

A range of new exhibitors will also join the line-up for the first time showcasing a wide range of products including Mezete Mediterranean appetisers, soups and ready meals from Kashih Food Production; British bakery snacks from NIBNIBS including its award-winning coconut mini biscuits and Ovin Pion Vodka – an award-winning French vodka from Ovin Pion GmbH & Co.

Visitors can find these exhibitors and more in the popular Focus on World Travel Retail and New Exhibitor Villages, which will be revamped and expanded, with four zones dedicated to first-time exhibitors. These areas introduce airline and rail buyers to companies that have never been showcased at the event. Newly-launched products will also be under the spotlight in the WTCE What’s New Onboard area, bringing the latest product innovations launched to the market in the past 12 months to the Hamburg Messe.

The Taste of Travel Theatre, in association with Onboard Hospitality, will also return to lead the debate at WTCE 2018 with more cutting-edge presentations, live chef demonstrations and new product launches to inspire and delight. Attendance is free of charge and a full programme will be announced in the coming months.

WTCE 2018 will also feature, for the first time, the Business Meeting Hub – a dedicated place for attendees to schedule meetings to discuss new contracts and potential partnerships. VIP guests are invited to book space in advance of, or at the show. With a dedicated area for professional meetings to take place, the VIP Buyers Lounge will this year provide an exclusive space for VIP guests to unwind while taking advantage of the complimentary facilities available, including meals and refreshments throughout the day.

Registration for WTCE 2018 is now open. Visit www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com for more information.

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