In just one week, Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) will unite the global cabin interiors and onboard services community to discover up-to-the-minute product innovations, hear the latest insights and trends and reconnect with fellow industry professionals through all-important business meetings.
Running from 14 -6 September, this marks the first time the events will take place completely online, providing three full days of tangible learning and digital networking opportunities as the industry rebuilds.
Customise your schedule with AIX and WTCE Virtual
With representatives from more than 150 airlines and onboard service providers already registered to attend – including Air France, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways – the platform provides an invaluable tool to connect and pre-book those all-important meetings ahead of the show. Using the new flexible digital platform, registered attendees can search for new products and services, pre-schedule business meetings and favourite conference sessions of interest, in preparation for the event to open.
To ensure every attendee can discover the right solution and business contacts to meet their needs, the platform’s matchmaking system will pair attendees’ requirements with exhibitor services and conference sessions. Once selected, the platform creates a complete show schedule of confirmed meetings and conference sessions to help maximise every moment online.
Discover new solutions and suppliers
With more than 150 exhibiting suppliers from across the globe, providing over 670 products and services, registered attendees can use the product directory to view the full offering from the likes of Airbus, Boeing, Astronics, Botany Weaving, Diab, Diehl Aviation, Geven, HAECO, Hanse-Aerospace, Inmarsat, Safran, Sabeti Wain Aerospace and STELIA Aerospace. Attendees can also browse products by category spanning in-flight entertainment, lighting and LEDs to galley equipment and seating.
Gain insights from industry leaders
Along with pre-scheduled business meetings and a virtual show floor to explore, attendees can join 100 industry leaders and their fellow peers as they share their experiences and insights on how to elevate business strategy and embrace the trends of the future. The conference programme will touch upon key themes running throughout the show including sustainability, digitalisation, cabin design, revenue generation and passenger engagement.
Kicking off the programme of AIX Sessions on 14 September at 12:30 CEST is the recently announced Airlines: The Leadership Discussion panel. Birgir Jónsson, CEO of Play and Flyr CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid will provide attendees with a unique perspective from two newly launched European airlines. While Tom Stevens, director of brand and customer experience at British Airways, will demonstrate how a legacy carrier is adapting its onboard product offering to respond to the evolving passenger experience.
With a programme of unmissable sessions, attendees can save their seats to join a host of industry experts, including representatives from Sustainable Aero Lab, Jetlite, Lufthansa Technik, IATA, Safran and Diehl Aviation, as they discuss the start-up scene in aviation; the role of women in the aviation sector; the design exchange between the business aviation and commercial airline interior sectors and more.
Aircraft Cabin Management has produced a preview of the AIX Virtual event, which can be viewed here.