This year’s WTCE and AIX Hamburg were hosted at the Hamburg Messe last week from June 14 to 16. The catering and interiors events marked the first in-person gathering for WTCE and AIX since the pandemic began.
"I wish all of you an enjoyable, interesting and fruitful day. This will be a really memorable event for us all," said Event Director Polly Magraw at the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) on June 13, the day before the expo open.
While there were fewer delegates than pre-pandemic, there was an overall excitement in the air and the exhibition halls were abuzz with partnership announcements, product reveals, press conferences, cooking demos, awards ceremonies and more.
From left to right: PAX Editor Jane Hobson; Dana Kirchmar, VP, Customer Support Operations, SmartSky Networks, LLC; Zuzana Hrnkova, Vice President and Head of Marketing, ATR Aircraft; and, Victoria Foy, EVP Safran Seats GB, Safran Seats
On June 15, PAX Editor Jane Hobson hosted the Women Behind Aviation: The Industry Success Story panel at the CabinSpace Live Theatre. Speakers included Zuzana Hrnkova, Vice President and Head of Marketing, ATR Aircraft; Dana Kirchmar, VP, Customer Support Operations, SmartSky Networks, LLC; and, Victoria Foy, EVP Safran Seats GB, Safran Seats. The panel of experts discussed how to pave a path to success for women in the industry using their personal experience.
See below photos of PAX International's and PAX Tech's coverage of WTCE and AIX booths.
The RMT Global Partners booth
The Sola Netherlands stand
The Aire Inflight stand
Robin Sippel (left) and Kanh Dinh at the LSG Group stand
Erdmann Rauer, Chief Executive Officer, LSG Group (left) and Federico Heitz, CEO at Kaelis, gave a speech during the LSG Group x Kaelis joint dinner party in Hamburg
Chefs preparing food at LSG Group stand
The Global Inflight Products stand
The Buzz stand
Diskomat had "The Environmental Hero" on display
The En Route International booth
The Linstol stand
The Bayart Innovations stand
The Cuisine Solutions stand
The Egret Aviation booth
The FORMIA booth
Enrique Rodríguez Aréchiga, Co-Founder of Someone Somewhere, a brand partner of FORMIA
The Frankenberg stand
The Gispol stand
The Skypro booth
John Horsfall booth
Acetaia Malpighi booth
The Viasat booth
Sally Lythgo holding the PAX Readership Award at the Burrana booth. Burrana won a technology award for its RISE Power
Lukasz Brzozowski (left) and Marta Glowacka at the Novelplay booth
The Moment W-IFE Flymingo Box system on display
Etihad Engineering booth
FlightPath 3D stand
IdeaNova Technologies booth
The Panasonic booth
The Intelsat stand
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