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Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group

Why WTCEME?

The World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo Middle East (WTCEME), part of Reed Exhibitions’ global portfolio of Passenger Experience events, offers global airlines and catering suppliers a unique opportunity to meet the region’s airlines, airports and catering companies. 

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines Group and supported by Emirates Flight Catering, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and Food Point, WTCEME is the largest dedicated travel catering event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Attracting over 1,500 attendees from 50+ countries, WTCEME offers unparalleled business opportunities, including an exclusive ‘hosted buyers’ programme which provides guaranteed meetings with pre-selected buyers for all exhibitors at the show. 

There is no better place for global travel catering suppliers to do business in the region!

INDUSTRY FACTS AND FIGURES

  • GCC has carved the biggest chunk of the global travel catering market estimated at $15 billion, with annual growth rate of five percent, due to the rapid increase in passengers’ volume, expansion of GCC airlines fleet and the high priority given to the tourism sector by the region’s governments.
  • According to IATA, the Middle East’s airlines are expected to carry 400 million passengers on their scheduled services by 2020 compared with 144 million passengers in 2012. In 2015, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi airports will have a combined annual capacity of 190 million passengers.
  • Airbus predicts the Middle East fleet will treble in size by 2028, while Boeing forecasts Middle Eastern airlines’ requirement of 2,340 aircraft by 2029. By 2020, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways, and Etihad will have the capacity to carry nearly 200 million passengers, four times their current capacity.

Business Connect - Buyer and Exhibitor Matchmaking is an exclusive opportunity for exhibitors to meet the Middle East, Africa and South Asia's airlines and airport decision makers and generate business opportunities in travel catering.


Co-located with the Airport Show and Global Airport Leaders’ Forum, exhibitors at World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East will also benefit from access to over 7,000 trade visitors from over 70 countries attending this international aviation event.

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Mon 15 May - 10:00am - 06:00pm
Tue 16 May - 10:00am - 06:00pm
Wed 17 May - 10:00am - 06:00pm

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