After a co-location partnership with APEX EXPO and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) Expo, Reed Exhibitions has announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo North America will not run in 2020.
The decision follows feedback from customers that there is insufficient demand for a second annual event focusing on aircraft interiors. Reed Exhibitions and APEX will maintain their long-standing strategic partnership to support the passenger experience industry.
Reed Exhibitions will continue to focus on extending the resounding success of its flagship event, Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, which returns from 31 March – 2 April 2020. With a global audience of more than 16,000 airline buyers, cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort decision-makers, it is the world’s leading event dedicated to aircraft interiors.
Katie Murphy, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, commented: “Our exhibitors and visitors continue to regard our Hamburg-based event as the perfect platform to achieve their business objectives. We have listened to their feedback and we will, therefore, not be running our US show in 2020. We will continue to focus on delivering the world’s leading cabin interior, inflight entertainment and passenger experience event in Hamburg.”
“We enjoy a close working relationship with APEX and IFSA and will continue to support these key associations.”
Dr. Joe Leader, CEO of APEX/IFSA, added: “APEX forged an incredible partnership with Reed Exhibitions via Aircraft Interiors Expo. APEX/IFSA will continue that partnership with our full and unwavering support of Aircraft Interiors Expo and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg. APEX/IFSA EXPO will continue strongly forward as the largest global airline trade show and thought-leadership event of its kind hosted in the Americas. We deeply appreciate Reed Exhibitions unwavering support of our efforts as the fruits of our partnership will continue to serve and advance our entire industry.”
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customer across industries.
About the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)
As a global non-profit, APEX accelerates our industry as one of the world’s largest airline associations consisting of nearly every major airline and valued supplier. In conjunction with both IFSA (International Flight Services Association) and Future Travel Experience (FTE), APEX serves the full spectrum of the end-to-end travel experience. APEX reinvests all of its resources to serving its members, strengthening the worldwide airline industry, advancing thought-leadership, fostering business opportunities via events, developing global initiatives, setting key airline standards, and highlighting well-deserved recognition across our industry.