Reed Exhibitions has announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo North America will not run in 2020. The decision follows feedback from exhibitors that there is insufficient demand for a second annual event focusing on aircraft interiors.
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, IFE 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.”
Reed Exhibitions usually co-located the US event with APEX Expo, and the company says it will maintain the long-standing strategic partnership to support the passenger experience industry.
As 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.”