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WTCE launches Onboard Icons competition

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the launch of its Onboard Icons competition, which will recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals in the sector over the last decade.

Since WTCE’s first event in 2012, many advances have been made in the onboard catering and services sector, all of which were enabled by people who drive customer experience, business growth and play a key role in accelerating the industry. The Onboard Icons competition is intended to put these people in the spotlight and celebrate their efforts in driving the industry forward.

Professionals in the onboard hospitality industry are being asked to nominate the people they believe deserve to be recognised for their hard work and contributions. Nominations are open from 16 February to 30 March, and can be made via the WTCE website.

When entries close, all nominations will be open to a vote in the lead-up to the exhibition, which will decide the top 10 most influential people, as selected by the industry. The results will be revealed during a live awards presentation at WTCE. WTCE is a global event for inflight catering, buy onboard and passenger comfort, which will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 14-16 June.

WTCE’s event director, Polly Magraw, commented: “We are not only delighted to be returning for our first live WTCE event since 2019, but it is particularly special this year as we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary. The Onboard Icons competition is designed to acknowledge some of the sector’s most influential people who have helped shape the industry into what it is today. It has been inspiring to see how the show and industry has progressed over the last 10 years and now we’re excited for the very best in our industry to share their achievements too.”


  • Meßberg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Polly Magraw