ITCA ABU DHABI is being held on 24rd – 26th November 2014.

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Mercury winners announced in Abu Dhabi.

In the wonderful surroundings of the Shangri La hotel at the ITCA Gala Dinner, Stephen White, ITCA President, gave out the awards to the excited winners.

They were:

Hainan Airlines – winner for On Board Service
DSI Foods – winner for Food or Beverage
Sturia - winner for Equipment light
Meiko – winner for Equipment heavy
DHL Supply Chain – winner for Process and Systems Development
DHL Supply. Chain – winner for Environment award.

Mercury Winners

ITCA Abu Dhabi – ‘Gateway to the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific’.

ITCA Abu Dhabi, the new Trade show and networking forum in partnership with SIAL Middle East and sponsored by Etihad Airways took place in Abu Dhabi at the end of November 2013 with record attendance. The dates for 2014 are already set and are 24 – 26 November 2014.

There was also a new Hosted Buyer Programme which allowed qualifying buyers to receive flights, hotel accommodation, entry to the show and entry to the Gala dinner, Etihad Cocktail Party  and the Mercury Awards ceremony. There were also discounted air fares with Etihad Airways.


WTCE 2014

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The International Travel Catering Association’s 2011 Mercury Awards were presented at the ITCA Gala dinner which was held in the beautiful setting of the Shangri-La Hotel waterside gardens on 27th November 2012. “It was a well attended event in dramatic surroundings” said Stephen White, ITCA President.”This was the first time we have taken Mercury out of Europe and it was yet another tremendous demonstration of innovation that exists within our industry”.

Mercury Winners 2011

The above picture shows all the Mercury winners for 2011

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ITCA Abu Dhabi – ‘Gateway to the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific’.

ITCA Abu Dhabi, the new Trade show and networking forum was held for the first time in November 2012 in partnership with SIAL Middle East and sponsored by Etihad Airways.  The next ITCA Abu Dhabi is 24 – 26 November 2013.

For last year’s Post Show Report please click here ITCA POST SHOW REPORT – 2012

A quote from one of the ITCA Abu Dhabi exhibitors - deSter. “ITCA Abu Dhabi 2012 was a very well-organized exhibition. It was relatively a modest turnout for both exhibitors and visitors, which enhanced the quality of meetings and the time spent per visitor to the stands, translating to dedicated and lengthy attention from the exhibitor to their clients.

ITCA Abu Dhabi represented a fresh new start for the organization and brought back confidence for many of the exhibitors and visitors in the importance of being at this trade show. Etihad did a wonderful job with their sponsored event, so did the ITCA organization with the Mercury award dinner.

We look forward to the 2013 Trade Show and Conference!”

Anne De Hauw
Director Market Development & Innovation, deSter

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ITCA and Reed Exhibitions  – The ITCA European Trade Show was acquired by Reed Exhibitions Ltd in 2011. ITCA continues to run its Mercury Awards and in 2012 launched the first of the annual ITCA Abu Dhabi trade shows and Networking Forums in conjunction with SIAL Middle East and sponsored by Etihad Airways.

For more information on the Reed acquisition you can download the following press release:

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144 Operator Companies (Airline, Train and Shipping) were represented at the ITCA event in Nice 2011 – this figure shows a 23% increase on ITCA 2009 in Barcelona.

Now in its 30th year some 135 International Exhibiting Companies were kept busy right from the opening of the show by over 1,500 Professionals directly linked to the On Board Service Industry from food and wine, to earphones and headrests and catering companies and logistics companies  all of which are served by ITCA.

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