Organizers of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo are gearing up for this year’s show in Hamburg, Germany, from March 27 to 29. They already have a roster of more than 500 exhibitors–aircraft manufacturers, cabin completion centers, vendors and suppliers. While the primary focus is on airline interiors, numerous companies exhibiting are equally well known in the business-aviation interiors industry, and the new technology introduced is frequently applicable as well to business and private jet cabins. New this year is a conference titled Cabin Innovation & Strategies for the Future. The expo will also serve as a platform for public announcement of the winners of the 2012 Crystal Cabin Awards for excellence in cabin innovation. Finally, the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo will be held at the same time as the interior expo, also at the Messe Center. On the schedule there are free seminars and demonstrations by some of the industry’s top chefs. According to organizers at Reed Exhibitions, the catering event was sold out some two months in advance. For additional information, visit the expo Web site at www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com.