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Airbus, Emirates, Panasonic, Zodiac, Gogo, Acro, Honeywell and more confirmed for Cabin Integration Symposium at FTE Global 2014


Cabin Integration Symposium, delivered in partnership by FTE and Runway Girl Network

The Cabin Integration Symposium will be delivered in partnership by FTE and Runway Girl Network, and will take place on day one of FTE Global 2014, 24-26 September, Las Vegas.

The impressive line-up for the Cabin Integration Symposium – which will take place at FTE Global 2014, 24-26 September ­– has been announced and includes senior speakers from some of the industry’s biggest airlines, OEMs, interiors specialists and IFE&C suppliers. The symposium will be led by Mary Kirby, Founder & Editor of Runway Girl Network, and will include participants from Airbus, Zodiac Aerospace, Panasonic Avionics, Emirates, Acro, Lumexis, Thales/Live TV, Honeywell, Gogo, Global Eagle Entertainment and OnAir.

This intense, two-part symposium will cut through the marketing jargon and news hype to discover exactly how airframers, airlines, interiors firms, IFE specialists and connectivity players are exploring ways to more efficiently work together and drive innovation in the cabin. Attendees will walk away from this event assured that they are up-to-speed on where the market stands, how it is evolving, and what they need to consider as they endeavour to create a future travel experience for passengers onboard, while driving operational benefits for airlines.

Cabin Integration Symposium spekaking organisations include

Mary Kirby, Runway Girl Network

The Cabin Integration Symposium will be moderated by Mary Kirby, Founder and Editor of Runway Girl Network, and one of the world’s foremost independent experts in IFEC business models.

Interiors Panel

This session will address both the successes and challenges of the latest IFE/seat programmes, and ask what lessons are being learned as industry relationships and products evolve to accommodate new levels of integration (which requires new levels of IP sharing). We’ll look at how stakeholders are working to try and avoid severe bottlenecks in the interiors/IFE space, and whether ‘complete cabin’ solutions might ultimately prove attractive to airlines, especially as further aircraft production ramp ups are planned.

Moderator: Mary Kirby, Founder and Editor, Runway Girl Network


  • Ingo Gäthje, Head of Cabin Design Office, Airbus
  • Scott Savian, EVP ZEO, the Design & Innovation Studio, Zodiac Aerospace
  • Neil James, Executive Director, Corporate Sales & Product Management, Panasonic Avionics
  • Chris Brady, Managing Director, Acro
  • Patrick Brannelly, Vice President, Product, Publishing, Digital and Events, Emirates
  • Jon Norris, Vice President, Sales, Lumexis
  • Speakers TBD, Thales/LiveTV

Connectivity Panel

This session will look at what can be done – from an operational, passenger and safety standpoint ­– when airlines view connected aircraft as a node on their networks. And it will paint a clear picture of what the connectivity linefit/retrofit market looks like so that airlines understand their options now and in the coming years.

Moderator: Mary Kirby, Founder and Editor, Runway Girl Network 


  • John Broughton, Director, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell
  • Anand Chari, Chief Technology Officer, Gogo 
  • David Bruner, VP of Global Communications Services, Panasonic Avionics
  • John Guidon, Chief Technology Officer, Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Ian Dawkins, CEO, OnAir 
  • Ingo Gäthje, Head of Cabin Design Office, Airbus
  • Patrick Brannelly, Vice President, Product, Publishing, Digital and Events, Emirates
  • Speakers TBD, Thales/LiveTV

» View the full Cabin Integration Symposium agenda

You can attend this exciting Symposium for just $300 – registration will be live here on the FTE website very soon. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more, or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us here.

Future Travel Experience Europe 2015

Interested in learning more about improving your onboard passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Thomson Airways, Air Canada, United Airlines, Inmarsat, IATA, Factorydesign and Thales will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'Up in the Air' conference.

The event will also include a dedicated 'On the Ground' conference stream, IATA workshop, an extensive exhibition, a visit to the Emirates Aviation Experience, and a 'Best of British' Gala Evening at Altitude 360 @ Altitude London, London's premier sky venue which offers jetliner views of the city.

» View the full FTE Europe 2015 'Up in the Air' conference

» Register to attend FTE Europe 2015

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