About Future Travel Experience

Future Travel Experience (FTE) was established in 2006 and is an independent events and online media business dedicated to improving the end-to-end passenger experience. Having started with a standalone event in North America, FTE now hosts four annual events around the world – FTE GlobalFTE Asia EXPO, FTE Europe and FTE Ancillary – which were attended by more than 2,000 senior air transport and travel industry figures in 2015.

Every FTE event includes ‘On the Ground’ and ‘Up in the Air’ conference streams, an exhibition of the latest solutions and services, and a unique social and networking agenda. In 2016 the ‘Terminal Design & Delivery Summit’ was launched, while 2017 will see the introduction of the new FTE Ancillary event. The ‘On the Ground’ stream explores how new and emerging technologies can be used to optimise operations and enhance the passenger experience at every passenger touch-point on the ground; the ‘Up in the Air’ stream is all about the in-flight experience, covering the next generation of in-flight entertainment, connectivity, cabin design, passenger and crew empowerment and personalisation; and the ‘Terminal Design & Delivery Summit’ was launched to help those designing the terminals of the future get customer experiences right. The new FTE Ancillary event will empower the airline sector to profit from collaborative digital retailing opportunities at every step of the journey.

The FTE website is renowned for its feature-rich content, allowing our 50,000+ monthly visitors to easily keep on top of the latest developments and trends in the passenger experience field, while benchmarking their progress against their competitors. The weekly ‘On the Ground’ e-newsletter has more than 35,000 subscribers, and more than 16,000 travel industry executives subscribe to the bi-weekly ‘Up in the Air’ e-newsletter.

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Future Travel Experience Staff Profiles

Daniel ColemanDaniel Coleman – Founder & Event Director

Daniel is the key driver behind the Future Travel Experience business unit. Having worked at PPS Publications for over 15 years, he played an integral role in the introduction of the disCUSS event back in 2006 and since then has successfully overseen its evolution into Future Travel Experience, which through its range of events and online media creates dialogue and knowledge sharing between stakeholders worldwide to help improve the end-to-end passenger experience.

Corrie ThompsonCorrie Thompson, Head of Commercial, Future Travel Experience

Corrie heads up the commercial activities across FTE’s international events and media portfolio. Passionate about travel, design and technology, Corrie previously helped to build Mobile World Congress into one of the world’s most successful industry trade shows, and also has extensive experience delivering consumer electronics shows.


Claire WingateClaire Wingate, Business Development Manager, Future Travel Experience

Claire is a PPS “boomerang” who spent the early part of her career with us before leaving to explore other work opportunities in Contract Publishing, Wrought Ironmongery and Healthcare. She took time out to have children and complete a house conversion before deciding to return after 16 years, having realised that there simply is no better place to work in the world! Having worked on the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) magazine previously, she missed the world of aviation and is now excited to join the FTE revolution, see what the industry has to offer, and forge meaningful new relationships with industry suppliers.

Ryan GheeRyan Ghee – Editor & Event Strategy Manager

Ryan manages and produces the editorial content for FutureTravelExperience.com and contributes to the strategic direction of the FTE Global, FTE Europe, FTE Asia EXPO and FTE Ancillary events. A holder of a BA (Hons) in Multi-Media Journalism, he has previously been Editor of ACI Asia-Pacific Airports magazine and Assistant Editor of PPS Publications’ vast portfolio of other titles. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing a range of sports and watching Aston Villa attempt to play football.

Ross Falconer – Managing EditorRoss Falconer

Ross has worked at PPS Publications for over 15 years, where he is editor of a number of titles, including ACI EUROPE Airport Business and the TFWA Dailies. Having covered the disCUSS and Check-In events prior to their evolution into Future Travel Experience, he is now also a key member of the Future Travel Experience editorial team.


Catherine NoakesCatherine Noakes – Head of Events & Association Business

Catherine started working for PPS selling advertising on ACI EUROPE’s Communiqué Airport Business Magazine. After a few years she moved to the events side of the business, selling across the exhibition portfolio and then onto a position as Exhibition Ops Manager. Now embarking on a new challenge as Head of Events, Catherine is very excited to face the challenges of this new role within the company. With a love of travel (just as well really) Catherine is always ready to embrace the social aspects of the job and has a voice that can allegedly be heard from space.

Ali Loving – Events Manager

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2010, Ali surprised herself whilst backpacking through South America by hiking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu, delving down a Bolivian mine and mountain biking down the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’. After falling in love with travelling, organising events for PPS is the perfect fit, allowing her to discover new places and at the end of a busy event day – sit down for a gin and tonic.

Bethan GillespieBethan Gillespie – Events Executive

Before joining PPS, Bethan worked for a small media company where she completed her apprenticeship, organised events and designed a magazine and a number of websites. After three years, Bethan decided she wanted a new challenge and the world of international events with PPS is perfect. In her spare time she enjoys colouring in, dining out and walking the family dogs.

Sophie AndrewsSophie Andrews – Exhibition Operations Manager

Since graduating from university and finding out that she could make a career from her favourite pastime – organising – Sophie has worked in the events industry. Sophie has experience running all types of events from gala dinners, conferences and corporate annuals. She has worked for the internationally renowned venues Earls Court and Olympia and was part of the team that managed all Team GB’s fundraising events for the 2012 Olympics. Out of work the organising carries on, even the spreadsheets, but with a social emphasis and a big glass of wine in hand!

Keith BateupKeith Bateup – e-Commerce & Web Development Manager

Keith has been with PPS for over seven years and heads up our web and online marketing department, however his interest in the web started many years before Web 2.0, back when the only internet browser available was Netscape Navigator. Since then his passion has developed into a highly successful career helping business exploit the benefits of e-commerce. In his spare time he plays guitar (poorly) and enjoys watching his football team, Crystal Palace, lose most weeks.

James Bishop

James Bishop – Marketing Manager

James joined the PPS team to drive our digital marketing projects, including building our online marketing partnerships for our global events as well as managing our social media channels. Originally from a small Sussex town, James packed his bags and endured three years studying in central Birmingham. He’s since spent time in the marketing team at BMW and at a scientific device manufacturer retailing to neuroscientists, discovering that the practice is always more interesting than the theory. James is a hazard-prone cyclist and enjoys sport socially.

Chris Park KennabyChris Park Kennaby – Web Designer

After finishing a degree in Film Production in Bournemouth, Chris started designing and building websites for some of his clients, as well as his own business, whilst working freelance for marketing start-ups and as part of a promotional video production company. Since then he’s found himself working in web design and development more and more, but when he’s not editing in Adobe or looking at code he might be found with a camera, or speaking gibberish about film with a bottle of rum in hand.

JendeRichard Jende – Head Designer

Richard joined PPS over 10 years ago and works on all things design within the company. Originally a designer working primarily in print, he has now embraced the digital age and loves experimenting with design in new media such as video and web animation. When his nose isn’t to the grindstone, he likes nothing more than to deafen his neighbours with his drum kit and hit some trails on his mountain bike.

Samita BrantSamita Brant – Graphic Designer

For Sam, creating imaginative and captivating designs is not only her career, but also her hobby, and studying a degree in Graphic Design at Kingston University was just the start of a lifelong passion for making things look beautiful. When not immersed in Photoshop or creating stunning pages for print publications across a diverse portfolio, Sam is engrossed in her painting, with taking photographs, cooking her family’s Mauritian recipes – secrets that she will never divulge – and dancing till the lights come up.

PPS Publications

PPS Publications is a specialist air transport publisher and event organiser based near London Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom. The company produces highly successful conferences, exhibitions and publications for leading associations such as ACI EUROPE and TFWA. It also delivers highly acclaimed independent events, publications and e-products, including anna.aeroThe Route Shop, the British-Irish Airports EXPO and, of course, Future Travel Experience.

To learn more, please visit the PPS Publications website