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Future Travel Experience is grateful for close partnerships forged with key industry stakeholders and associations, each of which are uniquely contributing to the content, promotion and execution of our events.

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Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline, carrying 117m p.a. on more than 1,800 daily flights from 84 bases. The carrier connects over 200 destinations in 33 countries on a fleet of over 350 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 315 Boeing 737s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 180m p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 11,500 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 31-year safety record.

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daa operates Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland and has significant overseas businesses through its ARI and daa International subsidiaries. Dublin and Cork airports are the two largest airports in the Republic of Ireland, welcoming a combined 27.1 million passengers in 2015. ARI is a leading international travel retailer, with operations in 10 countries and also holds the Group’s 20% stake in Düsseldorf Airport. daa International is an airport management, aviation advisory services and training business. The Group employs 2,500 people at its Irish airports and has a further 800 people working for its international businesses.

Airline Trends is an independent industry and consumer trends research agency. It is continuously monitoring the global aviation industry for commercial innovations launched by airlines in response to industry trends and changing consumer behaviour. Its corporate clients and newsletter subscribers are marketers, product developers, managers, researchers, suppliers, and anyone else who wants to stay on top of the latest developments in the airline industry.



The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is a network of the world's leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience. The association offers members a wide range of opportunities to excel in the airline passenger experience industry by keeping them current with the latest industry news, trends and developments and by helping them develop relationships with clients and colleagues from around the world.

Media Partner is Airline Network News & Analysis: a totally free and open website dedicated to outstanding airline network planning intelligence, produced by a multi-disciplinary team. Besides genuine number-crunching analysis also prides itself on a sleek news-gathering operation in which it aims to feature every route launch wherever it takes place in the world – and illustrate it with superb pictures of the actual launch. It is a must read for airline CCOs of the world, who we expect to attract in vast numbers to FTE Ancillary in Dublin.




When Jesse Shwayder founded Samsonite in 1910, he had a vision of creating luggage of the finest quality and craftsmanship, able to withstand the perils of travel. Today, Samsonite is the world’s leading luggage brand with an extensive legacy in trendsetting travel solutions. Renowned for breakthrough research, development and its commitment to innovation and design, Samsonite has since its inception excelled in a number of industry firsts, including the exclusive use of the revolutionary Curv® material in the luggage arena.

Samsonite’s next-generation suitcases are the ideal partner for the discerning traveler, moving around in a world that is in a state of perpetual motion. Besides an extensive range of travel solutions, Samsonite also offers business, kids, casual and personal accessory products for daily use to help travellers journey further, with ever lighter and stronger products.



Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Its customers include Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Malta, Air Transat, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Hainan Group, HP Enterprise Services, IBM, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Group, Philippine Airlines, SITA, STA Travel, Swiss International Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: DLE). Learn more at or follow on Twitter @Datalex.

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Salesforce is the world's leading CRM software and enterprise cloud ecosystem. The Salesforce Customer Success Platform can help your business grow into a more streamlined, effective and efficient organisation across sales, service, marketing and more.

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Why Dublin?

As well as being home to forward thinking air transport industry organisations likes Ryanair, Aer Lingus and daa, Dublin is an incubator for start-ups and Europe’s hotbed of innovation. In addition, the RDS is Ireland’s leading event venue and is located right in the heart of Dublin city.

Vital Event Information

Generating new digital revenue opportunities at every step of the journey

Future Travel Experience Ancillary 2017
- June 2017
RDS, Dublin, Ireland

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