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Labs & Start-up Symposium/Showcase

No industry event does more to inspire, engage and connect its participants

6-8 September 2017 Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

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FTE global Supporting Partner ACC Airports Consultants Council
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FTE global Supporting Partner Airport Terminal Of The Future
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FTE global Supporting Partner Rimowa- Electronic Tag
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FTE global Supporting Partner Rockwell Collins
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FTE global Silver Sponsor Gemalto
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Labs and Start-up Symposium/Showcase

Many airlines have launched their own Innovation Labs with the aim of engaging with start-ups and equipping themselves with digital capabilities and new business ideas that will help them reimagine the future of the air transport business. This stream will bring together the protagonists in this space to find out what they are working on, and to get their take on how technology and passenger behaviour will change over the next 10 years. We will also get the best ideas from start-ups, and how to work with them, through this new conference stream as well as via our new Awards, and exhibition showcase area, dedicated to them.


Early opening keynote speech preview:

“ANA's endeavour to redefine its business to impact all 7 billion people on Earth.”

The specifics are under embargo, but delegates can expect a dynamic presentation from those behind a truly ground-breaking All Nippon Airways project.


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO keynote:

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Founder & CEO of JumpStarter, is confirmed to speak at FTE Global 2017. Hyperloop first gained public attention when entrepreneur Elon Musk published a white paper describing a futuristic mode of transport that would transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in around thirty minutes. Musk handed the concept to the public and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies rose to the challenge.

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New session formats for 2017

At FTE Global 2017, new session formats will complement the in-depth conference sessions and inspirational keynotes that FTE events are renowned for. There will be rooms dedicated to each session format, which will be allocated to the four conference streams at different times during the three-day programme, helping us take education and engagement to a whole new level.

Attendees can expect each stream to feature the following formats:





Other Conference Streams Include:

On The Ground

Up in the Air

Terminal Design & Delivery

Travel & Accommodation

The Mandalay Bay Resort

6 - 8 September 2017, Las Vegas

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the venue for FTE Global 2017, and offers unmatched luxury, fine dining, renowned entertainment, personal service and gaming excitement.

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Why attend FTE Global?

Read what others are saying about FTE Global...

“FTE Global gives us a lot of opportunities to explore products and services that we otherwise don’t have time to do. The exhibition has been very good, and the panellists in the conference sessions have been perfect. FTE Global is the reference event for the industry.”

Pedro Casimiro, Ground Product and Ground Processes Manager, Brussels Airlines

“It has been great attending FTE Global. The conference sessions have really informed our thinking and the FTE Collaboration Forums were particularly good in generating a high level of interaction. FTE Global is highly recommended – I will definitely attend again.”

Max Coppin, Partner Development Manager, Google

“In my position I’m looking at trends and early stage concept development, so for me this event is perfect.”

Jens Andreas Huseby, Senior IT Advisor IT Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Avinor

“It is excellent to have the ‘Up in the Air’ stream. The conferences are definitely addressing the right issues. You hear about ideas, visions and aspirations – there is big value to attending FTE Global.”

Dr Joachim Schneider, Vice President Product Management, Lufthansa

“I was very impressed with the quality of the keynote speakers. The conference sessions have been very relevant, with technology and connectivity being pertinent themes.”

Noel Schroder, Strategic Vendor Manager, Business Performance Group, Air New Zealand

“There have been some very interesting insights in the conference sessions about where technology in the industry is heading. The networking opportunities have been excellent, and the social events were very enjoyable.”

Naohiko Yuzawa, Manager Security Products Marketing Electronics Department, All Nippon Airways

“This event makes us think about the future. The speakers have all been excellent and have made us think about things from a different perspective.”

Doug Caines, Vice President Business Development, Customer Service & Operations, North America & Asia Pacific, British Airways

“FTE has had all of the major players here this year – the key industry leaders are here. The topics addressed in the conference sessions have been timely and interesting and I have certainly learned a lot.”

John Craig, Chief Engineer, Cabin & Network Systems, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

“There are very few events where airlines can get together and talk about what they’re doing. Here at Future Travel Experience, we are able to hear in detail the experiences of others.”

Tim Graham, Senior Manager – Integration, Development & Innovation, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Vital Event Information

Future Travel Experience Global 2017 is an independent global forum that brings together airlines, airports, government agencies, vendors, start-ups, terminal designers, architects, ground handlers, destination partners and various other travel industry stakeholders to define tomorrow’s end-to-end passenger experience.

Future Travel Experience Global 2017
- September 2017
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, United States

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