Introducing the rebranded FTE World Ancillary & Retailing Working Group – open to all and free to join for airlines, airports and their partners


As part of Future Travel Experience’s ongoing commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the industry, we are expanding and relaunching our successful FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group into the FTE World Ancillary & Retailing Working Group. This evolution reflects our broadened focus and commitment to inclusivity and collaboration across the sector.

Why the change?

We are now extending our platform to all relevant industry stakeholders, specifically the airline community, because we believe that by working collaboratively and leveraging technology, innovative approaches, and new business models, we can create a significantly larger revenue pie for everyone to share across the end-to-end passenger journey.

Future Travel Experience has always been strong with airlines in the commercial realm thanks to our annual FTE Ancillary & Retailing show in Dublin. To provide more inspiration to airport commercial leaders, we started a Working Group for them last year. Now, it’s time to unite these communities to deliver a more holistic platform for air transport’s commercial leaders to advance practices.

The existing group already has over 500 active members which includes airport operators, concessionaires, consultancies, brands, tech companies, and airlines, but it’s a time for new approaches that encompass a deeper sharing of ideas and learnings by the industry on the best ways forward. Our collaborative efforts on neutral ground for all come to life through our members-only meetings, held both online and in-person at various locations worldwide.

Our recent gathering in Dublin hosted by our inaugural Strategic Partner, Stripe, was a tremendous success, featuring incredibly productive discussions, insights on the future and valuable knowledge sharing around the theme of ‘Understanding & planning for the passenger evolutions of tomorrow – GI Generation to Gen Alpha’.

Inviting airlines, airports, and their partners to join for FREE

The transformation to the FTE World Ancillary & Retailing Working Group underscores a collective commitment and shared belief in the group’s mission, supported by industry leaders, many of whom serve on the FTE Ancillary & Retailing Advisory Board. Key members already active include airports such as Avinor, Heathrow Airport, Changi Airport, Fraport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Groupe ADP, Hamad International Airport & Manchester Airports Group, and airlines including Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, SAS, flydubai, Alaska Airlines, SunExpress, SAUDIA, and many more.

Why should you join today?

Join us because this is a unique, carefully curated community where commercial leaders globally can network and share ideas, visions and learnings on how the industry can improve its offerings, strategies and collaboration in the commercial realm.

Our other FTE communities are already doing groundbreaking work in bringing the industry together to share game-changing ideas and proof of concept (POC) learnings. We have no doubt this Working Group, committed to moving fast, will also be a community that will shape a new way of working for our sector in an area we all know is ripe for revolution.

We invite all industry stakeholders to join the group. Membership is free for airlines and airports, and free for vendors until the end of 2024. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic community dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in the ancillary and commercial fields.

Learn more and join the FTE World Ancillary & Retailing Working Group >>

Looking ahead: Save the date for our next meeting in LA

Our next meeting will be held in conjunction with our premier event of the year, FTE Global – the “CES of Aviation” – taking place in Los Angeles on 28-30 October 2024. The FTE Ancillary & Retailing Working Group meeting will take place in Long Beach on 28 October.

We invite you to join us and play your part in this landmark industry project. For more information on becoming a Strategic Partner of the FTE World Ancillary & Retailing Working Group, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Register for FTE Global 2024 >>

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