About Future Travel Experience

  • Established in 2006, FTE is an independent online media, events, creative and industry change leader
  • Dedicated to working with airports, airlines and industry stakeholders to enhance the end-to-end passenger experience and business performance
  • Advisory Board consisting of 20 of the most progressive and collaborative minds across the globe and industry
  • Four events around the world – FTE Global, FTE Asia EXPO, FTE EMEA & FTE Ancillary
  • Online features, in-depth analysis, interviews and news – www.FutureTravelExperience.com
  • Weekly e-newsletter sent to 50,000 industry executives
  • In 2018, launched the world’s first air transport innovation network – the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub
  • In 2020, launched FTE Creative and the industry’s first and largest global virtual trade show – FTE APEX Virtual Expo to support the industry’s recovery efforts
  • Currently in the process of becoming part of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) – a network of the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies
  • Highly-regarded Think Tanks, Power Lists and Industry Awards

In 2019 over 4,000 industry executives registered for FTE events, and the FTE website received over one million page views

In short, FTE supports the innovation efforts of the most progressive stakeholders in the air transport and travel space

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Future Travel Experience Staff Profiles

Daniel Coleman, Founder & CEO, Future Travel Experience

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, Commercial Director, 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.

Steve O’Connor, Head of Expansion Strategy, Future Travel Experience

Bringing more than 25 years’ commercial experience to the team, Steve has most recently spent the previous decade overseeing all commercial activities for the APEX Media division. He has previously held leadership roles at global aviation media companies Ink and Spafax. Steve is passionate about travel, Arsenal FC, playing the piano, the APEX community and the expansion plans for FTE.

Ryan GheeRyan Ghee, Head of Strategy & Development, FTE Innovation & Startup Hub

Ryan manages and produces the editorial content for FutureTravelExperience.com and contributes to the strategic direction of the FTE Global, FTE EMEA, FTE Asia EXPO and FTE Ancillary events. He also leads the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub. 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.

Ali Loving, Head of Events, Future Travel Experience

Ali manages the logistical delivery of the FTE event portfolio, including FTE EMEA, FTE Global, FTE Asia and FTE Ancillary events, as well as newly established roster of virtual events and webinars. Responsible for procuring and developing operational platforms, and maintaining relationships with venues, industry partners, and suppliers worldwide. With a love for problem-solving, and a comprehensive excel spreadsheet, she is passionate about delivering high quality, creative and inclusive events, and is driven to providing strong strategical direction, impactful marketing, and innovative solutions to support all business activities. In her personal time, she enjoys following the sun around the world, soaking up the sights and searching for the perfect spot to enjoy a cold glass of wine.

Sophie Andrews, Head of Operations, Future Travel Experience

Sophie heads up the FTE event operations managing all exhibitor and sponsor logistics. She has worked in the events industry her whole career and has experience managing all types of events. Back in 2012, she was part of the team that managed all Team GB’s fundraising events for the London Olympics, it was after this she came to PPS and started working across the FTE portfolio of international events. The combination of two of her favourite past-times, organising and travel, has meant she has never looked back! Out of work the organising carries on, even the spreadsheets, but with a social emphasis and a big glass of wine in hand!

Marta Dimitrova, Editor & Communications Manager, Future Travel ExperienceMarta Dimitrova

Marta is the Editor & Communications Manager for Future Travel Experience and she is responsible for producing weekly editorial content for the FTE e-newsletter and website. In 2012, her passion for writing put her on a plane from her beloved home city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, all the way to the British seaside town of Bournemouth, where she studied BA (Hons) Communication and Media. Her love of travel eventually brought her to FTE. Like any good journalist, you can always find Marta in the pub, where she will be regaling anyone who’ll listen with tales about the beautiful Bulgarian mountains and how yogurt was invented in her home country.

Kerry Parks, Office/Accounts Manager and PR Manager, Future Travel Experience

Kerry has worked with FTE’s sister company, PPS, for over 20 years. Having seen many changes in this time there has always been a new challenge or project for Kerry to use her extreme organisational and, to the point of OCD, efficiency skills in – if you want something done yesterday, see Kerry! With a love of diversity Kerry works with all the team on anything and everything that needs doing. Whilst not practicing, Kerry also holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and owns an adorable miniature schnauzer.

Jiger PatelJiger Patel, Head of Digital, Future Travel Experience

Jiger is responsible for maintaining all company websites and implement effective email marketing campaigns. He’s hard-working, dedicated, passionate and focused individual, with a wide range of skill set and an aptitude to learn and grow. He has a strong background, with over 6 years experience in the web industry and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects using many different technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing a bit of football.