12-13 Nov 2019
3-4 June 2020
1-2 Sept 2020
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The FTE Digital & Innovation Conference has been launched to help airlines, airports and their partners get to grips with the new and emerging technologies and trends that have the potential to redefine the industry. As stakeholders battle to understand how to take advantage of all of these new developments, this conference will provide much-needed guidance and exclusive insight from experts at the forefront of innovation. • Premium Pass attendees will have the opportunity to join a series of deep-dive sessions, exploring in detail the technologies and trends that can help them improve customer experiences, differentiate their product and service offerings, and enhance efficiency across their businesses.
Tuesday 18th June
The FTE Innovation & Startup Hub is the industry’s only network designed for the organisations and individuals who are at the forefront of innovation in the air transport sector. It has been developed to make it as easy as possible for corporate innovators and startups in the air transport sector to engage in meaningful discussions and lay the foundations for future collaboration. The members-only FTE Innovation & Startup Hub Live Day is the platform by which we will facilitate face-to-face engagement between our Corporate Partners and startup/scaleup members. Interested in joining? Find out more here.
Headline Partners İGA will facilitate guided tours of the ground-breaking new airport for premium delegates. Istanbul Airport, which opened in October 2018, has been constructed over an area of 76.5 million square metres to the north of Istanbul, 35km from the city centre. The construction is being carried out in four phases and once complete, the new airport will host flights to more than 300 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million.
Wednesday 19th June
How to become a digital powerhouse in today’s mobile-first world – lessons from an e-commerce giant
Exclusive unveiling of “Air Transport 2035” – a unique FTE/Fast Future Crowdsourced Think Tank
Rohit Talwar is a global futurist who has captivated past FTE audiences with his cutting edge insights on the future of the sector.
In partnership with Fast Future, we have launched “Air Transport 2035” – a new Think Tank exploring the different possible scenarios and strategies that could emerge for the sector.
In this, our latest and most ambitious Think Tank project yet, we will invite our entire ecosystem to contribute their thoughts on the key drivers of change and potential scenarios for the industry, and help shape a portfolio of Industry Blueprints. These will outline scenarios of what the air transport industry around the globe could look like in 2035, the winning strategies required by players of different scale in major markets, and how all stakeholders should prepare themselves to thrive within it. Ahead of FTE EMEA & FTE Ancillary 2019, we will survey the industry and our Advisory Board members on these issues, and use this input as the foundation for the keynote presentation from renowned futurist Rohit Talwar.
First Working Session
The digital journey of Turkish Airlines
How Avianca has turned a 100-year-old airline into a digital-first company
Schiphol set a course to be “the world’s leading digital airport”. Does it believe it has achieved it and what lessons has it learned along the way?
What advanced technologies is Evelop Airlines leveraging to power its business performance-focused digital transformation project, Titanium?
(in partnership with Propeller Shannon)
Propeller Shannon celebrates Ireland’s long history as aviation innovators to develop a unique Aviation and Travel Tech programme. Based at a dedicated innovation centre at Shannon Airport, Propeller Shannon will drive the growth of startup aviation companies and participate in their success, with a goal of producing the next generation of companies of global significance.
See the startups chosen through their Cohort 2 deliver elevator pitches on their unique capabilities. Each startup will be quizzed by a panel of industry experts following their pitch.
Second Working Session
Viva Air Labs is using data and rapid testing to drive Latin America’s first travel and innovation hub, with an LCC mindset, but can you achieve real innovation on a budget?
The Swedavia approach to instilling a culture of innovation throughout the entire 10 airports it operates
How innovation is shaping every corner of Vueling
Creating a cohesive innovation strategy across the Vantage airport network that is powered by an ecosystem of innovation partnerships
How is easyJet digitally optimising its proposition to meet the evolving needs of its passengers whilst creating new revenue opportunities?
Inspiration from the hospitality sector on how travel stakeholders can use data, video and tech to reach their customers in new and unexpected ways, using different canvases in digital to tell stories.
Consumer retailing insights and trends that could affect Travel
(Open to Premium Pass Holders Only)
“An evening beside the Golden Horn”
The Gala Evening hosted by Turkish Airlines, will be held at the Haliç Congress Center where delegates will enjoy the finest Turkish entertainment, dining and hospitality.
The Golden Horn, also known by its modern Turkish name Haliç, is the primary waterway between the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. The venue, is a statement of this modern mega-city’s regeneration, framing a spectacular waterfront of grand properties which are a symbol of Istanbul’s beauty and richness.
Thursday 20th June
Changing the way one of the world’s largest airline groups creates end-to-end future products, services and experiences for more than 140 million guests
It has become apparent to us that despite the industry’s appetite to innovate with the latest technologies and approaches, airlines and airports still struggle to overcome many of the age old industry challenges. In our Sprint Sessions we will take these problems and try to collectively forge recommendations to drive industry progress. Thanks to our unique approach, we will hear a scene-setting presentation from a progressive thinker or first-mover with bold ideas, a series of opinions from a panel of industry innovators, and then suggestions from our audience. This will enable us to create a set of recommendations that we will share with the audience, and industry at large, after the conference.
Ideas from a progressive thinker
First-mover case study
Questions to consider
Questions to consider
Open to Premium Pass Holders Only
Turkish Airlines will lead guided tours of their new home, Istanbul Airport, which will change the experience of travelling with its advanced technologies and extraordinary capacity. Delegates will gain invaluable insights on the customer journey strategy, from self-service approaches through to the ground-breaking lounge.
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Future Travel Experience EMEA (previously FTE Europe) will be co-located with FTE Ancillary and The New Airport Show Istanbul in Istanbul, 19-20 June 2019. A mega-show to commemorate a mega-hub, and a new era of travel.
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