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FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO 2021


The roll-out of vaccines is good news for the air transport industry but face-to-face meetings in offices, and in-person events, will not return with any great conviction until towards the end of 2021 and will be highly regionalised gatherings. This is why - following the huge success of our Virtual Expo (on December 8-9, which attracted 4232 unique visitors from 111 countries) - we are staging FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021, the most comprehensive global industry gathering of the year, which will champion bold new ideas, solutions, collaboration & innovation efforts to ensure we achieve an industry recovery that makes air transport even stronger in the long-term. Through a diverse exhibition showcasing the industry’s most forward thinking vendors and all-encompassing conference sessions, Virtual Expo will deliver a wealth of networking opportunities and inspiration across the most pertinent topics – from transforming the travel experience through digital health passports and automation at the airport, through to enhancing the onboard experience through inflight entertainment and connectivity, interiors, service and catering, hospitality and retail. Following the live days on May 25-26th where engagement between participants is prioritised, the platform will live on for another 30 days to provide attendees with ideas, and knowledge, at any time convenient to their schedule. This event will give you fresh perspectives on what is possible in a world that has seen 10 years of change in just one year, and how-to best power your recovery efforts and future-proof your next wave of propositions and strategies.

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During two live show days (25-26 May),
attendees were able to:

  • Browse the diverse exhibition floor with services and solutions categorised for ease of exploring relevant exhibitors suited to your area of interest.
  • Attend live online product demos, and speaker presentations, streamed directly from suppliers’ own offices or virtual show rooms.
  • Watch interactive conference sessions covering an array of topics in the Auditorium, Expo Conference & Engagement Zone and OnDemand Speaker Zone
    Premium Pass Holders
  • Take advantage of a plethora of networking opportunities to virtually connect with companies and individuals
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Confirmed Speakers Include:

Ed Bastian

Ed Bastian

CEO

Delta Air Lines & Chairman of the APEX/IFSA Board of Governors

Christina Cassotis

Christina Cassotis

CEO

Pittsburgh International Airport

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Director General

ACI World

Stewart Wingate

Stewart Wingate

CEO

Gatwick Airport

Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby

CEO

United Airlines

Tony Douglas

Tony Douglas

Group Chief Executive Officer

Etihad Aviation Group

Ulla Lettijeff

Ulla Lettijeff

SVP - Helsinki Airport

Finavia

Rob Gurney

Rob Gurney

CEO

Oneworld

Campbell Wilson

Campbell Wilson

CEO

Scoot

Dr. Joe Leader

Dr. Joe Leader

CEO

APEX/IFSA

Matteo Bonecchi

Matteo Bonecchi

CEO

EGO Airways

Olivier Arrindell

Olivier Arrindell

CEO

Ava Airways

Birgir Jonsson

Birgir Jonsson

CEO

PLAY

(Nino) Navdip Singh Judge

(Nino) Navdip Singh Judge

Chief Executive and Founder

Pop

Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi

Presenter

BBC World News

Simon Hickey

Simon Hickey

CEO

Western Sydney Airport

Sean Donohue

Sean Donohue

CEO

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Ed Sims

Ed Sims

President & Chief Executive Officer

WestJet

Justin Erbacci

Justin Erbacci

CEO

Los Angeles World Airports

M. İlker Aycı

M. İlker Aycı

Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee

Turkish Airlines

Sophie Dekkers

Sophie Dekkers

CCO

easyJet

Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy

Chief Innovation Officer

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Sara Luchian

Sara Luchian

Director of Passenger Experience

Virgin Hyperloop

Mariana Fonseca Medina

Mariana Fonseca Medina

VP of eCommerce

Virgin Voyages

Akira Mitsumasu

Akira Mitsumasu

VP Global Marketing

Japan Airlines & Member of the APEX Board of Directors

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

Senior Vice President - Digital Identity

Mastercard

Juha Jarvinen

Juha Jarvinen

CCO

Virgin Atlantic & President Emeritus, APEX

Amy Burr

Amy Burr

Managing Director, Operations & Partnerships

JetBlue Technology Ventures

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services

Lufthansa

Lorry Matthews

Lorry Matthews

Senior Advisor Buy-on-Board

Swoop

Satyaki Raghunath

Satyaki Raghunath

Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Bengaluru International Airport

Korijn Defever

Korijn Defever

Operational Improvement Manager

Brussels Airport Company

Shawn Duffy

Shawn Duffy

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

ViaSat

Genevieve Rosario

Genevieve Rosario

Head of Product Development & Service Design

Qatar Airways

Hao Yu Dai

Hao Yu Dai

Divisional Vice President Digital

Singapore Airlines

Rosina Kotey

Rosina Kotey

Innovation Lead

Royal Schiphol Group

Jordie Knoppers

Jordie Knoppers

Customer Journey Manager Seamless Travel & Biometrics

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Mohamad Al Agha

Mohamad Al Agha

Head of IT Business Solutions, Digital Transformation

Abu Dhabi Airports

Lim Ben-Jie

Lim Ben-Jie

Head of e-Commerce

AirAsia Super app

Brendan Martin Giblin

Brendan Martin Giblin

Senior Manager IT - Passenger & Security Systems

Hamad International Airport

Yvonne Makolo

Yvonne Makolo

CEO

RwandAir

Andrew J Crawford

Andrew J Crawford

Co-Founder & CTO

Origen Air

Michael Rousseau

Michael Rousseau

President and Chief Executive Officer

Air Canada

Patrick Sgueglia

Patrick Sgueglia

Product Manager - Regulatory Services & Biometrics

Lufthansa

Marlon van der Meer

Marlon van der Meer

Founder & CEO

BagsID Network

Rami Al-Haddad

Rami Al-Haddad

CIO

National Aviation Services (NAS)

Steven Tate

Steven Tate

CTO

Blndspt.com & Elevation Software

Kamal Hingorani

Kamal Hingorani

Chief Customer Service Officer

SpiceJet

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith

MD & Head of Design

SWS Certification

Isabella Lenhoff

Isabella Lenhoff

Marketing Manager

ViaSat

Jessica Woodlins

Jessica Woodlins

Director of Aircraft Engineering

ViaSat

Tara Henthorn

Tara Henthorn

Designer Director

Buzz

Miranda Mikrou

Miranda Mikrou

Business Development Director

Buzz

Aziz Can Aksöyek

Aziz Can Aksöyek

Head of Sales and Business Development

TAV Technologies

Betsy Landoll

Betsy Landoll

Innovation & Experience Design

United Airlines

Dakota Gruener

Dakota Gruener

Executive Director

ID2020 (Good Health Collaborative)

Hassan El-Houry

Hassan El-Houry

Group CEO

National Aviation Services (NAS)

Jungmi Cristina Lim

Jungmi Cristina Lim

Deputy Director - Fast Travel Team

Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC)

Alex Allen

Alex Allen

Design Manager

John Horsfall

Ellie Parkes

Ellie Parkes

Business Development Manager

John Horsfall

Andrew Goh

Andrew Goh

VP Cabin Services

Scoot

Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker

SVP Aviation Connectivity

Global Eagle Entertainment

Tom Stone

Tom Stone

Editorial Director

Aircraft Interiors International

Josh Marks

Josh Marks

CEO

Global Eagle Entertainment

Marta Gomar

Marta Gomar

CTO

Identy Inc

Antony Vendhan

Antony Vendhan

Co-founder

Identy Inc

Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson

VP Identity Verification and Global Lead - Seamless Travel, Borders & Immigration

Entrust

Vimal Rai

Vimal Rai

VP Global Sales & Marketing

AirFi

Haider Hayat

Haider Hayat

Manager IT Projects - Apps, Information Technology

Hamad International Airport

Erwin Hoogzaad

Erwin Hoogzaad

Marketing Operations Lead

Transavia

Anne De Hauw

Anne De Hauw

Founder

Air Travel Experience

Michael Childers

Michael Childers

chair, APEX Technology Committee, member of the APEX Board of Directors, and Chief Consultant, Content and Media Strategy

Lufthansa Systems

Patricia Wiseman

Patricia Wiseman

Editor & Co-Founder

IFExpress

Matthew Blay

Matthew Blay

Director

Inadvia

Elliott Koehler

Elliott Koehler

Creative Director

JPA Design

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo

Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo

President & CEO

Vietjet Air

Andrés Conesa

Andrés Conesa

CEO

Aeromexico

Stuart Olden

Stuart Olden

Senior Commercial Manager

Williams Advanced Engineering

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Automation Manager

International Airlines Group (IAG)

Jeremy Drury

Jeremy Drury

Director Digital & Technology Services

Star Alliance

Rob Hogema

Rob Hogema

Manager Global Sales Projects - Travel & Catering

Just Eat Takeaway

Christo Christodoulou

Christo Christodoulou

Head of Airport Partnerships in EMEA

Uber

Lee Yiang Ming

Lee Yiang Ming

Chief Information Officer

Malaysia Airports

Liong Tien Ling

Liong Tien Ling

Chief Safety Officer

AirAsia

Frank Barich

Frank Barich

Principal

Barich, Inc

George Merritt

George Merritt

Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations

Denver International Airport

Alan Murray Hayden

Alan Murray Hayden

Head Airport, Passenger and Security Products

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Pete Chareonwongsak

Pete Chareonwongsak

CEO

Teleport

Capt Ibrahim Koshy

Capt Ibrahim Koshy

CEO

Saudia Airlines

Tanya Acevedo

Tanya Acevedo

Chief Technology Officer

Houston Airport System

Norman Haughton

Norman Haughton

Director, In-Flight Digital Entertainment, Wi-Fi, Media Sales and Analytics

Air Canada

April Waterston

April Waterston

Assistant Editor

Onboard Hospitality Magazine

David Pook

David Pook

Vice President of Marketing & Sales Support

Burrana

Simon Talling-Smith

Simon Talling-Smith

Senior Adviser

The Commons Project Foundation

Nael Samha

Nael Samha

Acting Executive Director - Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Aaron Heslehurst

Aaron Heslehurst

News Anchor & Presenter

BBC World News

Andy Rosen

Andy Rosen

Media Consultant

Sequence Key

Juraj Siska

Juraj Siska

Founder & CEO

IdeaNova Technologies, Inc.

Philip Watson

Philip Watson

Chief Systems Engineer

Panasonic Avionics

Peter Lemme

Peter Lemme

Blogger and Consultant

Satcom Guru

Jóhanna á Bergi

Jóhanna á Bergi

CEO

Atlantic Airways

Isabelle Moeller

Isabelle Moeller

Chief Executive

Biometrics Institute

Brian Cobb

Brian Cobb

Chief Innovation Officer

Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport

Zhao Dong

Zhao Dong

Chairman

Xiamen Airlines

Joanna Geraghty

Joanna Geraghty

President & COO

JetBlue

Ralph Wagner

Ralph Wagner

CEO

AXINOM

Alex Wilcox

Alex Wilcox

Co-Founder & CEO

JetSuite and JSX

Joe Bentley

Joe Bentley

Chief Technology Officer

Panasonic Avionics

James Blackwell Jr

James Blackwell Jr

Managing Director of Sales

Delta Flight Products

Antoine Rostworowski

Antoine Rostworowski

Senior Vice President, Programmes and Commercial Services

ACI World

Aileen McCormack

Aileen McCormack

Chief Commercial Officer

CarTrawler

Jeff Lennon

Jeff Lennon

VP Head of Strategic Sales & Global Partnerships

Vision-Box

Javed Malik

Javed Malik

Group Chief Operations Officer

AirAsia

Jack Mandala

Jack Mandala

CEO

Seamless Air Alliance

Sherry Stein

Sherry Stein

Head of Technology Strategy, Americas

SITA

Shashank Nigam

Shashank Nigam

Founder & CEO

SimpliFlying

Tewolde GebreMariam

Tewolde GebreMariam

Group Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopian Airlines

Robert Carey

Robert Carey

former Chief Commercial Officer

easyJet

Karin Gylin

Karin Gylin

Head of Innovation

Swedavia

Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter

Editor

Onboard Hospitality

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Director, Airport Innovation

Port of Seattle

Dave McCormick

Dave McCormick

Managing Director, Product & Design

Alaska Airlines

Kian Gould

Kian Gould

Chairman of the Board

Omnevo

Ted Christie

Ted Christie

President & CEO

Spirit Airlines

Marta Dimitrova

Marta Dimitrova

Editor & FTE Hub Community Manager

Future Travel Experience

Serdar Gürbüz

Serdar Gürbüz

SVP, Digital Innovation & Analytics Solutions

Turkish Airlines

Steven Dickson

Steven Dickson

Managing Partner

Skylight Aviation

Simon Dempsey

Simon Dempsey

Chief Commercial Officer

Plan3

Christian Draeger

Christian Draeger

VP Customer Experience

Star Alliance

Samuel Ingalls

Samuel Ingalls

Principal

Barich, Inc

Andrew Price

Andrew Price

Independent Consultant & Former Head of Global Baggage Operations, IATA

 

Ryan Ghee

Ryan Ghee

Head of Strategy & Development

Future Travel Experience

Renaud Irminger

Renaud Irminger

CEO

Travizory Border Security SA

Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman

Founder & CEO

Future Travel Experience

View full speakers list View Auditorium Conference Agenda | View OnDemand Speaker Zone line-up | Expo Conference & Engagement Zone

ACTIVITIES FOR 2021 WE WERE PROUD TO UNVEIL:

VIRTUAL EXPO TRANSFORMATION HONOURS LIST

The COVID-19 crisis has forced all air transport industry stakeholders to embrace transformation to future-proof their businesses and help to create a stronger, more resilient industry for the long-term. The Transformation Honours List recognises the organisations that have embraced innovation and transformation, and taken on a leadership role in helping to prepare the industry for a brighter future post-pandemic. At Virtual Expo, you will get to hear the most inspirational stories from the Airline, Airport, Sustainability, Vendor and Startup categories.

2021 Exhibitors and Sponsors:

View the full list | View exhibitor profiles | Book your booth

KEY FINAL STATISTICS FROM VIRTUAL EXPO 2020 EVENT:

166

Number of AIRLINES REPRESENTED during Live Days & 30 days after

165

Number of AIRPORTS REPRESENTED during live days & 30 days after

1,500

Organizations attending during live days and 30 days after

111

Number of COUNTRIES REPRESENTED during live days & 30 days after

81

Number of EXHIBITORS

475

Number of C-SUITE LEADERS in attendance during live days & 30 days after

22,893

Total number of BOOTH VISITS during live days & 30 days after

13,458

Total number of DOCUMENTS DOWNLOADED from booths during live days & 30 days after

161

Total number of SPEAKERS

22,799

Total number of MESSAGES SENT between participants during live days & 30 days after

Key areas of focus

Exhibitors and speakers will share ideas and solutions that can help airlines, airports and their partners deliver improvements in the following areas:

Digital Transformation & Automation

Biosecurity & Sanitisation

Airport - Systems & Solutions

Airport - Design & Planning

Airport - Security & Immigration

Touchless & Socially Distanced Travel

Inflight - Service, Amenities & Catering

Inflight - Interiors & Comfort

IFEC - Systems, Solutions & Content

Reimagined End-to-End Guest Experiences

Commercial, Retail & Ancillary Innovation

Startup Innovation

Industry messages of support

The team at FTE APEX, staying true to their beliefs of bringing the aviation industry together at scale, connecting the ecosystem with smart, exciting and creative methods of engagement, have not stood still. I believe they are creating a truly unique opportunity for suppliers, airlines, airports, solution providers, product developers and manufacturers, by embracing and adapting key technology developments, which will spur new thinking and many more creative approaches to how we can all experience products and services in our new contactless world. So come on, join the new world of distanced, but connected, engaging experiences through the FTE APEX Virtual Expo.

Javed Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer, AirAsia

“This industry needs a major virtual trade show this year while it cannot meet in person and FTE is exactly the right organisation to be delivering it this December. I look forward to being involved, and to all the engagement and announcements I know that FTE APEX Virtual Expo will generate.”

Clyde Hutchinson, Partner, Journey Partners & Founder, Viva Air Labs

“The recent FTE APEX virtual events have been extremely helpful for the airline ecosystems to share information, to cope with the Corona situation, and to prepare for the new normal. Taking that premise to the next level with the FTE APEX Virtual Expo is exciting indeed and the Japan Airlines team look forward to being involved”.

Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President - Global Marketing, Japan Airlines

“More than ever at a time like this, the industry needs to come together to collaborate and find ways of working that can facilitate new revenue streams and efficiencies. I strongly encouraged the FTE Team to pursue its virtual strategy because very few air transport stakeholders can travel to conventions this year, but we still need to engage. I think FTE APEX Virtual Expo will draw a huge crowd and become one of the most important initiatives in FTE’s 15-year existence.”

Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bengaluru International Airport

FrontM participated in the recent FTE APEX Ancillary Virtual Event. Throughout the whole lifecycle – before, during and after the event – the FTE team were professional, friendly and focused on helping our participation be as successful as possible. Since our pitch slot, we have had great conversations with a number of prospects and other attendees, which we wouldn’t necessarily have been able to have without FTE. Highly recommended!

Ian Carruthers, Vice President, FrontM

FTE and APEX did a great job delivering timely content to a broad global audience through their recent webinars, in one of which I was proud to participate. I am really looking forward to the FTE APEX Virtual Expo this December. Given the current situation with the pandemic, this is a creative way to offer all industry stakeholders the chance to come together to talk, to listen, to learn and to engage in ways that will advance our common causes.

Christina A. Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority

“The FTE APEX team have done a brilliant job with their virtual pivot, and I really enjoyed being part of their recent Ancillary webinar. The FTE APEX Virtual Expo looks like a great logical next step, and I am sure it will deliver a lot of value to all involved.”

Andrew Middleton, Commercial Director, easyJet

“We are in a new normal everywhere. SEA will be sharing new ideas and approaches to help overcome the challenges created by COVID-19 at the FTE APEX Virtual Expo. We will be looking forward to hearing others share their experiences, and learn from each other. “

Dave Wilson, Director, Airport Innovation, Port of Seattle

We are incredibly excited to host this truly dynamic and global virtual event, and we are looking forward to offering much more than straightforward webinars, which have become commonplace in recent months. The industry wants more than that now and FTE APEX Virtual Expo will provide the sector with a large-scale digital trade show that will creatively offer real engagement, networking and business development opportunities for everyone involved.

Daniel Coleman, Founder & CEO, Future Travel Experience

FTE APEX Virtual Expo will act as a beacon for our industry’s recovery and bring global stakeholders together en masse to inspire one another. Our stakeholders want to connect and engage to share ideas, propositions, visions and learnings. This announcement also marks another important milestone in the integration efforts between APEX and FTE. Our ambition is to deliver a unified approach and increase the value the association provides to the entire air transport industry, both in the air and on the ground.

Dr. Joe Leader, CEO, APEX/IFSA

Thank you to everyone who joined us at FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021.

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FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO 2021

Future Travel Experience (FTE) and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) will jointly host the industry trade show with the widest global attendance in 2021, FTE APEX Virtual Expo. Through a diverse exhibition showcasing the industry’s most forward thinking vendors and all-encompassing conference sessions, Virtual Expo will deliver a wealth of networking opportunities and inspiration across the most pertinent topics – from transforming the travel experience through digital health passports and automation at the airport, through to enhancing the onboard experience through inflight entertainment and connectivity, interiors, service and catering, hospitality and retail.

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