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FTE APEX virtual EXPO

Future Travel Experience (FTE) and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) will jointly host a ground-breaking, interactive online air transport industry trade show, FTE APEX Virtual Expo, to replace the global in-person events that both organisations had planned to stage in the last quarter of 2020.

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Following the success of the recent FTE APEX webinars, which attracted more than 4,000 registrations, including representatives from hundreds of airlines and airports around the world, this unique virtual trade show will include an exhibition of the industry’s most forward-thinking vendors, engaging conference sessions, creative networking opportunities, and an array of announcements and launches from the various industry stakeholders involved.

During two live show days (8-9 December) attendees will be able to attend live online product demos streamed directly from suppliers’ own offices and factory floors. Conference sessions will also be streamed live, and a networking lounge will enable Premium Pass holders to network via messaging and video calls. Then, for a period of 30 days, virtual attendees will be able to access the FTE APEX Virtual Expo portal at any hour of the day to watch conference presentations and supplier pitch sessions, and revisit the exhibition hall to learn all about the products and services that can help them overcome today’s challenges, reinvent their business, and thrive in the post-COVID-19 world.

The launch of FTE APEX Virtual Expo enables us to realise our vision of hosting the air transport industry’s first major virtual trade show focusing on reimagining end-to-end passenger experiences and business performance. It will create an unrivalled audience comprising thousands of the industry’s thought leaders and decision-makers.

Co-located with IFSA Onboard Hospitality Virtual Expo

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The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and Onboard Hospitality will jointly host a ground-breaking, interactive online air transport industry trade show, IFSA Onboard Hospitality Virtual Expo, which will be co-located with FTE APEX Virtual Expo in December 2020.

This free-to-attend Virtual Expo has been designed to attract buyers of inflight passenger comfort and catering products and services, which will be showcased in the dedicated ‘Inflight’ exhibition hall. Meanwhile, the virtual conference programme will include a raft of content tailored to the Asia-Pacific, EMEA and Americas regions, covering the most pertinent topics including IFEC, World of Content, Interiors, Service & Catering, Comfort & Amenities, and Retail.

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Confirmed Speakers Include:

Anko van der Werff - CEO

Anko van der Werff

CEO

Avianca

Ed Bastian - CEO

Ed Bastian

CEO

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

Justin Erbacci - Chief Operating Officer

Justin Erbacci

CEO

Los Angeles World Airports

Dimitris Bountolos - Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Dimitris Bountolos

Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Ferrovial

Juha Jarvinen - CCO,

Juha Jarvinen

CCO,

Virgin Atlantic & President of the Board, APEX

Satyaki Raghunath - Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Satyaki Raghunath

Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Bengaluru International Airport

David Blackwell - Executive GM Technology & Innovation

David Blackwell

Executive GM Technology & Innovation

Adelaide Airport

Candice Iyog - Vice President – Marketing & Customer Experience

Candice Iyog

Vice President – Marketing & Customer Experience

Cebu Pacific Air

Esamatti Vuolle - Head of Digital Channels

Esamatti Vuolle

Head of Digital Channels

Finnair & oneworld digital board member

Diane J. Sabatino - Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, OFO

Diane J. Sabatino

Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, OFO

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Jerome Thil

Jerome Thil

Vice President Digital Innovation

Singapore Airlines Group

Sara Luchian

Sara Luchian

Director of Passenger Experience

Virgin Hyperloop

Chris Au Young

General Manager

Smart Airport, Hong Kong International Airport

Diane J. Sabatino - Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, OFO

Rohit Talwar

CEO

Fast Future Research

Tomohiro Nishihata

Managing Executive Officer

Japan Airlines

Abhi Chacko

Head of Enabling Technologies & Digital Innovation

Gatwick Airport

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

The opportunities to meet face to face this year have been sadly curtailed by COVID-19 but at the same time we have all become much more familiar and engaged with virtual ways to connect. We have been committed throughout the pandemic to keeping the conversations going, and partnering with IFSA for this ground-breaking, interactive global online industry trade show is a natural next step. The IFSA Onboard Hospitality Virtual Expo will replace the San Diego event and be fully supported by the next issue of our magazine to ensure maximum value for those who get involved.

Julie Baxter, Editor, Onboard Hospitality

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:

Biosecurity

Touchless & Socially Distanced Travel

Protecting & Empowering Workforce

Digital Transformation & Automation

Offsite & New Processing Practices

Cost Reduction & Operational Efficiency

Commercial, Retail & Ancillary Innovation

Reimagined Guest Experiences

High quality content: Watch our three recent webinars for an idea of what to expect from the conference:

FTE APEX Virtual Event – Post-COVID-19 Airports Webinar video

FTE APEX Virtual Event – Post-COVID-19 Airlines & Aircraft Webinar video

FTE APEX Ancillary Virtual
Webinar video

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FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO

Future Travel Experience (FTE) and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) will jointly host a ground-breaking, interactive online air transport industry trade show, FTE APEX Virtual Expo, to replace the in-person events that both organisations had planned to stage in the last quarter of 2020.

Date: - Dec 2020  

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