FTE APEX Virtual Expo 8-9 December 2020

Confirmed Speakers

Bradley D. Tilden

Bradley D. Tilden

President and CEO

Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group

Joe Leader

Joe Leader

CEO

APEX & IFSA

Ed Bastian

Ed Bastian

Chief Executive Officer

Delta Air Lines

Raffie Beroukhim

Raffie Beroukhim

Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer

NEC Corporation of America

Justin Erbacci

Justin Erbacci

CEO

Los Angeles World Airports

Mark Cousin

Mark Cousin

CEO

Acubed by Airbus

Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman

Founder & CEO

Future Travel Experience

Christina Cassotis

Christina Cassotis

CEO

Pittsburgh International Airport

Javed Malik

Javed Malik

Group Chief Operations Officer

AirAsia

Robert Carey

Robert Carey

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

easyJet

Juha Jarvinen

Juha Jarvinen

CCO,

Virgin Atlantic & President Emeritus, APEX

Brian Cobb

Brian Cobb

Chief Innovation Officer

Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport

Satyaki Raghunath

Satyaki Raghunath

Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Bengaluru International Airport

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

CEO

Fast Future

Shashank Nigam

Shashank Nigam

Founder & CEO

SimpliFlying

Christian Grou

Christian Grou

Partner

Neutral Digital

Jeff Knittel

Jeff Knittel

Chairman and CEO

Airbus Americas

Christine Ourmieres-Widener

Christine Ourmieres-Widener

Ex - CEO

flybe

Volkmar Weckesser

Volkmar Weckesser

PhD, CIO

Centogene

Ersin Inankul

Ersin Inankul

Chief Digital and Commercial Officer

İGA İstanbul Airport

Ege Akpinar

Ege Akpinar

CEO

Pointr

Norman Haughton

Norman Haughton

Director, IFEC Product & Analytics

Air Canada

Laura Ross

Laura Ross

Senior Program Manager, Digital Solutions

Boeing

Joanna Bailey

Joanna Bailey

Editor

SimpliFlying

Niels Steenstrup

Niels Steenstrup

SVP Inflight Business & Americas Market Capture

Inmarsat Aviation

Phil Silver

Phil Silver

Transportation Leader

Amazon Web Services

Sarah Klatt-Walsh

Sarah Klatt-Walsh

Independent Consultant

 

Henry Gummer

Henry Gummer

SVP Global Content

Spafax

Niall McBain

Niall McBain

CEO

Spafax

Wander Meijer

Wander Meijer

Director AP

Globescan

April Waterston

April Waterston

Journalist

Onboard Hospitality Magazine

Kai-Chin Shih

Kai-Chin Shih

Head of Interiors Research

CAPA – Centre for Aviation

Andy Beer

Andy Beer

VP Technical Engineering

Spafax, and member of the APEX Technical Committee

Michael Stattman

Michael Stattman

CEO

castLabs

David Pook

David Pook

VP Marketing & Sales Support

Burrana

James Alger

James Alger

COO

Qloo Inc

André Valera

André Valera

Director of Business Development

Touch Inflight Solutions

Andy Mason

Andy Mason

EVP Global Avionics

Kontron

Per Norén

Per Norén

President

Global Eagle

Robert Sapitowicz

Robert Sapitowicz

Director of Marketing

Collins Aerospace

Jeanine Aarts-Draijer

Jeanine Aarts-Draijer

Senior Process Developer

Royal Schiphol Group

Rami El Samra

Rami El Samra

Snr Manager Service Development and Business Solutions

Emirates

Osama Nawayseh

Osama Nawayseh

Senior Account Manager Middle East

Vision-Box

Tran Dieu Ly

Tran Dieu Ly

Research & Market Intelligence Analyst

Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Derrick Cunningham

Derrick Cunningham

IFEC Program Manager

Alaska Airlines

Jonas von Kruechten

Jonas von Kruechten

Head of Strategy and Business Development

AERQ

Simon Talling-Smith

Simon Talling-Smith

Senior Adviser

The Commons Project Foundation

Julie Rath

Julie Rath

VP, Customer Experience & Reservations

American Airlines

Paul Dupont

Paul Dupont

VP Sales

Pointr

Nael Samha

Nael Samha

Director, Passenger Systems & Biometrics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Brian St. Rock

Brian St. Rock

Director, Advanced Technology & Laboratories

Collins Aerospace

Katja Siberg

Katja Siberg

SVP Marketing, Corporate Communications & Customer Experience

Finavia

Ulrike Enneking

Ulrike Enneking

VP Quality

LSG Group

Jeffrey Goh

Jeffrey Goh

CEO

Star Alliance

Aaron Beeson

Aaron Beeson

Director of Innovation

ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA

Aaron Heslehurst

Aaron Heslehurst

News Anchor & Presenter

BBC World News

Laura Leonardis

Laura Leonardis

Product Manager

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT

Tom Sanderson

Tom Sanderson

787 Customer Leader

Boeing

Annemarie Graham

Annemarie Graham

Partner Director, Airlines & Travel

Worldpay

Andy Rosen

Andy Rosen

Media Consultant

Sequence Key

Bill Carleton

Bill Carleton

Sr. Program Manager, Aviation

NEC Corporation of America

Jae Grant Maloney

Jae Grant Maloney

Future Technology Advisor

Air France KLM

Sandra Pineau-Boddison

Sandra Pineau-Boddison

Partner

The Hayward Partnership

Arnd Kikker

Arnd Kikker

Managing Director

AERQ

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Business Development Manager

APEX Media

Kuan Chin

Kuan Chin

Senior Product Manager

Global Eagle

Yonah Levensen

Yonah Levensen

Manager of Media Strategy and Taxonomy Governance,

WarnerMedia, and chair of the LMT Committee sponsored by MESA and SMPTE

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

Peter Sevcik

Peter Sevcik

President

NetForecast

Rebecca Wetzel

Rebecca Wetzel

Director of Marketing

NetForecast

Mary Rogozinski

Mary Rogozinski

Industry Consultant

 

Stephan Schulte

Stephan Schulte

Senior Manager Fleet Procurement, Commercial Fleet Management

Lufthansa

Michael Childers

Michael Childers

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

Lufthansa Systems

Alexandre de Juniac

Alexandre de Juniac

Director General and CEO

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Director General

ACI World

Richard Hill

Richard Hill

Business Development & Partnerships Director

MAGO (a division of Manchester Airports Group)

Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown

Retail Director

Heathrow

Marjan Rijs

Marjan Rijs

Process Owner Passenger

Royal Schiphol Group

Annette van Loenen

Annette van Loenen

Senior Officer Crisis & Continuity Management

Royal Schiphol Group

Amber Simonsen

Amber Simonsen

Director, Guest Product Delivery

Alaska Airlines

Jon Farrar

Jon Farrar

Global VOD Director

BBC Studios

Stephen Kingsley

Stephen Kingsley

EVP - Strategic Development

Flying Food Group & Vice President International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

CEO

Air France KLM

Graham Webb

Graham Webb

Project Manager

ICM Airport Technics

Paul Colley

Paul Colley

SVP Technology

Spafax

Adam Simmonson

Adam Simmonson

Head of Compliance

dnata catering, United Kingdom

Vanessa Lindstrom

Vanessa Lindstrom

Director – Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance

United Airlines & Board Member, International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

Greg Forbes

Greg Forbes

Managing Director Airport Experience

Delta Air Lines

Isabelle Moeller

Isabelle Moeller

Chief Executive

Biometrics Institute

Claudia Sender

Claudia Sender

CEO Emeritus

LATAM Airlines

Zhao Dong

Zhao Dong

Chairman

Xiamen Airlines

Joanna Geraghty

Joanna Geraghty

President & COO

JetBlue

Ralph Wagner

Ralph Wagner

CEO

AXINOM

Jan-Peter Gaense

Jan-Peter Gaense

Head of LHG & Passenger Experience Solutions

Lufthansa Systems

Sang Soo Lee

Sang Soo Lee

Managing Director

AERQ

Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy

Chief Innovation Officer

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Shai Weiss

Shai Weiss

CEO

Virgin Atlantic

Victoria Moores

Victoria Moores

European Editor/Bureau Chief

Air Transport World

Jungy Han

Jungy Han

Manager, Smart Airport Team

Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC)

Jost Lammers

Jost Lammers

CEO and Chairman of the Management Board

Munich Airport

Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi

Presenter

BBC Global Questions and HardTalk

Alex Wilcox

Alex Wilcox

Co-Founder & CEO

JetSuite and JSX

Sara Luchian

Sara Luchian

Director of Passenger Experience

Virgin Hyperloop One

Ben Griffin

Ben Griffin

Vice President – Mobility

OneWeb

Jag Sandhu

Jag Sandhu

Product Owner, In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC)

WestJet

Paul Harper

Paul Harper

Director

Harper & Co

Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest

Vice President, Airports & Unmanned Aerial Systems

Collins Aerospace

Mike Byrom

Mike Byrom

Vice President, Airport Services

Spirit Airlines

Joe Bentley

Joe Bentley

Chief Technology Officer

Panasonic Avionics

Frederik van Essen

Frederik van Essen

Vice President Aero

Intelsat

Antoine Rostworowski

Antoine Rostworowski

Deputy Director General, Programmes and Services

ACI World

Dr Stathis Kefallonitis

Dr Stathis Kefallonitis

Founder & President

branding.aero

Jayne Wear

Jayne Wear

Head of Omnichannel

Auckland Airport

Markus Knauer

Markus Knauer

Head of Digital Innovation

Heinemann

Hon Lung Chu

Hon Lung Chu

Head of Singapore and BD Southeast Asia

Volocopter

Tomohiro Nishihata

Tomohiro Nishihata

Managing Executive Officer

Japan Airlines

David Blackwell

David Blackwell

Executive GM Technology & Innovation

Adelaide Airport

Candice Iyog

Candice Iyog

Vice President – Marketing & Customer Experience

Cebu Pacific Air

Esamatti Vuolle

Esamatti Vuolle

Head of Digital Channels

Finnair & oneworld digital board member

Diane J. Sabatino

Diane J. Sabatino

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fabio Gamba

Fabio Gamba

Director General

Airline Caterers Association

Jeff Lennon

Jeff Lennon

Head of Strategic Sales & Global Partnerships

Vision-Box

Aaron Hornlimann

Aaron Hornlimann

CEO and Co-founder

Elenium Automation

Flurin Hänseler

Flurin Hänseler

VP Analytics & People Flow

Xovis

Shawn Xuewu Wang

Shawn Xuewu Wang

Member of Data Science 50 of China

CBN

Philip Balaam

Philip Balaam

President

Inmarsat Aviation

Lynette DuJohn

Lynette DuJohn

VP Innovation & Chief Technology Officer

Vancouver Airport Authority

Kris Ranganath

Kris Ranganath

CTO, Advanced Recognition Systems and Digital Platform

NEC Corporation of America

Bill Wyatt

Bill Wyatt

Executive Director of Airports

Salt Lake City Corporation

Mohamad Al Agha

Mohamad Al Agha

Head of Business Solutions, Digital Transformation

Abu Dhabi Airports

Simone van Neerven

Simone van Neerven

Founder, reBel.la & former Head of Innovation

Vueling

Andres Castaneda

Andres Castaneda

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Experience Officer

Aeromexico

Aldric Chau

Aldric Chau

Head of Retail, eCommerce and Travel Partnerships

Cathay Pacific Airways

Clyde Hutchinson

Clyde Hutchinson

Partner

Journey Partners

Julie Baxter

Julie Baxter

Editor

Onboard Hospitality

Jerome Thil

Jerome Thil

VP Digital Innovation

Singapore Airlines

Jason Lim

Jason Lim

Identity Management Capability Manager

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Amy Burr

Amy Burr

Managing Director, Operations & Partnerships

JetBlue Technology Ventures

Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson

Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson

Senior Partner

Foster + Partners

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Director, Airport Innovation

Port of Seattle

Ted Christie

Ted Christie

President & CEO

Spirit Airlines

Mikael Grönlund

Mikael Grönlund

Independent IFEC advisor

(former IFEC Program Manager at Scandinavian Airlines)

Tara Bamburg

Tara Bamburg

Manager, Inflight WiFi and Entertainment

Southwest Airlines

Babar Rahman

Babar Rahman

Head of Global Sponsorships, CSR & IFEC

Qatar Airways

Marta Dimitrova

Marta Dimitrova

Editor & FTE Hub Community Manager

Future Travel Experience

Serdar Gürbüz

Serdar Gürbüz

SVP, Digital Innovation & Analytics Solutions

Turkish Airlines

Chris Au Young

Chris Au Young

General Manager of Smart Airport

Airport Authority Hong Kong

Linda-Patrice Celestino

Linda-Patrice Celestino

Vice President Guest Experience and Delivery

Etihad Airways

Maryann Simson

Maryann Simson

Director

APEX Media

Sujata Suri

Sujata Suri

VP Strategy and Customer Experience

Hamad International Airport

Vivian Lo

Vivian Lo

GM Customer Experience and Design

Cathay Pacific Airways

Pierre Charbonneau

Pierre Charbonneau

Director, Passenger Experience and Facilitation

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Brian Richardson

Brian Richardson

Director, Strategic Partnerships

ViaSat

Salah Makkouk

Salah Makkouk

Transformation Lead for Innovation & Partnership

The Emirates Group

Rick Belliotti

Rick Belliotti

Director of Innovation and Small Business Development

San Diego International Airport

Abhi Chacko

Abhi Chacko

Head of Innovation & Commercial IT Services

Gatwick Airport

Christian Draeger

Christian Draeger

VP Customer Experience

Star Alliance

Samuel Ingalls

Samuel Ingalls

Principal

Barich, Inc

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services

Lufthansa

Ryan Ghee

Ryan Ghee

Head of Strategy & Development

Future Travel Experience

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

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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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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