What is FTE EMEA?
A gathering of air transport’s digital and innovation leaders, creative designers and progressive minds who will inspire one another and reimagine travel together.
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Future Travel Experience EMEA returns to the “Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin, to become established as the region’s definitive end-to-end air transport innovation show with an atmosphere, energy and audience like no other.
This high-level two-day event is dedicated to new thinking and concepts, and combines an exhibition, extensive social activities, conference sessions, interactive workshops, pitch sessions and awards with turbo-charged networking.
The show will look at innovation holistically and explore the most exciting ways in which digital, design, unique partnerships and collaboration can break new ground in the areas of operations, customer experience, commercial, product, service, safety and sustainability.
Co-located once more with FTE Ancillary – the world’s definitive digital airline retailing show – this is where innovation elevating air transport is championed, and where the region’s most progressive industry minds will be found.
NEW FOR 2020
The definitive industry innovation prizes
The FTE Innovate Awards
At the epicentre of this show will be the region’s largest and most respected innovation competition. Industry stakeholders will pitch on a stage to their peers in an effort to impress our judges and audience, whose all-important votes will dictate who wins.
Whether you’re an airline, airport, established vendor, startup or an individual with a big idea, we want to hear from you. Who are the innovators in the region taking this industry to greater heights? You decide!
Winners will be announced at the grand Awards Ceremony/Closing Party on the evening of 4 June.Find out more
Meet our Awards judging panel
There will be a series of conferences featuring industry leaders, technology giants, disruptors, parallel industries, academia and startups from around the world, who will focus on innovation efforts around digital transformation, customer experience, commercial revenues, inflight innovation, operational efficiency, future airports and sustainability.
FTE EMEA Exhibition
The FTE EMEA exhibition provides a perfect platform to view under one roof the latest products and services that can help redefine the end-to-end passenger experience, optimise operational efficiency, and create new commercial propositions both on the ground and in-flight.Read more on the exhibiton
Exhibition of companies with new disruptive solutions - from established innovators to the most exciting startups
Extensive social programme – multiple networking activities outside of the RDS
Tomorrow’s innovators - every organisation sending three delegates will be entitled to one free pass for a young leader
It’s always a great experience at the Future Travel Experience conferences. It is a very nice opportunity to meet my colleagues and continue the networking. There are always very impressive presentations from the speakers and always very well moderated. So, it’s been very helpful to better understand current issues.
“The first thing I like is that it’s forward leaning. I’m a digital innovation manager so for me it’s not always about today; it’s also about tomorrow and what will happen next so this event has been impressive for me. FTE is the only one that does this in a good way.”
One of the areas that we are focusing on is the travel experience, so we are working with airports and airlines. One thing that is really good is that you have a lot of the aviation companies like airlines and airports. I also really like the 1-2-1 networking app.
“I was particularly interested in the Digital & Innovation conference and it was very interesting to see what other companies do in terms of innovation.”
“It is my first time at FTE and I have had a very good experience. It is definitely different than other conferences. The Co-creation session was a great way to bring together people that didn’t know each other and we saw that after an hour and a half of brainstorming we could come up with an idea of a product that people like.”
“What I really like about this event is that it is about reinventing the future together and you can really feel that everybody that has a role in creating this ecosystem is here, such as airlines, airports, and other companies. So, this really inspires me.”
“The conference sessions have contained a lot of good information. The topics covered have been very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the keynote presentation. We have used the One-to-One Meeting System, which has been very useful. The networking opportunities have been excellent.”
“It has been a very interesting event. The subjects discussed in the conference sessions have been very well targeted. From a networking perspective, we have met some good new contacts. The exhibition features some interesting companies.”
“The event has been very good in terms of meeting the right airline and airport executives. I am working on the PASSME project, and there have been lots of relevant people to meet here at FTE Europe. The networking opportunities have been excellent.”
“The conference sessions have been really interesting. It is a good size show for networking and exchanging ideas with people. We have certainly been meeting the right people here. We have been using the One-to-One Meeting System, which has been a very useful initiative. The party at the Guinness Storehouse was, of course, good for networking. The exhibition has also been very interesting.”
“For me, the event has been excellent. It is a very personal event and easy to connect with the right people. The conference topics have been very interesting, and there has been a very good level of interaction between the speakers and the audience.”
“I am very satisfied. I came last year as well, and this time it was even better. It has been interesting to have the innovation sessions. The networking has been excellent, and I have spoken with several vendors in the exhibition.”
So, for us the exhibition was really great. It has been basically a day and a half of non-stop client interaction with people at the right level about our solutions. We had a lot of good leads from it and it’s been a very positive experience for us.
“Epic. We’ve got 13 solid leads from big airlines. The networking tool is awesome. We do a lot of trade shows and I have to say the 1-2-1 networking tool has made a big difference.”
We’re very happy. It’s been one of the best shows for us so far as it’s been very focused. We had a lot of meetings set up before the show and I think we’ve had more than 20 airline meetings, and we’ve received very good feedback.
“It’s been a great show for us with lots of good meetings; the number of airlines here has been good for us. The app has been very efficient.”
“We have a booth here and it has been a very good event for us the past two days. We have met a lot of airlines which we are targeting because of our product. Through FTE shows, we managed to secure partnerships with Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines and we really launched the business in that sense. The conferences here were really good.”
“It’s very good to have everybody together, to see the corporates and startups together. It's been valuable to attend.”
“The show has been very good for us. It is a very personal event – the networking is fantastic, and people are very open to talk. It has been very busy for us, and we have had good time during the breaks to speak to visitors.”
Co-located with FTE Ancillary
Over the last three years, we have established Future Travel Experience Ancillary as the event where the industry gathers to discuss the best ways to generate new digital revenue opportunities at every step of the journey. In 2020 the event returns to Dublin where we first established the show so successfully. Inspired by the latest digital developments, airlines are now thinking way beyond just selling flights and they are exploring a variety of inventive ways in which they can become fully-fledged retailers. This event provides an unrivalled platform for the industry to come together to forge all-important new alliances. Visit FTE Ancillary Website