7 - 9 June 2022, the Dublin RDS

Where air transport meets innovation

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800+ Visitors
FTE Innovate Awards
Multiple topics
social events
Gala Party Sponsor
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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 three-day event, focused on the art of scaling innovative ideas, 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.

We are delighted to bring the show back to its spiritual home in Dublin with FTE Ancillary, and we have big plans for 2022 which will see the show co-located with the all-new FTE World Airport Retailing Summit, and FTE Lounge Innovation Forum.

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.

Important information: As of 6 March 2022, All COVID-19 restrictions are removed for travelling to Ireland. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form, provide proof of vaccination/recovery, or a COVID-19 test, making attendance to FTE EMEA/Ancillary/World Airport Retailing Summit, easier than ever. In addition, face coverings are no longer legally required in Ireland.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Charlotte Svensson



Taco Spoor

Team Leader Baggage Handling

NACO & Co-Founder GreenBaggage

Steven Dickson

Managing Partner

Skylight Aviation

Preston Peterson

Director of Customer Experience Innovation

American Airlines

Alvaro de Ramon

Head of Customer Experience


Darin Juby

Director Baggage Services

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Ahmet Olmuştur

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer

Turkish Airlines

Daniel Coleman

Founder & CEO

Future Travel Experience

Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid



Dómhnal Slattery



Tony Fernandes

Chief Executive Officer

Capital A and co-founder of AirAsia

Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta


Vertical Aerospace

Jim Morrison

Head of Portfolio Management


Capt. Sergio Quito

eVTOL Project Leader


Masato Kunezaki

Director of Air Mobility Business Creation

Japan Airlines

Capt. Liong Tien Ling

Chief Safety Officer and eVTOL Project Leader


Andrew Macmillan

Director of Infrastructure

Vertical Aerospace

Dr. Stefan Breunig

Head of Strategy

Rolls-Royce Electrical

Brad Miller

Managing Director, UK & EMEA

Ferrovial Vertiports

Andrew Sage

Director Safety Transformation


Dennis Hamann

Chief Commercial Officer

Future Mobility Campus Ireland

Julie Garland



John Drysdale

Business Development Manager

Shannon IASC

Stefano Riverso

Discipline Leader Autonomous Systems

Collins Aerospace

Sveinn Akerlie



Simon Dempsey

Chief Commercial Officer


Keith Hunter

Chief Retail Officer

Urban-Air Port & Former SVP of Qatar Duty Free

Rohit Talwar


Fast Future

Ryan Ghee

Head of Strategy & Development

Future Travel Experience

Charu Jain

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Alaska Airlines

Christine Wang

Managing Director

Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Carlos del Río

Innovation Manager

Ferrovial Airports

Kevin O’Sullivan

Lead Engineer


Bryan Porter

Global Head of Sales

Accelya Group

Dina Ben Tal Ganancia

Incoming CEO

EL AL Israel Airlines

Robert Carey


Wizz Air

Marta Dimitrova

Editor & FTE Hub Community Manager

Future Travel Experience

Patrick Sgueglia

Product Manager - Regulatory Services & Biometrics


Jens Sanner

Program Director for Digital Services and Transformation


Pablo Lopez Loeches

Head of Technological Surveillance & Innovation Financing Department


Aarti Samani

SVP Product and Marketing


Jordie Knoppers

Customer Journey Manager Seamless Travel & Biometrics

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Dr. Benedikt Kloss

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company and member of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility (MCFM)

Carlo Tursi


Urban Blue

Christophe Lapierre

Head Of Strategy

Luxaviation Group

Dr. Ralf Gaffal

Managing Director

Munich Airport International

Clyde Hutchinson

General Partner

Team ABC (former Head of Viva Air Labs)

John Nilsson

Strategic Planning Manager Electric and Hydrogen Aircraft Infrastructure


Thomas Fowler

Director Of Sustainability and Finance


Nadia Kaddouri

Global Head of Sustainability


Mauro Oretti

Vice President, Marketing & Commercial


Ana Salazar

Head of Sustainability


Samuel Ingalls


Barich, Inc

Emanuele Calà

Vice President Innovation & Quality

Aeroporti di Roma

Kevin Kleist

Emerging Trends Advisor

Southwest Airlines

Bob Kwik

Global Head of Airports

Amazon Web Services

Alberto Taha

Head of Innovation


Kerem Kiziltunc

Chief Information Officer

Turkish Airlines

Bobby Healy

Founder & CEO

Manna Drone Delivery

Santina Farinella

App Partnership Lead EMEA


Tiina Tissari

Vice President, Customer Experience and Products


Chris Annetts

Chief Strategy Officer


Tom Mano

Vice President, Products & Services Planning

All Nippon Airways


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, baggage, identity, future airports and sustainability.

Find out more about the conferences

FTE EMEA Exhibition

The FTE EMEA exhibition provides a perfect platform to view under one roof the latest products, solutions and services that can help redefine the end-to-end passenger experience, optimise operational efficiency & sustainability efforts, and create new commercial propositions both on the ground and in-flight. The expo floor will also showcase our largest ever gathering of startups with disruptive concepts and technology.

Read more about the exhibition

Also Incorporating

Multiple co-located events, and meetings, to create a record attendance

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

Exhibitor / Sponsor Spotlights


AirFi is the global leader in portable IFE and inflight retailing technology for airlines. We offer a full suite of...


BAGTAG is here to revolutionise the way we travel with baggage forever. Their Electronic Bag Tags (EBT) give passengers, full,...


Datalex’s purpose is to transform airline retail. As a market leader in digital commerce for travel, Datalex is driving airlines’...

Fast Travel Global Ltd

eTag is developed by Fast Travel Global Ltd, a British company founded in 2015. Designed to replace paper tags and...


Founded in 2011 Flexiroam started with a mission to push the boundaries of communications. What began as a solution for...


FLYR Labs, the pioneer of The Revenue Operating System®, is focused on the relentless application of advanced and intuitive technologies...


Hepstar is a B2B API-based company that combines insurtech and traveltech. Hepstar provides travel companies with a single source for...


Ondato is a tech company that streamlines KYC and AML-related processes. Ondato provides technological solutions such as digital identity verification,...

Shabstec Limited

Shabstec provide products and service to the aviation market with specific focus on Baggage, Equipment and Passenger solutions. We focus...


At sherpa° we’re passionate about freedom of movement. Our mission is to help travellers move freely around the world and...


We simplify travel by taking care of border crossing administration. We deliver peace of mind to travellers, whilst creating revenues...


Simtex offers a unique B2B travel-tech solution, based on eSIM technology, which consolidates cellular providers in 190+ countries and provides...


Where does aviation meet innovation? Data. Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data! Teradata...


TripAdmit’s technology connects airlines to the world of Tours & Activities. Combining powerful booking software and AI technology for personalised...

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Exhibitor & Delegate Testimonials

“FTE is one of the best organised aviation shows available covering both airport and inflight. They create the perfect mix of content, social events and attendance, making our presence on the exhibition floor worthwhile every time we are there”

Job Heimerikx, CEO AirFi.aero and APEX board member

“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.”

Mats Berglind, Digital Innovation Manager, Swedavia

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.

Mikko Sjoblom, Business Development Executive, Digitalist

“I was particularly interested in the Digital & Innovation conference and it was very interesting to see what other companies do in terms of innovation.”

David Kasipovic, Innovation Department, Lufthansa

“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.”

Gilles Brentini, IT – Airport Innovation Manager, Geneva Airport

“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.”

Maïte Oonk, Head of People Strategy & Change, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

“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.”

William Racinne, Area Sales Manager, IER

“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.”

Marianne Thomson, Customer Experience Manager, easyJet

“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.”

Peter Biesslich, Air Transport Operations and Infrastructures, German Aerospace Center

“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.”

Lara Münch, Manager Traffic Development & Sales, Aviation Marketing, Hamburg Airport

“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.”

Ingvi Gudmundsson, Product Designer, Icelandair Digital Labs

“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.”

Naoya Shiratori, CS & Products Services, Products & Services Strategy, Assistant Manager, ANA All Nippon Airways

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.

Ilya Gutlin, Member of the Board, Elenium

“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.”

Al Tredinnick, Business Development Manager, 15Below

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.

Diego Cachero Rodriguez, CEO, 3D SeatMapVR

“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.”

Fitzhugh Patrick, Director, Business Development, Fusion & Mark Brown, VP Sales & Client Accounts, EMEA, Fusion

“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.”

Janne Kyllönen, Founder, QuietOn

“It’s very good to have everybody together, to see the corporates and startups together. It's been valuable to attend.”

Tarvo Topolev, CSO & Co-founder, RebelRoam

“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.”

Saba Rakhshandehroo, Design Research Lead, Samsonite

Co-located with FTE Ancillary & FTE World Airport Retailing

This show is where the world’s of digital, commercial & CX collide and when you join us in Dublin you will also get access to these other co-located events taking place simultaneously at the RDS

Visit FTE Ancillary website >> Visit FTE World Airport Retailing website >>

Future Travel Experience EMEA 2022

Future Travel Experience EMEA (previously FTE Europe).

Date: - June 2022

Location: RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

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