FTE Air MobilityX Summit

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Following the highly successful introduction of the FTE Air MobilityX Summit at FTE Global in Las Vegas last December, Dublin will play host to the inaugural FTE EMEA Air MobilityX Summit. Experts and guest speakers will help industry stakeholders plan for eVTOL, drone and electric aircraft operations.

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Tuesday 7th June 13:00 - 17:00


The members-only FTE Innovation & Startup Hub Live event will be hosted in the Trinity Business School at the world-famous Trinity College Dublin. Our Corporate Partners can expect high-level innovation keynotes, interactive panel discussions, co-creation roundtables, and quick-fire pitches from a selection of our most pioneering startup members addressing the themes of sustainability and automation.

To learn more or to join the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub, click here: https://www.fte-hub.com/ 

Tuesday 7th June 18:00 - 19:30

Welcome Drinks at BrewDog Outpost Dublin

After being kept apart for the last two years, we plan to take the renowned networking at FTE EMEA/Ancillary/World Airport Retailing Summit to the next level, which is why we are adding an additional social event to this year’s schedule at BrewDog – Dublin. Delivering a fresh take on the classic beer hall, with two bars hosting 32 taps of incredible craft beer and a mouth-watering menu, both beer enthusiasts and casual drinkers will find their favourites. We invite attendees to enjoy views of the River Liffey as well a roaring fire pit, shuffleboards, two outdoor areas, beer school area, and a microbrewery. Grab a cold drink, play some bar games, and connect with old and new friends indoors, or on the outdoor patio.

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Wednesday 8th June 09:30 - 10:30

Official Exhibition Opening, Networking & Coffee

Start your day by visiting the FTE EMEA/Ancillary/World Airport Retailing exhibition floor and enjoying a morning coffee (or tea!). Take this opportunity to chat with our incredible selection of suppliers showcasing their solutions, products and services to help solve your industry challenges and inspire strategic business decisions. 

Wednesday 8th June 10:30 - 11:00

Opening Keynote for all participants

Welcome Address
Daniel Coleman

Founder & CEO

Future Travel Experience

Opening Keynote:

How has startup airline Flyr future-proofed itself from the start, and how does its approach to technology, commercial, operations, employees and customer journeys make it different to other airlines?

Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid


Flyr Airline

Wednesday 8th June 11:00 - 12:00

Interactive Workshop: What are the right approaches to designing and developing vertiports, and successfully getting advanced air mobility (AAM) operations underway?

Alternative Session Choice

Led by:
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


An interactive discussion (without AV or slides) where participants can share views on what they see at the challenges for urban air mobility to successfully integrate with aviation, and the potential solutions and approaches that could help make this exciting new world a reality.

Located in the Shannon Freezone and directly servicing the entire West of Ireland through its partnership with the Shannon Airport, the Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) facilitates the test and validation of mobility innovations – on the road, sea, and land – so that everyone involved, ranging from researchers to multi-national corporations to start-ups and local communities/government entities can conceive, develop, trial, and deploy societally-transformative solutions.

In Fall 2021, FMCI worked with Skyports, Avtrain, Shannon Group, and Federal Express to trial freight delivery services using autonomous, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations. This represented just the beginning of a planned roadmap of increasingly-complex operations at FMCI. Ultimately, additional R&D activities and investment in Ireland’s Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) industry provide a pathway to achieving complete commercial operations that deliver efficient and sustainable transport of goods and people for the future.

Wednesday 8th June 12:20 - 13:15

Startup Pitches & BIWG Inspiration Pitch Session schedule

Wednesday 8th June 13:30 - 15:00

Leveraging technology to create unique and inspiring customer experiences – inspiration from industry leaders & disruptors in parallel sectors

Alternative Session Choice

Simon Dempsey


Plan3 and FTE’s ‘Mayor for Startups’

Format: The panel members will each share a range of dynamic approaches from their panel seats on how they are leveraging technology to deliver next-level customer experiences, before engaging in a discussion on how modern consumer expectations are evolving and what approaches are needed to respond to current trends.

Part 1

What can air transport learn from disruptors in parallel sectors?  

Santina Farinella

App Partnership Lead EMEA


Patrick Monaghan

Chief Product Officer


Hannah Bennett

Industry Lead, Global Business Solutions


Part 2

Who within the industry is pushing the envelope with technology-driven CX efforts that we can learn from?

Tiina Tissari

Vice President, Customer Experience and Products


Chris Annetts

Chief Strategy Officer


Tom Mano

Vice President, Products & Services Planning

All Nippon Airways

Wednesday 8th June 14:00 - 20:00

The Avolon-e Advanced Air Mobility Symposium & Networking Reception: Making eVTOL a Reality

Limited capacity, priority will be given to Advanced Air Mobility market participants – once registered your application will be considered

FTE Exclusive – Join the team at Avolon HQ just round the corner from the RDS Dublin and get a front row seat to see the progress the Advanced Air Mobility industry is making in commercialising zero-emissions eVTOL, in all parts of the world. Join airlines, Avolon executives and other industry stakeholders as they share how they are shaping this exciting business. The discussion will close with a networking reception with the thought leaders and first movers of the AAM sector.

Avolon-e Keynote
Dómhnal Slattery



VIP Keynote
Tony Fernandes

Chief Executive Officer

Capital A and co-founder of AirAsia

Vertical Aerospace Keynote
Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta


Vertical Aerospace

Airlines, Best Placed to Pioneer eVTOL Operations
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


The Creation of an eVTOL Ecosystem is Underway
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


Regulators, Crucial to Enable eVTOL

Limited capacity, priority will be given to Advanced Air Mobility market participants – once registered your application will be considered

15:00 - 15:45

Coffee and networking in the exhibition hall 

Thursday 9th June 2022

Thursday 9th June 09:00 - 09:30

Opening Keynote – Option 1

Urban Air Port develops vertiports for future air mobility and recently outlined a commercial model with a dedicated e-commerce platform for its passengers in partnerships with six major retail & F&B brands to diversify income streams and unlock the market for more sites worldwide. How paramount will commercial endeavours be to the viability of eVTOL operators in the future, and what can air transport stakeholders learn from these approaches being fostered by the next generation of mobility providers?

Keith Hunter

Chief Retail Officer

Urban-Air Port & Former SVP of Qatar Duty Free

Thursday 9th June 09:30 - 10:30

Innovation to solve the sustainability crisis for our sector

FTE believes now is the time to evolve sustainability discussions beyond next-generation aircraft, offset programmes and biofuel initiatives, and to look at how every aspect of the industry and innovative new approaches can play an invaluable role in reducing the carbon footprint around the world.

Format: Interactive panel sharing ideas after a scene-setting presentation from the moderator.  

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


10:30 - 11:30

Coffee and networking in the exhibition hall

Thursday 9th June 11:30 - 13:00

Creating a winning eVTOL customer experience to provide a real alternative to the mobility choices of today

Alternative Session Choice

Following the highly successful introduction of the FTE Air MobilityX Summit at FTE Global in Vegas last December, Dublin will play home to the inaugural FTE EMEA Air MobilityX Summit. Experts and guest speakers will help industry stakeholders understand the latest developments in this fast-moving area and how they should adapt their strategies to take advantage of this major change in transportation, which is sure to have big repercussions for the end-to-end travel experience in the future.


Following a scene-setting moderator’s presentation and keynotes, a panel of industry innovators will discuss their efforts, visions & learnings relating to what they will do following the establishment of eVTOL operations to deliver a seamless customer journey, and great experience, that will ultimately lead them to winning the customer, and establishing a new mobility platform of choice.

Dr. Benedikt Kloss

Associate Partner

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

Keynote 1:

Aircraft leasing giant Avolon has placed the largest ever eVTOL aircraft order with Vertical Aerospace for up to 500 electric aircraft and is working with GOL, Virgin Atlantic, Japan Airlines & AirAsia on establishing ride sharing platforms in their home markets. What have Avolon and Vertical Aerospace learned so far from their efforts in the eVTOL realm, and how do they think a winning customer proposition should be forged?

Dómhnal Slattery



Keynote 2

A new company UrbanV has been set up by Aeroporti di Roma, SAVE-Venice Airport, Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur and Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna with the aim to accelerate the development of urban air mobility infrastructures internationally, so what is the right approach to setting up vertiports at airports and connecting them seamlessly with other forms of mobility?

Carlo Tursi



Additional Panellists:
Christophe Lapierre

Head Of Strategy

Luxaviation Group

Dr. Ralf Gaffal

Managing Director

Munich Airport International

Brad Miller

Managing Director, UK & EMEA

Ferrovial Vertiports

Questions to be debated:
  • How will the future eVTOL consumer journey look like?
  • How to win the consumer? What will be main consumers demands in the future eVTOL journey? What are the make-or-break points in the future eVTOL consumer journey?
  • How to provide a competitive offering to other mobility modes (e.g., taxi, e-hailing)?
  • How to seamlessly integrate eVTOL into the full mobility picture? How to provide intermodal mobility, i.e., close the first- and last-mile gap?
  • How to optimize the vertiport journey? How will this be different from today’s airport journeys?
  • How to monetize along the full consumer journey?
13:00 - 14:15

Lunch and networking in the exhibition hall

Thursday 9th June 13:15 - 13:45

Innovation Pitch Sessions

Thursday 9th June 14:15 - 15:45

Digital Identity & Travel Advancements

Andrew Price

Managing Director


How are Lufthansa and Fraport collaborating to facilitate biometrics across all the key touchpoints in the passenger journey?

Patrick Sgueglia

, Product Development, Airport Experience, Biometrics, Regulatory


Jens Sanner

Program Director for Digital Services and Transformation


Aena has done 3 biometric pilots with the latest covering the entire passenger journey from home to the plane – app for enrolment, Self Bag Drop, security control and boarding gate. What have been the learnings from these pilots and how will will they now deploy biometrics across the Aena airport network?

Pablo Lopez Loeches

Head of Technological Surveillance & Innovation Financing Department


What were the results, and lessons learned, when Eurostar together with iProov, ran a first-of-a-kind 6 month trial using face biometric technology to provide a walk-through passenger corridor, enabling access to high-speed rail services?

Aarti Samani

SVP Product and Marketing


KLM is one of the first movers to explore biometrics through the passenger journey, but where is the airline looking next with its digital identity efforts?

Jordie Knoppers
Jordie Knoppers

Future Customer Journey Manager

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee and networking in the exhibition hall 

Thursday 9th June 16:15 - 17:15

Closing Keynote Session – Leaders Panel (Open to all participants)

Dina Ben Tal Ganancia


EL AL Israel Airlines

Robert Carey


Wizz Air

Thursday 9th June 20:00 - 23:00

FTE EMEA/Ancillary/World Airport Retail Closing Party at the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar

Following an incredible two days of learning, networking and inspiration, FTE EMEA/Ancillary/World Airport Retailing builds towards an exciting, fun-filled crescendo through our unique closing social event. The night will showcase world-famous Irish hospitality, music, drink and craic, and will undoubtedly live long in the memory, and help forge new relationships and business prospects, for all. Taking place at the new Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse, firstly you will explore the story of Guinness across the seven floors of this iconic building, before taking in the 360-degree views of Dublin city from Gravity Bar – the best rooftop bar in Ireland.

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