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The FTE Digital & Innovation Conference has been launched to help airlines, airports and their partners get to grips with the new and emerging technologies and trends that have the potential to redefine the industry. As stakeholders battle to understand how to take advantage of all of these new developments, this conference will provide much-needed guidance and exclusive insight from experts at the forefront of innovation. Premium Pass attendees will have the opportunity to join a series of deep-dive sessions, exploring in detail the technologies and trends that can help them improve customer experiences, differentiate their product and service offerings, and enhance efficiency across their businesses.


The Agenda

Tuesday 18th June


Speaker Invited

Tuesday 18th June 09:30 - 17:00

FTE Innovation & Startup Hub Live (members only)


The FTE Innovation & Startup Hub is the industry’s only network designed for the organisations and individuals who are at the forefront of innovation in the air transport sector. It has been developed to make it as easy as possible for corporate innovators and startups in the air transport sector to engage in meaningful discussions and lay the foundations for future collaboration. The members-only FTE Innovation & Startup Hub Live Day is the platform by which we will facilitate face-to-face engagement between our Corporate Partners and startup/scaleup members. Interested in joining? Find out more here.

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Speaker Invited

Tuesday 18th June 12:30 - 17:30

Istanbul Airport tours (led by İGA)

Headline Partners İGA will facilitate guided tours of the ground-breaking new airport for premium delegates. Istanbul Airport, which opened in October 2018, has been constructed over an area of 76.5 million square metres to the north of Istanbul, 35km from the city centre. The construction is being carried out in four phases and once complete, the new airport will host flights to more than 300 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million. 

Limited availability!

With places limited, don’t miss your opportunity to participate in one of our exclusive tours!

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Wednesday 19th June


08:45 - 08:45
Official EXPO opening


Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 09:15 - 10:30

“Ancillary” & “Digital & Innovation” Joint Keynote Session

Welcome Address


Ryan Ghee
Head of Strategy, Engagement and Content
Future Travel Experience

Keynote Address


Exclusive unveiling of “Air Transport 2035” – a unique FTE/Fast Future Crowdsourced Think Tank

Rohit Talwar is a global futurist who has captivated past FTE audiences with his cutting edge insights on the future of the sector.

In partnership with Fast Future, we have launched “Air Transport 2035” – a new Think Tank exploring the different possible scenarios and strategies that could emerge for the sector. 

In this, our latest and most ambitious Think Tank project yet, we will invite our entire ecosystem to contribute their thoughts on the key drivers of change and potential scenarios for the industry, and help shape a portfolio of Industry Blueprints. These will outline scenarios of what the air transport industry around the globe could look like in 2035, the winning strategies required by players of different scale in major markets, and how all stakeholders should prepare themselves to thrive within it. Ahead of FTE EMEA & FTE Ancillary 2019, we will survey the industry and our Advisory Board members on these issues, and use this input as the foundation for the keynote presentation from renowned futurist Rohit Talwar.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


How to become a digital powerhouse in today’s mobile-first world – lessons from an e-commerce giant

Paul Armstrong
Enterprise Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services
Ravi Bagal
Head of Worldwide Business Development, Consumers and Retail
Amazon Web Services

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 11:15 - 12:45

Visions and learnings from organisations that are pushing boundaries with their digitilisation efforts

First Working Session

Moderator


Simon Lamkin
Chief Executive Officer
LamTech Solutions & former CIO of Brussels Airlines

Presenters


The digital journey of Turkish Airlines

Seyda Tartar
Digital Innovation Manager
Turkish Airlines

How Avianca has turned a 100-year-old airline into a digital-first company

Santiago Aldana Sanín
CDO & CTO
Avianca

Schiphol set a course to be “the world’s leading digital airport”. Does it believe it has achieved it and what lessons has it learned along the way?

Rosanne van der Stam
Value Stream Owner for Customer Experience
Royal Schiphol Group

What advanced technologies is Evelop Airlines leveraging to power its business performance-focused digital transformation project, Titanium?

Álvaro Coromina
CIO
Evelop Airlines

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 13:00 - 14:00

FTE Startup Pitch Session

(in partnership with Propeller Shannon)

Propeller Shannon celebrates Ireland’s long history as aviation innovators to develop a unique Aviation and Travel Tech programme. Based at a dedicated innovation centre at Shannon Airport, Propeller Shannon will drive the growth of start-up aviation companies and participate in their success, with a goal of producing the next generation of companies of global significance.

See the startups chosen through their Cohort 2 deliver elevator pitches on their unique capabilities.

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 14:15 - 15:30

Visions and learnings from organisations that are pushing boundaries with their innovation efforts

Second Working Session

Moderator


Ryan Ghee
Head of Strategy, Engagement and Content
Future Travel Experience

Presenters 


Viva Air Labs is using data and rapid testing to drive Latin America’s first travel and innovation hub, with an LCC mindset, but can you achieve real innovation on a budget?

Clyde Hutchinson
Head of Innovation
Viva Air Labs

The Swedavia approach to instilling a culture of innovation throughout the entire 10 airports it operates

Karin Gylin
Head of Innovation
Swedavia

How innovation is shaping every corner of Vueling

Simone van Neerven
Head of Innovation
Vueling

Creating a cohesive innovation strategy across the Vantage airport network that is powered by an ecosystem of innovation partnerships

Nirali Shah
Director of Innovation, Partnerships
Vantage Airport Group

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 16:30 - 17:30

CEO Closing Keynote Session for all delegates

Moderator


Joe Leader
CEO
APEX & IFSA

FTE Europe just one month away – major airline to exclusively reveal new passenger-focused technology deployment!

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17:30 - 17:30
Conference Close


Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 17:30 - 18:00

FTE EMEA Innovation Awards & FTE Ancillary Awards Ceremony

The FTE Innovation Awards return for 2019 and will recognise one airline and one airport from across the EMEA region for their innovation and customer experience leadership. The 3rd Future Travel Experience Ancillary Awards will also take place in Istanbul and recognise the three most pioneering airlines in the world that have tapped into digital advancements to create new ancillary revenue streams across the passenger journey.

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 19th June 19:30 - 22:30

Gala Evening beside the Golden Horn

(Open to Premium Pass Holders Only)

“An evening beside the Golden Horn”

The Gala Evening hosted by Turkish Airlines, will be held at the Haliç Congress Center where delegates will enjoy the finest Turkish entertainment, dining and hospitality.

The Golden Horn, also known by its modern Turkish name Haliç, is the primary waterway between the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. The venue, is a statement of this modern mega-city’s regeneration, framing a spectacular waterfront of grand properties which are a symbol of Istanbul’s beauty and richness.

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Thursday 20th June


Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 09:00 - 09:30

Day 2 Keynote Session for all Premium Pass Holders

KEYNOTE ADDRESS


From Flying Planes to Flying People – Changing the way one of the world’s largest airline groups creates end-to-end future products, services and experiences for its more than 140 million guests

Guido Woska
Head of Passenger Experience Design (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian)
Lufthansa Group

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Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 09:30 - 09:30

The FTE Sprint Sessions Day

It has become apparent to us that despite the industry’s appetite to innovate with the latest technologies and approaches, airlines and airports still struggle to overcome many of the age old industry challenges. In our Sprint Sessions we will take these problems and try to collectively forge recommendations to drive industry progress. Thanks to our unique approach, we will hear a scene-setting presentation from a progressive thinker or first-mover with bold ideas, a series of opinions from a panel of industry innovators, and then suggestions from our audience. This will enable us to create a set of recommendations that we will share with the audience, and industry at large, after the conference.

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Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 09:30 - 10:30

Escaping the grip of legacy systems

Sprint Session

Sprint Captains


Clyde Hutchinson
Head of Innovation
Viva Air Labs
Thomas Hoff Andersson
Chief Operating Officer
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Ideas from a progressive thinker


Simon Lamkin
Chief Executive Officer
LamTech Solutions & former CIO of Brussels Airlines

Panellists


Nicholas Woods
Chief Technology Officer
MAG (Airports Group)
Álvaro Coromina
CIO
Evelop Airlines
M. Osama Sheikh
Project Manager – Technology & Innovation
Pakistan International Airlines
Marcus Motzkuhn
Manager Digital Distribution & Solutions
SunExpress

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Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 11:30 - 13:00

Improving on-time performance

Sprint Session

Sprint Captains


Clyde Hutchinson
Head of Innovation
Viva Air Labs
Thomas Hoff Andersson
Chief Operating Officer
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

First-mover case study


Akira Mitsumasu
VP - Global Marketing, Japan Airlines & Member of the APEX Board of Directors
Japan Airlines

Panellists


Neil Harvey
Head of Airline Performance
Gatwick Airport
Tony Chapman
Senior Director, Marketing, Product Management and Strategy
Collins Aerospace
İsmihan Baysal Anderson
IT and Automation Director
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

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Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 14:15 - 15:45

Overcoming baggage headaches

Sprint Session

Sprint Captains


Clyde Hutchinson
Head of Innovation
Viva Air Labs
Thomas Hoff Andersson
Chief Operating Officer
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

First-mover case study


Dr. Bjoern Becker
Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services
Lufthansa Group

Panellists


Murat Demirbilek
Vice President of Ground Operations
Pegasus Airlines
Urban Söderberg
Market Development Manager RFID Aviation
Avery Dennison
Jasper Quak
Global Business Development
BAGTAG

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15:00 - 15:00
Conference Close


Speaker Invited

Thursday 20th June 16:30 - 17:30

Istanbul Airport tours (led by Turkish Airlines)

Open to Premium Pass Holders Only

Turkish Airlines will lead guided tours of their new home, Istanbul Airport, which will change the experience of travelling with its advanced technologies and extraordinary capacity. Delegates will gain invaluable insights on the customer journey strategy, from self-service approaches through to the ground-breaking lounge.

With places limited, don’t miss your opportunity to participate in one of our exclusive tours!

Click here to register your interest, today!

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Vital Event Information

Future Travel Experience EMEA (previously FTE Europe) will be co-located with FTE Ancillary and The New Airport Show Istanbul in Istanbul, 19-20 June 2019. A mega-show to commemorate a mega-hub, and a new era of travel.

Event
Future Travel Experience EMEA 2019
Date
- June 2019
Location
Istanbul Congress Center ICC, Istanbul