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Future Travel Experience Europe 2018 Europe’s leading airline/airport technology show 6-8 June 2018 RDS, Dublin, Ireland

FTE Europe 2018 has now closed its doors and we would like to thank all exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, partners and participants for their support helping to make this a truly fantastic event. We look forward to sharing just some of the success stories from the event with you in due course, as well as announcing further details on FTE Europe 2019.

Future Travel Experience Europe 2018

FTE Europe 2018 is the continent’s only end-to-end passenger experience event, with a dedicated focus on how technology and innovative approaches can power customer experience and business performance improvements. It provides a unique platform for air transport and travel industry stakeholders to collaborate closely to prepare for the digital opportunities and trends that will shape tomorrow’s travel experience both on the ground and in-flight. FTE Europe 2018, the fifth standalone FTE show in Europe, will deliver a memorable learning and networking experience to an expected attendance of 500+ air transport and travel industry leaders from across Europe and beyond.

Attendees will enjoy a unique event programme consisting of inspirational keynotes; the Digital & Innovation Conference; the Future Airports & Baggage Summit; the Connectivity & IFE Business Case Summit; a major exhibition of progressive suppliers and startups; co-creation forums; a one-to-one meeting platform; the Networking Party and Awards Ceremony; specially organised tours; and a plethora of industry meetings, which will take place around the show. Delegates will also have access to the ground-breaking and hugely popular FTE Ancillary event.

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Why be part of FTE Europe 2018?

Read what recent delegates and exhibitors have said about the show:

“It has been very interesting to hear the contrasting ideas in the conference sessions. There has been a real opening up, good dialogue, and interesting conversations. From a networking perspective, the event is very good. The exhibition has also been interesting, with a good range of companies. Dublin is an excellent choice of location, and the venue is very nice.”

Sveinn Akerlie, CIO, Head of WOW labs, WOW air

“The baggage innovation sessions in particular have been very interesting. The networking is great, and the structure of the event is very nice.”

Tony Chapman, Senior Director, Product Management and Strategic Programmes, Global Airports, Rockwell Collins

“I am very satisfied. I came last year as well, and this time it was even better. It has been interesting to have the baggage innovation sessions. The networking has been excellent, and I have spoken with several vendors in the exhibition.”

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

“The conference sessions have contained a lot of good information. The topics covered have been very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the keynote presentation from Michael O’Leary. We have used the One-to-One Meeting System, which has been very useful. The networking opportunities have been excellent and the party at the Guinness Storehouse was very enjoyable.”

William Racinne, Area Sales Manager, IER

“It has been a very interesting event. It is always interesting to hear from Michael O’Leary, of course. 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 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

“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 Infrastructure, 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

“The speakers have been really good. I have particularly enjoyed the keynote presentations – Michael O’Leary, as always, was very interesting and thought-provoking. It has also been interesting to learn more about the concept of handling baggage outside the terminal. We’re currently developing our strategy for the 2018-21 period, and we’re here at FTE Europe to find the trends we need to watch. There are lots of opportunities for networking in the breaks between conference sessions, and we have met some interesting companies in the exhibition.”

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport

“Great show!”

Robert Boyle, Director of Strategy, International Airlines Group (IAG)

“The way the event is structured means that you get to hear, from across the industry, not only that which has happened recently and what is happening now, but also what the future holds for our business.”

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport

“What has really impressed me is that discussions have been so future-oriented – just, wow – and they have really made me think about what will happen in the years to come. I really like the format – the conversations that have taken place across the different sectors of the industry have really impressed me.”

Kerstin Meraner, Passenger Experience Design, Lufthansa

“There are so many dynamic, interesting things taking place in both conferences that it’s tough to choose which to go to. Both feature creative ideas on how to improve the experience of every passenger.”

Abdulrahman Bukhari, Manager Strategic Projects Planning, SAUDIA

“Both the conference and exhibition have been fantastic. To see the latest technology out there and how that informs the physical environment, and also to get to see all of the processes, has been fantastic.”

Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate, Gensler

Why Dublin?

As well as being home to forward-thinking air transport industry organisations like Ryanair, Aer Lingus and daa, Dublin is an incubator for startups and Europe’s hotbed of innovation. In addition, the RDS is Ireland’s leading event venue and is located right in the heart of Dublin city.

Vital Event Information

Future Travel Experience Europe 2018 is Europe’s only end-to-end airline/airport technology event, bringing together airlines, airports, OEMs, suppliers and various other air transport and travel industry leaders.

Future Travel Experience Europe 2018
- June 2018
RDS, Dublin, Ireland

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