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Event Name: FTE GLOBAL 2023

Event took place on: 19-21 September 2023

Event took place at: Long Beach Convention Center, California

Hosted by: Hosted by LAWA

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Exhibitors that took part in 2023


Abomis
ADB SAFEGATE
AeroCloud Systems
Airline Choice
Airside
Airware
AirHelp
Aurrigo
Just Walk Out technology by Amazon
Analogic
AWS
Baggage Solutions
BagID
BagsID
BAGTAG
Barich, Inc
Beumer Group
Blueberry Technology
BLUPURA USA Inc
Boingo Wireless
Breeze
Brock Solutions
CAVU
Chargerback
CIBT
Cobot Lift
Cohesive Group
Collins Aerospace
Copenhagen Optimization
Current Components
CUSTOM
CVS Pharmacy
Daifuku Airport Technologies
Damarel Systems International
Deeping source
dormakaba
DutyFreak GmbH
ease.aero
EASIER
eezeetags
Embross
EMMA
eSIM Go
Ethos Farm
Frauhofer IML
FTE Innovation & Startup Hub
FTE BIWG
Hallmark Aviation Services
Hill International
HRS
Gunnebo
ICM Hub
IDEMIA
IDR&D
IEG
imageHOLDERS
Ink Innovation
Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Kore.ai
Lufthansa
Lufthansa Systems
Luggage Logistics
May Mobility
Magnetic Ticket & Label
Magnetic AutoControl
Meta
Mott Macdonald
MVPaws
NEC
NetTracer
Paravision
Paragon ID & RFID Discovery
Pawtrip
Perkins & Will
Plan3
Pointr
Populous
PS
Publicis Sapient
Regula
Ricardo Beverly Hills
Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc
SAIC
Shabstec Limited
SEIKODO Corp.
Sittig Technologies Inc.
SITA
Smartroam
Softtek
Swyft
Synaptic Aviation
Synect Media
T-Mobile
TAV Operation Services
Thales
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
TravelWifi
Tech4th Solutions
UCPlaces
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Upstream Works
Vaask
Veridos
Veovo
VidTronix
Vriba
Vision-Box
Wise Technical
WHILL
Zartico
ZestIOT
Zebra Technologies

Speakers that took part in 2023


Akbar Al Baker

Akbar Al Baker

Group CEO

Qatar Airways & Hamad International Airport

Brian J. Glaser

Brian J. Glaser

Ph.D, VP & Chief Talent and Learning Officer, Member of Board of Advisors, LIFT Airline & original start up team member of JetBlue

Google

Jeff Shaw

Jeff Shaw

EVP Brand Partnerships & Business Strategy

Live Nation Entertainment

Dina Ben Tal Ganancia

Dina Ben Tal Ganancia

CEO

EL AL Israel Airlines

Justin Erbacci

Justin Erbacci

CEO

Los Angeles World Airports

Anko van der Werff

Anko van der Werff

President & CEO

SAS

Chris Annetts

Chris Annetts

Chief Strategy Officer

Heathrow

Diane J. Sabatino

Diane J. Sabatino

Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Ted Christie

Ted Christie

President & CEO

Spirit Airlines

Lutz	Weisser

Lutz Weisser

Managing Director

Munich Airport International

Zhao Dong

Zhao Dong

Chairman

Xiamen Airlines

Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson

Founder and CEO

Air Cahana

Nina Sproedt

Nina Sproedt

Vice President Product Development

Lufthansa Group

Alex Wilcox

Alex Wilcox

CEO & Co-founder

JSX & Board Member, LATAM Airlines

Maurice Jenkins

Maurice Jenkins

Chief Innovation Officer

Miami International Airport

John Thomas

John Thomas

CEO

Connect Airlines

Steven Thody

Steven Thody

COO

JFK Millenium Partners

Anton Vidgen

Anton Vidgen

Vice President, Guest Experience

Riyadh Air

Suhail Kadri

Suhail Kadri

Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation

Hamad International Airport

Lennert l'Amie

Lennert l'Amie

CIO

Schiphol Group

Austin Gould

Austin Gould

Assistant Administrator of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (RCA)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Julio Toro

Julio Toro

CIO

Copa Airlines

Mike Youngs

Mike Youngs

VP of Information Technology

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Matt Breed

Matt Breed

CIO

Port of Seattle

Kristen Berndt

Kristen Berndt

Senior Manager, Baggage Strategy & Innovation

United Airlines

Nikhil Ravishankar

Nikhil Ravishankar

Chief Digital Officer

Air New Zealand

Eduardo Valencia

Eduardo Valencia

CIO

Metropolitan Airports Commission

Nathan VanRheenen

Nathan VanRheenen

Executive Director, Intelligent Solutions (AI/ML & Analytics)

Boeing

Tarik Galijasevic

Tarik Galijasevic

Managing Director (Corporate Venture Capital Group)

Allstate Strategic Ventures

James Dorris

James Dorris

Co-Founder and CEO

Odys Aviation

Michelle Buckley

Michelle Buckley

Managing Director, Customer Engagement

Southwest Airlines

Cole Wolfson

Cole Wolfson

Director, xBridge

Pittsburgh International Airport

Robbie Stephens

Robbie Stephens

Fleets Strategy Lead

Uber

Amber Simonsen

Amber Simonsen

Director, Airport Lobby Transformation

Alaska Airlines

Christian Draeger

Christian Draeger

VP Customer Experience

Star Alliance

Tara Mulrooney

Tara Mulrooney

VP Technology & Innovation

Edmonton International Airport

Harvey Tate

Harvey Tate

Human API – Digital Transformation

International Airlines Group (IAG)

Carlos R. Estrada

Carlos R. Estrada

Director of Commercial Homeport Operations

Carnival Cruise Line

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

CEO

Fast Future

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

CMO

Sun Country Airlines

Bert van der Stege

Bert van der Stege

CEO

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Amy Benson

Amy Benson

VP of Marketing

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Christian George Kessler

Christian George Kessler

Organizational Alignment and Strategic Innovation

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Robin Riedel

Robin Riedel

Partner

McKinsey & Company

Aura Moore

Aura Moore

CIO

Los Angeles World Airports

Dr. Joe Leader

Dr. Joe Leader

CEO

APEX/IFSA

Mr Akbar Al Baker

Mr Akbar Al Baker

Group CEO

Group CEO, Qatar Airways Group, Hamad International Airport and Chairman of Qatar Tourism

Capt Ibrahim Koshy

Capt Ibrahim Koshy

CEO

Saudia Airlines

Catherine Tobaisinsky

Catherine Tobaisinsky

Chief Growth Officer

Dar Group

Stephen Snyder

Stephen Snyder

Managing Director, Operations & Partnerships

JetBlue Ventures

Amit Rikhy

Amit Rikhy

President and CEO

CAG Holdings (A Carlyle Backed Company)

Rob Mitchell

Rob Mitchell

Director, Head of Business Development - Airports, Events & Travel

Uber

Anne Marie Pellerin

Anne Marie Pellerin

Founder and Managing Partner

LAM LHA

Ian Law

Ian Law

Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Los Angeles World Airports

Matt Gilkeson

Matt Gilkeson

Director, Innovation Task Force

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Lisa Sullivan

Lisa Sullivan

Executive Vice President- Travel and Transport

IDEMIA

Tim Lorenzen

Tim Lorenzen

Senior Manager, Security Innovation

American Airlines

Bob Kwik

Bob Kwik

Worldwide Head of Airports

AWS

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

Senior Vice President - Digital Identity

Mastercard

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Dr. Bjoern Becker

Head of Future Intercontinental Experience Program

Lufthansa

Bastian Schütz

Bastian Schütz

Product & Business Development

Meta Reality Labs

Joshua Hirschheimer

Joshua Hirschheimer

Practice Lead - Aerospace, Transportation and Logistics

Porsche Consulting

Dennis van Kleef

Dennis van Kleef

Programme Lead Baggage

Royal Schiphol Group

Manuel van Lijf

Manuel van Lijf

nterim Director – Innovation – Venture Building

nlmtd

Chris Runde

Chris Runde

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Introba

Paige Stanton Wilson

Paige Stanton Wilson

COO

Acubed by Airbus

Paul Puopolo

Paul Puopolo

Executive Vice President of Innovation

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Melissa Conley

Melissa Conley

Executive Director of Capability Management and Innovation

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Richard Vandy

Richard Vandy

VP - Systems Integration and Partnerships

BagsID

Javed Malik

Javed Malik

Chair of the Advisory Board

Ink Innovation

Devin Liddell

Devin Liddell

Principal Futurist

Teague

Kevin Kleist

Kevin Kleist

Senior Emerging Trends Advisor

Southwest Airlines

Samuel Ingalls

Samuel Ingalls

Principal

Barich, Inc

Michael Youngs

Michael Youngs

Vice President Information Technology

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Walt Shaw

Walt Shaw

Senior Director of Product

Boingo Wireless

Maarten Van Aerde

Maarten Van Aerde

General Manager

Citymesh

Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman

Founder & CEO

Future Travel Experience

Dan	Liebermann

Dan Liebermann

Managing Director, Management Consulting

Publicis Sapient

Charu Jain

Charu Jain

Senior Vice President Merchandising & Innovation

Alaska Airlines

Sveinn Akerlie

Sveinn Akerlie

CEO

Plan3 & former CIO of WOW air

Maninder Bahia

Maninder Bahia

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Frontier Airlines

Ted Hutchins

Ted Hutchins

Chief Information Officer

Norse Atlantic Airways

Jaron Millner

Jaron Millner

Director, Head of Carrier oneworld Digitalisation

Oneworld Management Company

Darin Juby

Darin Juby

Head of Baggage Transformation

Future Travel Experience

Shaown Nandi

Shaown Nandi

Solutions Architect & Customer Solutions Leader

Amazon Web Services (AWS) & former CIO of Dow Jones and Head of Shared Technology Services for News Corp

Hervé Muller

Hervé Muller

Head of Airport Sales

EASIER

Patrick Sgueglia

Patrick Sgueglia

, Product Development, Airport Experience, Biometrics, Regulatory

Lufthansa

Nael Samha

Nael Samha

Executive Director, Targeting, Vetting and Biometrics Systems

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Arturo Garcia-Alonso

Arturo Garcia-Alonso

Chief Strategy Officer

Avports

Dr. Jan-Henrik Andersson

Dr. Jan-Henrik Andersson

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) & Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Munich Airport

Gus Naughton

Gus Naughton

Senior Software Engineer, Emerging Technologies

Alaska Airlines

Jean Carlon

Jean Carlon

Product Manager of Airport Guest Technology

Alaska Airlines

Jasper Quak

Jasper Quak

Managing Director

BAGTAG

Yvonne Bilshausen

Yvonne Bilshausen

Vice President of Aviation, U.S. West & Canada

Hill International

Philip Autekie

Philip Autekie

Masterplanning and Design Manager

Brussels Airport Company

Terri Mestas

Terri Mestas

Chief Development Officer

Los Angeles World Airports

Forth Bagley

Forth Bagley

Principal

Kohn Pedersen Fox

Yahav Ran

Yahav Ran

CEO

Synect

Steve Sisneros

Steve Sisneros

VP Airport Affairs

Southwest Airlines

Idar Sørgjerd

Idar Sørgjerd

Department Manager, BHS, Tech & Op. Excellence

Avinor

Jason Odey

Jason Odey

Director, Global Baggage Excellence

Air Canada

Byron Smith

Byron Smith

Chief Technology Officer

NetTracer

Jan Vidar Nalbant

Jan Vidar Nalbant

CCO

BagID

Mike Byrom

Mike Byrom

Vice President, Airports & Crew Services

Spirit Airlines

Devon Heyns

Devon Heyns

Director - Customer Innovation & Solutions

United Airlines

Jens Sanner

Jens Sanner

Program Director for Digital Services and Transformation

Fraport

Bill Carleton

Bill Carleton

Director, Advanced Recognition Systems

NEC Corporation of America

Forest Beattie

Forest Beattie

Solution Engineer Senior Manager

SITA

Haider Arif Hayat

Haider Arif Hayat

Head of Enterprise Information Architecture, Analytics & AI

Hamad International Airport

Rakan Khaled

Rakan Khaled

General Manager, Airport Solutions

Collins Aerospace

Geoffrey Ax

Geoffrey Ax

Ax, Principal / Aviation Market Leader

Populous

Greg Forbes

Greg Forbes

Managing Director Airport Experience

Delta Air Lines

Christina Cassotis

Christina Cassotis

CEO

Pittsburgh International Airport

Ryan Ghee

Ryan Ghee

Chief Operating Officer

Future Travel Experience

Tino Klaehne

Tino Klaehne

Director Strategic Innovation & Intelligence

Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Naashom Marx

Naashom Marx

Director of Strategic Innovation - Advanced Mobility

CVG Airport

Chris Hartman

Chris Hartman

Director Business Development Digital Experience

Airport Dimensions 

Holly Miles

Holly Miles

Editor

International Airport Review

Derwin Cady

Derwin Cady

Manager, Airport Technology and Product Development

Air Canada

James Snowdon

James Snowdon

IT Director, Infrastructure Airport Applications

Vancouver Airport Authority

Jean-Francois Lennon

Jean-Francois Lennon

Vice President Strategic Sales & Global Partnerships

Vision-Box

Annet Steenbergen

Annet Steenbergen

Advisor

EU Digital Wallet Consortium (EWC)

Ray Viggiano

Ray Viggiano

Assistant Manager of Customer Service Delivery

Port Authority of NY & NJ

James Williamson

James Williamson

CEO

Veovo

Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis

Manager of CX Analytics Team

Southwest Airlines

Nelson Camacho

Nelson Camacho

CEO North America

Swissport

Elizabeth Paul

Elizabeth Paul

Manager, Aviation Technology and Innovation

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)

Ed Baklor

Ed Baklor

Partner, Consumer Practice, Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

True

Nancy Knipp

Nancy Knipp

President of the Americas

Airport Dimensions 

Oren Cohen Butansky

Oren Cohen Butansky

EVP & Chief Customer Experience Officer

EL AL Israel Airlines

Rupen Singh Philloura

Rupen Singh Philloura

Director of Terminal Operations, Customer Service & AOCC

Miami International Airport

Tomasz Pawliszyn

Tomasz Pawliszyn

CEO

AirHelp

Yvo van der Tol

Yvo van der Tol

CCO

HRS Crew & Passenger Solutions

Martijn Steur

Martijn Steur

Managing Director

Kinetic Consultancy

Dave Jones

Dave Jones

Deputy Executive Director - Commercial Development

Los Angeles World Airports

Sarah Gipple

Sarah Gipple

Head of Partnerships

CAVU

Dadi Runarsson

Dadi Runarsson

Chief Commercial & Airport Development Officer

Isavia

Velissarios Eleftheriou

Velissarios Eleftheriou

Expert

Munich Airport International

Suzanne Bremski

Suzanne Bremski

Head of Digital & Customer Experience

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Güçlü Batkin

Güçlü Batkin

CEO

TAV Operation Services

Airport operators and Airlines registered for FTE Global 2023:


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Why attend FTE Global?

Don’t just take our word for it – read what FTE Global attendees have said about the show…

“My experience at FTE Global 2022 has been fabulous. It has been an excellent networking experience. We have connected with all levels of airports. People are very open to new and innovative ideas, so we are thrilled to be here. The number and quality of visitors to our booth has exceeded my expectations. I have sat in on many of the conference sessions – I thought the range of topics and content discussed was very well thought out, and the quality of the speakers was excellent.”

Pati Flannery, Strategic Partnerships, North America, Ariadne Maps

“It has been wonderful here at FTE Global 2022. We are a start-up with a very new technology and have found the response overwhelming, because the quality of attendees is exactly what we are looking for. We have made great contacts. This is probably the most unique way of us meeting a lot of people in a short period of time. The ability to meet people at a high level here, who are able to make purchasing decisions, is unrivalled. It is a great way of spending some of our marketing budget and getting a great return. We will definitely be back next year.”

Finbarr Ring, Sales Director, Airware Solutions

“It has been excellent. It is my first time attending FTE Global. We are really pleased with the conference sessions, the networking, and the exhibition floor. It was very good because I had airlines, vendors and consultancy groups visiting the booth, so I am very pleased. I made a lot of good contacts. The conference sessions I attended were very interesting. I definitely will come back to FTE Global – it has been very good for us.”

Diego Ferrer, Senior Advisor, Falco Systems

“FTE Global 2022 has been a very good experience. The quality of the attendees and conversations taking place are at a different level altogether. There is no sense of competition – the common theme in all of the conversations is how to collaborate, collectively share experiences, and transform the passenger experience. I see a lot of people being open and helping each other. This is a great networking opportunity in terms of making new connections and having meaningful conversations.”

Amit Sukhija, Founder & CEO, ZestIOT Technologies Pvt. Ltd

“The experience at FTE Global has been great. We have had quite a bit of traffic through our booth, which is good. The conference sessions have been quite lively, with lots of discussions. We like those discussions – weare not just listening, we are participating, which has been great. There has been more time for networking this year, which has been good. The number of visitors to our booth this year is a little bit higher than it was in past years. We have been attending FTE Global since the beginning, so we will be back again.”

Mark Stokes, Business Unit Manager, Brock Solutions

“I am a first-time attendee at FTE Global. Having the opportunity to walk the floor, meet all of the other exhibitors, and discuss how we can collaborate in the future has been really something that I enjoyed thoroughly. There has been a steady stream of visitors to our booth. The set-up is really good, being able to have everybody go through the exhibition in order to get to the conference rooms means there has been a very good flow and consistency to the exhibition. The overall networking opportunities are plentiful. There are lots of coffee breaks and opportunities for us to engage with other attendees. I have had phenomenal conversations after some of the breakout sessions. I will definitely attend FTE events in the future.”

Ron Glickman, VP North America, Snowfall

“This is my first time attending FTE Global. There are all sorts of technologies – we have the airlines, we have companies that are providing solutions for the airports, so this really is a great opportunity for us to learn about what is going on in the industry. We have had excellent discussions with people coming to our booth. We have had way more visitors than we were expecting. The networking at FTE Global has been excellent. I think this event is fantastic for the industry as a whole. I clearly see the value in attending – you learn in two days what would take you six months otherwise, because there is so much knowledge in this room right now.”

Vishram Dalvi, Principal, Tech Business Development, Just Walk Out Technology By Amazon

“This is my second year at FTE Global and the experience has been spectacular. The decision-makers have visited the booth to have conversations and it has just been a really good show. We have been busy for the entire two days. I think the important thing here is that the decision-makers attending the event are very high quality. One of the important things about the event is the networking opportunities – we have had good sessions during the evenings and also the coffee breaks, so the booth traffic has been fantastic. I have had the chance to attend a couple of the conference sessions – they are very well-positioned for what we are doing today, but even more importantly they are exploring what the future is bringing. We will definitely be back next year – the quality of attendees and prospects that we have is fantastic.”

Jim Nation, Senior Account Manager, NEC

“It has been an incredible experience here at FTE Global. Last year was my first time attending and it keeps getting better every year. The amount of contacts we have made, the networking opportunities, and the chance to interact with the industry is a valuable experience – the right people are all here at FTE Global. The conference content is incredible, as it was last year. The social events at FTE Global are wonderful. The quality of visitors to our booth has absolutely met my expectations. 1,000%, we will absolutely be looking to return in 2023 – hopefully bigger and better.”

Jessie Hillenbrand, Senior Director, Federal Marketing, IDEMIA

“I always enjoy coming to FTE Global. The number of visitors to our booth has been good. All of the key airlines, including American, Delta, Frontier and United plus others, have all come by, which is good. You do meet a lot of C-level executives at FTE Global and those are the people who need to get the products agreed within the organisation. One of the good things about this show is there is always a lot of interest from attendees on the technology – they actually all want to understand how it all works and how it all fits together, so it is a good event to show off technology.”

Mike Sanderson, Director, ICM Airport Technics, Amadeus IT Group

“My overall experience here at FTE Global has been fantastic. I think this is really the premier event for the year. It has been the most exciting, the most well-attended, and it has been all levels of management. I have sat in on several of the conference sessions, which have been wonderful, especially the panel discussions. I would love to come back to this event in the future – next year and every year.”

Cathy Rich, Head of Airport Operations, Americas, Collins Aerospace

“Overall, the experience being here at the show was very good. We are very satisfied with the results. The number and quality of people visiting our stand was good – they were the right people in terms of their responsibility roles and their airports. The networking opportunities and social events, especially during the coffee and lunch breaks, gave a lot of opportunity to get in touch with other exhibitors, visitors and participants in the conference. It has been the first time for us attending FTE Global and we are looking forward to attending again next year.”

Christian Tischler, CFO, Sittig Technologies

“ We have been at FTE for at least the past three or four years. I like events like this because you can catch up with people and chat to airports and airlines. For instance, I managed to talk to some interesting entities such as Frankfurt Airport, Delta Air Lines and Atlanta Airport, so this was very important to me.”

Peter van der Lende, Business Development, The Americas & Europe, ICM

“ We have had a fantastic show this year. It has been tremendous, especially in getting new customers interested in our solutions.”

Robert Sikam, Portfolio Director, bagchain

“ The show has been great for us. We met with a lot of existing customers, but also a lot of new customers. We have made some really exciting contacts and we are really happy with how the show is going. I think FTE is one of the few shows that really brings a lot of airports from the US but also globally in one place.”

Marc Rauch, Managing Director, Xovis USA

“ The participants who are here at the show are here to learn and that is what makes the show special. There is a lot of engagement. The meeting booking system was great and it worked really well for us and everybody showed up to the meetings.”

Kasper Hounsgaard, Managing Partner, Copenhagen Optimization

“ There have been so many people visiting our booth. It has been fantastic in the exhibition. This is one of the best shows, if not the best, that we attend. We are meeting all the right people from airports and airlines. It’s an awesome place to connect.”

Daniel Vandevenne, Account Manager, Brock Solutions

“ This is the show for the aviation market. Most of the key solution providers are here. The networking opportunities are fantastic – we’ve definitely been meeting the right people here.”

E. DJ Lee, PhD, Director Global RFID Channel, Avery Dennison

“ We have had many people visiting our stand. There has been big interest in our (aircraft) seats and what we can do for the passenger experience. We have certainly met the right people at our stand. It is our first time here, and the show has exceeded our expectations.”

Andrea Giordano, R&D Manager, Optimares

“ From an expo side of things, we’ve made some great connections, including new connections. It’s been a really good opportunity for us to see how things in the industry are going, how it is developing.”

Greg Jones, Managing Director, Worldwide Hospitality & Travel, Microsoft

“ The networking has been very good. There is a good quality of people here. It is my first time attending FTE Global and 80% of visitors to our stand have been interesting to us.”

Manuel Aragones, CEO, Travel Compositor

“ FTE Global has been great. We’ve had lots of people coming by the stand. We’re really interested in meeting airports, and the event has been very good for that. The show has met our expectations and we would come again.”

Michael Moore, Director, Client Services, Aislelabs

“ The show is amazing. We’ve been very busy, with lots of interest in our RFID solution. We’ve been meeting the people we were hoping to meet. There are very big opportunities here at the show and it’s nice to network with potential customers within the industry.”

Borry Vrieling, Founder and Managing Director, eezeetags

“ It has been busy – once again a great show. The event grows every year. FTE Global is a staple for us.”

Brad Iverson, Vice President – Sales, Embross

“ I’m getting to meet people I don’t normally meet at other trade shows. The quality of meetings we’ve had has been fantastic. The conference sessions I’ve been in have also been excellent.”

Thomas B. Duffy, Managing Director, Gate Solutions, ADB Safegate

“ We have certainly met the right people here. The quality of contacts we have met has been brilliant…it has been perfect for us really. ”

Robin Springer, Product Manager, Global Product Management, Information Management Services, Collins Aerospace

“ It’s the first time I’ve participated and the event has been excellent. There has been non-stop customer interaction and we have identified some very good leads. The event is even more interactive than I expected, and the networking and social aspects have been great.”

Paul Nihill, Senior Account Manager Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC

“ We have got 8 to 10 solid leads. The people stopping by our stand are the right kind of people. I’ve been doing trade shows for 25 years and I can see that there’s a good mix of vendors here. The leads are for good potential customers. ”

Keith Holt, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce

“ It has been a great event. There has been good traffic in the exhibition, and we have made several good contacts. The networking opportunities are excellent.”

Jeana Schneck, Key Account Manager Commercial Displays HE B2B Division, LG Electronics USA

“The great thing for our team at FTE Global has been to try to understand what other people are doing and get great new ideas. I think United is doing more to innovate in more areas than any other airline in the world,but there’s still plenty of good ideas and innovation that’s happening outside and the opportunity to come to a place like FTE Global and learn what others are doing really helps get that creative engine firing and get more ideas. Our team wants to come back and share all the areas in which we are leading that sometimes people don’t know about – giving them the opportunity to come and show the pride that they have in that leadership role will be exciting.”

Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

“I always love coming to FTE Global – I have been coming for many years. It has always been the highlight of the year. It is really great to be in one place where everyone is thinking about how we can do things differently, think outside of the box, and work with all the different partners who are trying to help us to innovate. We are so excited and honoured to host FTE Global next year. We will throw a good party and provide Los Angeles-specific experiences, as well as making participants’ journey there pleasant and safe. We can’t wait till you’re all there.”

Justin Erbacci, CEO, Neom Airports

“My experience at FTE Global was great. I have talked to a lot of smart people and had a great time. The social events and networkingopportunities have been fantastic. I have had the opportunity to sit in on the conference sessions. The topics were really good – they are unique, but they are relevant to all travellers, especially digital identity which is on the cutting-edge of technology. The exhibition has a really good range of companies – you can come and see all travel has. Based on my experience this year, I will be back for sure, so I am looking forward to it.”

Yemi Oshinnaiye, CIO, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

“My experience this year at FTE Global has been fantastic. It is my third consecutive time attending the event. The networking opportunities and social events have been terrific. The conference sessions have been fantastic as well. There are always interesting companies here in the exhibition hall – this year was certainly another success in that sense for me. I will absolutely be back at FTE Global again.”

Charles Duncan, President, Norse Atlantic Airways

“As always, the networking opportunities have been fantastic. It has been really great to network with a lot of like-minded people. One of the things I love about FTE events is that we get people of a senior level from airlines, airports and vendors, so it has been great. It has been a really interesting exhibition – it is great to see a mix of well-established companies as well as start-ups, and also good to see a number of new launches. The conference sessions have been really interesting. I have been attending FTE Global for a number of years and am looking forward to going to LA next year.”

Chris Annetts, Chief Strategy Officer, Heathrow Airport

“I have been attending FTE Global for over a decade and it is just incredibly refreshing to be not only in a learning environment, but a relaxed environment where we are able to engage in very healthy, forward-looking conversations and really try to push the boundaries. FTE Global is not the usual mundane conference, so I am super-proud of what you are doing. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the number and quality of visitors to our booth. Of course, I will be back at FTE Global. It just never ceases to amaze me how much bigger and better the event becomes, and really that is the beauty of bringing airports, airlines and vendors together, along with regulators, so in an environment like that you can really never go wrong.”

Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

“My experience at FTE Global has been fantastic. It is a great showcase of all the latest technology. It is very exciting – I am sort of overwhelmed by how much technology there is here, you can’t consume it all. Congratulations on such a fabulous show.”

John Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Airlines

“This is my first time attending FTE Global and I have really enjoyed it. What I really like is it’s a great mix of not only our vendor partners, but also airlines and a good representation of international airports as well. It’s good to share information and network. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to get away and be strategic for a couple of days.”

Mike Youngs, VP of Information Technology, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

“It is my first time attending FTE Global. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to tell the DFW digital twin story for the first time out in a public setting. It’s great to see what other airports are doing around this space – it’s going to take a village to transform this industry. It is this type of environment at FTE Global that allows us to exchange what worked, what didn’t work, and the new innovation and ideas that are coming together. We’re all going to leave this event better equipped for what we need to do for the mission.”

Shaun Klann, Head of Strategic Growth, Willow

“LAX is obviously a great airport, so it is great to have the co-located FTE Global and APEX EXPO in Los Angeles this year. We are actually thinking about doing something special together with LAX and FTE for the show, so you can be surprised and looking forward to this.”

Dr. Bjoern Becker, Head of Program Future Intercont Experience, Lufthansa

“ I have attended a number of FTE events over recent years, some as a delegate and others as a speaker. FTE Global in particular, always attracts a diverse mix of experts and professionals from across the world of aviation. What stands out against other conferences is the inclusion of hospitality, technologists and futurists who help delegates learn from other sectors, which enables a broader knowledge and understanding of what else we can do to promote the aviation sector. Networking opportunities and social events are always of the highest standard and allows old and new friends to come together in a relaxed and fun way.”

David Wilson, Managing Partner, daa International

“ I felt that at Future Travel Experience the past week the conference has been excellent to not only be able to have though-provoking aviation discussions, but also to collaborate and connect to other airports and leaders in aviation.”

Naashom Marx, Senior Manager Innovation, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

“ The networking opportunities are always fantastic at FTE Global. There has been a high level of interaction and engagement between delegates.”

Rick Belliotti, Deputy Chief Officer - IT (CTO), Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

“ FTE Global is a wonderful event. I have met representatives from many different modes of travel, and heard what people need to think about in the next decades. In terms of networking, the right players are here to have conversations with.”

Zachary Matthews, Senior Regional Manager, Business Development and Operations, US and Canada, Uber

“ I have particularly liked that the event helps from a strategic standpoint. FTE Global really allows for a holistic strategic mind-set. The conference sessions have been very relevant in terms of customer experience.”

Michael Morford, Airport Concessions Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

“ It’s great that we’re hearing about disruption. Blurring the lines between industries is very important, and this event does that very effectively.”

Rachel Walker, DDirector/MD Innovation & Solutions for Customer Contact Centers, United Airlines

“ I have been very happy with the conference sessions, which have been projecting us into the future. It’s my first time here at FTE Global and it has exceeded my expectations. I have met lots of different contacts – the event is very good for networking.”

Aymeric Dussart, Vice President, Technology and innovation, ADM Aéroports de Montréal

“ The panel sessions have been excellent, with good interaction with the audience. It’s a very forward-thinking event and people here are not afraid to talk about the future.”

Joshua Krall, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Boom Supersonic

“ I’d heard a lot about FTE Global from industry colleagues and it has certainly met my expectations. The conference sessions have been very interesting, and it has been my pleasure to take part.”

Christoph Rufenacht, VP Airport Development and Asset Optimization, Vancouver Airport Authority

“ FTE Global was definitely a great opportunity for us to network and to learn from all the players that are changing the airline industry and the travel industry. During three days we were exposed to lots of insights and we were exposed to a broader way of approaching our business.”

Alessandro Fusaro, MBA | Product Management & omni-channel Customer Experience, SkyTeam

“ The event has been very insightful. I’ve been to a lot of conferences, and the knowledge gained at FTE Global is unique and innovative. It’s very good that the event is all about collaboration. I will take some nice concepts home with me.”

Maria Rosario C. Jocson, Assistant Vice President, Centre for Customer Management, Marketing Department, Philippine Airlines

“ As always, I come away inspired, with lot of ideas and new perspectives to try to push my organisation even further.”

Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Chief Commercial & Airport Development Officer, Keflavik (KEF) International Airport

“ I really enjoyed the event and seeing lots of interesting airlines and technologies. Highlights for me were the NASA and TSA talks and the collaboration work between the partners. There are differences we have, but it is very interesting to make it all come together.”

Lilian Narumi, Passenger Services Manager, Singapore Airlines

“ I’ve been asked by a number of people how FTE compares to other events on the aviation circuit. My response is that it’s very much a case of quality over quantity, with a more focused selection of relevant speakers and discussion topics, rather than the broad brush approach used by others. It’s this focus on quality speakers, innovation and informative topics that makes FTE the success that it is.”

Martin Bowman, Aviation Technology Director, Deloitte

“ The sharing amongst partners airlines and operators is what makes this show unique. Everybody gives a lot of insights on the issues and challenges of the industry and it is good to hear that there are similarities in the issues we are all facing.”

Alphonsus Chan, Manager, Corporate IT & Technology, Changi Airport

“ The show has been tremendous so far. I managed to see some incredible presentations from a lot of great people from inside the industry. We were able to meet with a lot of vendors with whom we have talked to before, but it is great to meet them here in person, which makes it a lot more efficient for us to make decisions on how we drive the guest experience for passengers. For me, this event is really forward looking – it’s not just about what people have accomplished, but about what they were trying to accomplish. So, I think that’s very valuable, as we are trying to move the industry forward.”

Bobby Schroeter, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Spirit Airlines

“ Compared to some of the other industry events which are a lot broader, FTE really focuses on innovation, so that makes it different. It is always about new ideas and new technologies that could be applied in real life problems, so that’s what makes it unique.”

Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation, Hamad International Airport

“The great thing for our team at FTE Global has been to try to understand what other people are doing and get great new ideas. I think United is doing more to innovate in more areas than any other airline in the world,but there’s still plenty of good ideas and innovation that’s happening outside and the opportunity to come to a place like FTE Global and learn what others are doing really helps get that creative engine firing and get more ideas. Our team wants to come back and share all the areas in which we are leading that sometimes people don’t know about – giving them the opportunity to come and show the pride that they have in that leadership role will be exciting.”

Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

“I always love coming to FTE Global – I have been coming for many years. It has always been the highlight of the year. It is really great to be in one place where everyone is thinking about how we can do things differently, think outside of the box, and work with all the different partners who are trying to help us to innovate. We are so excited and honoured to host FTE Global next year. We will throw a good party and provide Los Angeles-specific experiences, as well as making participants’ journey there pleasant and safe. We can’t wait till you’re all there.”

Justin Erbacci, CEO, Neom Airports

“My experience at FTE Global was great. I have talked to a lot of smart people and had a great time. The social events and networkingopportunities have been fantastic. I have had the opportunity to sit in on the conference sessions. The topics were really good – they are unique, but they are relevant to all travellers, especially digital identity which is on the cutting-edge of technology. The exhibition has a really good range of companies – you can come and see all travel has. Based on my experience this year, I will be back for sure, so I am looking forward to it.”

Yemi Oshinnaiye, CIO, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

“My experience this year at FTE Global has been fantastic. It is my third consecutive time attending the event. The networking opportunities and social events have been terrific. The conference sessions have been fantastic as well. There are always interesting companies here in the exhibition hall – this year was certainly another success in that sense for me. I will absolutely be back at FTE Global again.”

Charles Duncan, President, Norse Atlantic Airways

“As always, the networking opportunities have been fantastic. It has been really great to network with a lot of like-minded people. One of the things I love about FTE events is that we get people of a senior level from airlines, airports and vendors, so it has been great. It has been a really interesting exhibition – it is great to see a mix of well-established companies as well as start-ups, and also good to see a number of new launches. The conference sessions have been really interesting. I have been attending FTE Global for a number of years and am looking forward to going to LA next year.”

Chris Annetts, Chief Strategy Officer, Heathrow Airport

“I have been attending FTE Global for over a decade and it is just incredibly refreshing to be not only in a learning environment, but a relaxed environment where we are able to engage in very healthy, forward-looking conversations and really try to push the boundaries. FTE Global is not the usual mundane conference, so I am super-proud of what you are doing. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the number and quality of visitors to our booth. Of course, I will be back at FTE Global. It just never ceases to amaze me how much bigger and better the event becomes, and really that is the beauty of bringing airports, airlines and vendors together, along with regulators, so in an environment like that you can really never go wrong.”

Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

“My experience at FTE Global has been fantastic. It is a great showcase of all the latest technology. It is very exciting – I am sort of overwhelmed by how much technology there is here, you can’t consume it all. Congratulations on such a fabulous show.”

John Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Airlines

“This is my first time attending FTE Global and I have really enjoyed it. What I really like is it’s a great mix of not only our vendor partners, but also airlines and a good representation of international airports as well. It’s good to share information and network. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to get away and be strategic for a couple of days.”

Mike Youngs, VP of Information Technology, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

“It is my first time attending FTE Global. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to tell the DFW digital twin story for the first time out in a public setting. It’s great to see what other airports are doing around this space – it’s going to take a village to transform this industry. It is this type of environment at FTE Global that allows us to exchange what worked, what didn’t work, and the new innovation and ideas that are coming together. We’re all going to leave this event better equipped for what we need to do for the mission.”

Shaun Klann, Head of Strategic Growth, Willow

“LAX is obviously a great airport, so it is great to have the co-located FTE Global and APEX EXPO in Los Angeles this year. We are actually thinking about doing something special together with LAX and FTE for the show, so you can be surprised and looking forward to this.”

Dr. Bjoern Becker, Head of Program Future Intercont Experience, Lufthansa

“ I have attended a number of FTE events over recent years, some as a delegate and others as a speaker. FTE Global in particular, always attracts a diverse mix of experts and professionals from across the world of aviation. What stands out against other conferences is the inclusion of hospitality, technologists and futurists who help delegates learn from other sectors, which enables a broader knowledge and understanding of what else we can do to promote the aviation sector. Networking opportunities and social events are always of the highest standard and allows old and new friends to come together in a relaxed and fun way.”

David Wilson, Managing Partner, daa International

“ I felt that at Future Travel Experience the past week the conference has been excellent to not only be able to have though-provoking aviation discussions, but also to collaborate and connect to other airports and leaders in aviation.”

Naashom Marx, Senior Manager Innovation, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

“ The networking opportunities are always fantastic at FTE Global. There has been a high level of interaction and engagement between delegates.”

Rick Belliotti, Deputy Chief Officer - IT (CTO), Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

“ FTE Global is a wonderful event. I have met representatives from many different modes of travel, and heard what people need to think about in the next decades. In terms of networking, the right players are here to have conversations with.”

Zachary Matthews, Senior Regional Manager, Business Development and Operations, US and Canada, Uber

“ I have particularly liked that the event helps from a strategic standpoint. FTE Global really allows for a holistic strategic mind-set. The conference sessions have been very relevant in terms of customer experience.”

Michael Morford, Airport Concessions Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

“ It’s great that we’re hearing about disruption. Blurring the lines between industries is very important, and this event does that very effectively.”

Rachel Walker, DDirector/MD Innovation & Solutions for Customer Contact Centers, United Airlines

“ I have been very happy with the conference sessions, which have been projecting us into the future. It’s my first time here at FTE Global and it has exceeded my expectations. I have met lots of different contacts – the event is very good for networking.”

Aymeric Dussart, Vice President, Technology and innovation, ADM Aéroports de Montréal

“ The panel sessions have been excellent, with good interaction with the audience. It’s a very forward-thinking event and people here are not afraid to talk about the future.”

Joshua Krall, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Boom Supersonic

“ I’d heard a lot about FTE Global from industry colleagues and it has certainly met my expectations. The conference sessions have been very interesting, and it has been my pleasure to take part.”

Christoph Rufenacht, VP Airport Development and Asset Optimization, Vancouver Airport Authority

“ FTE Global was definitely a great opportunity for us to network and to learn from all the players that are changing the airline industry and the travel industry. During three days we were exposed to lots of insights and we were exposed to a broader way of approaching our business.”

Alessandro Fusaro, MBA | Product Management & omni-channel Customer Experience, SkyTeam

“ The event has been very insightful. I’ve been to a lot of conferences, and the knowledge gained at FTE Global is unique and innovative. It’s very good that the event is all about collaboration. I will take some nice concepts home with me.”

Maria Rosario C. Jocson, Assistant Vice President, Centre for Customer Management, Marketing Department, Philippine Airlines

“ As always, I come away inspired, with lot of ideas and new perspectives to try to push my organisation even further.”

Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Chief Commercial & Airport Development Officer, Keflavik (KEF) International Airport

“ I really enjoyed the event and seeing lots of interesting airlines and technologies. Highlights for me were the NASA and TSA talks and the collaboration work between the partners. There are differences we have, but it is very interesting to make it all come together.”

Lilian Narumi, Passenger Services Manager, Singapore Airlines

“ I’ve been asked by a number of people how FTE compares to other events on the aviation circuit. My response is that it’s very much a case of quality over quantity, with a more focused selection of relevant speakers and discussion topics, rather than the broad brush approach used by others. It’s this focus on quality speakers, innovation and informative topics that makes FTE the success that it is.”

Martin Bowman, Aviation Technology Director, Deloitte

“ The sharing amongst partners airlines and operators is what makes this show unique. Everybody gives a lot of insights on the issues and challenges of the industry and it is good to hear that there are similarities in the issues we are all facing.”

Alphonsus Chan, Manager, Corporate IT & Technology, Changi Airport

“ The show has been tremendous so far. I managed to see some incredible presentations from a lot of great people from inside the industry. We were able to meet with a lot of vendors with whom we have talked to before, but it is great to meet them here in person, which makes it a lot more efficient for us to make decisions on how we drive the guest experience for passengers. For me, this event is really forward looking – it’s not just about what people have accomplished, but about what they were trying to accomplish. So, I think that’s very valuable, as we are trying to move the industry forward.”

Bobby Schroeter, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Spirit Airlines

“ Compared to some of the other industry events which are a lot broader, FTE really focuses on innovation, so that makes it different. It is always about new ideas and new technologies that could be applied in real life problems, so that’s what makes it unique.”

Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation, Hamad International Airport

Vital Event Information

Future Travel Experience Global 2024 is a global forum that brings together airlines, airports, government agencies, vendors, start-ups, terminal designers, architects, ground handlers, destination partners and various other travel industry stakeholders to learn, collaborate and be inspired on their next moves to transform their organisations’ passenger experience, business performance & sustainability strategies.

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Event
Future Travel Experience Global 2024
Date
- October 2024
Location
Long Beach Convention Center, California, United States

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