Theme: “New Approaches for a New World”

Following the highly successful introduction of the FTE Air MobilityX Summit at FTE Global in Las Vegas last December, Vegas will play host once again to a leading conference to help industry stakeholders plan for eVTOL, drone and electric aircraft operations. Organisations confirmed to speak include McKinsey & Company, Teague, Odys Aviation, FlixBus, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport, Ross & Baruzzini, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Paragon VTOL Aerospace, and many more.

The agenda - Subject to change

Tuesday 6th September


Speaker Invited

Tuesday 6th September 11:30 - 20:00

Exclusive invitation-only event hosted by Populous


This event is invitation-only with limited capacity – once registered your application will be considered by the Populous team

Global architecture firm Populous have curated an exclusive experience, Destination: YOU, bringing together global industry leaders to share perspectives on the future of travel. Populous will bring its expertise as global thought leaders in experiential journeys to host this half-day experience on 6 September. Together, all attendees will explore the lens in which we view the world and how design, environment, industry development and experience DNA play into the narrative of where we are and where we’re headed.

Once you book your FTE Global ticket, you will receive more information on how to register your interest to attend the Populous event. Please note, this workshop is invitation-only and has a very limited capacity.


Speaker Invited

Tuesday 6th September 20:00 - 21:30

Unofficial Mixer at Beerhaus Las Vegas

FTE Global is renowned for its ability to bring industry executives together in relaxed environments to reconnect with old friends, and make new ones, and we have chosen the Beerhaus – Las Vegas as our venue to facilitate interested delegates being able to come together (outside of our official social event schedule) to enjoy a few drinks upon arrival in Las Vegas on their own dime.  

The Beerhaus delivers a fresh take on the classic beer hall, where an artfully curated menu ensures both beer nerds and casual drinkers will find their favourites. It is located just next door to the Aria Resort in The Park between New York-New York and Park MGM. There are 28 craft beers on tap and entertainment options including Jenga and corn hole. Grab a cold drink, play some bar games and connect with old and new friends indoors, or on the outdoor patio. 

Wednesday 7th September


Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 09:00 - 10:15

Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Addresses:


Daniel Coleman
Founder & CEO
Future Travel Experience
Dr. Joe Leader
CEO
APEX/IFSA

Leadership insights


Inspirational Keynote:


The future of travel according to the man leading the charge in space exploration, automated aviation systems and modernising airline operations

Blue Origin’s John Couluris will deliver an outstanding Opening Keynote outlining his vision on the future of travel. As Program Manager, Human Landing System (Moon), John leads an incredible team to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon, working to design and build multiple classes of landers, habitats and resource-utilising technologies to ensure we reach the Moon and stay there. Prior to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, John made history leading SpaceX’s effort to fly the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Experienced Chief Technology Officer aiding multiple airlines across the globe in modernising their operations, John currently leads the technology advancements for Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras as Chief Technology Officer and Advisor to the CEO. He is also the Founder and board member of Reliable Robotics, a VC-backed Silicon Valley startup focusing on advanced aircraft automation.

More outstanding speakers to be announced soon

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 11:15 - 12:45

What does the future mobility landscape really look like, and how should air transport stakeholders be adapting?

Format:


Following a scene-setting keynote, a panel of industry innovators will discuss their views, efforts, visions and learnings relating to future mobility.

Moderator:


Robin Riedel
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Scene-Setting Keynote:


Beyond point-to-point: How new mobility will transform the passenger experience

A more connected and automated mobility ecosystem is emerging. Advances in edge computing and machine learning are making fleets of autonomous vehicles a reality in cities. Digital twin technology is facilitating breakthroughs in how we manage transportation infrastructure, from airports and subway systems to freeways and street curbs. New modalities, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and even lighter-than-air dirigibles, are set to both disrupt and complement existing route structures. In the future everything will be a node on the network in transit systems managed by artificial intelligence, which will continuously optimize operations and passenger journeys through the automation of automation. This emerging era of connected and automated mobility will change how people travel in ways that evolve our current point-to-point paradigm. In this presentation Devin will present near- and far-term overviews of the opportunities this change will create for airlines, airports, cities, aircraft and vehicle manufacturers, and technology companies.

Panellists:


James Dorris
Co-Founder and CEO
Odys Aviation
Pierre Gourdain
Senior Managing Director, US, Canada
FlixBus
Naashom Marx
Director of Strategic Innovation - Advanced Mobility
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
Mariana Fonseca Medina ( Invited)
VP of Digital & Loyalty
Virgin Voyages

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 12:45 - 14:45

Lunch and two-hour networking on the exhibition floor packed with exclusive launches and unveilings


Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 14:45 - 16:00

What will advanced air mobility ground infrastructure and customer journeys really look like, and can they be commercialised effectively?

Format:


After a scene-setting case study presentation, the panel members will each share their views from their seats on how they believe AAM journeys will be experienced by passengers and how industry stakeholders will make them work successfully in every sense.

Moderator:


Chris Runde
Corporate Strategy & Innovation
Ross & Baruzzini

Panellists:


Dawn Gregory ( Invited)
Director, Innovation and Performance
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Ian Scoley
Head of Design
AMP (Applied Mobility Partners)
Thanos Smith
Chief Visionary Officer
Paragon VTOL Aerospace
Bryant Walker
ACM / Aviation Administrator
City of Brownsville – Department of Aviation

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16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break & networking on the exhibition floor



Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 16:30 - 17:30

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


Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 17:30 - 18:00

Day 1 Closing Keynote for all participants

Airline industry maverick John Thomas is returning to his regional roots with a new airline in the US – Connect Airlines – a carrier that boldly plans to not only bring turboprop planes back to the jet-dominated market, but also become the world’s first hydrogen-powered carrier and the first US-based zero-emission airline. What are his views on the future of travel, and how does he believe the industry should transform to truly deliver smarter travel to the passengers we serve, and our planet?

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Speaker Invited

Wednesday 7th September 18:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception on the exhibition floor

Make the most of the vital networking opportunities provided at the FTE Global 2022 Networking Reception, where delegates can enjoy demonstrations in the exhibition and network with their peers, over a refreshing drinks and snacks. The Networking Reception will begin early so participants have more scope to network outside of the official event proceedings.

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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…

“It’s now the CES for aviation”

Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, Clark County Department of Aviation

“It’s great to be back at Future Travel Experience Global. It’s just great to reconnect with industry colleagues, see the exhibition, and get back to a little bit of life as we knew if before the pandemic.”

Charles Duncan, President, Swoop:

“FTE Global is a great forum to engage with vendors and see the latest cutting-edge technologies. Being able to walk around the exhibition floor and see all of the technology that’s out there, has been wonderful. Certainly, we’re looking at the opportunities and how we can leverage those. Being able to have candid discussions in the same room with industry stakeholders is a fantastic opportunity for us.”

Diane J. Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

“My experience at FTE Global 2021 has been amazing. It’s my first time here and I’ve been blown away by the quality of speakers and vendors that are present, and the collaboration that’s taking place throughout the event. The networking has been amazing. I’ve met so many people that I had connections with that I didn’t even realise, and the social events are a great way to facilitate those conversations. The exhibition has been great too with lots of familiar brands and a lot of new innovators that I didn’t know about, so it’s been great to open my eyes to new technologies and new offerings.”

Caroline Tomlinson, Day of Travel Experience Manager, Alaska Airlines:

“FTE Global 2021 has been wonderful. There is not only a very top-level assessment of what the future entails for the industry, the event has also covered in detail the trends and issues that airlines and airports are adopting. This will help us propel ourselves into the future and go back home and have additional conversations with our teams about how we can enhance the passenger experience, as well as how we operate and how we collaborate, and how we become as touchless and seamless as possible. The exhibitors are very good and specific to what we’re discussing here too.”

Andrew Czobor, Assistant Director, Houston Airport System:

“There are so many unique, innovative stands – I’ve been walking around thinking ‘that would be really interesting’. It’s also been great from a networking perspective. Having conversations with people face-to-face about what they do and what it would mean for our customers, there’s nothing like it.”

Patrice Gordon, Commercial Strategy Development Director, Virgin Atlantic:

“It’s been a really great show. I’ve loved getting a better sense of what the airlines are thinking and how airport innovation is developing. The networking has been one of my favourite parts of the event. It’s great to meet new people and make those connections in person. I’ve also visited a lot of the exhibition booths and seen demos from some of the vendors, discovering the possibilities that exist from the different technologies. It’s been an opportunity to meet vendors that I haven’t met before, as well as to see new products and how they could fit into the entire travel ecosystem.”

Michelle Wilson, Acting Executive Advisor in Enrolment Services and Vetting Programs, Transportation Security Administration (TSA):

“This is my first year at FTE Global. I have to say I’ve been very pleased. The mix of airline and airport visitors really adds value, particularly because the airlines have to look so far ahead. I work more on the airport side and understanding where the airlines are going helps to work out what you need to be doing in the airports to manage that sense of direction.”

David Griffiths, Founder & CEO, The Travel Retail Consultancy:

“As we work to drive traffic levels back up its important that we as an industry set an example on getting back on planes when we can and delivering excellent experiences, despite the increased regulatory complexity. Aviation will return to strong growth in the years to come, and we need to shape that future together – FTE Global is an invaluable industry trade show for the world, and I look forward to meeting many old, and new, friends at the wonderful Aria Resort in Las Vegas this September.”

Dr. Bjoern Becker, Head of Future Intercontinental Experience Program, 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, Chief Operations Officer, Oman Airports

“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

“I really enjoyed the event, the good atmosphere and enriching conversations.”

Víctor Lidoy, Digital Development Manager, LATAM Airlines Group

“FTE is one of my favourite conferences to go to. I like the fact that you bring in both airlines and airports, and the content is really different. I also enjoy that you bring in different speakers from other industries. I’m a “future” guy and this is a really good place to be. It’s fun because we’re all on the same page – we’re all looking for future technology.”

David Wilson, Director, Airport Innovation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Port of Seattle

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

Rick Belliotti, Director Innovation & Small Business Development, San Diego International Airport

“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, Director – Tools & Technology Global Ops, Strategy, Planning & Design, 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, IT Director, 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, Director Capital Facilities Development, 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, Coordinator Digital Marketing & Innovation, 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, Technical and Infrastructure Director, Keflavik 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, Senior Associate - IT Infrastructure, 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, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, 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, Vice President IT, Hamad International Airport

“I found FTE Global 2018 to be a wonderful gateway to engage with a wide array of industry stakeholders, and to learn across the diverse subjects covered in the four conference tracks. The keynote speakers were spectacular, and I found the involvement of leaders in parallel sectors such as Disney and MGM Resorts very beneficial, as we search for synergies between the hospitality and airline industries, exceeding our Guest Expectations. I look forward to attending next year's show!”

Chris van Rensburg, Director Guest Experience, WestJet

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Future Travel Experience Global 2022 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 2022
Date
- September 2022
Location
ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States