Future Travel Experience is delighted to once again be working with McCarran International Airport, which hosted our first ever event back in 2006. McCarran International Airport is the principal commercial airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada, United States. The airport is five miles (8 km) south of downtown Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County. It covers 2,800 acres and has four runways. McCarran is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation (DOA). McCarran Airport serves as a hub for Great Lakes Airlines. It is a focus city for Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines, and is the largest operation base for both Allegiant and Southwest.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is among the top ten busiest airports in the US and is consistently at the forefront of technology. It is a leading implementation site for CUSS, CUPPS, RFID for baggage, self-boarding and self-tagging, and its offsite “Airport SpeedCheck Advance” check-in programme continues to expand and now includes several locations across the city where passengers can check-in their luggage and obtain their boarding passes.
JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in, incubates and partners with early-stage start-ups at the intersection of technology and travel to improve the entire travel experience. The company prioritises investments that advance the customer-centric journey; technology-empowered customer service; the future of operations and maintenance; revenue management, sales & distribution; and new regional transport ecosystems. Founded in 2016, JetBlue Technology Ventures is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation and is located in Silicon Valley, California.
The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. As a non-profit, APEX reinvests all of its resources to better serve its members. Every day, APEX members evaluate the passenger experience through an influential community and are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining. APEX works to strengthen the industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking and recognition.
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is the global trade association that represents private businesses involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. ACC is the only association that focuses exclusively on the business interests of firms with airport-related technical expertise. ACC informs its members of new trends while promoting fair competition and procurement practices that protect the industry's bottom line. Founded in 1978, ACC Headquarters is located in the Washington, D.C. area.
Created by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in 2015, the Airport Innovation Accelerator’s goal is to bring better solutions to the airport community more quickly through community, mentoring and services. The community exists to foster innovation through close collaboration between airports, government partners, strategic partners, investors, and innovators of all shapes and sizes. By cultivating open discussion about real needs, the Accelerator aims to bring better solutions to airports more quickly. It offers mentoring and a range of services to help innovators navigate the airport market. Through our community and services, the Accelerator also looks to add new solutions to AAAE's suite of airport services.
Volantio is a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines. Based in Atlanta, GA, Volantio partners with major airlines globally such as Qantas, Iberia, Alaska Airlines, Volaris, and others.
Yana, Volantio’s flagship web-based platform, leverages machine learning algorithms to drive higher unit revenues and improved capacity utilization after customers have booked their flights, while also improving overall customer experience.
Airlines use the technology to proactively identify flexible passengers on target flights, make them offers to move to lower demand flights, and automatically re-book them once they accept. Passengers are notified, via mobile, days in advance of departure, minimizing last-minute hassle and providing enough time to change plans accordingly.
The Yana platform also provides a significantly improved customer experience for passengers on the day of departure, when weather disruptions, aircraft swaps, oversell situations, or irregular operations may impact customers. Airlines as well can save significant resources, and decrease front-line stress, by automating these processes.
Volantio has been backed by leading strategic and industry investors globally, including JetBlue Technology Ventures, International Airlines Group, and Qantas Ventures.
SES Networks is a market-leading provider of global data networks, delivering world-class, differentiated networks and services to customers and partners in Fixed Data, Mobility and Government markets anywhere they need it. The company operates the world's only multi-orbital and multi-band communications satellite fleet, with over 50 satellites in geosynchronous (GEO) orbit providing broad coverage, and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) providing fiber-equivalent throughput and latency capabilities. SES Networks combines these unique space-based capabilities with a robust, cutting-edge terrestrial infrastructure and advanced software systems to bringing the right communications solution to customers of all sizes around the world.
Mindtree delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. Our deep expertise in infrastructure and applications management helps optimize your IT into a strategic asset.
Don’t just take our word for it – read what FTE Global 2017 attendees had to say about the show.
“FTE Global was fantastic! It’s very inspirational and it opens the stage for a lot of collaboration and building the future of travel. I was very impressed by the exhibition this year. The diversity of the products and what could be built with the technology that was featured is really a new world.”
“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.”
“The thing that’s really cool about this conference is most industry conferences just focus on tomorrow. With this one, people take a step back, are willing to consider new ideas, and think about the next 5, 10, 15 years.”
“I’ve been quite amazed by the quality of people that I was able to meet from the airline and airport communities, and also from the different innovative suppliers that were showcasing their latest innovations. For start-ups it’s a great event.”
“The networking opportunities are always fantastic at FTE Global. There has been a high level of interaction and engagement between delegates.”
“It is excellent to have the ‘Up in the Air’ stream. The conferences are definitely addressing the right issues. You hear about ideas, visions and aspirations – there is big value to attending FTE Global.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It’s great that we’re hearing about disruption. Blurring the lines between industries is very important, and this event does that very effectively.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It has been great attending FTE Global. The conference sessions have really informed our thinking and the Co-creation Forums were particularly good in generating a high level of interaction. FTE Global is highly recommended – I will definitely attend again.”
“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.”
“There are very few events where airlines can get together and talk about what they’re doing. Here at FTE Global, we are able to hear in detail the experiences of others.”
Future Travel Experience Global 2018 is an independent 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 define tomorrow’s end-to-end passenger experience.
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