Essential Timings*

*Our programme is still under development and therefore the below timings are subject to slight alteration. Final event timings will be shared as part of pre-event communications.

Monday 18 September
Exact timing TBC - FTE Global offsite activities:
FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group (members only)
FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub (members only)
Tours of LAX (attendance subject to approval)
8:00pm – 9:30pm – FTE Global Unofficial Mixer
Tuesday 19 September
7:30am – FTE Global Registration opens
8:00am – FTE Global Conferences start
9:30am – FTE Global Exhibition opens
6:00pm – FTE Global conferences end and exhibition closes
7:30pm – 10:30pm – FTE Global networking party hosted by LAWA
Wednesday 20 September
7:45am – FTE Global Registration opens
8:00am – FTE Global Conference start
9:30am – FTE Global Exhibition opens
5:30pm – FTE Global Conferences end
5:30pm – 7pm – FTE Global Exhibition Wrap-up Drinks
7:00pm – FTE Global exhibition closes
5:30pm – 7:15pm – APEX Awards Ceremony (APEX/IFSA members only)
Thursday 21 September
8:45am – 4:30pm – APEX Thought Leadership Conference (APEX/IFSA members only)

Friday 22 September
Exact timing TBC - Tours of LAX (attendance subject to approval)


Venue address:
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach,
CA 90802
United States

Long Beach is a waterfront playground located right in the heart of Southern California. Here you can experience it all: a deep-sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific, whale watching on the water, shopping in one of the city’s many unique districts, a tour of coastal breweries, a vibrant foodie scene, and so much more.

Hotel Accommodation

FTE Global 2023 has chosen The Westin Long Beach as its official hotel partner for the event. Offering comfortable and convenient accommodation for all guests, and an opportunity for attendees to meet and network organically, during their downtime.

The discounted rate of $259 has been agreed for the nights of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th September 2023. To book at this discounted rate, please click here.

General Visa requirements

As an attendee of Future Travel Experience Global 2023, please note the United States has been operating since 2010 the Visa Waiver Program whereby requirements for travelling visa-free have been enhanced. Nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries will still be eligible to travel without a visa but will have to obtain an approved travel authorisation prior to their travel to the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security and the United States Customs and Border Protection have provided a secure public website with an automated form for you, or a third party, to complete in order to apply for a travel authorisation. Once you enter the required information on the secure website, your application is processed by the system to determine if you are eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program without a visa.

The system will provide you with an automated response, and prior to boarding, a carrier will electronically verify with the United States Customs and Border Protection that you have an approved travel authorisation on file.

Please complete your ESTA application at least 72 hours prior to departure to avoid inconvenience at the airport and to allow sufficient time to apply for a full Visa should your Visa waiver not be authorised.

To apply for your ESTA or for more information please visit: