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10-12 September 2018 Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

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Social & Networking Programme

Future Travel Experience Global is renowned for its social and networking events and FTE Global 2018 will be no exception. Delegates can expect an exciting social programme in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, including a Welcome Reception, Gala Party, Awards Ceremony and unique tours.


Monday 10th Sep 18:00 - 19:00

Happy Hour on the FTE Global exhibition floor

Make the most of the vital networking opportunities provided at the FTE Global 2018 Happy Hour drinks reception, where delegates can enjoy demonstrations in the exhibition and network with their peers over refreshing drinks and snacks. Happy Hour will begin early so participants have more scope to network outside of the official event proceedings.


Tuesday 11th Sep 19:30 - 22:30

FTE GLOBAL 2018 GALA EVENING AND FTE AWARDS CEREMONY AT HYDE - BELLAGIO HOTEL & CASINO

Hosted by McCarran International Airport and sponsored by Rockwell Collins, we can guarantee you a memorable evening with the finest food, drink and entertainment that Las Vegas has to offer at the FTE Global 2018 Gala Party.

The venue for this year’s event is Hyde - a spectacular 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor nightlife venue, created by sbe Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian in partnership with global design icon Phillippe Starck.

It starts with the most coveted location in Las Vegas, overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio. The space itself is built on mystery and is said to have been the opulent Italian villa of a famed Renaissance artist, who tailored seductive grand festival masks. With an eclectic and refined taste, the artist fashioned his surroundings with worldly treasures, complemented by Italian marbles, reclaimed woods, lavish chandeliers, and towering glass doors that led to a secluded Tuscan garden. This is the villa that has been artfully brought back to life by visionary design icon Philippe Starck as Hyde Bellagio.

The event will be this year’s premiere networking event, providing a perfect opportunity to unwind and network with fellow attendees in a relaxed environment. The social and networking events are open to all FTE Global delegates.


Wednesday 12th Sep 15:30 - 17:30

Tours of the Las Vegas Switch data centre

POWERING THE FUTURE OF THE CONNECTED WORLD®

Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data centre designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centres and technology solution ecosystems. The Switch PRIMES located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia are the world’s highest-rated hyperscale data centre campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. The Switch PRIMES are located in the most cost-effective area of each North American zone based on power, connectivity, taxes, cost of living and lower risk of natural disasters.  Switch data centres are powered by 100% renewable energy. Visit switch.com for more information.


Wednesday 12th Sep 16:00 - 17:00

McCarran International Airport Tours

The FTE Global Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Tour provides a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the unparalleled facilities of this forward-thinking airport. Centred on the trailblazing Terminal 3, the tour begins kerbside, where delegates will explore the check-in areas – taking in everything from sophisticated digital signage to the utilisation of kiosks and advanced self-bag tagging facilities (which delegates will see in full use by United) – and will be given an understanding of check-in area layout and flexibility of design in the terminal space. From departures, the tour moves airside and onto the ramp where delegates will be able to see the Visual Guidance Docking Systems (VGDS) and airfield wireless in action before moving into the baggage room which utilises RFID technology. The tour will then move back into the terminal to look at the digital signage at the gates and the automated self-boarding system, offering a fascinating insight into the innovation behind McCarran International Airport’s operations.


Capacities on all tours are limited. Register your place at FTE Global today, to note your interest in attending.

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Travel & Accommodation

The Mandalay Bay Resort

10-12 September 2018, Las Vegas, United States

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the venue for FTE Global 2018, and offers unmatched luxury, fine dining, renowned entertainment, personal service and gaming excitement.

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Why attend FTE Global 2018?

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.”

Liliana Petrova, Customer Experience Director, JetBlue Airways

“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 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.”

Jason Chua, Project Executive, A³ by Airbus Group

“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.”

François Chopard, CEO and Founder, Starburst Accelerator

“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

“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.”

Dr. Joachim Schneider, Vice President Product Management, Lufthansa

“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

“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.”

Max Coppin, Partner Development Manager, Google

“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

“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.”

Tim Graham, Senior Manager – Integration, Development & Innovation, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Vital Event Information

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.

Event
Future Travel Experience Global 2018
Date
- September 2018
Location
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, United States

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