28-30 October 2024 Location: Long Beach Convention Center, California
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FTE Global 28-30 October 2024, Long Beach Convention Center, California

Unveiling the Future: 12 Compelling Reasons to Attend FTE Global 2023

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There are hundreds of strategic and practical reasons to join the industry’s most forward-thinking event, but these are our top 12:

#1: Our best attendance yet with over 350 organisations – (as of September 11th) already registered – join the networking opportunity of the year

FTE Global 2023 is designed to help ensure airlines, airports and their partners are well-equipped to adopt new technologies and services, adapt their working culture and methods, and forge new partnerships to support their business growth and passenger experience ambitions. Our unique focus is helping us secure a very strong attendance for this year’s show and we’re pleased to be bringing delegations from many of the most progressive airlines, airports, vendors, government agencies and partners in the Americas region and beyond under one roof. Browse through the full list of registered companies here to see who you can be meeting up with in Long Beach, California this September.

Register for a premium pass to unlock full networking capabilities – just $500 for airports and airlines >>
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#2: Looking for that cutting-edge solution that can improve your approach to CX, commercial performance or operational efficiency? The FTE Global exhibition is the place to find it

This year’s record-breaking FTE Global exhibition brings the best innovations from some of the biggest players in the industry and the most promising startups right to our attendees’ fingertips. You can expect to see exclusive product launches and announcements during the show from our growing list of exhibiting companies, including BagID, DutyFreak, EASE, AeroCloud Systems, Boingo Wireless, Custom America, Damarel, eezeetags, eSIM Go, iboardings.com, IEG, Lufthansa Systems, Mott MacDonald, Paragon ID, Paravision, Plan3, Regula Forensics Inc, Transportation Security Administration, VidTroniX LLC, Wise Technical, ADB Safegate, Analogic, BAGTAG, beSIM, Brock Solutions, Copenhagen Optimization, dormakaba, EASIER, Gunnebo Entrance Control, Softtek Integrations, Thales, Veovo, Veridos, Airport Dimensions, Collins Aerospace, Embross, IDEMIA, Kloudspot, NEC, Populous, SITA, Vision-Box, and Just Walk Out technology by Amazon.

New for 2023 – Airport & Airline representatives can visit the expo for free! >> To browse our full list of 90+ exhibitors already confirmed to participate click here.

#3: Hear from the most inspirational speakers from inside and outside of the industry, delivering candid and revealing insights to help future-proof our sector

The conferences* will also focus on a wider range of topics with a case study focused approach that will help to champion innovations from around the world. We pride ourselves in delivering a memorable learning experience by providing progressive insights from industry leaders, technology giants, disruptors, parallel industries, academia and startups.

In line with our ‘Air Transport 2030’ theme, we are bringing a range of top-notch keynotes and pioneering case studies from various companies driving real innovation from inside and outside the industry, including the likes of Google, Live Nation Entertainment, Port of Seattle, Allstate Strategic Ventures, Acubed (An Airbus company), United Airlines, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), TSA, Pittsburgh International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports, Munich Airport International, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP), Royal Schiphol Group, Hamad International Airport, Edmonton International Airport, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Miami International Airport, Fraport, NEC Corporation of America, Star Alliance, Avinor, Air Canada, Spirit Airlines, London Heathrow Airport, Munich Airport International, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mastercard, Hill International, Brussels Airport Company, Alaska Airlines, BAGTAG, Sun Country Airlines, Harbour Air, Lufthansa Group, Air Cahana, Southwest Airlines, Uber, JetBlue Ventures, Carlyle Airport Group, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Connect Airlines, Riyadh Air, EL AL Israel Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Air France, Swissport, Air Canada, Vancouver Airport Authority, Government of Aruba… and many more.

#4: Expand your connections and catch up with industry friends, old and new, using our AI-powered matchmaking meeting system and event app

To support our goal of facilitating real engagement at every opportunity between each of our attendees, we are thrilled to offer our valued delegates access to our Attendee Engagement Platform – Powered by Swapcard. At our most-recent event, FTE Dublin the site saw an almost 100% usage amongst registrants and facilitated 639 confirmed meetings and 7,978 messages. The system offers AI powered matchmaking, customised leads, a smart and personalised event itinerary, and super-charged networking functionality. The air transport industry’s leading innovators will be in Long Beach, California this September, so don’t miss the opportunity to network and engage with them to help shape your, and their, future strategies.

Limited access for all. Access-all-features for premium pass holders.

Register today – just $500 for airports and airlines >> Find out more >>

#5: Recognise and celebrate the world’s pioneering airports and airlines

FTE Global will once again shine a light on those within the industry that are challenging norms, breaking new ground and transforming industry standards, all with the aim of transforming and improving the passenger experience. Successful entrants, including those shortlisted and the overall winners, will receive huge recognition for their outstanding achievements through FTE’s media platforms, and at FTE Global, which takes place in Los Angeles on 19-21 September 2023, co-located with APEX/IFSA Global EXPO.

To learn more, or to nominate your organisation for an FTE Pioneer Award, click here >>

#6: An unmissable jam-packed social programme

Future Travel Experience Global continues its reputation for delivering an outstanding social programme as it invites premium attendees to join us for no fewer than 3 premier networking events.

We kick off with a ‘Sundowner’ drink at The Ballast Point Long Beach, where delegates can meet with their fellow FTE attendees and connect with industry colleagues both new and established, while enjoying refreshing ocean breezes and incredible water views.

Our valued partner LAWA then hosts the FTE Global Networking Ovation Square – a former bank, built in 1923, and designed by Paul R. Williams, one of the first Black architects in Los Angeles, who also worked on the team that designed the Theme Building at LAX. It is located in downtown Long Beach, a short walk from the convention center and downtown hotels. This also provides the perfect location for the industry-leading FTE Global Awards sponsored by Smithgroup, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and HNTB, which will recognise outstanding achievements in our sector.

FTE Global then culminates with the Exhibition Closing Party (Sponsored by Publicis Sapient), providing a final opportunity to spend some quality time on the show floor with a fun social twist thanks to our exhibitors who will be hosting drinks receptions, prize draw giveaways and unveilings.

Register today – premium passes just $500 for airports and airlines >> Find out more >>

#7: Be the first to know about industry progression, advancement and developments

As part of our efforts to be the industry’s most progressive and innovative show, uniquely helping our worldwide audience understand what the future of our sector will look like, the event will provide a high-profile platform for suppliers, airports and airlines to launch new products, services and solutions, as well as make significant announcements, at FTE Global. It will occur though the following channels:

  • Exclusive product launches, plus contract announcements and signings, on exhibition booths
  • Game-changing announcements from speakers on our conference stages
  • Revealing interviews with the FTE team that will be shared with the world during the show.
New for 2023 – Airport & Airline representatives can visit the expo for free! >>

#8: Three events under one roof! This year FTE Global is co-located with APEX/IFSA Global EXPO

We are very excited for FTE Global to co-locate with APEX/IFSA Global EXPO in Long Beach this September, which will bring the best of the airport and inflight realms under one roof for the first time. Together, the shows will create the largest gathering of air transport executives from around the world in North America in 2023 to network, learn, forge new partnerships, collaborate and be inspired on their next moves to transform their organisations’ passenger experience, business performance, innovation, and sustainability strategies.

If you are registered for FTE Global with a Premium Pass you will get access to the APEX Thought Leadership Day on September 21st. PLUS if you are an airline, airport or rail operator registered with a Premium Pass or Exhibition Hall ticket for FTE Global you get complimentary access to the APEX/IFSA Global EXPO exhibition hall.

Learn more about the benefits of this incredible co-location effort and how the co-location works in practice for participants at both shows, here >>
Register today – just $500 for airports and airlines >>

#9: Multiple conference tracks* to create new levels of inspiration and engagement in 2023

Three conference tracks will be in focus at this year’s event, namely ‘Digital & Innovation’, ‘Future Airports’, and ‘Future Mobility & Customer Journey’. Sessions will focus on how airlines and airports should adapt, collaborate, leverage digital platforms, create new business models and reinvent the passenger experience going forward. Hear from industry leaders on a range of topics including digital transformation & automation, sustainability, reimagined customer experiences, commercial, workforce optimisation, digital identity, baggage and new areas such as Metaverse, NFT & Crypto and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

Register today – just $500 for airports and airlines >> View the schedule at a glance here >>

#10: Unique session formats, co-creation sessions, symposiums and workshops to facilitate the best level of knowledge-sharing and interactivity

FTE Global focuses on creating a high-quality senior-level gathering in an intimate environment, which enables attendees to connect and network one-to-one, share ideas and learnings with one another, and chat on a more personal level. We make a concerted effort to differentiate ourselves from the crowd and to embrace conference session formats that facilitate the best level of knowledge-sharing and interactivity. With this in mind, FTE Global 2023 will include a raft of conference session formats, including Think Tanks, Guest Sessions, Symposiums, Briefings, Technical Workshops, and CEO interviews.

This year’s show theme is ‘Air Transport 2030’, perfectly tailored to help you plan for the future by immersing yourself in meaningful discussions with industry peers on the most pertinent topics right now – from workforce gaps through to critical new revenue creation and sustainability strategies.

Register today – just $500 for airports and airlines >> View the schedule at a glance here >>

#11: Plays host to the FTE Working Groups and FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub

Our valued host Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is kindly hosting our member-only events – FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub Live, FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group, and the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group. These exclusive working groups invite our Corporate Partners to come together as a community, to network & share ideas, visions and learnings on how the industry can improve its operations, strategies and collaboration.

*Open to premium pass holders only.

Learn more about the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group, here >>
Learn more about the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub, here >>
Learn more about the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group here >>
Register today – just $500 for airports and airlines >>

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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.

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

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