FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group
Open to all and free to join for all relevant industry stakeholders

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Inaugural Partner

Future Travel Experience (FTE) is excited to launch the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group (WARWG), as we further extend our industry change efforts into the commercial space.

At FTE, we are committed to taking our engagement with airport commercial leaders to the next level. Building on the successful approach taken with the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group, which now has over 100 active members, this new initiative will provide a platform – and build a community – in which the brightest, most progressive minds in the commercial sector globally can network & share ideas, visions and learnings on how the industry can improve its commercial offerings, strategies and collaboration.

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First FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group Captain:
Sammy Patel, VP Commercial, Vantage Airport Group


We are delighted that the first Captain for this landmark effort is Sammy Patel, Vice President Commercial, Vantage Airport Group & Chief Executive Officer, Midway Partnership. Sammy is a close friend of FTE and is already a member of our Ancillary & Retailing Advisory Board. He will play a key role in identifying trends and setting the tone for discussions, sharing his own views while encouraging others to impart their wisdom.

“I am excited to be supporting FTE’s newest initiative and lead the World Airport Retailing Working Group,” says Patel. “The FTE team continues to focus on driving positive change and innovation and bringing all stakeholders together to collaborate in exciting new ways. The Working Group provides a highly valuable industry platform to help drive significant industry change in the commercial space, and I am looking forward to collaborating with other airports, airlines, retailers, and brands from around the world, and sharing the global perspective, and experiences of Vantage Airport Group.”

Future-focused with a worldwide view


The Working Group will be heavily future-focused with a worldwide view, aiming to identify and act upon opportunities to deliver positive change in the airport commercial space in the years ahead. This effort will complement the work that is already being undertaken elsewhere in the industry, which often focuses on the here and now.

Importantly, as part of FTE’s commitment to the widest possible engagement, access to the Working Group will be free to all industry stakeholders.

What’s coming Up


  • Virtual meeting on March 14th between 10:30-12:00 EST
  • In-person on 11 June in Dublin ahead of FTE Ancillary & Retailing at the RDS Dublin on 11-13 June 2024
  • Register your interest in the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group today and play your part in this landmark industry project.
  • Further details on plans for this group will be announced soon.

Join the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group – free to all relevant industry stakeholders
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In order to facilitate this important industry platform, we also encourage leading retailers, concessionaires, consultants and brands to align themselves as Strategic Partners to show their industry-leading position and benefit from all the attention and progress this working group will generate.

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Free to join for all relevant industry stakeholders


We are delighted to provide complimentary membership of the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group to all relevant industry stakeholders.

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