FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019
FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019, which will be delivered once more with the support of headline partners Changi Airport Group (CAG), Onboard Hospitality and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), is Asia’s biggest free to attend passenger experience and business performance expo, and focuses on airport and inflight innovation. Building on the record attendance in 2018, when representatives from 101 airlines and airport operators registered, the 2019 event will provide an unrivalled platform for the industry’s most innovative product, service and equipment providers from across Asia and beyond.
At FTE-APEX Asia EXPO, suppliers will have the opportunity to showcase their latest products that have been developed to help airlines and airports improve end-to-end customer experiences, reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance operational efficiency. The exhibition will be split into three zones – “On the Ground”, “Up in the Air” and the “Onboard Hospitality Forum Asia” – to cater to different areas of interest. In addition, FTE’s ninth event in Asia will include high-level conferences, extensive networking, the FTE Asia Awards ceremony and unique guided tours.
What’s new for 2019?
Two Premium Conference stages, featuring four Premium Conference tracks, covering ‘On the Ground’, 'Up in the Air', 'Ancillary' and 'Digital Innovation'
Guided tours of airport and airline facilities, and innovation centres located in Singapore
An even greater number and variety of exhibitors, especially startups
An expanded Onboard Hospitality Forum Asia, featuring an even grander Street Food Festival and exhibitor zone
A closing Gala Party to help take networking to the next level
Why attend FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019?
Why exhibit at FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019?
The 2nd Onboard Hospitality Forum Asia
Following its successful introduction in 2018, the 2nd Onboard Hospitality Forum Asia will take place as part of FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019. Leading onboard services magazine Onboard Hospitality will again invite inflight catering, wellbeing, design and innovation specialists to meet within a dedicated zone, featuring exhibitors, education sessions and a Street Food Festival, all of which is free to attend.
Meet our FTE-APEX Asia EXPO Advisory Board:
Vice President for Inflight Services,
GM Customer Experience and Design,
Cathay Pacific Airways
APEX & IFSA
Vice President, Digital & Commercial Systems,
Changi Airport Group
Executive Vice President Operations,
Head of Innovation & Product Transformation,
Head of Global Sponsorships/CSR and In-Flight Entertainment/Connectivity
Chief Strategy and Development Officer,
Bengaluru International Airport
“Asia is the fastest growing air travel region in the world and we are delighted to be co-hosting FTE-APEX Asia EXPO in Singapore. As the definitive regional event for the industry, this show serves APEX members from across Asia and beyond, and provides a perfect platform for them to engage with and learn from Asian airlines and their partners.”Joe Leader, CEO, APEX & IFSA
Why attend FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019?
“We’ve created the definitive event in the Asia-Pac region to help air-transport stakeholders understand how to use technology, design and new service approaches to improve efficiency, operations, customer experiences and revenues.”
“I’m a big supporter of this show because at its heart is a desire to bring industry stakeholders together not only to view the latest products and services, but to share experiences and expertise with one another, and to collaborate for the benefit of the wider air transport sector. Asia truly deserves a show of this magnitude in its own right, which is why I am getting behind it.”
“What I bring home with me would be the approaches and the ability to identify and anticipate what’s coming in the future. I’ve heard from some very forward-thinking stakeholders here in the conference. The exhibition format is good, and there’s a good mix between ancillary opportunities and classic passenger processing issues, as well as some next level things like wireless IFE. Being here makes you see how all of these things connect.”
“Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO has given Panasonic a unique opportunity to interact with Asia's leading airlines. We've been able to have meaningful conversations with key customers in the region about the Internet of Me experience we're offering through our NEXT IFEC platform. We've also been able to get real, tangible feedback about future technologies like biometrics that have the potential to even further improve airline efficiency and passenger engagement. All in all, it's been a tremendous success.”
“We have been part of the Start-up Showcase and we’ve had a lot of people visiting, including people from Google and Changi Airport. Basically, the type of people who could become our direct business partners are here.”
“I thought the event was very well prepared. There was the right level of partners and vendors in the exhibition and the conference was of a very good level with lots of good insight from across the industry.”
“Asia is a target market for us and we’ve done seven years here at FTE Asia. We’ve seen people from China, the Philippines, Malaysia, India…I have the feeling that more people are coming to our booth than in previous years and we have a number of leads. This is the place where everybody in Asia comes.”
“It has really been worth coming from northern Finland to this event. We have met big airlines and we have been talking about potential business models, which is very good. I’ve got lots of contact cards and had some interesting discussions about potential business models.”
“There is a good mix of travel companies that can help airlines make travel easier and revolutionise travel. It’s a good platform for people from airlines, airports and technology companies to share ideas to improve service levels, efficiency and the service we deliver to our customers.”
“We’ve had lots of people come by the booth. We were six-deep yesterday morning. I’m amazed at the amount of Japanese and Thai people here and the visitors to our stand tend to be quite knowledgeable. The potential leads are good so it’s definitely worth being here.”
“It’s my first time at an FTE event and I’ve found it very informative and useful. Many of the exhibitors have been relevant to me, the conference sessions have been great and the speakers have been very open to sharing what they’re doing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot.”
“It’s our first time presenting our product in the Asia market. The show has gathered the key target market of airlines who we wanted to meet. It’s good that the show is dedicated to both airlines and airports because we can offer both in-flight seats and seating for airport lounges, so we’ve had a couple of airports stopping by too.”
Vital Event Information
FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019 is Asia’s biggest free to attend passenger experience and business performance expo. It provides an unrivalled platform for the industry’s most innovative solution and service providers from across Asia-Pacific and further afield to showcase their latest products and concepts designed to help airlines and airports improve end-to-end customer experiences, reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance operational efficiency.
- FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2019
- - November 2019
- Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore