Your Onboard Hospitality Forum - Asia

The Onboard Hospitality Forum-Asia is now a popular and established feature within FTE APEX Asia Expo. Driven by leading onboard services magazine, Onboard Hospitality, the forum combines targeted inflight hospitality, peer to peer networking, and conference sessions with a chance to meet leading suppliers of catering, wellbeing, design and innovation. Held largely within a dedicated zone, the free-to-attend Forum is specifically designed to support buyers of inflight passenger comfort and catering. For 2022 it will again include roundtable debates and educational sessions, as well as a dedicated exhibition zone, where leading inflight wellness and catering companies will be able to showcase their latest products and services.

Previously leading inflight wellness and catering companies showcased their latest products and services, including SATS, Bayart Innovations, Beijing Dapeng, FORMIA, Global-C, Linstol, Monty’s Bakehouse, DoFood, Intex and many more.

During the two-day Onboard Hospitality Forum-Asia, attendees also have the chance to hear inspiration from a number of leaders in the hospitality sector. Among the topics for discussion will be inflight catering and customer experience innovations, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability and accessibility.

Get involved! Contact Craig McQuinn, Event Director, Onboard Hospitality at email: craig.mcquinn@onboardhospitality.com or Tel +44 7753745419

Asia’s most comprehensive showcase of startups

Here at FTE we believe startups have an important role to play in reimagining the future of air travel, which is why we are passionate about discovering the best of the best and providing a platform for them to spread the word about their pioneering products and services.

Working in close collaboration with the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub we will provide a showcasing platform for many of the most exciting startup and scale-up’s across Asia, and beyond, whose solutions can help improve end-to-end customer experiences and business performance for air transport industry stakeholders, especially airlines and airports.

Innovation & Tech Briefings Bigger and better for 2022

Our popular Tech Briefings on the exhibition floor – in which attendees have the opportunity to join guided tours and meet exhibitors with relevant products, services and concepts to learn more about the subjects they are most interested in – will evolve for 2022 to become “Innovation & Tech Briefings” to cover more ground. You can expect briefings in 2022 around the following subjects: Hospitality, Biometrics, Baggage Advancements, Sustainability, Smart Airports, Aircraft Seating, Robotics and IFE & Connectivity.

Airline & Automation Summit

The FTE Automation Summit will bring together a selection of the industry’s most forwarding thinking leaders in the fields of robotics, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence to share their expertise and look ahead to a more automated future for the air transport industry. Asia has long been leading the way when it comes to robotics but the ongoing impact of COVID-19 is pushing the technology even further to the fore and numerous new use cases are being uncovered. Ranging from customer service robots in the airport terminal to the use of autonomous vehicles on the apron, the industry has only just started to scratch the surface of this transformative technology.

Commercialising IFEC - NEW for 2022

There are now a raft of IFEC solutions on the market for every type of airline – ranging from high-speed broadband to portable inflight entertainment. The question has now moved beyond whether airlines should offer one of these options to their passengers, to how airlines can leverage these platforms creatively to deliver new revenue streams.

By debating the key issues and hearing detailed case studies from full service, low-cost, hybrid, leisure and regional carriers, plus pioneers from parallel industries, attendees will be able to cut through the noise, learn from the first-movers, and identify which strategies are right for their airline today and in the future. In many instances, the presenters will be joined on stage by their IFEC partners to provide a 360° view of their approach, and how the challenges faced during the rollout of their programmes were overcome.

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FTE Robotics Symposium

The FTE Robotics Symposium will bring together a selection of the industry’s most forwarding thinking leaders in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence to share their expertise and look ahead to a more automated future for the air transport industry. Asia has long been leading the way when it comes to robotics but the ongoing impact of COVID-19 is pushing the technology even further to the fore and numerous new use cases are being uncovered. Ranging from customer service robots in the airport terminal to the use of autonomous vehicles on the apron, the industry has only just started to scratch the surface of this transformative technology.

5G summit - NEW for 2022

Recent developments in 5G technology are fuelling the new decade of innovation that will change business as we know it today. The technology will lower data latency, offer more stability, and connect more devices at the same time. In the aviation industry, the technology will be instrumental to satisfy the need for fast connectivity inflight and at airports, demand for predictive maintenance through data shared by the connected aircraft, and growing demand for a better inflight experience.

While 5G is being rolled out around the world, Asia is the region most advanced in terms of leveraging its capabilities. As an example, Hong Kong International Airport recently gave a fascinating presentation to FTE Innovation Hub members outlining how it is already utilising the technology to support its operations. This is why our Singapore show will play host to our first 5G Summit to help airlines and airport understand real-world use cases.