January 17, 2022

New approaches for a new world

Previewing FTE Global in Las Vegas, December 7-9 2021

This year marks the 15th anniversay of FTE Global – staged by the Future Travel Experience team in the U.S.

Over the three days December 7-9, the landmark show will provide progressive insights from industry leaders, technology giants, disruptors, parallel industries, academia and startups. Attendees will also have access to a major end-to-end exhibition, unique social and networking events, co-creation workshops, tours, TSA and U.S. CBP briefings, Think Tank unveilings, startup showcases and more.

Focus on innovation

As in previous years, the event will facilitate a forum for innovation. Close to 1,000 executives from around the world will gather in one place to take a break from their day-to-day tasks and seek inspiration on the challenges and opportunities their organisation may face in the years ahead.

Through the “New Approaches for a New World” theme, the show aims to champion bold new ideas, solutions, collaboration and innovation efforts from across the industry, to ensure that individually, and collectively, the industry recovers and air transport becomes even stronger in the long-term.

Conference highlights

The show will feature four conference tracks. The ‘Future Airports’ track will focus on how future airports should look and operate in the post-COVID-19 world. The ‘Digital & Innovation’ track will explore how airlines can leverage data, digital platforms and innovation to evolve, create new business models and thrive in the post-COVID-19 world. The ‘Ancillary’ track will look at new ancillary recommendations and commercial innovation for a new era. Finally the new FTE Air MobilityX Summit aims to help industry stakeholders understand the latest developments in this fast-moving area and see how they should adapt their strategies, infrastructure and systems to take advantage of this major change. It’s sure to have big repercussions for the travel experience.

Get involved

Complementing the conference sessions will be a series of interactive workshops on topics ranging from virtual queuing and mobility of the future to establishing hyperloop pilot projects and cybersecurity mitigation strategies. The FTE team is also working very closely with its hosts at the McCarran International Airport and the TSA, who will jointly lead guided tours and deliver briefings to showcase the latest iteration of the future security checkpoint site running at LAS.

Hear from the best

Inspirational keynotes will be delivered by Michael Leskinen, president, United Airlines Ventures; Christina Cassotis, CEO, Pittsburgh International Airport; Matt Muta, VP innovation, Delta Air Lines; Charles Duncan, president, Swoop & EVP, WestJet; Dr. Bjoern Becker, head of future intercontinental experience program, Lufthansa Group; plus an exclusive keynote on the Virgin view of the future of travel, delivered by Juha Jarvinen, CCO, Virgin Atlantic & President Emeritus, APEX; Mariana Fonseca Medina, VP of eCommerce, Virgin Voyages; and Diana Zhou, senior director of Global Business Development, Virgin Hyperloop.

Reunited at last

FTE is taking networking to the next level with a Welcome Reception in the exhibition hall and an Opening Night Mixer & Bar Games Olympics at Beerhaus on 7 December, followed by a performance by Las Vegas’ leading Elton John Tribute act, which will take place outside on the Ironwood Terrace at the ARIA Resort on 8 December.

FTE aims to support attendees in any way it can to make it as easy as possible to travel to Las Vegas. It is also working closely with its partners at the Aria Resort & Casino to ensure a safe event in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions

For the full list of exhibitors visit futuretravelexperience.com

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