FTE Ancillary and FTE Europe Innovation Awards 2017

FTE revealed the shortlists for the Future Travel Experience Europe Innovation Awards and the Future Travel Experience Ancillary Awards 2017. The winners of each award will be announced at a special presentation ceremony during the Networking Party at the co-located FTE Europe and FTE Ancillary events (June 26-27, Dublin).

The inaugural Future Travel Experience Ancillary Awards will recognise the most pioneering airlines that have tapped into digital advancements to create new ancillary revenue streams across the end-to-end journey. Three FTE Ancillary Awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – will be presented.

As for the Future Travel Experience Europe Innovation Awards, one European airline and one European airport will be recognised for their innovation and customer experience leadership.

The awards ceremony will take place at the FTE Ancillary & FTE Europe Networking Party at the famous Guinness Storehouse on Monday 26 June. More than 180 organisations, including more than 85 airlines and airports from around the world, have already registered to attend.

Most innovative airline shortlist; KLM, Lufthansa, SAS

Most innovative airport shortlist; Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Gatwick Airport, Frankfurt Airport

Ancillary awards – shortlist; Air Asia, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyjet, Finnair, jetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, Ryanair, United Airlines

British Irish Airport Expo 2017

From June 7-8 the 2nd British-Irish Airports Expo is held in the NEC Birmingham.

With almost 200+ exhibitors, it is the largest airport exhibition in Britain and Ireland. Here is where the industry suppliers and service providers of all sizes showcase their latest solutions and concepts.

The vehicle display area is also increased in size and moved inside the venue to offer attendees a display of the latest airport vehicles on the market.

For more information www.airports-expo.com

Future Travel Experience Europe 2017

After Amsterdam 2016, this year’s Future Travel Experience Europe or FTE Europe 2017 will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 26-27. Hosted at the RDS in the heart of Dublin city.

The FTE is a unique event and is the continent’s only end-to-end passenger experience event. There are three streams; On the ground, Up in the air and a Baggage Innovation Summit.

A new event FTE Ancillary which will be co-located with FTE Europe in Dublin.

It provides an unrivalled platform for air transport and travel industry stakeholders to collaborate closely to prepare for the technologies and trends that will shape tomorrow’s travel experience both on the ground and in-flight.

Airlines can register for free until April 17. For more information www.futuretravelexperience.com/fte-europe/

Professor Sicco Santema 25 years anniversary at the TU Delft

Today we attended the Network Innovation symposium in celebration of the 25 years anniversary of Professor Sicco Santema at the TU Delft. It was an inspiring session. Great to see and hear from former TU Delft students how they have contributed to many innovations and started their own companies. Also, companies like KLM, ING bank, Vanderlande, DAF trucks and many more benefit from the cooperation and input from the TU Delft. It truly pays off network innovation together with customers, suppliers, students and mentors!

TU Delft and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines strategic partnership

Congratulations to the Technical University TU Delft and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Today at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam they announced a new 5 year strategic partnership. Students from the TU Delft will develop new products and optimise current processes at KLM. The TU Delft offer and develop the strategic design know-how. KLM in return offer a live test environment with “real” passengers, airport and planes. A first in the airline industry!

PTE 2017

The Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 is held in the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands March 14-16. Discover the latest industry trends and developments in our industry. It is also one of the best networking events!


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