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FTE To Host Airport Retail Working Group

The recently formed FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group will host a program billed as “an A-Z on commercial planning for new and redeveloped airport facilities” next month.

The first meeting of the FTE World Airport Retailing Working Group will be hosted by Los Angeles World Airports at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on September 18. It is free to join. The team from the new Terminal A at Newark International Airport (EWR) – comprised of MUC International, Portland Design, Grimshaw and Moment Factory –  will help to instigate group-wide discussions on best practices by giving a 360-degree view on implementing the vision, and the decision-making and lessons learned along the way.  Sammy Patel, vice president commercial, Vantage Airport Group, serves as captain for the working group.

Daniel Coleman, founder and CEO, Future Travel Experience, said the group, formed earlier this year, is focused on “driving positive change and innovation” with a goal of bringing  stakeholders together to collaborate.

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