Passenger Technology Solutions (PTS) 2019

Event Information

The global event for the latest technologies and innovations shaping the future of the end-to-end passenger journey

Passenger Technology Solutions (PTS) connects senior airline, airport, and rail executives, with the innovative thinkers who are transforming the passenger experience. Heading into its second year in 2019, the show provides the perfect platform for technology suppliers to network and do business with airlines and rail operators from around the globe, each looking to offer their passengers a more connected travel experience.

PTS are working closely with supporting organisation IATA and the event will take place in Germany from 2 – 4 April at the Hamburg Messe. Showcasing technologies across the entire passenger experience including big data analytics, AI/machine learning, blockchain and ancillary revenue through to cyber security, passenger service systems, mobile apps, biometrics, virtual reality, augmented reality and IROPS solutions.

Event Profile

  • Why Visit?

    PTS is your chance to source the innovative, tech-enabled products and services that you are searching for as well as discovering new products which are set to revolutionise the passenger experience.

    Registered airline and airport representatives are eligible for premium VIP hospitality. Which includes exclusive access to two VIP lounges, where you can relax and enjoy complimentary catering throughout the show. VIP attendees also gain free entry to the Industry Networking Party and discounted rates for Passenger Experience Conference (PEC).

    Throughout the show the PTS Seminar Theatre will be hosting free-to-attend seminar sessions which explore and introduce the smart solutions and technologies that are set to transform the travel experience.

    All registered visitors to PTS area also able to attend the co-located Passenger Experience Week (PEW) events, Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE), and the IFEC Zone; an area dedicated to In-Flight Entertainment & Communications, showcasing technologies from the likes of Panasonic, Gogo and Thales.

  • Why Exhibit?

    PTS provides the perfect platform for businesses to showcase the innovative technologies and services they produce to an audience of over 250 unique airline, airport and rail operators attending Passenger Experience Week, supporting organisation IATA. Each looking to offer their passengers a more seamlessly connected travel experience. Attendees include…

    • Etihad Airways
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Virgin Australia
    • Air France
    • Jet Blue
    • Air New Zealand
    • Delta Airlines
    • Hamad International Airport

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to forge new partnerships, build business relationships, generate leads and help shape the future of the end-to-end passenger journey by exhibiting at PTS 2019.

  • PTS Seminar Theatre

    Free-to-attend seminar sessions will be taking place at the PTS Seminar Theatre throughout the show. They will be exploring the innovative technologies, data tools and digital solutions transforming the travel experience. The focus will be on how to enable more seamless and connected experiences, new business models and new customer engagements by harnessing the latest developments in passenger tech such as biometrics, cybersecurity, blockchain, Big Data and AI.

    Speakers already confirmed include:

  • Pax Tech Hack

    PaxTechHack is a two day hackathon taking place in the heart of the PTS show floor. Over 50 participants are confirmed to compete and will be coming together on April 2nd to form teams, receive challenges, and commence coding. Each team will have 48-hours to develop ideas and solutions to overcome the challenges set by you. Once the clock hits zero, competitors must down their digital tools before our panel of four expert judges will decide the winning teams who have created the innovative ideas for the challenges set.

    Make sure you’re at the PTS Seminar Theatre on 4th of April, where each team will be presenting the unique, game changing solutions they have developed.

    The Challenges:

    Inflight Passenger Community Challenge
    Sometimes you can sit on a flight for hours without even exchanging a word to the passenger seated next to you. Participants are tasked with creating a digital solution which can bring a flight together as a community, rather than strangers.

    Boost Airport Retail Challenge
    We all know those airline passengers that go through security and head straight to the gate to be first to board the plane. For retailers, this means missing out on a customer that doesn’t have time to browse the duty-free shops. Our hackathon competitors must develop a digital solution to turn these early-birds at the gate into airport retail consumers.


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