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FTU bills itself as a way to learn the insider tips, tricks and secrets to using frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card rewards in a small group environment. FTU Signature combines high-quality topics and indispensable social networking with like-minded travelers to create an unforgettable attendee experience

FTU New York is coming in a few weeks and the organizers reached out to me with some details as well as a coupon code for $20 off if you’re interested

FTU Signature New York City 2018

FTU Signature is what I think of as more of the “traditional” FTU.  FTU New York is June 9-10, 2018 at 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 – note this is an event space and not a hotel; there are no group hotel rates. It is the whole weekend and your ticket includes

  • Two days of expert-led sessions in classroom settings on Saturday and Sunday
  • Plated lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Internet in the conference rooms

Speakers include

Tickets are $249 though I have codes for $20 off (making your total price $229 – see below).

FTU New York City 2018 promo codes

For the end of the year, there is one set of FTU New York 2018 promo codes for $20 off of FTU New York 2018, using promo code NYPIZZA.  This code gives $20 off registration, regularly $249. This code is good through May 30th

FTU New York City schedule

Here’s the full FTU New York 2018 schedule:

Saturday, June 09, 2018
Main Room Breakout
9:00 10:00 Greg Davis-Kean Frequent Miler’s Top 10 Insider Tips Stefan Krasowski Beginners Boot Camp: The 5 Key Concepts for Incredible Miles and Points Travel
10:10 11:10 Kenji Selling on Amazon: Earn Miles and Money. What Works. Is this Right for Me? Tiffany Funk Beginners Boot Camp: Beginner Award Booking
11:20 12:20 Mike Graziano Advanced Manufactured Spend Greg Davis-Kean Beginners Boot Camp: Beginner Manufactured Spend
12:20 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:30 Tiffany Funk & Matthew Klint Airline Miles Workshop: What’s New & What’s Great Nick Reyes Bagging a Bargain: The Tools We Use to Save Big
14:40 15:40 Tiffany Funk & Matthew Klint Airline Miles Workshop: Live Booking Erica Virvo Beyond Points and Miles: How to Save Money While You’re on the Ground
15:50 16:50 Guest Panel NY Manufactured Spend Panel moderated by Nick Richard Kerr The American AAdvantage
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Main Room Breakout
9:00 10:00 Stefan Krasowski Credit Cards: Plastic is Still Gold Matthew Klint Is United Airlines MileagePlus Worth Your Time?
10:10 11:10 Richard Kerr Award Sweet Spots You Need to Know Angelina Aucello Getting the Most out of Your Hotel Programs: Hacking Elite Status, Sweet Spot Redemptions, and Expert Strategies
11:20 12:20 Matt Moffitt Top Tips to Secure Award Seats to Australia and New Zealand Tess Zhao Business Travel: Stand Out with Energy, Efficiency & Style
12:20 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:30 Senitra Horbrook Manufactured Spend at Banks and Credit Unions Kenji Ultimate Stacking for Resellers
14:40 15:40 Nick Reyes Earn Miles without Flying: The Best Ways to Boost your Balances without Manufactured Spending Erica Ho Choosing the Right Travel Gear, Gadgets, and Doodads
15:50 16:50 Speakers Panel State of Miles & Points Panel Moderated by Stefan

FTU Washington DC

There is also a FTU Washington, which is August 11-12, 2018 at the Crystal City Marriott – group booking link is $109 / night

FTU Washington is in the same format as FTU New York (Above) but has slightly different speakers:


Should you go to FTU New York or FTU Washington?

I’ve had fun at conferences like this.  For many of us, we are the only “miles and points” people in our area, so it can be fun to spend time with other people who “get it”.  If you’re starting out, you will probably get tips from the different sessions, but you’re likely to get even MORE value from networking with people before, during and after the sessions. People are more likely to share tips at sessions like this vs. putting them out there on a blog / the Internet

Even people who have been in the miles and points world for awhile are likely to get at least one actionable item in addition to the networking tips

Disclosure – I receive a commission if you buy tickets through my link.

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