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The trade and travel industries must balance a number of competing priorities and needs, including the smooth facilitation of people and goods, enhanced security, and positive customer experiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought these to the forefront, along with new challenges that require a renewed and accelerated focus on tech innovation. At the same time, breaking into these industries is easier said than done, and vetting and scaling tech solutions is just as hard.

This is why Dcode and Pangiam teamed up in 2019 to launch Trade & Travel:
To de-risk and accelerate emerging tech to support mission-critical needs in these highly regulated industries that are looking for solutions. We've created a community of the most forward leaning airports, air carriers, law enforcement agencies and partners to help accelerate the introduction of emerging tech. Together we know how to find and help promising tech enter new and complex markets effectively. Combining our government and industry expertise with our unrivalled tech scouting, the Trade & Travel team selects top tech applicants to join our acceleration program, with each cohort designed by our industry partners themselves to tackle a specific challenge.

Partners & Leading Voices

  • SAIC +

    SAIC is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator solving the most complex modernization and readiness challenges across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. SAIC's robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services, cyber, and software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. With an intimate understanding of its customers' challenges and deep expertise in existing and emerging technologies, SAIC integrates the best components from its own portfolio and partner ecosystem to rapidly deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.

  • Airports Council Int. +

    Airports Council International (ACI) is the trade association of the world’s airports. ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2020, ACI serves 668 members, operating 1979 airports in 176 countries.  

  • Airpol +

    Airpol is the European Union Law Enforcement Network created to build synergies for police and border guard units working in the fight against crime in the European aviation sector. ACI represents 40 aviation policing authorities across 27 European member states with a mission to enhance, through its activities, the overall security at EU airports and importantly, the wider civil aviation domain by optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of airport and aviation-related law enforcement and border guard issues, and by contributing to a more harmonized approach of enforcement in this domain.

  • Bird & Bird +

    Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America, Bird & Bird is ready to help you wherever you are in the world.


Dcode & Pangiam

  • Dcode +

    Dcode has worked with more than 100 emerging tech companies, driving more than 200 implementations of their solutions into government and millions in new revenue — we know how to help technologies enter new and complex markets effectively. Visit us at: dcode.co

  • Pangiam +

    Pangiam is a public-private partnership company creating a network of industry partners aimed at revolutionizing the future of operations, security, and safety at airports, seaports, and land border crossings through the use of emerging technology. As a team of customs and security professionals with over 50 years of experience at senior levels of the U.S. government and international industry, Pangiam has an intimate understanding of the security, facilitation, and disaster response challenges and aspirations of governments and industry leaders around the world. Learn more at: pangiam.com


  • Tech Accelerator Aims to Streamline Airport Security in Coronavirus Era

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  • Trade & Travel Announces Six Technology Companies to Enhance Passenger Screening & Safety

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  • Trade & Travel Tech Accelerator Welcomes the World Travel & Tourism Council

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  • FasterCures' Executive Director to Participate in Trade & Travel's Tech Accelerator

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