Preparations are underway for what promises to be a dazzling social events programme in Dallas and Fort Worth during the annual Airport Food and Beverage Conference & Awards 2019. The event, hosted by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, will be held at The Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel on 26-27 June.

The programme will begin with a tour of the airport’s international terminals on the morning of Wednesday 26 June, conducted by the airport commercial team.

Delegates are invited to sign up for the tour when they register for the event on the FAB 2019 website. Early bird rates for the conference are available until 21 April.

At the close of the first day of the conference, delegates will be taken on a short bus journey from Dallas, westwards to Fort Worth, and into a world of country & western culture and cuisine for the FAB Opening Cocktail. Suits, ties and heels will be replaced by checked shirts, denim skirts and cowboy hats and boots, as delegates are invited to enjoy an evening of true Texas hospitality in the city’s historic Stockyards area.

Delegates can look forward to a FAB-ulous, fun programme, as they dance to country and western music, test their skills rodeo riding and sample the best of Texan cuisine.

True Texan hospitality: FAB delegates will experience a taste of cowboy country at the Opening Cocktail

(Photos: River Ranch Stockyards).

The two-day event will close on 27 June with the annual FAB Awards ceremony and gala dinner, which will take place at The Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas. Dinner guests will enjoy an evening of celebration as the industry gathers to discover the winners of the FAB Awards, which celebrate the best in airport dining around the world.

Nominations for the 2019 FAB Awards are already flooding in. Details of the awards categories are available on the event website here: airportfab.events/awards. The deadline for submitting nominations to the FAB Awards is Friday 5 April.

Delegates travelling to Texas, who wish to extend their stay before or after the FAB event, can find out more about activities in both Dallas and Fort Worth via the event website “What’s on” page: airportfab.events/whats-on. The Visit Dallas and Visit Fort Worth bureaus welcome delegates to contact them to find out more about specific events taking place around the FAB event dates.

Dallas Fort Worth International: The Airport Food and Beverage Conference & Awards event comes to the USA for the first time in June 2019.

Dallas Fort Worth International: The Airport Food and Beverage Conference & Awards event comes to the USA for the first time in June 2019.

International delegates travelling to the USA for the conference are encouraged to request their US Visa or apply for their Visa Waiver authorisation well in advance. More information can be found on the event website travel and accommodation page: airportfab.events/travel.

FAB, which is owned and organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, is the only event dedicated to the burgeoning airport food & beverage business. Since its launch in 2011, FAB has flourished and become the key global gathering for a constantly evolving sector, serving as a litmus test of its challenges, opportunities and quality aspirations. Details of speakers and the conference agenda will be announced soon.

For speaker, programme and logistics details please contact Michael Barrett at Michael@MoodieDavittReport.com.

For commercial and sponsorship opportunities please contact Irene Revilla at Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com or Sarah Genest at Sarah@MoodieDavittReport.com