INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel food concessionaire SSP has been named as a Platinum Partner of the seventh annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference and Awards, which take place in Helsinki on 20-21 June.

Kate Swann: “We believe strongly in promoting our sector by supporting events such as FAB, which celebrates the best in travel F&B.”

SSP will also host a special live cooking session titled FAB Cooks! on day two of the conference. This will feature renowned Finnish chefs Marko Palovaara (Bistro O Mat, Kirkkonummi) and Mika Roito (Ravinteli Bertha, Tampere), who work closely with the company.

SSP CEO Kate Swann said: “SSP is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the FAB Conference & Awards. We believe strongly in promoting our sector by supporting events such as FAB, which celebrates the best in travel F&B. As long time partners of headline sponsor Finavia, we’re particularly pleased that the event is being staged in Helsinki, where we run a number of excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges.

“Following the success of last year’s SSP FAB Cooks! live demonstration in Toronto, we’re pleased to be staging the event once again with two of Finland’s finest chefs, Mika Roito and Marko Palovaara, who have both worked with us at Helsinki Airport. No doubt, this year’s FAB will be an excellent event.”

FAB, which is dedicated to travel-related food & beverage, attracts senior representatives from the world’s leading airports and F&B concessionaires to network with their industry colleagues, share best practice and insights in this fast-growing sector.

The event is organised by The Moodie Davitt Report and sister title The Foodie Report, and hosted this year by Finavia.

Nominations for the annual FAB 2018 awards, a cornerstone of the event, are open with a 28 March deadline. The judging criteria are available at http://airportfab.events/ along with hotel and conference registration, which is also open.