INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel food services group Autogrill and its food & beverage divisions HMSHost and HMSHost International have been named as Platinum Partners of the seventh annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference and Awards, which take place in Helsinki on 20-21 June.

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.

Walter Seib: “We look forward to FAB 2018, where relationships are formed and the excellence of the travel F&B industry is celebrated”

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

HMSHost International CEO Walter Seib said: “Through relationships we create places to be. We’re very proud of our successful partnership with Finavia, host of the FAB Conference & Awards this year. Our cooperation started at the end of 2013. Today we operate 19 exciting food & beverage concepts in the leading airport in Northern Europe.

“We are proud of everything we have accomplished together: the opening of Pier Zero, the FAB ‘Wow’ Factor 2017 and the Best Food & Beverage Partnership of the year 2017 Frontier Award. Proud to be Platinum sponsors, we look forward to FAB 2018, where relationships are formed and the excellence of the travel F&B industry is celebrated.”

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 along with hotel and conference registration, which is also open.

NOTE: The Moodie Davitt Report also publishes The Foodie Report, the world’s only media focused on airport (and other travel-related) food & beverage. The Foodie Report e-Newsletter is published every two weeks and The Foodie Report e-Zine every month.

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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. This year’s FAB will be held in Helsinki on 21-22 June. Click here for details.