USA/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce world-leading travel experience player Avolta as a Platinum Partner for The Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards in Ontario, California on 25-26 June.

Hosted by Ontario International Airport, FAB is the only global airport food & beverage and hospitality event. Created in 2011, it attracts top industry figures from the thriving airport F&B sector, as well as hospitality service providers worldwide.

Avolta was formed in 2023 through the business combination of travel retail powerhouse Dufry and the world’s leading travel-related F&B player Autogrill.

Avolta’s portfolio now extends to 73 countries and more than 1,000 locations, with over 5,100 points-of-sale across three segments – duty free, food & beverage and convenience. These are spread across various channels, including airports, motorways, cruises and ferries, railway, border shops and downtown.

Across its estate, Avolta enjoys access to 2.3 billion passengers each year and employs more than 76,000 people.

Avolta CEO Xavier Rossinyol was among the headline speakers at last year’s Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards in Bangkok, Thailand. He is pictured presenting (above) and later during an on-stage conversation with Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie (below).

Avolta CEO Xavier Rossinyol said: “2024 marks our first year participating in the Airport FAB + Hospitality Conference as one company under our new name, Avolta, and we are proud to be taking on the role of Platinum Partner.

“Last year I had the privilege of experiencing FAB first hand, both as a delegate and as a keynote speaker. It was immediately clear the pivotal role that FAB plays in our sector – not only as the leading global F&B conference, but also as a valuable platform in offering a place to learn, to share, to connect and to spark innovation.

“FAB 2024 is poised to be a winning combination in North America. We look forward to spending time with our partners, peers and counterparts in the sector as we explore and celebrate our vibrant industry. Together we are committed to strengthening connections and working towards our grand vision of creating a travel experience revolution.”

Click on the cover to access the relaunched FAB eZine, which features highlights of FAB+ 2023 in Bangkok

As reported, newly named OTG Chairman of the Board of Directors and Interim CEO Tom Fricke and Ontario International Airport CEO Atif Elkadi have been confirmed among the keynote speakers.

Other notable names in the speaker line-up include Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Vice President Concessions Zenola Campbell; Lagardère Travel Retail Executive Vice President Foodservice Mélanie Guilldou; Paradies Lagardère CEO Gregg Paradies; Vantage Airport Group & Midway Partnership Vice President, Commercial Sammy Patel; and Villa Restaurant Group Director of Business Development Christopher McNamee.

They are joined by Ontario International Airport Chief Revenue Management Officer Elisa Grey; Delaware North Senior Director, Brands and Concepts Liz Grzechowiak; Conceptional Founder and Chief Executive Officer Reoewein Niesten; tRetail Labs Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder Sossina Shenkute; and Pragma Chief Executive Officer Alex Avery.

Guest speakers will share insights on the latest F&B and hospitality consumer trends, regional and global business outlooks, emerging traveller behaviour, sustainability, and the wider role of hospitality in the customer journey.

The event will see the Opening Cocktail take place on 25 June at TopGolf Ontario, with the Gala Dinner & FAB Awards at the nearby Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, as reported.

Early Bird registration is available until 30 April. Access registration here.

View the dedicated event website here.

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The world’s only event dedicated solely to the airport food & beverage and hospitality sectors makes a welcome return to the US in June. Please contact The Moodie Davitt Report Associate Director, Events Vincci Chung at for details. You can visit the event website here