INTERNATIONAL.  Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, has signed as a Platinum Partner for The Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 12-13 September.

The event, founded by The Moodie Davitt Report in 2011, returns in physical form this year after a four-year absence due to the pandemic.

ELR is one of the world’s leading travel-related food & beverage providers. It owns and operates over 300 restaurants, cafes and bars, including more than 90 outlets at 21 domestic and international airports across multiple regions.

Tyrone Reid, Group CEO MMI & Emirates Leisure Retail said, “With the resurgence of global travel and the resilience of the industry, we are proud to support the Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards which recognise and spotlight the tremendous effort of the people, teams, and organisations behind the success of food & beverage operations.

“As previous winners, Emirates Leisure Retail knows first well what these awards mean to our people and members of the industry.”

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The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said, “We’re honoured by the support of such an established, acclaimed and innovative sector leader as Emirates Leisure Retail.

“The company’s expertise across the whole food to drinks to hospitality spectrum is evidenced by the impressive commercial footprint it has created both in its home region and further afield over recent years.”

FAB’s remit has been extended this to cover wider airport hospitality services, including hotels and lounges, and duly incorporated into both the conference programme and corresponding awards categories.

Nominations for FAB Awards and FAB Superstars are welcome, with the deadline fast approaching on 31 July. Entries can be submitted via the website here:

As reported, an outstanding conference programme is taking shape with a stellar line-up of speakers already confirmed. The Moodie Davitt Report in collaboration with tRetail Labs, will also present initial highlights of a comprehensive research study into the airport food & beverage market. We will be revealing a stellar programme line-up in coming days.

Early Bird registration for FAB 2023 is available through 31 July and preferential room rates at the event venue Millennium Hilton Bangkok can be accessed via

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