USA. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, is once again lending its support 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, the conference is the only global airport food & beverage and hospitality event to gather top industry figures from the thriving airport F&B sector, as well as hospitality service providers worldwide.

Emirates Leisure Retail & MMI Group Chief Executive Officer Tyrone Reid said: “We are delighted to participate in the industry’s leading forum in the United States, providing an excellent opportunity to share innovative ideas and insights, and rewarding the outstanding members of this dynamic industry.”

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

Among the globally renowned brands in its portfolio are Costa Coffee, Pret A Manger, Giraffe and The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, alongside bespoke homegrown concepts, including ZOMA, Miss Shirley’s and Not Your Average Joe’s.

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.

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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; Dreamfolks Services Limited Chief Business Officer Sandeep Sonawane 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.

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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