USA/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce that the 2024 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference and Awards will be staged in California, USA next year. Ontario International Airport will host the event on 25-26 June, with the venue to be confirmed.
The host for next year’s event was revealed at the conclusion of the 2023 conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Airline Affairs and Properties Manager Annie Lin and OIAA Advisor Dan Cappell joined The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie on stage to make the announcement.
Fast-growing Ontario International Airport is located two miles east of downtown Ontario, in San Bernardino County, California and about 38 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The June timing for next year marks a return to the conference’s traditional mid-year scheduling it enjoyed from 2011 until the last FAB in Dallas in 2019 before the pandemic forced a four-year suspension of the face to face format.
Ontario International Airport Authority CEO Atif Elkadi said: “Ontario International Airport is honoured to host FAB 2024. We look forward to attendees from around the world having the opportunity to enjoy the ‘SoCal, So Easy’ [see video below] experience that has made ONT the airport of choice for millions of Southern Californians. We also can’t wait to share all that our dynamic region has to offer.”
Martin Moodie said: “FAB has truly come back with a bang this year in Thailand and we are delighted to follow our appearance in this great country with a return to the United States at Ontario International Airport next year.
“We are proud to showcase airport and wider travel world’s most exciting sectors, travel food & beverage and hospitality, on US turf, which is a hotbed of airport F&B development.” ✈
FAB EZINE SET TO RETURN
The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce the return of the FAB eZine, a standalone digital magazine dedicated to airport and other travel-related food & beverage views, news, trends, tastes, people, product and principles.
Initially quarterly, beginning in Q4 2023, The FAB eZine will devote year-round coverage to the burgeoning airport food & beverage sector, including broader hospitality services such as hotels and lounges.
The FAB eZine will complement the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards and our already extensive F&B and hospitality coverage on The Moodie Davitt Report.com and in The FAB Newsletter.
Elişa Roche has been appointed Editor-in-Chief, bringing a rare combination of culinary and journalistic excellence and experience to the role. Elişa trained as a chef as part of ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’, a British TV show watched by millions and fronted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. She went on to work as Chef de Partie at some of London’s top Michelin-starred kitchens, e.g. Fino (now Barrafina), The Ivy and Bambou.
Cooking later turned to food writing and presenting, most recently as overseeing editorial partnerships at Food Matters Live. Elişa was also Host and Producer of award-winning B2B podcast ‘Career Conversations’, encouraging young people into the food & drinks industry.