USA. Nestlé Premium Waters has lent its support as Silver Partner for the upcoming Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards to be held in Ontario, California on 25-26 June.

Owned and managed by The Moodie Davitt Report, the world’s only global airport food & beverage and hospitality event will bring together top executives from the thriving airport F&B and hospitality sectors.

At the event, Nestlé’s Swiss multinational bottled water division is also set to present its latest product innovations from brands including Maison Perrier, Essentia and Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks Zero.

Nestlé National Account Manager Robin Cook said: “Nestlé Premium Waters is thrilled to partner with FAB, as we could not think of a more effective forum to launch Maison Perrier, Essentia and Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks Zero brands, our newest portfolio extensions.”

The FAB opening-night party, to be hosted by Ontario International Airport in partnership with SSP, will take place at Topgolf Ontario. Delegates are encouraged to bring their golfing attire and enjoy a fun-filled night of networking and entertainment.

The Cocktail Reception to be hosted by Avolta and Gala Dinner by Ontario International Airport on 26 June at Sheraton Fairplex Suites & Conference Center is where the winners of the FAB Awards will be revealed.

The complete list of finalists for the FAB Awards has been announced this month.

As reported, the two-day conference will feature a start-studded line-up of speakers, representing travel retail and hospitality sectors.

The latest confirmed speakers include Avolta Senior Vice President for F&B Commercial Bastiaan van Asten and Chief Executive Officer Northern, Central and Eastern Europe Walter Seib; as well as Conceptional Managing Partner Fred van Aken; Avolta Chief People and Culture Officer, North America Laura FitzRandolph; and JFKIAT Vice President Customer Experience & Commercial Belinda Jain.

The conference will also feature Ontario International Airport CEO Atif Elkadi and OTG Chairman of the Board of Directors Tom Fricke.

They will be joined by Travel Food Services Chief Operating Officer Gaurav Dewan; 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.

More notable names include 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.

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The Moodie Davitt Report is also co-organising a session with the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA), which represents the interests of commercial concessionaires in North America.

Other big-name industry leaders speaking at the event are America Vice President of People Sherree Coker; Concessions International Chief Executive Officer Donata Russell Ross; Plaza Premium Group Director of Global Brand and Transformation Mei Mei Song; SSP America Chief Executive Officer Michael Svagdis; and San Diego International Airport Revenue Generation & Partnership Development Director Deanna Zachrisson.

Also appearing as guest speakers will be Areas USA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Bernal; The Design Solution Brand Development Director John Clarke; Margaritaville Caribbean Group Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ian Dear; Airport Dimensions Senior Vice President of Global Business Development Chris Gwilliam; and Bangalore International Airport Vice President Commercial Development Pravat Kumar Paikray.

More names in the list include Enjoy Repeat, Inc/Concord Collective/Fly With Breeze Chief Executive Officer Greg Plummer; Greater Toronto Airports Authority Dining Development Manager Suzanne Merrell; Qatar Duty Free Vice President Food & Beverage Grant Fleming; DreamFolks Services Limited Chairperson & Managing Director Liberatha Kallat; and Royal Schiphol Group Business Manager Food & Beverage Bram Kreté.

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