INTERNATIONAL. Entries for this year’s much-anticipated Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Awards and FAB Superstars Awards owned and managed by The Moodie Davitt Report are now welcome through our dedicated website at this link.
The FAB Awards and FAB Superstars Awards will be the glittering culmination of the Airport FAB + Hospitality Conference & Awards to be hosted by Ontario International Airport in California, USA on 25-26 June.
Following the hugely successful Bangkok event last September, the June timing for the 2024 edition marks a return to the conference’s traditional mid-year scheduling it enjoyed from 2012 until the pandemic.
The Airport FAB + Hospitality Conference & Awards will encompass all aspects of airport food & beverage, lounges, and other related hospitality services.
The deadline to submit all entries is 5 April, after which they will be assessed by an independent panel of judges comprising industry experts to be revealed soon. Shortlisted finalists will be notified in early May.
The FAB Awards categories for 2024 are:
Airport Food to Go Offer of the Year
Airport Bar or Pub of the Year
Airport Coffee or Tea Shop of the Year
Airport Customer/Hospitality Initiative of the Year
Airport Food Hall of the Year
Airport Health-Centred Offer of the Year
Airport Lounge Food & Beverage Offer of the Year
Airport Lounge of the Year
Airport Restaurant Design of the Year
Airport Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
Airport Food & Beverage Marketing Campaign of the Year
Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiative of the Year
Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
Airport Chef of the Year
Airport New Food & Beverage Opening of the Year
Airport Food & Beverage Offer Best Representing Sense of Place of the Year
Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year
The eligibility period runs from 1 July 2023 to 29 February 2024. The portal has been enhanced to facilitate provision of pertinent details including images, video, and supporting collateral per entry.
Companies submitting entries are encouraged to allow ample time for uploading all materials. Full details including assessment criteria are available via the dedicated website. An administration fee of US$199 per FAB Awards entry is payable via the portal.
The FAB Superstars Awards form a critical part of the programme. The FAB Superstars shine a light on the frontline and behind the scenes heroes and heroines who make the F&B sector such an important component of the travel journey.
FAB Superstars categories are as follows:
Star Team – Front of House
Star Team – Back of House (Kitchen/ Stores/ Admin/ Logistics)
Star Individuals – Front of House
Star Individuals – Back of House (Kitchen/ Stores/ Admin/ Logistics)
Nominations are accepted from key regions as follows:
- Africa & Middle East
- Asia Pacific
The eligibility period is also 1 July 2023 to 29 February 2024 with a deadline for submissions of 5 April.
Details on FAB Superstars entry requirements are available at the website. An administration fee of just US$29 per entry is payable via the portal.
The winners of the FAB Superstars will be featured during the conference while winners of the FAB Awards will be announced during the Gala Dinner. Details of the event programme will follow shortly.
Click on the video above for highlights of a memorable FAB 2023
FAB 2023 will be held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, USA. Stay tuned to the event website here as details on registration, venues, and official hotel accommodation are progressively updated and announced.
- For questions regarding submissions, please contact The Moodie Davitt Report Associate Director, Events Vincci Chung at Vincci@moodiedavittreport.com
- For inquiries regarding partnership opportunities please contact FAB International Account Manager Maya Feeney at Maya@MoodieDavittReport.com
- For other general questions on FAB please contact Jeannie Wong, Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events at email@example.com.
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