THAILAND/INTERNATIONALAn outstanding conference programme and speaker line-up is promised for the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards to be held on 12-13 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

Following the announcement of SSP’s support as Platinum Partner for the event, CEO Patrick Coveney (below left) is confirmed as one of the keynote speakers.

An exciting tender update at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan will be presented by Airports International Group Chief Commercial Officer Deema Anani (below right).

A breathtaking case study in ambition and execution by Qatar Duty Free (QDF) at Hamad International Airport will feature QDF Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh.

They are joined by Lagardère Travel Retail Executive Vice President Foodservice Mélanie Guilldou, one of the French F&B-to-retail powerhouse’s most highly rated executives.

Omer Alaettinoglu, CEO of dynamic and highly ambitious young Turkish airport services company Kepler Club, will address the fast-evolving role of airport hospitality as a key element of the consumer offer.

Confirmed for key speaking roles at the event are (left to right) Thabet Musleh, Mélanie Guilldou and Omer Alaettinoglu

More top names will be announced shortly.

“FAB 2023 is taking shape nicely and it is so very good to bring the event back in physical form,” said FAB founder, The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie. “I can promise that the final speakers’ line-up will offer a diverse mix of highly rated executives and entrepreneurs from all around the airport F&B and wider hospitality sector.

“We’ll be announcing some further exciting names in coming days and look forward to two outstanding days of networking and constructive dialogue as this most vibrant and consumer-centric business enters a new and exciting growth phase.”

FAB has garnered welcome support from the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

Delegates requiring visa applications to travel to Thailand may contact The Moodie Davitt Report for the TCEB-issued official invitation letter. TCEB was established in 2002 by Royal Decree and is tasked with promoting and developing the business tourism sector in the country.

TCEB’s support of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has successfully established the country as one of Asia’s largest business event hubs.

FAB is dedicated to the burgeoning world of airport food & beverage. For the first time, this year’s event is expanded to include wider airport hospitality services provided by lounges, hotels and other providers.

The event will also celebrate the achievements and efforts of the sector with the highly coveted FAB Awards and people-focused FAB Superstars.

Nominations for the various award categories are now welcome through 31 July. Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year, recognising excellence and innovation in a total airport-wide F&B programme, has been added to the categories.

Early Bird registration is available through 1 July and preferential room rates at the event venue Millennium Hilton Bangkok can be accessed via

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Note: The Moodie Davitt Report publishes the FAB Newsletter, which features highlights of openings, events and campaigns from around the world of airport and travel dining. Please email to subscribe.

The company also hosts The Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards, which will take place on 12-13 September in Bangkok, Thailand after a four-year COVID-driven absence. Notably, FAB’s remit has been extended this year to feature wider airport hospitality services, including hotels and lounges.

For all partnership, speaker, content and other enquiries please contact Jeannie Wong, The Moodie Davitt Report Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events at