FAB 2021 LEAD: ‘Assessing the Future of Airport Food & Beverage’
Óscar Vela talks about the future of the travel dining sector post-crisis, the shape of recovery and how Areas aims to strengthen its position as a leading player in the industry. Óscar Vela, CEO, Areas
FAB 2021 INSPIRE: ‘From Crisis to a New World of Travel Dining’
Business leaders from one of the world’s leading travel restaurateurs talk about developing and inspiring change in the business model, practices and attitudes; discuss resilience and flexibility; examine how the company has helped and inspired employees through the crisis and look at the lessons that will guide, motivate and encourage management, staff and customers in a new era of travel dining. Ezio Balarini, Chief Marketing Officer, Autogrill Group Steve Johnson, President & CEO, HMSHost Walter Seib, CEO, HMSHost International
FAB 2021 TRANSFORM: ‘Rebuilding the Travel Food sector Sustainably and Profitably’
Senior executives from leading global travel food specialist SSP Group tackle some vital challenges facing the sector. These include: the broken MAG model; a capital investment model that makes a fair ROI unachievable; unsustainable labour costs and lack of operational flexibility at a time when passenger numbers remain unpredictable. Pat Murray, EVP SSP America Mark Angela, CEO SSP Asia Pac and EEME Jeremy Fennell, CEO SSP Continental Europe Neil Campbell, COO SSP UK
SPECIAL SESSION: The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce the return of FAB Women, an initiative to recognise, encourage and develop the participation of women in the Airport food & beverage sector, first hosted at FAB 2019 in Dallas.
Introduced by Lana Cramer, VP, Corporate Marketing & Communications – SSP America, this year’s FAB Women takes a deep dive into the culinary world. Through a series of questions posed to leading creative women in the food and beverage industry, we’ll hear from Chef Cristina Bowerman, Yvonne Kam ,CFO – Yung Kee Restaurant Group Limited and Chef Marcie Blaine Turney & Co-Owner Valerie Safran – Safran Turney Hospitality Group to find out how their experiences have shaped their leadership style, what inspires them and how they continually strive to transform the workplace and world around them.
FAB 2021 LEAD: ‘The Airport View I’
The operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru recently adopted a contract model based on “trust, collaboration and sharing of risks and rewards” in inviting bids to develop a world-class destination for dining, shopping and entertainment at the new Terminal 2. The airport’s senior commercial team discusses the approach in this special session. Kenneth R. Guldbjerg Chief Commercial Officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited Pravat Paikray Asst. Vice President – Commercial Development, Bangalore International Airport Limited Saurabh Singhal Asst. General Manager – Commercial Development, Bangalore International Airport Limited
FAB 2021 TRANSFORM: ‘Progressive Airport Thinking and a Pathway out of Crisis’
One of the most respected concessions directors in the airport world, Zenola Campbell outlines her views on the outlook for travel dining at DFW and across the wider industry. Zenola Campbell, Vice President of Concessions, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
THE FAB Superstars Awards
AWARDS: The first virtual edition of the FAB Awards for employees in the food & beverage sector in the airport community and other travel-related sectors. These awards will shine the spotlight on the thousands of front-of-house and behind the scenes heroes and heroines who have helped keep the food & beverage community within our industry going throughout the pandemic. Pravat Paikray Asst. Vice President – Commercial Development, Bangalore International Airport Limited Saurabh Singhal Asst. General Manager – Commercial Development, Bangalore International Airport Limited