INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel restaurateur Autogrill and its subsidiary HMSHost have been named as Knowledge Hub Partners for the dedicated food & beverage sessions at the much-anticipated Virtual Travel Retail Expo 2021 (11-15 October). The company will sponsor the ‘Inspire’ pillar within the F&B module on 14 October.

Each day will feature sessions dedicated to the Lead, Inspire and Transform themes, with speakers drawn from both inside and outside the travel retail community.

Autogrill Chief Marketing Officer Ezio Balarini said: “We are very glad to be a sponsor of the 2021 FAB Conference and Awards, online edition. Over the last decade FAB has been a unique global platform for travel F&B, a great opportunity to share visions on the key topics of the industry and to network with airport partners and other industry influencers. We are pleased to support the return of FAB and look forward to sharing with the airport community our company’s vision to move beyond the pandemic and innovate the traveller experience, adapting it to the new reality.”

Autogrill’s backing lends further strong momentum to the all-digital event, which has attracted many brand and service companies as exhibitors, with the world’s leading travel retailers, travel food & beverage companies and airports committed to attending with their full teams.

In related news, the entry deadline for The FAB Superstars Awards is just days away, on Friday 10 September.

The awards will recognise the efforts and achievements of frontline staff and behind the scenes heroes and heroines in the travel food & beverage sector who have helped keep the industry going throughout 2020 and into this year.

For more information and details on how to nominate individuals and teams, please click here. 

Lead. Inspire. Transform are the pillar themes for the Knowledge Hub at the Virtual Expo. Registration for the event is free to airport companies, retailers and F&B concessionaires.