Award nominations open for FAB 2013 as interest builds in Dubai event

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and sister title The Foodie Report are delighted to announce that nominations for the third annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards are now open through a dedicated website:

The FAB Conference & Awards event, hosted by Dubai Airports, takes place on 1-3 October at the stunning Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. The event includes a welcome party and a two-day conference. The awards ceremony will take place on 2 October during a glittering gala dinner sponsored by HMSHost.

The FAB awards exist to champion excellence in the flourishing travel food & beverage industry. We invite airport and railway operators, concessionaires and brands to nominate outstanding F&B offers. The deadline for entries is Friday 12th July 2013 and further details on nomination procedures and the FAB Conference can be found on the website.

Atlantis, The Palm will host the highly anticipated FAB 2013 conference & awards

The Moodie Report/Foodie Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “The FAB awards were born out of a desire to showcase the very best in travel-related food & beverage around the globe. This is a rapidly growing industry driven by innovation and creativity and we urge landlords and concessionaires around the world to join us in saluting the best that travel F&B has to offer.”

The 2013 FAB Awards categories:

1. Best Airport Coffee Shop
2. Best Airport “˜Food To Go’
3. Best Airport Bar
4. Best Airport Wine Bar
5. Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant
6. Best Airport Chef- Led Dining
7. Best Airport Food Court
8. Best Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant (QSR)
9. Best F&B Marketing & Promotions Campaign
10. Best Digital or Social Media Initiative
11. Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
12. Best Railway Station Food & Beverage Offer
13. Best Food & Beverage-Related Innovation
14. Best Airport Food & Beverage Reflecting “˜Sense of Place’
15. World’s Best Airport Food & Beverage Offer

Celebrating world-class food & beverage: The FAB Awards 2012 winners in Amsterdam

The FAB Conference and Awards attracts senior representatives from the world’s leading airports, railway station operators and F&B concessionaires to network with industry peers, share insights and celebrate best practice in this fast-growing sector. Platinum sponsors of the event are leading travel food & beverage operators SSP, Emirates Leisure Retail & Maritime Mercantile International, and HMSHost (gala dinner). Other sponsors include OTG Management and Travel Food Services.

Following the success of last year’s event at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, FAB 2013 promises to be an extraordinary celebration of the best in travel dining.

“On the evening of 1 October guests are welcome to a fantastic opening party with breathtaking views of the Marina skyline,” added Moodie. “Over the following two days the FAB Conference will seek to promote excellence in the consumer offer; debate key industry themes and challenges; and help grow the business for all stakeholders.”

NOTE: Exceptional rates at the Atlantis have been secured for FAB delegates but these are subject to availability. We urge delegates to book now in order to benefit from these rates before they go.

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*NOTE: The Foodie Report is the sister title of The Moodie Report. Published monthly within The Moodie Report e-Zine, plus regular coverage on this website, The Foodie Report covers all revenue-generating travel-related food & beverage. For your free subscription please e-mail

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Click on the left-hand image to read coverage of last year’s FAB event in Amsterdam. Moodie Corporate recently published a book on Dubai International Concourse A, which can be accessed in digital format by clicking on the image (right)
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