Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Click above to visit the FAB 2016 website, with full details of how to register, book a hotel room and make a nomination for the FAB Awards

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and sister title The Foodie Report are calling for nominations for the highly anticipated 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, with a submission deadline of 11 March.

The awards are a cornerstone of the FAB Conference & Awards event, which returns this year, and will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Geneva on 29 June – 1 July. Geneva Airport and Caviar House Airport Premium are joint hosts. Registration for the Conference & Awards has now opened at, featuring a discounted ‘Early Bird’ option.

The stunning Intercontinental Hotel Geneva is the venue for FAB 2016

The awards celebrate the best in travel-related dining around the world, and this year feature a total of 17 categories, including Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year, Best Airport Chef-Led/Fine Dining, Best Food & Beverage-Related Innovation, Best F&B Marketing & Promotions Campaign, Best Airport Food & Beverage Reflecting “˜Sense of Place’, a FAB Consumer Choice Award and many more (full list below).

Nominations can be made through the FAB 2016 website at

This year’s FAB Awards judges have also been named. They are:

Martin Moodie, Founder & Chairman, The Moodie Report & The Foodie Report;
David King, Founder, The David King Partnership;
Charlotte Christiansen, Associate Director, Davis Coffer Lyons (previously London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager) and
Anders Barsøe, Managing Director of Meyers and Løgismose’s directly owned shops and restaurants, Denmark (former chef and previously Copenhagen Airports Category Manager – Food & Beverage and Convenience)

The InterContinental is offering discounted room rates for FAB delegates. These are subject to availability so guests are urged to book now to avoid disappointment. Registration for the hotel can also be accessed through the FAB 2016 links on this page.

The FAB 2016 Judging Panel: (Clockwise from top left) Martin Moodie, David King, Anders Barsøe and Charlotte Christiansen

As in previous years. the FAB Conference will seek to champion excellence in the consumer offer; discuss key industry themes and challenges and seek ways to grow the business for all stakeholders. The full conference speaker line-up will be revealed soon.

The closing day of FAB 2016 will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Montreux Jazz Festival, on Friday 1 July, to which FAB delegates will receive complimentary transport and passes to the opening night.

FAB 2016 awards categories
1. Airport Coffee Shop of the Year
2. Airport “˜Food To Go’ of the Year
3. Airport Bar of the Year
4. Airport Wine Bar of the Year
5. Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
6. Airport Chef-Led/Fine Dining of the Year
7. Airport Food Court of the Year
8. Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) of the Year
9. F&B Marketing & Promotions Campaign of the Year
10. Digital or Social Media Initiative of the Year
11. Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
12. Individual Food & Beverage Offer of the Year in a Railway Station
13. Overall Food & Beverage Offer of the Year in a Railway Station
14. Food & Beverage-Related Innovation of the Year
15. Airport Food & Beverage Reflecting “˜Sense of Place’ of the Year
16. The FAB Consumer Choice Award
17. Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year

The big winners from FAB 2014 celebrate their awards in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airports Director of Airport Sales Lise Ryevad thanks colleagues and partners as she accepts the key prize of Airport F&B Offer of the Year award for Copenhagen Airport
Among the big winners at FAB 2013 were Dubai Airports, which captured the award for Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year
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