Meet the judges

Ms Trinh Diem Vy


One of Vietnam’s most recognised restauranteurs and chefs. Truly impassioned by food, her Hoi An restaurants and Cooking School, are famous both in Vietnam and abroad. Based in Hoi An.

Raymond Kollau

Airline Trends

Raymond is the founder of market research agency, which monitors the global aviation industry for product and service innovations launched by airlines in response to consumer behaviour. Based in the Netherlands.

Ariane Van Mancius

Now New Next Food & Packaging

Ariane has worked for Helios, deSter and Supplair (gategroup) and has dealt with more than 150+ airlines worldwide. Her passion lies in translating trends into concrete product offerings. Based in Amsterdam.

Keith Yates

Chairman & ceo, YATES+Partners

An expert in design and service, with some 30 years of extraordinary involvement in service and product development for aviation, Keith has overseen extensive projects for many leading hotels and airlines. Based in Bangkok.

Nik Loukas

Inflight Feed

Nik runs the highly-popular consumer airline food site and writes for consumer and industry media outlets on airline food trends. He also offers consultation services to airline catering companies. Based in Ireland.

Mike Crump

Md – Honour Consulting

Mike left British Airways to become a partner of Honour Branding. Mike is now the founder and managing director Honour Consulting. Mike led the design management of the onboard product and experience for Etihad’s aircraft. Based in London.

Keerthi Hapugasdeniya

Chef HappyK Solutions

Chef happy K is a high-profile, international celebrity chef whose company is one of the leading service providers to the airline industry. Founder and ceo of APOT.Asia. Based in Melbourne.

Lyn Hughes

Editor in chief, Wanderlust

Founder of the UK’s leading consumer travel title; Lyn received an Outstanding Contribution Award in the British Travel Press Awards and is in the ‘Top 60 Most Influential Women in Travel in the Last 60 Years’. Based in Windsor, UK

Roy Moed

Industry innovator

Roy was founder and head of Pourshins, on the IFCA board for nine years; was chairman of the Mercury Award Committee and has received the IFSA Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the onboard services industry. Based in the UK.

Karen Robinson

Supplements Editor, The Sunday Times

Karen travels extensively to write about holiday destinations and overseas real estate worldwide for one of the UK’s leading national newspapers. Based in London.

Charlotte Ronholt

Editor in Chief

Owner and founder of Go Traveling International digital App travel magazine. One of the most downloaded free travel magazines in Europe. Worked with the travel industry for more than 15 years. Based in Denmark.

George Banks

Culinary expert

Former regional catering manager with Emirates and catering manager concept development responsible for Emirates lounges. 33 years with British Caledonian Airways and British Airways. Author of Gourmet and Glamour in the Sky- covering a history of airline catering. Based in the UK

Andy Hoskins


Andy is Editor of London-based The Business Travel Magazine. He has nearly 15 years’ experience in travel journalism and specialises in the hotel and aviation sectors.

Pat Riddell


Pat has been National Geographic Traveller (UK)‘s editor since it launched in 2010 and has overseen the brand’s growth into digital platforms, events and awards. Based in London.