Taste of Travel programme 2020 – postponed
February 11, 2020
Onboard Hospitality was pleased to confirm it would again partner with the organisers of WTCE to present an inspirational Taste of Travel programme in Hamburg for 2020. In response to industry demand, the programme was themed around the topic of sustainability, but sadly did not go ahead due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Due to be located in Hall A3, surrounded by many first-time exhibitors, networking areas and VIP Buyers Lounge, the programme was designed by former Onboard Hospitality editor, Jo Austin to address current and future issues around packaging, supply chain transparency and next-gen eco demands. There were to have been live demonstrations from top chefs and exclusive presentations from passenger experience professionals and experts in sustainability. We are keeping this schedule live so you can see the exciting things we had planned for you, and we hope to be able to share much of this in other ways and at another time in due course.
March 31 – April 2
Day one: Tuesday March 31
10.30 – 11.15 BEST VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST PITCH
Five exhibitors tell us (in a 2 minute quick fire pitch) why they think their vegetarian breakfast product should go onboard. Samples for Judges required. Can be heated prior to demonstration if needed. A fun and lively interactive session judged by industry experts.
JUDGES: Roger Williams, International Rail Catering Group; Marc Warde, gluten-free restaurateur; Steve Walpole, chef specialising in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
11.30 – 12.15 GOING THE FULL VEGAN
Chef Steve Walpole gives us a lively demonstration of meals to suit any vegan passenger. He is a strong supporter and heavily involved in FreeFrom to help educate, inform and challenge the travel sectors to do more to embrace this are and is an active member of the Academy of Culinary Arts and was a committee member of the Craft Guild of Chefs. Expect full and fun commitment to vegan catering!
12:30 LUNCH – sponsored by the Austrian Tourist Board
13.15 – 14.15 RESOLVING CABIN WASTE – A practical discussion
This vitally important session for our industry looks at the challenges and potential solutions for dealing with an estimated 6.7m tonnes of cabin waste, of which between 20% and 30% was untouched food and drink.
Chair: Jon Godson Assistant Director Aviation Environment – Best Practices, IATA
Panel: Hiranjan Aloysius, CEO, dnata catering Australia; Fabio Gamba, MD, Airline Catering Association (ACA), Marjo Broertjes, Inflight sustainability expert, KLM
14.30 – 15.15 FREE FROM AND AS GOOD
Evertaste explores the benefits of allergen controlled product development in hot meals, and when partnered with allergen controlled tray set ups, this can lead to faster meal services, lower costs and happier passengers. A fun tasting session. Come and vote which one works for you.
Presenters: Maik Jentsch, Silke Schmuck and Chet Hansra
15.30 SOURCING LOCALLY ON THE RAILS
David Small, of train catering specialist RG (previously railgourmet), together with a chef from RG’s Irish on-board team, prepare some locally sourced ingredients being served on Irish Rail.
Presenters: Roger Williams, MD Explore Catering and Beat Ehlers, ceo RG.
Day two: Wednesday April 1
10.30 Best Sustainable Product
We invite five exhibitors to give a quick fire pitch on how their onboard product is sustainable (can be a new design or already on board). A fun and lively interactive session judged by industry experts
JUDGES: Philip Chadwick, Editor, Packaging News, Ariane van Mancius, NOW,NEW,NEXT
11:30 – 12:30 CREATING A GREENER FUTURE
This highly committed and informed panel of experts will discuss how we as an industry move beyond just greener products and work together on how to manage the product at end of life.
Moderated by Phil Chadwick, Editor, Packaging News.
PANEL: Andrew Smith, Senior Manager – Product Supply Chain in the Inflight Services division of Virgin Atlantic; David Young, Senior Advisor Qantas Future Planet and Sustainability; Philippe de Naeyer Director Sustainability and Product Development at deSter, gategroup; Kenny Harmel, Sustainability Director, Galileo Watermark
13.30 – 14.15 THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND PACKAGING
In this lively presentation, Ariane van Mancius addresses the role that food and packaging companies have in addressing climate change, food waste and the plastic soup in our oceans. RETHINK is at the heart of her message. Rethink the product, the packaging, waste and sustainability if there is to be a long term solution. Continuity is also an important part of Ariane’s message, not just for the future of our planet but also for the future of your enterprise. If you agree that prevention is better than cure, then do not miss this inspirational session which includes reviews of the very latest trends and innovations highlighting how you can become part of the green revolution.
Ariane van Mancius, NOW,NEW,NEXT.
14:30 – 15:15 IS IT SAFE TO EAT? A CLOSE LOOK AT FOOD SAFETY REGULATIONS
Incorrect information on food products and menus is more than a health hazard. It can be deadly. This also means the food we eat in the air. Menus, nutrition labels and layouts all need to conform to regulatory bodies and meet passenger expectations.
Lauren Costello, Executive Director of International Flight Services Association (IFSA) discusses food safety regulations for the airline catering industry along with industry expert Dr Stathis Kefallonitis, Founder & President branding.aero
15:30 – 16:15 REINVENTING CABIN SERVICE
Delta Airlines’ General Manager, F&B Christian Hallowell together with his colleague Chef Leyla Wheelhouse, Executive Chef Direct Food Service demonstrate the new bistro-style dining and sustainability features that make up Delta’s elegant and elevated new cabin concept.
PLUS a Bellini for everyone – to add to the celebration!
Day three: Thursday April 2
10.30 FREE FROM IN ACTION
Chef Marc Warde demonstrates a range of free-from meals from his LIBERO SPECIAL MEALS range being served onboard Icelandair. Icelandair talks about the increased demand and popularity of free-from meals onboard all their flights.
Chef Mark Warde
11.30 – 13.30 ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF PLASTIC POLLUTION
Your opportunity to hear news and views and get involved in discussion with members of Airline Sustainability Forum (ASF) – a member of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the UN Environmental Programme and World Tourism Organisation in collaboration with the Ellen Macarthur Foundation.
A mini summit headed up by Matt Crane of Monty’s Bakehouse addressing a move towards 100% of plastic and non-plastic packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
All attendees are invited to a complimentary lunch provided by Monty’s Bakehouse
14.00 – 14:45 THE POWER OF MENTORING
Onboard Hospitality’s Mentoring Network supports new talent emerging in the onboard sector. At this session you can meet the network’s dedicated and knowledgeable industry experts, pick their brains on how to promote your product, and hear how five new exhibitors at WTCE this year benefited from their help.
MENTORS: Include Lance Hayward, Roger Williams, Mike Pooley, Marc Warde and Sandra Pineau-Boddison.
15.00 GUILT FREE GIFTING ON THE GO Chocolate sampling
PLAYin CHOC manufactures organic vegan chocolates and plastic free toys. Each PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box contains 2 x 10g chocolates wrapped in home compostable film, a 3D puzzle toy to assemble, stencils to use afterwards, and a fun facts card. Dairy, nut, gluten and plastic free. Please feel free to sample and enjoy some creative play!
Presented by Dominic Simler, MD.