March 25, 2023

All eyes on Forum-Asia

As Asian markets reopen and rebuild, join us at the Onboard Hospitality Forum-Asia and discover how technology, design, hospitality and collaboration are being reimagined

Onboard Hospitality is returning to Singapore on November 9-10 for the first in-person Onboard Hospitality Forum Asia since the pandemic. 

After a two year absence and just as the Asian market begins to reopen and rebuild, we’ll be hosting the Forum within FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2022, itself now in its tenth year.  

Inflight catering, wellbeing, design and innovation specialists will meet within a dedicated zone, featuring exhibitors, education sessions and hospitality.

Asia’s biggest free to attend passenger experience and business performance expo, the 2019 show delivered record results with the largest ever number of exhibitors and attendees including 119 airlines and airport operators represented among the 2,500 registrations. 

Aviation is predicted to see tremendous growth across Asia in the coming decade, and as a result there is huge demand from the industry to connect in-person again. 

The conference run alongside the exhibition will include speakers and debate around the theme: Transforming the Journey, bringing insights on how technology, design and new service approaches can improve efficiency, operations, customer experiences, sustainability and revenues as the region reopens.

Exhibition director, Craig McQuinn, said: “This is the place to be if you want to be a part of the APAC region.”

Around the stands

Sponsor: En Route

En Route International is a global food service partner to many of the world’s airlines and airline catering organisations.     

It specialises in the end-to-end design, development and delivery of complimentary and retail onboard food and service solutions, with offices in the UK, USA, UAE and Australia.

Part of dnata, it is able to leverage an extensive supply chain to consistently deliver food solutions across a global network, adding value through a flexible, ‘service partner’ approach. 

It supports clients with insight-driven options, creative branding and design, packaging solutions, supply chain planning and fulfilment.

Linstol – Stand B1

Linstol has spent the past four years working with airline partners to find sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. It is focused on ensuring airlines make well thought through changes that don’t inadvertently do more harm than good. Successes have included switching millions of plastic stirers to bamboo, and the roll out of the Linstol Super Cup (made with EarthCoating) on Frontier. This cup dramatically cuts the plastic content in a paper cup.

Bayart Innovations – Stand B20

Bayart Innovations has been a designer and supplier of inflight comfort products for the past 30 years. The team aims to help airlines enhance the passenger experience while keeping a keen eye on safety and sustainability.

Its portfolio includes amenity kits, children kits, headphones, blankets, and other inflight products, as well as brand partnerships with cosmetic and international beauty brands.

The company is based in the city of Lille, France, but has sourcing and commercial teams in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

SATS – Stand B5

A firm favourite at previous shows, SATS offers creative food solutions to airlines and draws on the culinary excellence of its unique chefs panel and its Foodflix accelerator collaboration with local hawkers and brands. 

This year has seen the opening of the Singapore Innovation Hub (SIH) which launched following the acquisition of Monty’s Bakehouse as an extension of its UK Innovation Hub. SIH brings together the best of Monty’s and SATS capabilities, with an added Asian sensibility, to innovate product and packaging solutions  for the region.

Global C – Stand B3

Global-C designs, manufactures and delivers inflight products for airlines across the globe. The team is passionate about striking the right balance between quality, function and value. 

Within its portfolio is the Neverleak food packaging product which is now available with a built-in folding paperboard utensil from EcoTensil®. The combination ensures ease of use and significant single-use plastic reduction. The containers are leak-proof, plastic-free and suitable for warm and cold/frozen  meals from -40C to ovenable at 220C.

Formia – Stand B9

FORMIA has committed to transforming its entire business to be truly sustainable, and together with REBEL, experts in quantifying environmental impact, it is driving a reduction in its carbon footprint through focused initiatives and measures. These include the increased use of sustainable materials, collaborating with sustainable brands and introducing circular solutions. The goal is to become a net-zero carbon company by 2030 and FORMIA is already offering net-zero carbon amenity kits.

Zibo Rainbow – Stand B12

ZIBO RAINBOW has been serving the airline industry for the past 20 years. Its expertise covers the design, manufacture and supply of inflight products. The portfolio includes amenity kits, toiletries, wearable textiles and bedding, airsickness bags, food packaging and paper cups, as well as serviceware, table settings and glassware. 

The company is proud to be certified under the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.

Unilever – B11

UNILEVER has over 400 household brands under its roof, with products spanning across food, beverage, cleaning, nutrition and wellbeing.

Coffee Planet – B2

COFFEE PLANET’s mission is to bring specialty-grade 100% Arabica coffee beans to as many people as it can. It sources from over 20 countries across the most renowned coffee-growing regions in the world to bring the best coffee to its consumers.

Register to attend today