May 22, 2024

Forum-Asia kicks off

The stands have been built, the doors have opened, and Onboard Hospitality Forum-Asia is well underway.

After a two year absence and just as the Asian market begins to reopen and rebuild, Forum-Asia has returned to the FTE-APEX Asia EXPO 2022, itself now in its tenth year.

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has been taken over by inflight catering, wellbeing, design and innovation specialists and airline buyers seeking inspiration for their next onboard developments.

The show will open for a final day tomorrow (November 10) – register to attend whilst you still can!

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Making Sustainability Work Onboard

Join Joe Leader, CEO APEX/ IFSA on Thursday at 9:30am on the expo stage as he moderates a session called Making Sustainability Work Onboard.

Joining the session will be Azman B. Ahmad, GM Product Management, SAUDIA; Nick Wiley, Global Managing Director, En Route, and Matt Crane, Group Head, SATS Food Solutions Global Innovation Centre and Founder of the Aviation Sustainability Forum.

Each speaker will share the steps they are taking to enhance onboard sustainability, before moving into a fast-paced panel discussion. 

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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.