November 29, 2022

Taste of Travel Day two highlights

Wednesday June 15

Sustainability comes centre stage as sessions look at the facts around waste and the science of sustainability. The Taste of Travel programme brings together big hitters in the sustainability debate to share their in-depth understanding of the topic and highlight how you can join collaborations that will bring change.

10.00  THE SCIENCE OF PLASTIC

A panel discussion moderated by Foodcase for their Taste of Science programme reveals its research into consumer attitude to plastics onboard.    WTCE has partnered with Foodcase to create a research report into sustainability onboard. The report will encompass the latest data on what airlines are doing to minimise waste and reduce the use of single use plastics, as well as commentary that highlights what onboard catering suppliers believe airlines need to do and why. With sustainability being a key discussion point for the tenth year of WTCE, the report will drive awareness and provide insights from the businesses leading sustainable innovations.   

11.00 THE URGENT NEED FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATION

Why global collaboration and standardisation are essential to achieve a more sustainable inflight service.

Moderator:  Julie Baxter

Panel:
Matt Crane, Aviation Sustainability Forum and SATS Global Innovation Centre
Simon Frischemeier, Head of Sustainability Management LSG (Chair ACA Sustainability committee)
Jon Godson, Assistant Director, IATA  
Gregoire James, International Aviation Waste Management Association 
Dr Joe Leader, CEO, APEX /IFSA

12.15 BUBBLES FROM BOTTEGA

13.15 TRUE PRICE – A RADICAL NEW THEORY TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

Ariane van Mancius, founder and owner of NowNewNext presents her truly insightful crystal ball session looking at what people are prepared to pay if we want to consume within the planetary boundaries? 

14.00 REDEFINING ONBOARD CATERING

The world of on board catering and services has changed forever and airlines and rail companies have been quick to adapt.  Our Moderator, Lance Hayward of The Hayward Partnership heads up an experienced panel including 

Philippa Cresswell, AVANTI West Coast/Virgin Trains
Sebastian Schafer of the LSG Global Culinary Excellence Team 
Richard Cawthra, Michelle Green, Tourvest  and Jodi Spicer, American Airlines

15.00 ZERO WASTE CHEF SESSION

Bjoern Orth of the LSG culinary team, presents a range of dishes that reflect the theme of sustainability on board with LSG’s trend and customer concepts expert, Sunbul Dubuni.

16.00 – 16.45  ONBOARD INNOVATION LEAP: THE FUTURE

A panel of experts explores the extraordinary inflight experience trends driven by science, technology, culinary delights and niche ideas led by Dr Stathis Kefallonitis, Professor of Aviation Business & Passenger Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with Ben Kaufman, JSX Airline, Brett Hooyerink, McGuire & Associates, Ashley Kerber, enroute,  Erick Ray, Orvec by John Horsfall and Ron Verweij, Safran.

17.00 HEINEKEN PARTY

All visitors and exhibitors are invited to this free-to-attend Drinks Reception, which will present the perfect opportunity for individuals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of WTCE and to network with other attendees. Sponsored by Heineken, the event will take place on the Taste of Travel Theatre, providing a chance for attendees to meet new contacts and discuss opportunities to increase passenger satisfaction and generate revenue onboard.

More information: worldtravelcateringexpo.com

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