May 29, 2024

Taste of Travel | Wednesday highlights

Have a spare hour between meetings? Why not head to the Taste of Travel theatre today to watch one of the following sessions…

11:15am: Global Collaboration

Before the pandemic sustainability was a point of competitiveness – now it has become a point for sharing knowledge and ideas. Moderated by Onboard Hospitality Editor, Julie Baxter, this invigorating debate on the Taste of Travel Theatre at 11.15 today brings five visionary champions together to discuss the need for global collaboration as we work  towards a circular economy. Featuring Matt Crane, Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF) and SATS Global Innovation Centre, Simon Frischemeier, LSG and Chair ACA Sustainability committee, Jon Godson, Assistant Director Sustainability, IATA, Gregoire James,  IAWMA, and Dr Joe Leader, CEO APEX /IFSA

1:15am: Is it worth it?

Ariane van Mancius, founder and owner of NowNewNext, pulls no punches in her hard-hitting presentation on what we must be prepared to pay if we really care about our futures. NOT TO BE MISSED at 13.15 on the Taste of Travel Theatre today.

2:00pm: Have we learned anything?

In a post-pandemic world Lance Hayward and his experienced panel discuss new operating models, revenue opportunities and trends in the on board catering arena with an eye on personalisation and new technologies. Our panellists include Philippa Creswell, On Board Customer Experience, Virgin Trains; Sebastian Schafer, Manager Global Culinary Excellence, LSG Group; Riz Rauf, Director, Onboard Dining Catering Operations and Logistics, American Airlines, Richard Cawthra, Aviation and Travel Consultant and Michelle Green, Tourvest Retail Services.

See the full schedule