July 14, 2024

Taste of Travel: Wednesday June 7 2023

10.00-10.45: The challenges of growing sustainable international rail catering across Europe

Four leading rail caterers compare their strategies for developing onboard customer hospitality while complying with evolving requirements. 

MODERATED BY: Roger Williams, Chairman, International Rail Catering Group (IRCG).

11.00-11.45: The future of plant-based onboard

Chef Gerard Bertholon, Chief Strategy Office of Cuisine Solutions and Maître Cuisinier de France, will cover everything from plant-based ‘lamb’ to ‘shrimp’ as well as the new rules around clean labels. There will be delicious samples to try.  

12.00-12.45: Bringing the fun back to air travel

For some airlines, the concept of enjoyment of travel is in their DNA. Three airlines and a supplier will 

debate how they are working towards a better inflight experience, including sustainability, wellbeing, catering innovation and entertainment for kids. 

MODERATED BY: Alison Wells, Owner and Managing Director, Plane Talking Products.  

13.00-13.30: Conscious cooking

Steve Walpole will display his talents during a responsible cookery demonstration.

13.45-14.30: How to drive inflight retail for the next generation of passengers

In a revealing presentation by students from Wiesbaden Business School, this session will explore why Gen Y and Gen Z are not satisfied with current offerings of inflight purchases and duty-free shopping. The session and its research is generated by e-commerce specialist Omnevo. 

MODERATED BY: Joe Harvey, Business Development Lead, Omnevo. 

14.45-15.30: Is sustainability increasingly relevant in recruiting an retaining top talent?    

The panel will discuss changes and opportunities in the workplace and the evolving jobs market. As organisations in our sector become increasingly focused on the importance of strong sustainability credentials for their brand reputation, the panel will look at how those credentials also impact recruitment and retention. 

MODERATED BY: Mike Pooley, The Hayward Partnership.   

15.45-16.30: Be a part of the Ryder Cup of wine!

Join the fun in a comparative wine tasting event hosted by Intervine. 

The session will feature wines from around the world. 

17.00-18.00:  WTCE Official Drinks Reception sponsored
by Heineken.