The Autogrill Group celebrates its 40thh anniversary at the “The New Yorker Techfest”, an event dedicated to the future of technology, mobility and food

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 14:38

Autogrill Group celebrates its 40th anniversary by participating in TechFest, a yearly festival presented by The New Yorker dedicated to the technologies of the future and how they will change the world.

Autogrill Group will be part of a panel discussion dedicated to the “The future of food”. Together with acclaimed personalities including Dan Barber, chef and coowner of Blue Hill of Stone Barns and Susan Ungaro, Chairman of the James Beard Foundation, Gianmario Tondato Da Ruos, Chief Executive Officer of Autogrill Group, and Steve Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSHost will discuss how the world of food is changing. They will explore the new perception of food; the way it is cultivated and consumed, and how it unites tradition, technological innovation, and sustainability.

Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move, is celebrating 40 years since its historical merger of the Company Pavesi, Motta and Alemagna in 1977 which led to the birth of Autogrill, with a look at the future of important topics like mobility, technological innovation, and the future of food with experts, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the business community right in the USA – a market which has become strategic over the years and which today accounts for more than 50% of the Group’s total sales through its subsidiary HMSHost. The day, directed by The New Yorker’s editor David Remnick, will be full of meetings and discussions about important current issues with a specific focus on the trends and changes that are impacting and guiding our future: from climate change to technological innovation to access to information and mobility.

Life is a journey. Ours, which has lasted for 40 years, is not over yet: we are planning tomorrow’s company today, a global Group capable of uniting sustainability, tradition and innovation with food-on-the-move - comments Gianmario Tondato Da Ruos, the Autogrill Group’s Chief Executive Officer– It’s vital to succeed in combining the opportunities provided by technological innovation and its challenges with a clear vision of new demographic trends and changes in customers’ behavior in order to conceive, create and offer products and services in line with the needs of an increasingly well informed, “digital” consumer”, he added.

In the last four decades the Group has grown and evolved to become the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move.

Active in 31 countries with over 57,000 employees, it has around 4,000 points of sale, a portfolio of more than 300 brands, and serves 1 billion customers every year.