Autogrill Group wins 9 awards at the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards 2022

  • Organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, the event brings together industry leaders from the airport food & beverage sector
  • This year the event introduced the FAB ESG Awards, recognising people and initiatives that have had a positive impact on the environment, society and corporate governance
  • For the second year running, Autogrill Group tops the ranking of number of awards received
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:05

Milano – This year too, Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for travellers, took part in the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards, the international event launched in 2011 by The Moodie Davitt Report for the airport food & beverage sector. The Group picked up 9 awards and for the second year running topped the ranking in terms of number of awards received.

This year’s theme was “People, Partnership, Progress, Planet”, with a special focus on sustainability during a two-day marathon of talks bringing together key players in the world of food & beverage, including Andrea Cipolloni, CEO Autogrill Europe-Italy, and Walter Seib, CEO HMSHost International within the Group’s sponsored ‘Progress’ pillar session. 

Concluding the event and making their debut this year were the FAB ESG Awards, reserved for people and initiatives that have had a positive impact on the environment, society and corporate governance. The ESG Award categories include: Best Women Leadership Initiative; Humanity, Leadership & Inspiration; Best Practice: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Champion of Cultural Change; Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship; Best Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Following their success last year, the FAB Superstars Awards return, set up to recognise the thousands of frontline “heroes” and “heroines” whose daily commitment and resilience helped keep the travel Food & Beverage industry running during the pandemic period. Individuals and teams are recognised as FAB Superstars in three categories: Star Team, Star Individual and Innovation (Team or Individual). 

Autogrill Group received nine prestigious awards, thus topping the ranking of number of awards received for the second year in a row, and stood out in terms of both the multinational variety of its team and projects, reflecting the Group’s international reach, and its excellent results in the new “FAB ESG AWARDS” category, reflecting its commitment to the environment and sustainability.

 Autogrill Group received the following awards: 


Champion of Cultural Change:  Bastiaan van Asten, Senior Vice President Commercial, HMSHost International

Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship: Winner: ‘Make It Happen’ Strategy, Autogrill

Best Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace: Wellbeing Podcast Series, HMSHost International


Star Team Asia Pacific - Back of House: Cairns Airport Operations Team, HMSHost International

Star Team Europe - Back of House: Eataly Team, Autogrill, Rome Fiumicino Airport

Star Individual Americas- Back of House: Brad Maher, Executive Director of Operations, HMSHost North America, Chicago O’Hare

Star Individual Asia Pacific - Back of House: Nguyen Cong Khoa, Purchasing Officer, HMSHost International, Da Nang International Airport

Star Individual Europe - Back of House: Andy Goss, Food & Beverage Manager, HMSHost, UK

Star Innovation Europe - Front of House: Human Resources Italy, Autogrill ‘Work with the Army’