PAX launches PAX Panel with SPIRIANT, Air Canada, TAP Air Portugal
PAX International is proud to announce that the first PAX Panel roundtable discussion will be released in one week, on Tuesday September 8, 2020. The virtual interview series will cover pressing topics facing the industry and feature senior executives from every sector, such as leading airlines, suppliers, IFEC providers, seating companies and more.
In the first installment, entitled PAX Panel: Amenities and comfort in the post-COVID cabin, PAX International Editor Jane Hobson speaks with representatives from LSG’s inflight product supplier SPIRIANT, Air Canada and TAP Air Portugal about the future of inflight amenities, onboard services and passenger comfort for when the industry takes to the skies again.
Introducing the four distinguished panelists
Angie Fung, Managing Director Asia-Pacific, SPIRIANT
Angie Fung has been living in Hong Kong for more than 25 years and has spent most of that time working in the travel retail and airline industries. In the past decade, she has been employed by the LSG Group’s Asia-Pacific office as Managing Director of Asia-Pacific for its inflight equipment subsidiary SPIRIANT Gmbh.
Addy Ng, Design Director, Amenities, SPIRIANT
Addy Ng is the Design Director Amenities for SPIRIANT and is responsible for all the designs and products of amenity kit projects globally. With 20 years of experience in fashion, bag and accessory designs for international luxury brands and airlines, his amenity kit creations can be found onboard more than 30 airlines in the past decade, across all cabin classes.
Andrew Yiu, Vice President of Product, Air Canada
Andrew Yiu is Air Canada’s Vice President, Product with overall responsibility for the design of all Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express products, services and amenities experienced by travelers at airports and onboard all flights worldwide, to ensure Air Canada is consistently reflected as a leading international carrier and global champion.
Joel Fragata, Head of In-Flight Product, TAP Air Portugal
Joel Fragata began his career at Portugália Airlines as Finance Manager Assistant in 2001. He quickly understood that his future would be linked to the onboard service. In 2005, he became In-Flight Service Director until 2007 when he joined TAP Air Portugal as Medium Haul Product Manager. Since then, he held roles involving catering and cabin interiors responsibilities. Fragata was assigned as Head of In-Flight & On-Ground Product in 2017.
Created and hosted by PAX
The PAX Panel concept is created and hosted entirely by PAX International and PAX Tech magazine. In the first installment, PAX International Editor Jane Hobson leads the discussion as these experts cover personal protective equipment (PPE) and its role in the industry, what airlines and their passengers are requesting from amenity suppliers and how onboard services expectations will evolve as the pandemic continues.
“We’re dedicated to keeping the industry updated as suppliers and companies continue to pivot and persevere through the challenges presented by the pandemic,” says Hobson. “It’s important to PAX that these ideas are presented in a format that is easy to participate in, consume and share with the industry – and that’s what the PAX Panel offers. While we are covering COVID-19-related topics now, the PAX Panel is a project that will be around to support the industry and initiate important conversation in years to come.”
“PAX Panel is just one of the many ways we continue to support the industry and provide intelligent and thoughtful ways to share the most up-to-date and crucial news with the industry,” says Aijaz Khan, Publisher, PAX International and PAX Tech.
Stay tuned for the release of the first installment of PAX Panel featuring SPIRIANT, Air Canada and TAP Air Portugal on Tuesday September 8, 2020.