September 29 2020  |  Catering

PAX Panel to release second episode with En Route, LSG Group and dnata

By PAX Panel

PAX International is excited to announce that Episode Two of its virtual roundtable discussion PAX Panel will be released in one week, on Tuesday October 6, 2020. In the second installment, entitled PAX Panel: Food production, packaging and presentation in the pandemic era, Editor-in-Chief Rick Lundstrom speaks with representatives from En Route International, LSG Group and dnata about how the pandemic is changing catering and inflight food service.

Introducing the panelists for Episode Two

Martin Hambleton, Head of Procurement, En Route International
With more than 30 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Martin Hambleton, Head of Procurement at En Route International, has worked in a number of strategic procurement roles across the travel and food-to-go sectors. Through a collaborative approach, he focuses on sustainable product development, achieved by working with up and coming brands from across the industry.

Vassilios Georgakopoulos, Director Customer Concepts, LSG Group
Vassilios Georgakopoulos, Director Customer Concepts at LSG Group, is a service design professional specializing in guest experience management with several years of senior commercial and operational experience with airlines and service providers. His expertise lies in multi-cultural operational innovation: translating brand aspirations, consumer insights and profitability challenges into compelling food and beverage concepts, for organizations around the world.

Alan Hayes, Sales & Managed Services Director, dnata
Alan Hayes is Sales & Managed Services Director at dnata business (previously Alpha LSG) which he joined in 2011 after nearly a decade in charter aviation, in field-based crew management and inflight retail management roles. Alan possesses nearly 25 years of experience in varying retail, aviation, inflight catering and customer account management environments. He worked on the airline side at TUI and easyJet.

Food production, packaging and presentation in the pandemic era

In Episode Two, Lundstrom will lead the virtual roundtable discussion prompting the panelists to share insights about packaging solutions with an eye on hygiene and passenger confidence, how food concepts and designs are pivoting to keep pace with the pandemic and what challenges are surfacing in the catering unit due to the current climate.

Stay tuned for the release of the Episode Two featuring En Route International, LSG Group and dnata on Tuesday October 6, 2020.

Created and hosted by PAX
The PAX Panel concept is created and hosted entirely by PAX International and PAX Tech magazines. In the first installment, PAX International Editor Jane Hobson led a discussion with executives from LSG Group’s SPIRIANT, Air Canada and TAP Air Portugal about the future of amenities and comfort beyond COVID-19. The full PAX Panel Episode One can be viewed here.

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