On Air Dining strengthens support for European Cabin Service Conference in Brussels


Inflight dining experience provider On Air Dining is supporting the follow-up to 2014’s European Corporate Flight Attendants Conference (ECFAC). This year’s event will be called the European Cabin Service Conference, and will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on September 11, 2015. The conference is organized by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and is being led by a European steering committee of which Daniel Hulme, CEO of On Air Dining, is vice chair.

Hulme, who was a co-founder of the first event in 2012, will support this year’s conference by sponsoring the meeting and supporting the presentation by Richard Hardwick of UK-based Bespoke Beverages, purveyors of Kopi Luwak, a rare Indonesian coffee, and a key supplier to On Air Dining.

“Cabin crew often work in isolation and are heavily relied on during flight to ensure all elements of the trip run smoothly,” said Hulme. “This conference is designed to allow them to share their knowledge, provide them with useful new skills and aims to encourage them to discuss day-to-day topics with fellow professionals. Our business is very much built around the flight attendant and what they need to provide safe, high-quality dining, which is why we are sponsoring this particular session. We think it is essential to support their professional development by providing them with the latest trends in fine dining.”

Hulme will also take the opportunity to showcase the On Air Group’s new venture, On Air Interiors, which provides cabin crew with a single source for cabin amenities ranging from crystal, china and flatware through to blankets and dining table accessories.

The event will aim to educate and motivate cabin technicians while providing a networking platform to share, discuss and initiate new ideas. A panel discussion about safety will feature Flight Safety International, Aircare FACTS Training and Co-Guard. Meanwhile, On Board Professionalism will be presented by training company sajet, and Team Work will be presented by Roy Mumm, who commanded the US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team.

“The business aviation industry could not function without the dedication of the cabin technicians so we are glad to be hosting this year’s conference to develop the profession internationally,” said Fabio Gama, CEO at EBAA.

Joining On Air Dining as sponsors are Aircare FACTS Training, Air Culinaire Worldwide, FlightSafety International, Jet Professionals and NBAA. Breton Leather Spain, The Chauffeur Company, Temple Spa, L’Occitane, On Air Dining, D R Harris, Eyelevel and Heirlooms have all donated products for prize draws, which will take place at the end of each presentation.

August 28, 2015

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