Forum Events – June 2012 – Korea

The 2012 Forum located in Korea. Including APOT Chef’s Competition, keynote & motivational Speakers, panel sessions, networking, Golf and much more.

  • Date: 12th 13th & 14th June 2012
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Incheon


  • Registration desk open from 1pm – 11th June 2012
  • Pick up and drop off by Hyatt Regency Incheon

12th June (Tuesday)

08:00 – 18:00 | Registration desk open.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon (2nd Floor).

08:00 – 17:00 | Golf – Sky 72 – Incheon – Tee off time 8AM

09:00 – 17:00 | Han-Jin Tour : You’re option of the following activities.
Be quick to register early, Choose your option during online registration.

  • City Tour (Seoul).
  • Shopping in Seoul (Myung-Dong, Itaewon or Namdaemoon).

08:00 – 16:00 | Chef’s Competition Cook Off (6 Teams).
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon Kitchen.

12:00 – 17:00 | Exhibition Set Up.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon.

19:00 – 22:00 | Welcome Dinner : BBQ Party – Casino Theme.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Garden Terrace.


Educational day.

08:00 – 08:30 | Welcome Address : Ms. Cho, Mr. Loft, Mr. Babb.
Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Conference Room.

08:30 – 08:40 | Welcome Speech : CEO of Incheon Development & Tourism.
Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Conference Room.

08:40 – 09:25 | Key Note Speaker : Mr. H.S Yun CJ Group VP of Global Marketing
Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Conference Room.

09:00 – 16:00 | Exhibition Open.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon.

09:25 – 09:40 | Coffee Break.

09:40 – 10:20 | Key Note Speaker : Mr. William HUOT-MARCHAND
Vice-President, Sales & International, Thales IFEC
“The future of IFE: Thales’ vision”
Located in the conference room.

10:20 – 10:50 | Key Note Speaker : Ian Lyon.
Located in the conference room.

10:50 – 11:40 | Ginsend Tea Session – Korea Ginseng Corp..

11:00 – 14:00 | Chef’s Competition Meal Display.

11:40 – 12:10 | Key Note Speaker : Chris Lundquist – Panasonic.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon.

12:10 – 13:10 | Lunch
Located at the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Restaurant 8.


Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon – Conference Room A & B.

Educational – Session #1

13:10 – 13:50 | Conference Room A : Roland Grohmann Education Session

13:10 – 14:25 | Conference Room B : APEX Educational – Session #1

  • Presented by: Ingo Wuggetzer –
    Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design, Airbus
  • What will the future of flight look like? The session provides a brief overview of how on-ground consumer trends will impact the aircraft cabin of the future. In this session, you will get a closer look at tomorrow’s single-aisle and long-range cabin applications with a focus on retail, catering, seating and entertainment in 2025+, and end with a glimpse into the Airbus Concept Cabin 2050.

Educational – Session #2

14:00 – 16:00 | Conference Room A : Sacha Lichine Education Session
(Wine Tasting Included).

14:45 – 16:00 | Conference Room B : APEX Educational – Session #2 PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Presented by: Tony Sit, SVP and GM, GuestLogix Asia Pacific
  • What new payment technologies are being introduced across the passenger experience? From airport kiosks to onboard point-of-sale devices and payment software apps loaded onto passenger’s own devices there are significant changes ongoing in the market. How does the application of new technologies, blacklisting and re-processing improve the airline bottom line and boost those all important ancillary revenues.

18:30 -21:00 | Dinner – Cruise Dinner.


Trade day

09:00 – 16:00 | Exhibition Open.
Located in the Regency room.

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch.
Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon.

13:30 – 15:30 | Korean Food Making Experience : Kimchi and Dasik.
Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon Ballroom.

  • Kimchi : Korean Traditional side dish.
  • Dasik : Korean Style pattern pressed candy.

18:00 – 23:00 | Dinner/Entertainment Night.
Sponsored by Korean Air
 – Located in the Hyatt Regency Incheon Ballroom.

  • Chef’s Competition Final Winner Award.
  • Performance.
  • Dancing.


Accommodation at Hyatt Regency Incheon

2012 APOT/IFSA/APEX Asia Pacific Forum Hotel Reservation Please don’t miss the Early Bird reservation for Hyatt Regency Incheon! The special rate will be effective until 28May and the rate is subjected to change afterwards. Thank you and see you soon in Incheon!

Hyatt Regency Incheon
208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro, 321 Beon-gil, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
Tel : +82 32 745 1234 | Fax : +82 32 745 1010
Email :

    • Group Name : Asia Pasific Onboard Travel.
    • Period of stay : 9th June – 17th June 2012
    1. Visit this link : Find Rooms & Rates
    2. Key in Check-in Date, Check-out Date and Group/Corporate# fields, click

      • Group/Corporate # : G-AP00
      • King or Twin room at KRW 204,000 (Approx. US$180)
      • Club King or Club Twin at KRW264,000 (Approx. US$230)
      • Club Deluxe King at KRW 284,000 (Approx. US$250)
      • Regency Suite at KRW 414,000 (Approx. US$365)
        • The rates are subject to 10% tax.
        • The rates are included Daily Breakfast for 1 person.
    3. Book your room for the conference you will be attending by the cut-off date, Monday 28 May 2012. After this date, all unused rooms from the block will be released and additional room requests will be confirmed upon availability.
    4. Click BOOK, and follow the instructions given on that page to indicate your Room Preferences, Airline Information, Guest Information, and Credit Card Information to confirm your reservation.
    5. You will receive an e-mail confirmation from Hyatt E-Concierge. You will also receive a 3 day arrival reminder notice.
    6. To modify or retrieve your original reservation(s) made through, please click MODIFY EXISTING RESERVATIONS or RETRIEVE RESERVATION and fill in your first name, last name and either the credit card number used to secure your reservation or the confirmation number. For any question, please contact Reservations (82-32-745-1234)

Chef Competition

Chefs need to apply for the Chefs Competition by filling in the entry form on the APOT.Asia website. To access the sign-up form you must first become a free member of if you have any questions you can contact

Application process

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  • All chef teams must be included with qualified chefs or cooks, currently working for a recognized airline or an airline caterer.
  • All teams must have approval from their management for all cost and liabilities.
  • Only white and plain plates should be used for sample presentation plates. Any logos other than sponsor’s plates will be disqualified.

All applications must:

  1. Complete the Entry Form in English
  2. Supply with Menu description, ingredient list, recipes for all related (must be in metric units) menu items.
  3. All menu specifications should be included with pictures of the dishes.
  4. All pictures attached should be JPG format.
  5. If cooking method involved clarifications must complete in correct cooking terms.
  6. Proper spelling for cooking terms to be used.

If the applicant is successful for the final round:

  1. Each individual or their companies must cover all Registration, related travel, accommodation other related expenses.
  2. All travel and personal insurance and liabilities must cover by the individuals or their companies. will not be able to take any responsibilities.
  3. All special equipment or tools to be supplied by the applicants

The food presentation for the first round entry:

  1. All teams must fill up the following entry form and send via email or by using the Entry Form on (The website entry form is available only to APOT.Asiamembers – sign up to become a member now)
  2. Both team members must complete the application. Full Name:
    • Preferred name to be called:
    • Age:
    • Nationality:
    • Passport Number:
    • Sex:
    • Postal Address:
    • Email Address:
    • Phone Number best contactable:
    • Second preferred contact number:
    • Your Establishment / Employer:
    • Establishment Address:
    • Immediate Manager:
    • Immediate Managers contact details:
    • Phone number:
    • Email address:
    • Your entry theme (if any)
    • Declaration – The entry you submit to this competition was design and prepared by my self and produced by myself: YES / NO
  3. The applicants must produce all entries and if the entry submitted is not applicants own creation organizers hold rights to disqualify.
  4. Each competitor must supply with a balance 5 star 3 course (Appetizer, Main course and Dessert) airline meal suitable for FC or JC cabin.
  5. Each meal must be prepared hot or cold dish up appropriate dish and photographed (JPG) Then they must be clearly identify according to the meal type.
  6. All applications should be submitted to the following address via email.
  7. If the applicant selected for the final round organisors will request the hard copy of your entry for marketing and advertising purposes.
  8. Once applications submit to the above address organisors ( reserve rights to use these information for further marketing purposes.

Selection procedure:

Judges decision will be the last and no further explanation or complain will be provided to any concern applicants applications.
Judging point system total points calculated from 80 as below

  1. 30 – Presentation.
  2. 20 – Correct cooking methods and taste explanation according to the recipe and description.
  3. 10 – Authenticity and originality.
  4. 20 – Realistic serving suggestions in the each cabin and cost description.

6 highest scored finalists applicants will meet at the final round held during Forum held on 12th to 13th June 2012 in Inchon, Korea.

At The Location:

  • Action Cooking Stations at the Flight Kitchen or Hosting hotel
  • Local caterer will organise local chefs to accommodate with competitors to familiarize local produce and other requirements.
  • Official Camera person will be their to take pictures of your dishes.
  • Their will be a MC who will go through competitors dishes during the presentation, please provide enough details about your dishes to the person prior to the presentation.
  • AV and DVD facilities provided for you to use if necessary
  • There will be Flight Attendants to bring chefs and food to the stage on the day
  • Final mystery box products will be supplied by the local sponsors, they will be sourced by the local caterers.

Final Round:

  • Six finalists teams will be participating at competition to win the Trophy and the Asia Explorer package.
  • Each team will be included 2 qualified chefs / cooks from airline or catering kitchens.
  • Competition Briefing will be held at the Host hotel Lobby Lounge at 7.00PM on 11th June 2012.
  • Uniforms, and all related needs will be distributed at this time and all competitors and judges must attend to this meeting.
  • Competition will be held at the nominated (to be finalized) kitchen on 12th June 2012
  • Competition start times will be drawn by the competitor at the briefing session.
  • All competition teams will have ½ hour to submit the 3 course menu and 2 hours to produce the final meal.

First Day at the Kitchen:

*Competitors will be given Product Box with selected ingredients.

  • Competitors must use 100% of provided ingredients to set and design their menus and recipes.
  • Each team will be provided with a working station and mystery box.
  • All competitors will be provided with a chef’s jacket for the presentation ceremony. All team members must provide their own black shoes and black pants on the day of the presentation.
  • All teams must bring their own uniform to use in the kitchen. These uniforms must remain no company logos or names.
  • Each team will be given 2 hours to prepare and serve;
  • 3 x Three-course meal suitable for Business class or First class
    • One dish for tasting
    • One dish for presentation at the award ceremony
    • One dish for photographs.
  • All teams will be provided with white china dishes at the day of the cook off.
  • All teams will be provided with one small cart to carry prepared food to transport to the presentation ceremony. Organisers will take care of transportation.
  • First ½ hour Judges will explain process for the day and check station and bought ingredients
  • Basic stocks and equipments will be provided
  • Only competition teams can be work in the kitchen
  • Cooking of all dishes 2 hours
  • Tasting and cleaning ½ hour
  • Hot cooking point table:
  • 30 points – Taste and innovation
  • 10 points – Preparation and cooking methods
  • 10 points – Personnel hygiene and food safety
  • 30 points – Practicality, presentation new plating ideas

Products box:

Each team will be provided with a product box with key food items and a variety of common market products for each team to collects on the day.

A common market products table will be set up at the kitchen door for competitors to self serve. Competitors must use only the products displayed and what’s supplied in the mystery box.

Host kitchen will supply the basic sauces and ingredients (best utilization of product to your creations will be an advantage)

One set of meal dishes will be photographed after the judging at the kitchen. These pictures will be shown to pablic audience.

Second Day:

Final judging and the presentation of the dishes:

  1. 1/2 hour will be given to all competitors to set up the three course meal as presented previous day for judging.
  2. Organisers will supply one table for each team to showcase their meal dishes to the delegates.
  3. Delegates will be provided with marking sheets with name and company details.
  4. Delegates will have to select their preferred team and write their team number on the voting ticket and place in to the bowl provided by the organisers.
  5. Highest number of votes will receive 20 points
  6. Second highest number of votes will receive 18 points
  7. Third Highest number of wore will receive 16 points
  8. Fourth Highest number of vote will receive 14 points
  9. Fifth Highest number of votes will receive 12 points
  10. Sixth highest number of votes will receive 10points
  11. Competitors must leave the display after setting up their meal display.
  12. Competitors are not allowed to canvas at the venue to the delegates or public.
  13. Competitors can come back to the display area after the voting over (voting period is three hours – 1100hr till 1400hr)

At the Award presentation ceremony:

  • MC invite individual Judges to the stage and receive certificates and a gift from APOT.Asia. (Judges stay in the stage)
  • MC invite individual competitor to the stage and hand out the certificates of participation and a gift from And stay in the stage.
  • MC announces the winning price; invite Chairman to the stage
  • Chairman short speech and thanking to all parties, and invite major sponsors to the stage for the award presentation.
  • Chief Judge hand-over the final result to the Chairman and announce the winner major sponsor will hand-over the winning price.
  • Winner takes the price and speech and pictures with Chief guest, sponsors and Judges.
  • Close competition and ceremony.

Trade Show

Trade Show spaces are limited, please see below categories to be an exhibitor.

  1. Airline on-board equipment and design : Needs to be innovative and creative, please submit your application for board approval.
  2. Airline Food and beverage : Needs to be new and creative, please submit your application for board approval.
  3. Technology – innovative airline and catering : Please submit your application for board approval.
  4. Innovative Airline In-flight Services, Catering, Hotel, Travel and tours needs : Please submit your application for board approval.

Charges: Each exhibitor with one category – $100.00 USD

To register to become a trade show exhibitor you must first become a member of APOT.Asia – Membership is free. You can SIGN UP HERE to become a member straight away.

For additional exhibitor requirements or other exhibitor enquiries – power, AV equipment, furniture, manpower and other services requirements, please contact the exhibition hall directly by using this CONTACT FORM.

Exhibitors attending the Forum will be listed below : If you are registered as an exhibitor at Korea 2012 and your details arent displayed below please let us know.

BOOTH INFORMTAION at Hyatt Regency Incheon

  • Group Name: Asia Pasific Onboard Travel
  • Booth Setting Venue : Hyatt Regency Incheon ( 2nd Floor )
  • Contact Information :
    • Contact : Myung Sook ( Alexia ) Jeong
    • Tel : +82 – 32 – 745 – 2606
    • Mobil : +82 – 10 – 9019 – 2402
    • Email :

Booth Layout :

Booth Price:

  • A1 & A2 : KRW4,000,000 + 10% tax ( Approx. US$3700 )
  • B1 & B2 : KRW3,500,000 + 10% tax ( Approx. US$3200 )
  • C1 – C7 : KRW3,000,000 + 10% tax ( Approx. US$2800 )
  • D1 – D8 : KRW2,500,000 + 10% tax ( Approx. US$2300 )

Cut-Off Day: Tuesday 05 June 2012

Booth Size: Width – 3M / Length – 2M

Golf Day

To place a booking for the APOT.Asia Golf Day in Korea –
please contact KIM SANG BOM | Email:

  • Date : Monday, 12th June 2011
  • Time : 07.00 am
  • Golf Course : Sky72 – Ocean Course

Cost: Approximately USD 225 (KRW 256,500)
(depending on currency exchange rate)
The above rates includes Green Fees, Cart Fees & Caddy Fees.

  • Course Information : Ocean Course (PGA Certified)
  • Tee off time : Jun 12, Tuesday 8AM

From Everyone at Sky 72

The first place in golf, the place where you want to go!

It seemed like an endless journey.

when I first stepped on the barren island called Yeongjong—do surrounded by sands, I felt very lost.

However, days passed by quickly as lawns started to grow and green islands started to take shape. Today, four courses, which are Hanul (18H), Lake (18H), and Ocean (18H) will open. Finally, Sky 72 – located near Incheon International Airport, which is fast becoming a hub airport in Northeast Asia – is starting its history as the largest golf course in Northeast Asia.

The airport is always dynamic and progressive. The airport provides excitement to those who head for unknown places and comfort to those who return home. SKY 72 will send these travelers and greet those who come home before anybody else. The unimaginable size of the golf courses (72 holes, 1.21 mil. py), the circular driving range that flaunts the longest length in the world at 400yd and that is equipped with 300 plates can be seen with naked eyes when airplanes takeoff or land, piquing the curiosity of those who visit Korea.

SKY 72 – as the front garden of Incheon Airport – will become a welcome garden to those who visit Korea and a relaxation zone to those who leave the country. We will do our best to keep SKY 72 beautiful so that those who see Korea from the air will have a great image of Korea. Also, SKY 72 will present a different paradigm in golf course.

We will impress our customers by providing every kind of service, making Sure that golfers from all around the world will have a great time at our golf course, as our slogan “Discover Fun in Golf” implies.

“The first place in golf, the place where you want to go!” We will provide the highest level of service to stand out among golf courses in the world.”

Chairman’s Invitation

It is with our great pleasure to invite you all to the Asia Pacific Forum 2012. This exciting event will take place from 12 June to 14 June at the Hyatt Regency lncheon, Korea. The forum is co-hosted by the three renowned international organizations; APOT.Asia, IFSA and APEX bringing the in-flight industry in one place to share the insights.

It will be an excellent opportunity to experience industry expertise through various networking activities. With the special “Asia-Pacific” touch, We guarantee you that the event will enhance business partnership at the same time having a bit of fun.

It is now, more than ever, a time to work together “Differently” to find solutions to promote high standards of In-flight Service and Tourism industry in the region. And we are very excited to invite you to be part of the forum shaping the future of The Asia Pacific Travel industry.

We look forward to seeing you in Incheon!

Sincerely yours,

Heather Cho



Greetings from Aerofood ACS Indonesia. It is our pleasure to Welcome and support APOT.Asic1 for its first Forum in one of our paradise’s islands.

Bali has attractive surroundings both mountain and coastal areas, diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.

S.Saptono - President Director, PT Angkasa Citra Sarana Catering Service

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the launching of Asia Pacific On-board Travel-APOT. Asia.

Korean Air recognizes the importance and high standard of In-flight Service industry in the region, thus we share the hopes and expectations to further improve the industry through APOT. Asia.

Please rest assured that Korean Air will provide full support and commitment for the success of the new organization. We trust that our valued partnership in the region will be enhanced through APOT. Asia forums and events.

Heather Cho, Korean Air

It’s appropriate that our Asia Pacific region is the launching pad for Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT.Asia).

The growth in the Airline industry throughout our region is well documented and it’s now both timely and appropriate that APOT.Asia brings together local and international industry leaders and their organizations to meet and discuss matters of common interest.

Peter Smith, Alpha Flight Services

At a time when Asia/Pacific Region and Middle East lead the way in airline industry growth, it’s great to have APOT to facilitate a productive gathering of airline and related industry professionals. This will enable all of us to learn from industry leaders as well as from each other.

Sarath Fernando, Sri Lankan Airlines Catering

Asia and Pacific  region, being the fastest growing travel region in the world with China and India opening up to world travel requires strong networking opportunities.

The region has a lot to offer.

It has many established large carriers and new concept airlines like Etihad Airways with fast growth and new vision of air travel. On the other side low service airline creating new service standards and trends.

Werner Georg Kimmeringer, Etihad Airways

To have the event within Asia Pacific region will be more worthwhile since the target audience are all based here, Less time wasted to adjust time difference and so on when we travel long distance destinations.

Easier to adapt and understand local culture and mass market’s demand.

Great idea and it is perfectly timed where really needed programme like this for our region.

Shireen Chia, AirAsia Berhad

Hi guys, what a great idea and what a great timing – Having Asia Pacific organisation was needed for long time, we as European base Inflight product suppliers would love be part of the organisation to meet and learn how things happen in Asia and Pacific part of the world.

This type of organisation was needed for long time and it would not have come on any better time than this, well done APOT team we are behind you and we will give you the support you need from Frankanburg.

See you guys in Bali first week June.

Rüdiger Friedrichs, Frankenberg GmbH

Our region is the fastest growing within our industry and at the same time unique to other regions and areas.

This is a great venue and forum for all the participants to showcase their ideas, notions and know how,  we can discuss the way forward for the demands
that will be upon us in the years ahead.

Lou D'alessio, Alpha Flight Services

Congratulations on the setting up of This is very timely as Asia Pacific is the focus of the future of Travel industry.

The focus has to be aligned to meet the initial objectives of networking , synergy, educational for the better advancement of our mutual benefits in the sensitive Travel economy.

Philip Ho, Keisha Trading

I think having a forum on On-board Travel within the Asia Pacific region is a fantastic idea.

Being an independent business owner of an airline catering and food manufacturing company, I think it is important to talk to other people within in industry and having it all in one place, so close to home is ideal!

Ismail Hazif, Perth In-flight Catering & Pic Fresh

As the aviation Retail and Buy On Board sector matures and grows, I believe a need exists for a vehicle in our region though which the latest trends, latest products and most up to date news about our industry can be disseminated. The opportunity to hear and share ideas with others in the travel sector would also be of value.

The opportunity to meet with Airlines, suppliers, manufacturers, regulators and relevant subject matter experts and tackle some of the common issue that effect each of us is always invaluable.

Ian Bollen, Gate Gourmet Services & Inflight Logistic Services

The news of an assembly of an Asia Pacific On-board Travel organization ( seems to me to be most timely for the region and I would give it my full support.

Meeting on the Island of Bali which is ideally situated to host the APOT conference, Geographically perfectly situated to host visitors from the vast Australasian region.

Bob Ferguson, Former Senior Vice President Aircraft Catering Emirates

Since Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore/the Philippines/ Brunei/China/India/Australia and New Zealand have all taken steps to tap into the global Halal market. There is great potential for this region in developing and promoting the halal products and services for global market.

Statement of facts – The Halal products and services are gaining increasing acceptability among non-Muslims and created interest among food and non food producing countries – Muslim and non-Muslim.

Hj. Rafek Saleh, Malaysia Airlines

Asia – Pacific is referred to as the fastest developing region of the world meanwhile it also is a multi-culture region which incorporated with countries at different levels of development and living standard. In the light of that a forum that focusing on the regional issues and aiming to help the relevant parties to improve services quality and management efficiency is a great idea!

Le Thanh Binh, Noibai catering services Jsc

When it comes to the personalised “YES” Bali is the answer for the launching of Asia Pacific On-board Travel- APOT, with the spirit to build the foundation among On-board Travel Industry definitely will strengthening our professional and mutual benefits across the border not only Airline industry and In-flight Catering but also Travel Agent and Hotel Accommodation.

Bravo,… APOT Asia, and will always support.

Bambang Sujatmiko, Aerofood

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Jin-Hong Chung, Korean Air

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