February 6th was a day to remember at our Barcelona headquarters as we celebrated the grand finale of the Areas Worldwide Challenge. Months of fierce comtition among our operations teams culminated in a thrilling event where country winners showed their talent and dedication to become the ultimate champion.

We are thrilled to announce Fábio Nunes from Faro Airport in Portugal as the new winner of the Areas Worldwide Challenge. Congratulations to Fábio Nunes and Areas Iberia for your remarkable victory!  Let’s also extend our congratulations to all the country winners from each business unit, who demonstrated exceptional skills and commitment throughout the competition:

  • Areas, United States: Nayef Shamman from Mezza in Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
  • Areas France: Magali MENET and Marie Nicolas from Aire de Mornas.
  • Areas Italia: Paolo Veltri from Milano Malpensa Airport.
  • Areas Iberia: Fábio Nunes from Pizza Hut in Faro Airport.
  • Areas México & Chile: Daniela Solís from F&B Guadalajara Airport.

The Areas Worldwide Challenge serves as an internal incentive program, tasking managers across various point of sales in all our business units with delivering operational excellence, ensuring customer satisfaction, fostering teamwork, and achieving exceptional results. This initiative celebrates the core values of belonging, excellence, collaboration for growth, and responsibility, which represent the four pillars of Areas.

All participants proved that with the right attitude and #AreasSpirit, anything is possible. As we reflect on this memorable day, we look forward to the future with excitement and anticipation. Our teams are now getting ready for #AreasChallenge2026. Let’s continue to strive for excellence and inspire each other!


Video Areas Worlwide Challenge Gran Final 2023


February 8, 2024
Press release