Zimmer, CEO of fast growing ATC, a big winner in the global GSSA game
serving 75 airlines, passed up attending the “gala” Air Cargo
Europe awards dinner Wednesday June 5 in Munich.
Ingo, as dynamic as he is tall at 6 foot
5, had a better idea, delivering a simple thank you to his customers in
an extraordinary once in a lifetime setting.
The top executive of ATC and fervent supporter
of all things air cargo, including attendance at industry trade shows
the world over, apparently had enough of the push and pull, overly expensive,
paper thin experience of air cargo award dinners.
So, Ingo said thanks to many of his ATC
partners at an intimate dinner party at arguably the best restaurant in
Germany, a place called Tantris.
Tantris means 'the search for perfection'
and our dinner was not far off it.
The interior design is full-bodied '70s
– all postbox reds, truffle blacks and illuminated yellows.
Tantris is stunningly beautiful and the
food is great.
The fact that this restaurant is located
about seven kilometers from Messe München and you can ride a bus
to get there makes a visit almost a no-brainer.
Describing Tantris, Guide Michelin awarding
the restaurant two stars raved:
"Tantris is simply an institution!
“Of course, this is mainly due to
the product-oriented kitchen of Hans Haas, but also a little bit of the
legendary 70s flair! You cook classic French, use only the best ingredients
and do without unnecessary Chichi.”
The Feeling Flows At ATC
A feeling of sublime relaxation and pleasure
descended upon the gathering as a couple dozen people sipped champagne
and spoke quietly to each other in the elegant garden setting.
No high-powered voices or musical crescendo;
no suspense, no uncertainty, only winners last week on Wednesday evening
with ATC at Tantris, as an evening unfolded of gloriously sumptuous surroundings,
perfectly prepared food and impeccable service.
Perhaps an event of a lifetime for some,
but without question exceptional to everyone in attendance by any measure.
“I just thought that we should say
thank you to our partners in a way that expressed in real terms who we
are and what these companies represent to us,” Ingo said.
“Tantris is among the best restaurants
in the world and practically at our fingertips here in Munich,”
“The opportunity to have such an experience
is both beyond the norm but also says thank you without qualification,”
“ATC thinks that as a GSSA, our partners
award us every day and in growing numbers by trusting us with their business.
“They are the ultimate judges of who
we are and what we mean to the air cargo industry.
“Also, by bringing together leaders
of the industry in a celebration of time and place with no speeches or
agenda other than a half dozen immaculately prepared and served courses
for dinner, we shared a unique uplifting life experience.
“Here we supped and enjoyed a rare
opportunity to know each other better.
“The conversation was bright and lively,”
“We have been thinking quite a bit
about what is the ultimate reward, or award if you wish, that ATC might
receive in air cargo.
“Looking into the faces of our service
partners as friends last Wednesday evening is a moveable feast that energizes
us, as we move ahead with our constant goal of delivering a job well done,”
Ingo Zimmer said.