The Gulfood Innovation Awards celebrate and reward excellence across brands and products, with an industry-wide campaign encouraging over 300 entries, a judging panel of prestigious industry leaders, and culminating at the glamorous awards gala dinner, held during the show. With intense interest from the media and visitors alike, the event offers unprecedented opportunities for industry networking and brand profile-raising through PR and sponsorship.
Entering your product or team for an award is a great way to thank and reward them for their hard work and creativity, as well as to raise your profile by shouting about your successes to the most concentrated target audience. Shortlisted products that have entered the Innovation Award will be given a bonus visibility this year and physically displayed at a dedicated area at the show. All the shortlisted products will be carrying a QR code linked to the official show mobile app and onsite show kiosks will guide visitors on how to reach applicant booths quickly.
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Winners and finalists will receive media coverage and promotional tools including a Gulfood Innovation Awards Winner / Finalist logo to use on their collateral and website for the following year, and maximise the benefits of the globally recognised Gulfood brand.
14 award categories, listed below, are represented across F&B products, innovations, foodservice initiative, sustainability, packaging design, exhibition stand and industry outstanding achievement.
The Gulfood Innovation Awards 2018 competing categories are:
1. BEST SOFT BEVERAGE
2. BEST HOT BEVERAGE
3. BEST DAIRY INNOVATION
4. BEST MEAT OR POULTRY INNOVATION
5. BEST BAKED OR CONFECTIONERY
6. BEST CONDIMENT OR SAUCE
7. BEST FROZEN OR CHILLED FOOD
8. BEST HALAL FOOD
9. BEST ORGANIC PRODUCT
10. BEST HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRODUCT
11. BEST CONSUMER PROMOTION PRODUCT
12. BEST TRADE STAND (UP TO 40M²)
13. BEST TRADE STAND (BETWEEN 41-100M²)
14. BEST TRADE STAND (OVER 101 M²)
This year, entry to the Gulfood Innovation Awards is FREE for all confirmed exhibitors. Please visit your E-Zone for important information about submitting entries.
You may submit entries online via the E-Zone. If your entry is short-listed, you will be notified for submission of your actual product for the judging panel which will take place in Dubai approx. 3-4 weeks before the show.
Products shortlisted, have to be delivered to organizers office during built up as a mock up or product. Products which are not delivered will not be displayed.
Find out about the nomination process:
Deadline: 18 January 2019