13-17 FEBRUARY 2022

13-17 FEBRUARY 2022


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Gulfood Innovation Awards Entry 2022

 Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that Gulfood Innovation Awards are returning by popular demand to Gulfood 2022.

As a confirmed exhibitor, you are invited to be a part of the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022

If your company has launched a new innovative solution relevant to the food and beverage industry and one which matches our categories, please upload your entries here for inclusion in the Awards Programme. If selected, you may be a proud winner and your innovation will receive tremendous publicity through the various show marketing channels. 


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Award Categories 


  • Most Innovative Beverage         
  • Most Innovative Dairy Product
  • Most Innovative Halal Product
  • Most Innovative Baked Product
  • Most Innovative Organic Product
  • Most Innovative Frozen or Chilled Food
  • Most Innovative Health & Wellness Product
  • Most Innovative Meat or Poultry Product
  • Best Packaging Design Impact
  • Innovation in Food Security
  • Most Impactful Sustainable Product


  • HARI0176
  • _AL_9827
  • _AL_9713
  • _AL_9771


How to apply?

All Gulfood confirmed exhibitors are welcome to apply to the awards free of charge through the Exhibitor Portal.

Be sure to select the award category you are entering in the form. 


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Judging Criteria

In addition to relevance to the criteria the prejudging of the nominations will be based on:

  • Innovation / Originality / Advancement in the Segment
  • Efficiency / Cost Reduction
  • Health & Environment
  • Customer Centric

Relevant segments will also be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Aroma - Pleasantness & uniqueness of aroma, character, etc.
  • Taste - Flavor, aftertaste etc., that offers something new to the tongue palate
  • Body - Mouthfeel, Texture, consistency etc. that contributes to a pleasant consuming experience
  • Formula - Excellence in formulation with a particular emphasis on improving nutrition value, use of ingredients, the consumer experience etc
  • Presentation - Look & feel, Packaging including unique technology and design positioning aspects etc. that make the product stand out
  • Overall impression - Complete experience, Wow! Factor etc. that the product offers in totality.

Important Information 

Rules of Participation

  • Participation is free.
  • Only Gulfood confirmed exhibitors are entitled to participate in the Awards.
  • Exhibitors can enter multiple categories, however, each category would need to be completed on a separate online form.
  • Entries can be from a brand new product/innovation, re-launch of an established product or launch of an innovative initiative
  • Entries of products launched/re-launched strictly from January 2019 onwards.
  • Entries need to be submitted only through the official Exhibitor Portal online. Entries sent via email will not be accepted.
  • Participants are responsible for uploading product information, images and videos themselves. This data will be used to generate an online register of participants and for promotional purposes as per the discretion of the organisers.
  • Judging will be done online by an esteemed jury of industry experts based on the information shared on via the submission form. There will be no physical judging of products.

For enquiries about the nomination process contact: gulfoodmarketing@dwtc.com



Online submissions  Open on the EPortal
Extended Deadline for submissions 16 Jan, 2022
Shortlisted nominations announced online 20 Jan, 2022
Winners announced   13 Feb, 2022




Marketing & Information 

The Gulfood Innovation Awards logo and related assets will be available for download and can be used by all competing companies in their marketing activities. Winners and finalists will receive media coverage and promotional tools including a Gulfood Innovation Award Winner / Finalist logo to use on their collateral and website for the following year, and maximize the benefits of the globally recognized Gulfood brand.

Platinum Sponsor

jameel trading

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

meh du

Lanyards Sponsor


Visitor Pouches

asia & africa

Carrier Bags


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