Entries set to open for World Confectionery Awards

For next year’s World Confectionery Conference, we are proud to unveil a new series of accolades that will celebrate the brightest and best achievements in our industry.

The wider food and drink sector may have had a number of events over the years that mark its achievements, but we felt strongly that set of accolades just for our own segment is very much needed, given the level of innovation happening out there.

We have indeed been encouraged by the initial response to the conference taking place next September in Brussels, as preparations for the event continue apace.

Our aim to make this as topical and engaging an event as possible, and so far there has been plenty of optimism surrounding the show, despite some broader market challenges out there.

The World Confectionery Awards, voted for entirely by those working within the industry, will mark supplier innovations across equipment, ingredients and finished product segments.

They will be presented at a drinks reception that draws our conference to a celebratory close in Brussels on September 11, 2020, with event delegates expected from a wealth of small and medium enterprises, as well as larger businesses from around the globe.

In total, there will be five supplier awards presented. Each business will be allowed to nominate a maximum of one company innovation into the awards.

This year the categories are:
Equipment innovation – Dedicated to the overall design of new or existing equipment
Sustainability – focusing on efficiency of equipment and systems for confectionery and snacks sectors
Team of the Year – marking leading team contributions and achievement to an individual business.
Ingredients Innovation – Celebrating major breakthroughs in ingredients
Finished Product Innovation – Showcasing dynamic new finished product confectionery lines

The awards are free to enter, with companies able to place entries until 10 July 2020 to nominate in each respective category. This will be done through the World Confectionery Conference website, which is due to launch shortly.

Entries should include a 200-word description on why their nomination has made a difference to the sector over the past year. This can also be done through contacting Kyra O’Sheen at Bell Publishing at [email protected]

The awards will be independently moderated by our editorial board, and to ensure neutrality, only one vote per person and multiple votes from one person or excessive votes from one company will be discounted.

There will be a shortlist announced prior to the event, with accolades being presented at the conference on 11 September 2020.

We warmly welcome entries from across the confectionery sector, from equipment and ingredients suppliers, through to manufacturers of finished products.

This really is intended as a celebration of the entire sector, so with your help, we believe this will be a great success in marking some of the inspiring and intriguing developments across our industry.

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