Final call for World Confectionery Awards nominations and networking session
Our final plans for this year’s World Confectionery Conference are coming together very nicely indeed, and we are genuinely encouraged by the industry’s response so far.
But we’ve a couple of key deadlines on the immediate horizon, with our deadline for entering the World Confectionery Awards almost upon us – this has been extended out until Thursday 7 September, so do make sure you don’t miss out on that by placing your free nomination here https://www.confectioneryconference.com/awards/
As winners of our accolades last year told us, it’s been especially nice to be recognised after a particularly challenging few years for the industry amid the pandemic. So, there’s just a short form to fill in, with a 100-200 word explanation of your nomination’s merits, which will be judged shortly before our event in Harrogate, UK on 5 October, where the winners will be announced.
We have five categories again – best sustainability initiative (open to all areas of industry), best finished product innovation, team of the year, equipment development of the year, ingredients development of the year. If you can get those entries in ahead of the deadline it will be a major help.
As an additional element for conference attendees on the morning of 5 October in Harrogate, we are also looking to stage an additional pre-conference networking session at the venue (The Harrogate Convention Centre), offering a valuable added moment to interact with guests at the event.
So please do let me know personally at [email protected] by Thursday 7 September at the latest if you’re registered for this year’s event and would like to take part in this added session (at no additional cost), as places will be limited for this extra session (planned for 730-815am) on that day. We hope this will prove a worthwhile addition to an already diverse event showcasing the entire confectionery value chain.
Here’s hoping that we’ll see as many of you as possible at this year’s show, which looks to build on the success of our live event last year through shining a key spotlight on major issues of sustainability, remaining resilient amid testing conditions, and on delivering innovation for the industry.
Neill Barston, editor, Confectionery Production
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