2019 categories are as follows:
NEW Most Valuable Contribution to Food Manufacturing:
A logistics service provider, industrial park, free zone or industry association who has implemented a strategy or solution that has improved food manufacturing in the region.
NEW Best Female Leadership Award:
A female leader that led the business to a successful year, in performance, profits and reputation. This Award will recognise the entrepreneurial spirit, game-changing vision and valuable contributions in the industry.
NEW Best FMCG /Retail Leadership Award:
Retailers that are expanding the market and offering unique, innovative products and retail models with overall great experience to customers.
Most Innovative Food Ingredient (General)
Food manufacturers or ingredient suppliers that produce innovative ingredients whether they serve to lower production costs or otherwise ease risks, substitutes for well-known existing products
Most Innovative Processing Solution
The development of a processing line or module that results in the significant advancement of processing machinery technology by either introducing a new idea or modifying an existing principle.
Top Food Safety Initiative/Technology
An innovation that improves protection of contents from filling/manufactory through to end user. Initiative/Technology that reduces or avoids damage during transit or shelf display or enables the end user to store and use the product in a better way.
Top Futuristic Technology
Technology that achieves significant improvements and efficiencies within their supply chain, packaging, processing and/or manufacturing leading to cost reduction, improved product availability, improved customer service or a combination of these factors.
Most Innovative Health Ingredient
Ingredient suppliers that produce healthy ingredient/s that improve nutrition, and is an innovation of an existing product or re-invention of a healthy ingredient.
Top Packaging Innovation
Smart and intelligent packaging technology has positively impacted the functionality of e.g. spoilage indicators. A product that has superior functionality traits such as, antimicrobial properties, increased shelf life, Traceability and, active and intelligent packaging.
Environmental Award Of The Year
Manufacturers or suppliers that have achieved to reduce their environmental impact and promotion of sustainable development