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  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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Gulfood Manufacturing

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  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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Industry Excellence Awards

The Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards reward best practices & innovations within the food manufacturing industry value chain. The awards are NOW OPEN to all confirmed exhibitors of the event. 

Entries are judged by an international panel of qualified experts representing food processing and packaging industries, graphics experts, equipment suppliers, academia, the trade press, governmental, environmental and trade organizations.

For the first time, all shortlisted entries will be showcased on the show floor at the Gulfood Manufacturing Discover Zone. The Discover Zone is dedicated to presenting innovative and newly launched products in the industry. This is located between Za’abeel Hall 3 and Za’abeel Hall 6, a strategic and prime location which guarantees extra visibility and huge exhibitor/product exposure.

Please note that entry to the awards and Discover zone is Free of Charge for all confirmed exhibitors.

Dates to keep in mind:

  • 29 Sep 2019  – Nominations will be closed
  • 15 Oct 2019 – Shortlisted nominations will be announced online
  • 29 Oct 2019 – Announcement of the winners at the Awards & Gala ceremony

Login to E-Zone to submit your entry



2019 categories are as follows:

Valuable-Contribution-to-Food-ManNEW 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.

Female-Leadership-AwardNEW 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.

FMCG_Retail-Leadership-AwardNEW 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. 

Innovative-Food-IngredientMost 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

Innovative-Processing-SolutionMost 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.

Food-SafetyTop 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.

Futuristic-TechnologyTop 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.

Health-IngredientMost 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. 

Packaging-InnovationTop 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-AwardEnvironmental Award Of The Year
Manufacturers or suppliers that have achieved to reduce their environmental impact and promotion of sustainable development

2018 Winners



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