With more than 50 countries represented at the gala dinner, which took place at Drinktec at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, an audience of over 500 people saw a range of new product innovations from an impressive line-up of industry categories.
Representatives and members of awards partners Unesda, the Union of European Beverages Associations, and WAFG, the German alcohol-free drinks association, were joined by members of other industry trade associations.
See more images from the Beverage Innovation Awards. See larger versions of the images in our Flickr gallery.
Click here to see the presentation slides from the awards show, which feature all of the finalists, highly commended entries and winners, as listed below.
Best overall concept
Best new juice or juice drink
Best ethical initiative
NALIST: The Staging House – Asda Dairy Bus
Best environmental initiative
Best environmental initiative special commendation
Best TV or cinema advertisement
Best activation/POS/print or online campaign
Best new ingredient
Best health initiative
Best newcomer brand or business
Best new flavoured water
Best new packaged water
Best new dairy drink
Best new children’s drink
Best functional drink (sponsored by Beneo Palatinit)
Best adult or gourmet drink
Best PET technology innovation (sponsored by PTI)
Best labelling or decorative finish (sponsored by StoraEnso)
Best alternative packaging
Best new multipack or crate
Best new closure
Best new carton or pouch
Best can or alubottle
Best bottle in glass
Best design in PET
The awards gala dinner was introduced by FoodBev Media chairman, Richard Hall, and hosted by FoodBev Media Group editorial director, Bill Bruce, and Beverage Innovation magazine managing editor, Claire Phoenix.
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