The World Beverage Innovation Awards 2022, sponsored by Ecolean and in association with drinktec, is a celebration of innovation and excellence across the global beverage industry. We asked the first half of our judging panel what they are hoping to see from this year’s entrants.
There are 23 trophies to be won in total, and being shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards draw to a close.
These judges’ criteria points will hopefully offer inspiration and help in crafting the winning entry.
The deadline for entries is Friday 22 July.
News Reporter, FoodBev Media
I am excited to be the judge for the 2022 World Beverage Innovation Awards, as I’ve seen firsthand the beverage trends that have been dominating the market throughout the year. I’m interested to see what emerging brands and innovative formulas and applications have been entered into this year’s awards.
The main attributes I will be looking for are:
Vice President – Flavor Innovation & Regulatory, Imbibe
As Vice President of Flavour Innovation & Regulatory at Imbibe, I’m passionate about making products come to life. I support innovation at both the flavour bench and in the development labs, with a first-hand view into the journey of creating food and beverages nine to eighteen months before they hit the shelves. From the hundreds of projects launched annually at Imbibe, I know what it takes to design and deliver compelling products for entrepreneurs to market leaders alike.
These are the boxes you’ll want to check to impress:
Chief Inventor, Earn Studios
Nicolás Hernández Ospina
Manager of Innovation & Premium Brands at HEINEKEN
Bo Sten Hansen
Managing Director & Co-Founder of Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company
Over the past years, we’ve seen more companies thrive to provide healthier products and more sustainable solutions, and with its dynamic and innovative passion – the food & beverage industry is no exception. It is an admirably inspiring industry to be part of, however, also one that is remarkably competitive.
Therefore, the products and brands that manage to stand out, deserve the recognition through awards like the World Beverage Innovation Awards.
It is an honour to be part of the judging panel once again for this year’s award, where I will be focusing on the following:
Senior Manager, Data Strategy & Solutions, NielsenIQ
As a registered dietitian and expert in food and beverage product data, labels, and trends, I will be looking for products which are exciting and nuanced. I look forward to participating once again in the World Beverage Innovation Awards and I will be paying close attention to products with the following five attributes:
Are you a beverage industry innovator worthy of our judges attention?
Enter the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2022 now!
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