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World Food Innovation Awards: 2024 dates announced
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24 August 2023

World Food Innovation Awards: 2024 dates announced

Get ready for an exciting return – the World Food Innovation Awards are back and they're better than ever before! This prestigious event stands as FoodBev’s longest-running scheme, having celebrated over 300 winning businesses and innovations in the food and beverage industry. Last year’s awards scheme saw an extraordinary shortlist of innovations, leaving a lasting impact on all those who participated. During the winner’s ceremony for the World Food Innovation Awards 2023 at IFE, Dan Bunt, FoodBev's marketing manager, had insightful conversations with the attendees. Among them was Annette Kauppinen, CMO of MeEat Food Tech Oy, who shared her sentiments upon the company's victory:

"Being a company with just two years under our belt, this acknowledgement truly resonates. It's a testament to our hard work and a fantastic validation for us."

Watch the full interview via the FoodBev YouTube playlist. This year, join us as we once again embark on a journey of discovery and recognition. We gather to honour the most groundbreaking food and beverage products/services from around the globe. What’s more, we're excited to announce that we are partnering with IFE, the UK's largest and most respected food and drink trade event. This partnership will allow us to bring together the brightest minds in the industry to showcase their products, share their knowledge and help shape the future of the food industry. In the spirit of innovation, this year's festivities encompass a range of categories, with the introduction of two exciting newcomers. Confectionery lovers, listen up! From truffles to gummies, fudges to toffees, we eagerly await entries in our brand new ‘Best Confectionery’ category. Our second category addition – 'Best Bakery Product' – pays homage to the world of fresh baked goods, specifically those that exude comfort and indulgence. The rich aroma of a buttery croissant, the warmth of a pillowy bread loaf, the deliciousness of a delicate macaron…there's an undeniable allure to freshly baked goods that makes them utterly irresistible. We're looking for the most exciting products and concepts in all 23 categories, including:

  1. Artisan product

  2. Bakery product

  3. Confectionery product

  4. Dairy product

  5. Natural/organic product

  6. Snack productAnd much more! We extend a warm invitation to explore FoodBev's Awards website, where you can join our newsletter community. By signing up, you'll be at the forefront of updates, ensuring you're among the first to know when the entry gates swing open in just a few weeks' time. As a special treat, we have some new enhancements for this year's programme, and these exclusive updates will be unveiled to our dedicated newsletter subscribers. Whether you're a fledgling start-up or a well-established corporation, we are eager to hear more about your innovations! Enter your products and be part of the 2024 World Food Innovation Awards. Entry opens Monday 11 September.

About the World Food Innovation Awards

The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with IFE, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry. These awards are a fantastic way to enhance your brand and ensure it gains global recognition.

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company is making to the food industry.

For more information about our selection of awards programmes, please visit or email

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