Foodex introduces Great New Idea Award competition at 2016 event

The NEC, Birmingham, 18 - 20 April 2016

Foodex, the UK's premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, is calling for votes to find the inaugural winner of its Great New Idea Competition.

It is open to all companies exhibiting at the show, which will run from 18th to 20th April at the NEC in Birmingham. Exhibitors are invited to put forward their best innovations and, with more than a month to go before the show kicks off, around 60 products have already been entered.

Foodex organisers are calling for visitors to the show, as well as other members of the industry, to vote for their favourite via the website ahead of the event. A shortlist of three finalists will be chosen in accordance with the voting, and invited to present their entry to a panel of judges live at the show, who will then pick the champion. Voters will be in with a chance to win £250.

Exhibitors who have entered for the Great New Idea competition include Zenith Contract Services with its seamless flooring; Mono Equipment with its Universal Confectionery Depositor; J&N Food Equipment with its food processing equipment; IC Lighting with its Foodspace LED Tube; and AIB International with its Baking Process Kill Step Calculators.

Dan Dixon, Event Director, said: “The Great New Idea competition gives exhibitors the chance to shout about their best recent innovations. Entries are already rolling in and we want to encourage visitors to review the products in the running for the prize and vote for their favourite before the exciting live presentation final at the show.”

Aside from the competition, Foodex - the UK's premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries – will offer the ideal forum for members of the industry to network and gain insight and inspiration. The biennial exhibition is set to showcase the latest trends across the food manufacturing sectors from traceability to new ingredients spanning the bakery, beverage, dairy, fresh, ingredients, logistics, meat and seafood sectors.

To vote, visit:

Foodex 2016 is co-located with the Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and Food & Drink Expo. To register for free, receiving entry to all co-located shows, visit:


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