Trade Shows

Italian Food Awards 2017 celebrate versatile creativity at Anuga

The third edition of the international awards dedicated to the top Italian food & beverage products is to take place during the world’s top trade show in Cologne, Germany

The Italian Food Awards 2017 return for a new international edition during the Anuga food fair in Cologne, Germany, to celebrate the most innovative real Italian food and beverage products. Italianfood.net – the international integrated business platform launched by the Italian media Group Food – has opened the Awards to all the Italian companies participating in Anuga, the world’s largest trade show taking place on October 7-11. Italy is the largest foreign country present at the show, with more than one thousand companies exhibiting.

The awarding process

A record number of 289 products have been voted by a jury composed of retailers, importers, distributors, and brokers from all over the world. Italianfood.net accepted maximum two entries from each participant. The products had to be new to the market or launched during the previous 12 months. The entries were divided into 12 categories. Three special awards are assigned to the categories of packaging, innovation and sustainability.

The goal

The Italian Food Awards are designed to help international retail and foodservice operators discover the most creative and versatile authentic Italian products, that better respond to the emerging global top food trends. The awarding ceremony will take place on Sunday – October 8th from 5 pm to 6.30 pm in the Kristallsaal Halle, during Anuga. The event will be realized under the sponsorship of Italia del Gusto Consortium.

The awards’ categories

Bakery & Snacks

Beverage

Cereals & Flours

Dairy

Frozen Food

Fruit & Vegetables

Olive Oils

Pasta

Preserves & Sauces

Salumi, Meat & Poultry

Sweets & Confectionery

Vinegars & Dressings

Special Awards

Packaging

Innovation

Sustainability