Only Innovation Matters – Ringier Honor Innovators in Food & Beverage Industry(2011-07-14)
Date Published：9/28/2013 12:09:00 上午
Only Innovation Matters – Ringier Honor Innovators in Food & Beverage Industry
28 Winning Companies Feature Their Innovative Product Technologies
China Food Manufacturing Journal – the leading market magazine published by Ringier Trade Media – has recently announced the winners of the 2011 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the Food and Beverage Industry. Ringier Technology Innovation Awards encourage, acknowledge and reward those individuals and companies who introduce and developed a new idea, a new method, a new product or technology. Ringier Trade Media organizes the Innovation Awards to reward innovators and the event is officially supported by FiA China 2011.
The grand Awards ceremony and cocktail party was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center at Food Ingredient Asia – China trade show (FiA 2011) on June 14, 2011. More than 150 high-level delegates from winning companies such as DSM, Lonza, Tate & Lyle, ABB Robotics and Naturex together with professionals from authoritative associations, FiA’s VIP buyers, Ringier magazine readers and industry media attended the Awards ceremony. Winners shared their latest innovative technologies which drive development in China’s food and beverage industry.
The strategic cooperative partner, sponsor and the panel of judges who presented the Awards to winners included Ms. Eunice Weng, Vice General Manager, Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd.; Mr. Edward Wyszumiala, General Manager Dietary Supplements, NSF International; Mr. Feng Fusheng, Vice Secretary-general, Shanghai Sugar-make Food Association; Mr. Gong Shengkui, Vice Secretary-general, China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry; Mr. Lu Xianghua, Secretary-general, Shanghai Frozen Food Association; Mr. Liu Xiaojie, Ph.D, R&D Center of Wahaha Group Co., Ltd.
Since its launched in 2006, the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards have been regarded as the most important awards in China’s food and beverage industry. “The bottom line is this award is designed to drive innovation in China’s food and beverage industry” said Mr. Mike Hay, President of Ringier Trade Media. Mr. Hay also stressed the huge difference between Ringier Technology Innovation Awards and other industry awards present in the market. “One of the most important elements in any Awards Program is that it must be honest, it must be fair, and it must be transparent and that it truly identifies in our case Innovation. Our judging process is completely neutral, objective and fair.” Mr. Hay added, “First of all, it is the independent panel of experts – the judges who play the key role in the selection of the winners, that is the one important feature that make the Ringier Industry Innovation Awards special and different from other such programs in China. These judges cannot be bought, we cannot be bought – nominations are open to everybody in the industry and the final winners are selected solely on their merit – and nothing more.”
It is the 5th time that Ringier held the Innovation Award in food and beverage industry and nominations for the awards have increased year after year –which is testimony to the increasingly popularity of the Award. The number of entries for the Award soared by 60% compared with last year. Nominated companies endured a tough selection process across 21 types of technologies. 28 entries became the final winners, from which 17 companies were honored for the first time.
This year’s Awards featured new categories —namely new subcategories like nutraceuticals, processing, flavoring, coloring and preservation—which are 5 sub-categories falling within the category of food and beverage ingredients. In addition, there are other three categories including: food & beverage packaging, food & beverage processing, food safety.
Mr. Hay continued: “This year’s we witnessed many local companies win the award including: Guangzhou Light Industrial Machinery, REZPACK Machinery, Wuhan Tallyho Biological Product. This shows that local China companies are investing in R&D and innovation has become a part of their corporate strategy and product differentiation.
“Also, many of the winning products show that energy efficiency has become an important objective in the industry, with products like the Automatic Shrinkable Label Inserting Machine of Dase-sing Packaging Technology Co., Ltd. taking honors as a winner.”
The partnership with FiA made it possible for the Awards’ winners and nominees to show off their honored technology and products to attendees at FiA – one of the most respectable international food ingredients shows.
In 2012, Ringier plans to have an expanded Innovation Awards coverage with more categories, nominates and winners. Each year, Ringier also organizes Ringier Technology Innovation Awards in metalworking, plastics, food & beverage, packaging, personal care and cosmetics industries.
About Organizer: Ringier Trade Media Ltd.
Ringier Trade Media Ltd. is a leading B2B industrial information provider, providing industrial leaders in China, Asia Pacific and the Middle East with the technical information, solutions and applications they need to improve their manufacturing and marketing capability through multiple media platforms that include print, online (innovation.industrysourcing.cn), events, PR & marketing and mobile media. With award winning editorial content, Ringier publishes 34 industry trade journals. The company has been successfully linking buyers and suppliers in China, Asia, Middle East and the rest of the world to the mutual benefits of all parties.
Conferences & Events: Ringier organizes high level technical and business conferences every year bringing industry leaders together for information exchange and networking opportunities (visit www.ringierevents.com for more information). In 2011, Ringier will organize 20 conferences that not only provide industry leaders with the latest technologies, but also help China enterprises explore new markets. Ringier's annual Technology Innovation Awards give recognition to those who have made the most significant contributions for the advancement of the industry and provide brand exposure opportunities for those companies with leading technologies.
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