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INNOVATION AWARDS

The Middle East’s leading awards for the confectionery, sweets & snacks industry – yummex ME Innovation Awards returns to place your business, brand and products in the limelight.

Many exhibitors have already started filling up their entries – make sure your product innovation is in there too. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain recognition, brand mileage and new business from top buyers, industry experts and press at the awards.

Best Bakery Product

"Organic Taralli 100% Apulian Quality certified"
Fiore di Puglia Srl

Best Chocolate Product

"Dark chocolate Eco botanica with lemon and peppermint extract"
United Confectioners Ltd.

Best Hard & Soft Candy Product

"Frulo Very Cherry Fizzies"
Valeo Confectionery

Best Snack Product

"POOK Sticky Rice Chips"
PookSpaFoods GmbH

Sweet Tastes of the World

Health, wellbeing, salt and sugar levels, fair trade, traceability, quality, novelty… Heightened consumers expectations are disrupting confectionery and bring their lot of challenges to be tackled together with brand new opportunities to be seized.

This is an exciting time for the confectionery & snacks landscape!

Incredible insights into the future of the confectionery at Sweet Tastes of the World, covering live stations and masterclasses by Michelin-star chefs, including the world-famous pastry chef, Rene Frank.

GLOBAL DATES MARKET

Rejecting products with artificial ingredients, sugar and salt, they are shifting their preference to organic, natural and holistic ingredients, while still looking for novel recipes, bold and exotic tastes. Rich in several vitamins, minerals, and fiber, dates are now a staple in every household. Take full advantage of this trend.

At yummex, you can explore the Global Date Market and connect with global and local palm date producers and manufacturers of date sweets and snacks.

MEETING PROGRAMME

Connexions - Our powerful business matchmaking programme unlocks productive, lucrative discussions between exhibitors and buyers.

The connexions platform is a complimentary networking tool to help you:

  • Book meetings
  • Explore Products & New Brands
  • Browse full Exhibitor List
  • View Speakers & Agenda

EXPLORE THE OTHER FEATURES HAPPENING

Foodtech Summit

An introduction of next-gen technologies into the industry to transform F&B manufacturing facilities into smart factories and how that will potentially advance the industry, bringing together international F&B experts and industry leaders, key decision makers and innovators.

Industry Excellence Awards

Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards reward the best practices and innovation in the food manufacturing industry value chain; an integral part of Gulfood Manufacturing, the biggest food processing industry event of its kind in the MEASA region.

PRIVATE LABEL & LICENSING EXPO

PRIME SPOT

A power-packed agenda of industry leading speakers shedding light on the fastest growing trends in private label. The programme will also include a live pitch of the newest, the most impressive food and non-food products FMCG products. Join a panel of top private label buyers in the region as they consider what they will add to their “own brands”. This exciting new feature is a must-attend for all retailers and category buyers who are on the lookout for the best global private label products to introduce under their brand in 2021!

PRIME CONNECT

Be part of the only dedicated Private Label meetings programme in the region. Become a visitor and start networking even before the event, schedule meetings and do business the efficient way!

Thinking Masterclass Sessions

Be part of a two day masterclass led by the Innovation experts at KPMG, that will equip you with the tools and techniques for developing an innovation-driven mindset and lead a culture of innovation to develop business resilience, brand excellence and customer empathy.

INNOVATION ZONE

Innovation is the key to new opportunities. The Innovation Zone is where you can head to have Express Innovation Dialogues with experts to understand how an Innovation driven business can boost both Brand and Demand and build the strategy for future resilience in time of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Confusion and Ambiguity).

The Speciality Food Festival

UAE NATIONAL BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

The annual UAE challenge pushes the envelope on creativity, technical skill and exceptional talent of top baristas. Competitors prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk beverages and 4 signature drinks in a nail-biting 15-minute performance set to music in front of an esteemed jury panel. The competition is brewing with imaginative ideas and stretching the audiences’ palates on new coffee concoctions.

NATIONAL LATTE ART CHAMPIONSHIP

Turning coffee making into an art form, this captivating competition puts each barista’s creative mastery to the test. Competitors are judged on craftsmanship, design, identical patterns, contrasts and overall performance. Competition rules and regulations are based on World Coffee Events Criteria for judging

 

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