Is your brand influencing a category serving the food, health, and nutrition sectors? Enter the popular Future Brands competition, the 2021 edition, for your chance to boost your brand credentials, plus gain valuable exposure and recognition within the international food, drink and nutrition community.
If your entry makes it into the Future Brands shortlist, you'll be invited to virtually pitch your products in March 2021 to a judging panel of industry buyers and experts (judges will be announced soon).
Who can enter?
- Open to UK businesses that have been trading for a minimum of 2 years, who are challenging a category in the UK market.
Open to international businesses who have been trading for a minimum of 2 years. Must have recently entered the UK market, or be looking to enter the UK market, and be able to demonstrate that the brand has challenged a category in other markets globally.
What the judges will be looking for: Brand performance, brand taste, brand promise, brand impact, consumer reach.
Entry fee: £149 + VAT
Our successful shortlisted entrants will enjoy the following benefits:
a dedicated digital showcase on the Food Matters Live website, reaching tens of thousands of buyers, influencers and professionals who use Food Matters as a key resource for identifying new products.
opportunity to virtually pitch your shortlisted brand to an esteemed judging panel of buyers and industry experts in March 2021. Each category will have a gold, silver and bronze winner.
access to the full Food Matters Live education programme
access to the match making portal for 1-2-1 meetings with buyers and industry experts of food and drink products. In 2020, our match making programme created over 650-plus business connections.
social media support (reaching over 14,000 followers across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook)
In addition to the above, the winners will receive:
a video interview to be shared on the Food Matters Live website and social media channels.
a live winners podcast that winners can share with their online communities.
winner marketing collateral to be used on packaging.
"Food Matters Live was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet prospective buyers and other partners that could potentially accelerate our business. Especially as we are a young challenger brand, the exposure that we got to other key players in the food industry was incredible. I cannot recommend Food Matters Live highly enough!"
- Christopher Kong, Better Nature