On the night of Wednesday 21 October, the 2015 Global Bottled Water Awards were presented during a gala dinner at the iconic Myriad Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Awards were a highlight of Zenith’s 12th Global Bottled Water Congress, organised in conjunction with media partners BeverageDaily.com, Beverfood and the International Bottled Water Association.
There were over 100 entries from 22 countries, demonstrating novelty in 11 categories including packaging and design, marketing, sustainability and community initiatives.
The international judging panel recognised products and concepts that push the boundaries of innovation and offer measurable benefits to consumers and the environment, setting high standards for the global packaged water industry.
What the Award winners had to say…
“I was delighted that Nestlé Waters won two awards in such an important contest, which rewards the best achievements in the bottled water industry. That was a clear recognition of the success of our work to create value for the whole category.”
Paolo Sangiorgi, Senior Vice President- European Markets, Nestlé Waters
“It is always nice to learn that other people, especially experts in the field, believe that your product has potential. I am glad that I decided to enter the awards.”
Staffan Palsson, Managing Director, CapAble
“I am grateful to the people at Zenith for scouring the globe and finding us. To have an international panel select our effort, out of the many very worthy initiatives that have been nominated, honours both the Philippines and the work we do at Hope.”
Nanette Medved-Po, Founder, Friends of Hope
“This is a great reward for all the effort that has gone into this project. It is an honour to be distinguished among so many good initiatives for our sustainability focus. Congratulations also to the organisers for an amazing Awards night and a great Congress. A big thank you from Coca-Cola HBC Greece and Natural Mineral Water AVRA.”
Panagiota Tempelopoulou, Senior Brand Manager-Avra, Coca-Cola 3E
“We are happy to receive great recognition for our unique and precious water with this award!”
Karline Scheer, Brand Concept Manager, Iceberg Water
“For us the award is very important as it adds credit to our plans and distribution ambitions in 2016 onwards.”
Edward Woolner, Founder and Managing Director, Powerful Water Company
What the judges had to say…
“The program was well run and there were lots of very creative marketing efforts and products.”
Joseph Doss, President and CEO, International Bottled Water Association
“I was truly fascinated by the level of innovation in the industry. It was great to see all contributions, from long-established companies and newcomers across the world.”
Esther Renfrew, Market Intelligence Director, Zenith International
“The awards were a great showcase of the ideas and innovations in the bottled water category, from natural mineral and spring water brands to functional and flavoured products.”
Rachel Arthur, Reporter, Beverage Daily
For the full list of finalists and winners please click here.