Industry members from around the country gathered in Melbourne last week for The Distributors Mid-Year Conference, Gala Dinner and Trade Show.
Following the conference at The Westin Melbourne, guests assembled for the masquerade gala dinner and awards ceremony held next door at the Regent Theatre’s Plaza Ballroom.
Twelve awards were presented during the night.
Best New Product Launch – Universal Candy: Yowie.
Supplier of the Year Up to $10m – Universal Candy.
Supplier of the Year $10m and Above – Nestlé.
Member of the Year Up to $15m – Accredited Distributors Albury.
Member of the Year $15m and Above – JB Metropolitan.
Years of Service Awards
ACW Sunshine (25 years).
Toowoomba Confectionery Wholesalers (25 years).
Westco Distributors (30 years).
McDonalds Wholesalers (30 years).
Central Coast Confectionery (35 years).
FoodPlus (35 years).
Saxbys Drury Distribution (35 Years).
The night featured live entertainment (and, of course, the State of Origin rugby league broadcast). Guests could relax and prepare for the trade show, held last Friday at Etihad Stadium.
Look for our coverage of the trade show in the August issue of Retail World.