The Host Milan trade show has announced one of the judges for its 2019 Smart Label equipment innovation award.
The competition recognises innovating catering equipment and is organised by Fiera Milano and HostMilano, in collaboration with POLI.Design , Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano with the support of ADI – the Italian Association for Industrial Design.
Well-known pastry chef Iginio Massari has been invited to join the panel of judges alongside national and international professors, professionals and experts in design, hospitality and energy saving, to select the most promising products, services and candidate projects based on several key elements: the product or service efficiency, the product performance or service usability, technological innovation and user benefits.
The panel will have a lot to work through to decide on the appliance finalists, as this year the amount of award entries received has already set a new record of 216 applications, up from 176 in 2017.
This year saw a third award category added, the Green Smart Label, for products with a high level of innovative content and distinctive energy saving and eco-sustainability features. This joins the main Smart Label accolade, and the Innovation Smart Label which was first introduced for 2017’s show and recognises especially innovative catering equipment.
Winning equipment is displayed in the dedicated Smart Label area within the show halls throughout the event on 18-22 October at Fieramilano, Milan.
Over the last three editions, the Smart Label Host Innovation Award has presented over 150 prizes and 20 special mentions to key players in the international hospitality industry.