The Drinks Association’s annual celebration of industry excellence, the 2020 Australian Drinks Awards, will be celebrated virtually this Thursday for the first time in its eight-year history. As the team prepares for the big event, we’ve been reminiscing over the fun photos from last year’s ceremony.
What a great night it was! And while the 2020 event will be live streamed, it’s still shaping up to be the drinks industry event of the year – the ceremony, hosted by TV personality Shelly Horton, will take place on Thursday, July 30, at 4.30pm.
From Tom Cruise to the Dalai Lama, Horton (below) has interviewed some of the world’s most fascinating people. Her opinion can be heard nationally each week with regular segments on Channel 9’s TODAY, TODAY EXTRA, 3pm News and Weekend TODAY and 20-1. She is also a lifestyle presenter for 9Honey, the host of 9Honey’s Talking Honey, He Said/ She Said and hosts the Married At First Sight spin off show Talking Married.
The 2020 Australian Drinks Awards will also pivot this year to focus on the Supplier Category with the traditional three trophies being awarded: Supplier of the Year, Most Improved Supplier of the Year, Supply Chain Management and the introduction of a new Category Management Award.
These awards are determined using data results from the industry-wide engagement survey conducted by Advantage Australia.
Supplier of the Year – The supplier with the highest overall Net Favourable (NF) Score from customer feedback.
Supply Chain Management Award – Recognises the performance of the Supply Chain community, focusing on areas of key supply chain performance metrics, relationships and communication, practices and processes that improve efficiency, forecasting and responsive customer service.
Most Improved Supplier of the Year – Recognises the supplier that has made significant improvements in the way it works with retailers compared to prior year.
Category Management Award – New to the Australian Drinks Awards, it recognises the critical competency of category management, including planning to meet category objectives, providing valuable insights, optimising category assortment and shelving.
Please join us to watch the 2020 Australian Drinks Awards from 4.30pm-5pm on Thursday, July 30.
18 fun photos from the 2019 awards
We look forward to gathering in person to raise a glass at the 9th annual Australian Drinks Awards in 2021. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite photo highlights from last year’s awards.