The big content roundup

It’s been a busy few weeks on We enjoyed great success as a company at the Beverage Innovation Awards in Munich, and we also met a lot of great people and saw some incredible innovations at Drinktec.

I thought I’d be helpful by providing a one-stop-shop for links to much of our coverage of both events, and a few extra things we’ve covered in terms of rich media content.

Drinktec coverage

IMAGES: Drinktec gallery ( and Flickr) – There’s a bunch of images from Drinktec in Munich, and you can take your pick from either’s own gallery or our Flickr channel.

IMAGES: Husky at Drinktec – a selection of pictures from the Husky stand. Also available on Flickr.

VIDEO: Stephan Hausmanns, Beneo Palatinit – My colleague Claire Phoenix, managing editor of Beverage Innovation magazine, spoke to Stephan about Beneo’s new innovations and we filmed the lot and stuck it on our YouTube channel. You can also access our videos from’s own video page.

VIDEO: Jesús Luna-López talks to Petros Diamantides about the latest product developments from Frigoglass, and about the future direction of the company.

VIDEO: In an announcement made at Drinktec 2009, Messe München and Messe Düsseldorf spoke of pooling their know-how for the packaging industry in one of the most important growth markets.

VIDEO: My colleague Bill Bruce (group editorial director, FoodBev Media Ltd) filmed a demonstration of Royal Straw by Chenjerai Mutumbi.

VIDEO: Claire Phoenix asks Vicap Systems CEO and chairman René Wilhelm to demonstrate how the Vicap active sports cap closure can add value to a water cooler business.

ARTICLE: ‘Drinktec 2009 hailed a success by industry leaders’

Beverage Innovation Awards

VIDEO: A roundup of the winners at the Beverage Innovation Awards, with gongs handed out by Claire Phoenix and Bill Bruce. Dodgy Garageband music by me (took me hours, but it was fun).

VIDEO: Andrew Gibb talks to Claire Phoenix about how it feels to win the ‘Best overall concept’ category at the awards ceremony the night before. The product is Preshafruit and the company is Preshafood.

IMAGES: The BI Awards gallery has more than 90 pictures to look at, and you can also find larger versions of each pic in our Flickr gallery.

ARTICLE: The winners, finalists and commended, plus a few other bits and bobs, all on one page (though not nearly as good as this page).

Some other great stuff …

AUDIO: My colleague Geoff Platt, editor of Dairy Innovation magazine, visited the Dairy Event & Livestock Show in September, and this is an interview you can listen to on our audio page. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed via iTunes.

AUDIO: I had a great chat with Assim Ishaque recently, who told me about his company EnvirUP, and explained the thought process behind the EnvirUP Green Index, which is a top 100 list of brands and their respective sustainability credentials. There are some surprises on that list!

AUDIO: My very first Skype interview went surprisingly well, especially considering the distance between myself and Rodrigo Veloso of One World (he’s in LA, I’m in Bath). Technology’s just great, isn’t it? It’s up there with garlic bread as being very much ‘the future’.

And that’s it, folks. Please enjoy yourselves and drop me a line if you want to share new products, innovations, news and opinions. I love hearing from you.