The drinks industry will gather on August 22 to celebrate the seventh annual Australian Drinks Awards.
Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony, which will be held at the unique heritage venue Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf (below). Situated on a restored finger wharf on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour’s Pyrmont, it features a spectacular decking area that offers outstanding views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Darling Harbour.
Comedian, writer and maths whiz Adam Spencer (below) will return as MC after successfully hosting last year’s awards.
Click here to buy your tickets and ensure you’re there on the night as the Drinks Association recognises, encourages, promotes and celebrates excellence in the Australian drinks industry.
First established in 2013, the Australian Drinks Awards have grown to become the premier event for honouring achievement and innovation in the Australian drinks industry.
An impressive 39 awards will be handed out, across Brand, Supplier and Contribution to Industry categories.
The event continues to evolve, with a new award established this year for Most Improved Brand.
“After consultation with industry, it was decided to introduce an award that recognises year-on-year improvement by brands,” explained Drinks Association CEO Georgia Lennon.
One thing that won’t be changing is the credible, clear and transparent judging that has made winning at the Australian Drinks Awards so highly regarded.
The top 200 drinks brands in the country will be automatically considered for Fan Favourite, Most Distinctive Brand and Most Improved Brand, across beer (domestic and international), cider, wine (red, white and sparkling), spirits (dark, light and aperitifs/liqueurs), RTD (dark and light).
Thrive Research will judge the winners of these awards via a survey of 4000 target consumers.
In the Supplier category, the Supplier of the Year, Most Improved Supplier and Supply Chain Management Awards will be determined via Advantage Australia’s benchmark surveys of on and off-premise retailers.
There will be three Contribution to Industry accolades awarded to Association members - the Gender Equity Award, Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
These will be judged via submission. To request submission documents for the Contribution to Industry Awards, email The Drinks Association on firstname.lastname@example.org
"It's been another outstanding year of progress and achievement by our industry," Lennon said. "We look forward to receiving entries from Drinks Association members that reflect the amazing work they are doing to drive change.
“It was an incredibly proud moment for me to be in the room at last year’s event with so many dynamic and inspiring members of our vibrant industry. I can’t wait to celebrate with this year’s winners, our members and Award Partners.”
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