The members were the same as last year, but Alain Hochar (left) joined les 3 mousquetaires (left to right): Maya Metni (me!), Malek Salamé & Rana Nasr.
>I'll start with the small stand: it was a delight to see so many participants make the most of the little space and work with interesting materials or even a compilation of their own products, like MATEX-MABCO, who are providers of plastic containers for the F&B industry, our 3rd nominee in this category.
2nd nominee: Biomass, organic products, fresh & simple materials, enhanced merchandising:
And our winner, an absolute coup de coeur, Qanafar wine:
Sober presentation, simple yet nice & contrasted materials, beautiful display of wine ware, welcoming staff &... exquisite Lebanese wine!
>2nd category: Best Branded Stand
2nd prize, Barista, who captured well the sensual espresso mood:
3rd prize, Najjar, with among other products, Gio & Thea:
And our winner, Shawarmanji, where i couldn't even take a picture of the whole stand because there were so many people attracted by the beautiful branding (& smell ;-)):
3rd prize, Diageo for alcoholic beverages, with a "duplex" stand and even bouncers like in a real nightclub, we even had to prove we are a jury to get in ;-D
2nd prize, Cafe Abi Nasr who had a crossed ground plan with four corners, here's the Lebanese coffee side:
And the winner is, drum rollllll, ... SOHAT water!
With a very subtle stand all in light, white and transparencies, displaying their new glass bottle, a future hit for sure:
And the souvenir picts with winners and organizers...
Bravo to all, Mabrouk to Joumana & Randa Dammous for the 20 successful years, and good luck to all for next year!