PITCHme, an exciting initiative from Review Publishing that opens lines of communication between small, large, and artisanal producers and respective buying groups, is back this year for another round of innovative ideas and products. Back for 2021, the panel are looking forward to seeing what innovation New Zealand producers have to show them.
PITCHme is a Dragon’s Den-style opportunity giving suppliers the chance to pitch their brand to a panel of buyers and influencers in a cross-section of industry sectors including food/beverage, hospitality, agedcare/retirement, hotel/events. Suppliers submit an entry for consideration to the panel, who will then make a list of finalists.
These finalists will then have the opportunity to present their product in person where a panel of industry experts, including representation from distributors, high profile chefs, and buyers for groups from banner QSRs, aged care/retirement, hotels/events to institutions. Finalists receive feedback from the panel, who will judge the products against peers and competitors and provide feedback on fit for purpose, packaging, distribution, taste and innovation, and if needed advice as to how the product or service could be better purposed and developed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a surge of innovation as businesses pivot and look for ways to stand out from the crowd. The panel are ready, are you?
Does your product have what it takes to become the next food, beverage or service market influencer?
PITCHme Key dates:
Entries open: 20th April 2021
Entries close: 20th August 2021
Finalists announced: 11th September 2021
Presentation date: TBC (October 2021)
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