FCSI The Americas is pleased to continue its partnership with the FCSI Educational Foundation to recognize manufacturers whose commitment to research and development resulted in an innovative product that is a clear leap forward for the foodservice industry.
All FCSI The Americas Corporate Member companies are eligible for participation. Products submitted for consideration will be reviewed by a panel of FCSI’s emerging consultants, as well as FCSI TA Board of Trustee members and distinguished FCSI Fellows. Judging will result in the selection of 10 products for inclusion in the Showcase.
The Showcase is part of the FCSI The Americas Biennial Conference in Montreal, April 21-23. During the conference, consultant attendees will be able to see your company’s display and talk with your company representative. Consultants will be asked to evaluate all entries and cast a ballot for the most innovative product. The product receiving the most votes will be recognized as the FCSI The Americas Product of the Year and be featured in a future issue of Foodservice Consultant magazine.
The product must currently be on the market. Products that are still in the research and development phase are not eligible. The product must be approved by at least one of the following testing authorities: UL, ETL, NSF, CE, ULC, CSA.
- Entry forms must be received by February 18
- Products selected by the judging panel will be announced March 11
- If selected, the fee for participation is a US$3,000 tax deductible donation to the FCSI Educational Foundation
Each participating manufacturer will be assigned an exhibit space during the conference in the Bonaventure Hotel. The space will include signage identifying the product and manufacturer, a 6’-8’ draped table, 110V electrical outlet and two chairs. Any additional display material must be provided by the manufacturer and must fit inside a space 4’ deep x 8’ wide x 8’ high.
Presentations, brochures, and videos are welcome. Participants may choose to display the actual product but are responsible for their own shipping, receiving, transfers and placement of the equipment. Arrangements for all audiovisual needs are the responsibility of the manufacturer. The featured product will not be permitted to power up in the exhibit area.
For more information or questions contact Amy Stark, FCSI Director of Administration.