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Photo Gallery: UCB ‘Cirque La Freak’ Gala Dinner and Trade Partner Awards!

The UCB Gala Dinner was held at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night and was themed ‘Cirque La Freak. It was an all-out affair with a circus-style extravaganza complete with fireworks and amusement rides and sword-swallowers. The full list of 2019 UCB Trade Partner Award winners are below.

La Freak Gala Dinner

La Freak Gala Dinner held at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast

UCB Circus

The circus-themed extravaganza!

Distributors

The Distributors won two major awards at the UCB Conference for Trade Partner of the Year 2019 – Wholesaler/Distributor and Mike Bendle was awarded Trade Partner Representative of the Year 2019.

epay

Trade Partner of the Year – Communications – epay

Pacific

Trade Partner of the Year – General Merchandise – Pacific Optics

Coca Cola

Coca-Cola won three of the major awards at the UCB Conference for Carbonated Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks Trade Partner of the Year, Overall Trade Partner of the Year and Trade Stand of the Year.

Lion

Lion was presented with the UCB 2019 New Product of the Year Award for Dare Triple Espresso.

Trade Partner of the Year – Cigarettes – Philip Morris

Cutting
Darren Park was joined on stage by the team from UCB to cut the cake!

cake

Darren Park cuts the cake at the UCB Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast

GWR

Space Cowboy – the multiple Guinness world-record holder known for juggling a chainsaw while on a unicycle, was one of the entertainers during the La Freak Gala Dinner concluding the UCB Conference on the Gold Coast.

A couple of circus freaks on the loose!

Another circus freak

circus freak

And another circus freak

La Freak

This year’s UCB Gala Dinner theme: LA FREAK!

 

2019 UCB Trade Partner Awards

The full list of winners for this years’ 2019 UCB Trade Partner Awards are as follows:

Trade Partner Of The Year –  Carbonated Soft Drinks & Sports Drinks

Finalists:

  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • Frucor Suntory
  • Asahi Beverages
  • Red Bull

The winner is Coca Cola Amatil

Trade Partner Of The Year – Energy Drinks

Finalists:

  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • Frucor Suntory
  • Asahi Beverages
  • Red Bull

The winner is Frucor Suntory

Trade Partner Of The Year – Functional Drinks and Water

Finalists:

  • CCA
  • Frucor Suntory
  • Asahi Beverages
  • Red Bull

The winner is Asahi Beverages

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Snacking

Finalists:

  • Unilever – Streets
  • The Smith’s Snackfood Company
  • Peters Ice Cram
  • Snack Brands
  • JC’s Nuts

The winner is The Smith’s Snackfood Company

Trade Partner Of The Year  –  Confectionery

Finalists:

  • Mondelēz
  • Nestle
  • Mars Wrigley
  • Stuart Alexander
  • Ferrero

The winner is Mondelēz

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Food Manufacturer

Finalists:

  • Mrs Mac’s
  • Patties
  • The Handmade Food Co
  • Priestlys
  • Ingham
  • Simplot
  • Don Smallgoods

The winner is Mrs Mac’s

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Flavoured Milk & Iced Coffee

Finalists:

  • Lactalis
  • Lion
  • Brownes
  • Coca Cola Amatil

The winner is Lactalis

Trade Partner Of The Year  – General  Merchandise

Finalists:

  • Pacific Optics
  • Repco

The winner is Pacific Optics

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Cigarettes

Finalists:

  • Philip Morris
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • British American Tobacco
  • Smokemart
  • Freechoice

The winner is Philip Morris Limited

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Communications

Finalists:

  • Epay Australia
  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Touchcorp

The winner is Epay Australia

Trade Partner Of The Year  – Wholesaler/Distributor

Finalists:

  • Metcash
  • PFD
  • The Distributors

The winner is The Distributors

New product of the Year 2019

The winner is Lion – Dare Triple Espresso

Trade Partner Of The Year  2019

Finalists:

  • Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Lactalis
  • The Smiths Snackfood Company
  • Frucor Suntory
  • Asahi Beverages
  • Mondelez
  • Mrs Macs
  • Philip Morris Limited
  • Pacific Optics
  • Lion
  • The Distributors

The winner is Coca-Cola Amatil

Trade Partner Representative of the Year

Finalists:

  • John Konidis – Repco
  • Mike Hendle – The Distributors
  • Joseph Lanzafame – Coca Cola Amatil
  • Lachlan Browne – Coca Cola Amatil

The winner is Mike Hendle – The Distributors

Trade Show Stand of 2019

The winner is – Coca Cola Amatil

 

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