The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world-class event. Sponsored by Washington DC-based National Confectioners Association (NCA), it is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. Each year, qualified candy and snack professionals attend this Chicago-based event with global presence from 90 countries, with more than 800 companies displaying the latest in candy and snack products participate in the Expo.
NCA approached us to provide custom applications to improve applicant registration and product scoring for the Expo’s Most Innovative Product Award programme, which highlights the most creative, innovative and fun products new to the confectionary marketplace. We build three web-based applications for the programme:
- product registration, allowing exhibitors to manage product entries, and NCA administrators to monitor applications
- product scoring, allowing industry experts to judge products quickly through a web app on a hand-held tablet device
- product scoreboard, a real-time reporting system allowing programme administrators to monitor live product scores, progress of judges, and to ensure all products received equal coverage from the judging panel