The IFOY organisation has announced the appointment of two new jurors. Ying Xu, Managing editor-in-chief of MM Logistics in China, and Matthias Rathmann, editor-in-chief of the German logistics newspaper trans aktuell, were newly elected to the jury.
The IFOY jury now includes a total of 27 editors-in-chief of leading international logistics publications from 19 nations. In spring 2020, they will again test and select the world’s best new publications among intralogistics products and solutions.
The application phase for the IFOY Award 2020 is currently in full swing. Suppliers of products and system solutions can still apply until October 30 with their new products and warehouse projects in a total of 13 categories. Startups can also compete again.
Due to its expertise, the IFOY Award is regarded as the most important innovation award in intralogistics. The award is preceded by an extensive audit with nomination and test cycles. The products and solutions nominated for the final will be subjected to individually tailored driving or functional tests at the IFOY TEST DAYS from February 7 to 13 at the Hanover fairgrounds, including the IFOY test protocol, which comprises around 80 criteria, and the scientific IFOY Innovation Check. In addition, jurors and their consultant teams from industry will travel to the event to assess the finalists themselves before they cast their vote.
The IFOY Award, which is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, is sponsored by the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Sector Association. IFOY partner is the Hannover Messe. Pallet partner of the IFOY Award is Chep, world market leader in the pooling of pallets and containers. The technology partner is the battery charging specialist Fronius.
IFOY meets business
The organisers have also announced that the next IFOY TEST DAYS on February 12 and 13 2020 will for the first time also be open to B2B trade visitors from the logistics sector under the motto “IFOY meets Business”. To date, only jurors and their consultants have been able to inspect the innovations of the finalists at the test event.
In future, logistics decision-makers will be able to test drive and test equipment in the newly established IFOY TEST CAMP and find out about the products and solutions on display in thematic highlight tours. In addition, they can talk to developers and testers to get an idea of the innovations. Applications can only be submitted via the Internet at www.ifoy.org