Judges

Judges for the International Salute to Excellence Awards are selected on the basis of past and current experience with product concepts, packaging, quality, product appearance and value for money. Judges are divided into groups of 6 per panel.

Food and Non-Food

  • Loe Limpens

    Yellow Dress Retail
    The Netherlands
  • Ana Maria Lopez

    ARAL
    Spain
  • Thomas Roeb

    Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
    Germany
  • Karsten Nielsen

    Food From Denmark
    Denmark
  • Elizabeth Morgan

    Innoweaver
    United Kingdom
  • Marco Repezza

    Bologna Business School
    Italy
  • Edgar Elzerman

    Elzerman Consulting
    The Netherlands
  • Lenka Pozarova

    Zapalena-Kucharka
    Czech Republic
  • Joop Elderhorst

    New Tide Business
    The Netherlands
  • Hermann Sievers

    SMK-Beratung
    Germany
  • Rodney Wood

    My Retailing Guru
    United Kingdom
  • Thomas Plakké

    Nutriconcepts
    The Netherlands
  • Shirley Zezzos

    Research
    France
  • Nicoletta Tavella

    LA CUCINA DEL SOLE
    Italy
  • Diana Kniss

    Chef
    U.S.A.
  • Helena Hafgren

    Archeus AB
    Sweden
  • Edward Salzano

    PRIVATE LABEL CONSULTANT
    United States
  • Jean Pierre Bonvallet

    BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DE PROMOTION ET DE DEVELOPPEMENT
    France

Wine

  • Cees van Casteren

    MASTER OF WINE
    The Netherlands
  • Alain Bloeykens

    JOURNALIST VINOPRESS
    Belgium
  • Beverley Blanning

    MASTER OF WINE
    United Kingdom
  • Dave McIntyre

    WINE WRITER WASHINGTON POST
    U.S.A.
  • Hans Kraak

    MEININGER'S WINE BUSINESS INT.
    The Netherlands
  • Jeff Siegel

    WINECURMUDGEON.COM
    U.S.A.
  • Jo Ahearne

    MASTER OF WINE
    Croatia
  • Maya Samuelsson

    SOMMELIER/CO-OWNER SCANDINAVIAN WINE ACADEMY
    Sweden
  • Tim Vollerslev

    SOMMELIER/VICE PRESIDENT DANISH SOMMELIER ASS.
    Denmark
  • Jakub Přibyl

    SOMMELIER
    Czech Republic
  • Judith Kolenburg

    PLMALive.eu Managing Editor
    The Netherlands
  • Phil Russo

    GLOBAL RETAIL BRANDS
    United States
  • Sigi Hiss

    IWI Vinum Gastrojournal
    Switzerland
  • Wojciech Bońkowski

    WINICJATYWA
    Poland
  • Michèle Shah

    Wine Author
    Italy
  • Antoine Gerbelle

    Wine Journalist
    France
  • Jacqueline Snoeker

    Vinergy
    The Netherlands
  • Juan Manuel Gonzalvo

    Oenologist
    Spain