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GERMANY — As winners of the sixth annual ispo DuPont BrandNew Awards at the summer event in August, several have already seen the benefits. For example, Liquid Ice has expanded its international sales network into 10 countries. “I won an initial contract for over 500,000 euros with a first-time customer,” said Gerhard Hassler, managing director of Liquid Ice. “What’s more, I was able to extend the sales network to Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Ireland and Saudi-Arabia.” Liquid Ice was one of several top winners chosen from 112 applications for the award. Thirty-seven winners and runners-up exhibited at the summer ispo. Registration deadline for the ispo winter 2003 awards is Nov. 1. To qualify for an entry, a company must be less than 4 years old, must be new and innovative, and must not have previously exhibited at ispo. Go to www.ispo.com for more information.