MANCHESTER – 18th October 2016: Gama, a global provider of business information and services specializing in product innovation, has today confirmed the exciting line-up of expert speakers and presenters that will take to the stage for the inaugural Gama Innovation Conference & Innovation Awards in Manchester on Tuesday 25th October 2016.

The Gama Innovation Conference will place the topic of innovation centre stage, exploring what ‘innovation’ means in relation to product and packaging development, branding, reputation, exporting and more.

The confirmed speaker line-up is as follows:

Tony Lloyd, Mayor, Greater Manchester
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Ian Wright CBE, Director General, Food and Drink Federation
Lisa Tse MBE, Chief Executive, Sweet Mandarin
Melissa Snover, Managing Director, Katjes Fassin UK
Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela, Chief Executive, Alva
Tom Warden, Editorial Director, Gama

Cesar Pereira, Gama Founder and CEO, commented: “I am really excited to welcome such an expert and diverse line-up of speakers to the first ever Gama Innovation Conference here in Manchester. Our array of industry thought leaders will be exploring the topic of innovation from every angle, showcasing success stories and offering unique and fresh insights into how innovation can take businesses, cities and regions forward. We want everyone to learn something new and come away invigorated and inspired”.

The day will conclude with a celebration of innovation as the winners of the Gama Innovation Awards 2016 are announced.

Gama Innovation Award – Product

Presented by Ian Wright CBE, Director General, Food and Drink Federation

Gama Innovation Award – Packaging

Presented by Antonio Coronado, CTO, Gama

Gama Innovation Award – Positioning

Presented by JK Sharma, Consul General, India

Gama Innovation Award – Branding & Design

Presented by Carlos de Sousa Amaro, Consul General, Portugal

Gama Innovation Award – Best of Britain

Presented by Carl Austin-Behan, The Lord Mayor, City of Manchester

Gama Innovation Award – SME

Presented by Clive Drinkwater, Director North West, Department for International Trade

Silvia Juarez Ruiz, Gama Innovation Director, commented: “Presented by our distinguished guests, each Gama Innovation Award will represent a fantastic accolade for the winners, as they represent the very best in new product development over the past year, and have been judged by their industry peers, including top executives from the world’s leading FMCG businesses”.


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