MANCHESTER – 9th May 2017: Manchester-based Gama, a global provider of business information and services specializing in product innovation and international trade, has today officially opened applications for the upcoming edition of the Gama Innovation Awards 2017.

The awards ceremony will take place at Manchester’s iconic Bridgewater Hall on the 25th of October, and will recognise outstanding innovation in the FMCG space across eight categories: Product, Packaging, Positioning, Branding & Design, Health & Wellness, SME, Best of Britain and Best of China.

Winners will be chosen by an international panel of prestigious judges from a shortlist of innovative products unearthed by Gama’s global network of in-country researchers and analysts.

Representing some of the leading FMCG firms from across the globe, the exciting line-up of judges will include respected thought leaders from companies including Unilever, Carlsberg, RB, Tsingtao and Ferrero. To view the full panel, click HERE.

Gama CEO Cesar Pereira commented: “We are thrilled to return this year with an expanded edition of the Gama Innovation Awards. We expect the event to be an inspiring opportunity to celebrate the very best in global FMCG innovation”.

He added: “A Gama Innovation Award will represent a fantastic accolade for every winner, as the judging panel is made up of their industry peers, including top executives from the world’s leading FMCG businesses”.

Entries will be open until 30th June, and manufacturers are invited to submit their own product innovations for consideration to marisa.delucia@gamaconsumer.com

Entry criteria:
The product must have been launched no earlier than August 2016
The product should be a packaged, retail product from the food, alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, household care, health & beauty, pet care or tobacco industries.
The product should represent an “innovation” within its field.
Each product submission should include the following:
A high-resolution image of the packaged product
A short description of the product, including an explanation of how it innovates within its field
The category it is being entered for (see above) – you may enter a product for more than one category

For more information about the Gama Innovation Awards, please visit www.gamainnovation.com

About Gama

Gama is a global provider of business information and services specializing in product innovation and international trade. Through its worldwide network of over 100 experts in more than 46 countries, Gama offers high-quality news, research, analysis and partnering services.