MANCHESTER – 8th October 2020: Manchester-based global insights specialist Gama is today pleased to unveil two exciting features for the Gama Innovation Conference & Awards 2020 (GICA 2020), designed to support growth-oriented companies to scale their business and reach out to new international partners.

Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food & Drink Federation presenting the Gama Innovation Award 2019 – Branding & Design to Elieen Alban, Product Development Manager, Innocent Drinks.

New for 2020, the Meet The Buyer initiative gives innovative suppliers a unique opportunity to connect directly with a diverse range of retailers, distributors, and commercial partners from around the world. Also new for this year, Meet The Investor pairs innovative start-up and scale-up FMCG businesses with bona fide private and institutional investors keen to expand their consumer goods portfolios.

The added attractions arrive as GICA celebrates five years of dynamic support to the consumer goods sector, providing a unique forum for firms keen to network, meet new partners and expand their business.

Commenting on the new features, Gama Founder & CEO Cesar Pereira said: “From day one, the mission of the Gama Innovation Conference and Awards (GICA) has been to bring together the global FMCG community, and to become a hub for new partnerships and valuable new connections. With our Meet The Buyer and Meet The Investor features, we are building on GICA’s reputation as an ‘accelerator’ for the industry, and opening up new doors for innovative and forward-thinking suppliers, retailers and investors”.

GICA 2020 is invitation-only and is expected to welcome over 200 attendees from 25 countries, including FMCG manufacturers, industry experts, retail buyers and investors.

Due to current restrictions, this year’s GICA will be a virtual event held online between 12pm and 2pm UK time on Thursday 29th October. To be part of GICA 2020, please contact Silvia Ruiz (


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