MANCHESTER – 18th February 2022: Gama, a global provider of business information and services specializing in product innovation and international trade, is today pleased to announce that the Gama Innovation Conference & Awards will return to Manchester on 20th October 2022 for the seventh edition of the leading consumer goods event.

Manchester will once again play host to an inspiring and engaging showcase of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) innovation, with senior professionals from around the world gathering together to share best practice, discuss opportunities and forge new partnerships in a dynamic yet informal setting.

The invitation-only event will begin with the Gama Innovation Conference, bringing together the great and the good from the world of consumer goods for a unique and inspiring day of presentations and discussions. The conference will be followed by the Gama Innovation Awards, a celebration of outstanding product innovation from around the world as voted by the leading names in the industry.

Gama Innovation Zone

Meanwhile, delegates will also have the opportunity to network and get inspired within the Innovation Zone, where up to 40 disruptive companies will be showcasing game-changing launches from all over the world.

Commenting on the announcement, Gama Founder & CEO Cesar Pereira said: “We are delighted to once again be welcoming more than 100 manufacturers, exhibitors, buyers and other selected guests from over 25 countries to Manchester for a unique blend of thought-provoking presentations and inspiring innovations, combined with unrivalled networking opportunities. As we look beyond the immediate challenges of the past couple of years, the Gama Innovation Conference & Awards (GICA) will provide a unique platform for start-ups and scale-ups, established brands, retailers, and investors to take fresh inspiration and jumpstart their businesses through valuable connections”.

Returning for 2022, the Meet The Buyer initiative will give innovative suppliers a unique opportunity to connect directly with a diverse range of retailers, distributors, and commercial partners from around the world. Also returning this year, Meet The Investor pairs innovative start-up and scale-up FMCG businesses with private and institutional investors keen to expand their consumer goods portfolios.

For the first time, GICA will also be formally recognised for its learning and development value thanks to independent accreditation from the CPD Certification Service, enabling marketing, insights and R&D professionals from across the FMCG industry to build their industry knowledge and acquire certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

To find out more about GICA 2022 please contact Silvia Ruiz at

Please watch GICA 2021 highlights below:

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