MANCHESTER – 23rd January 2023: Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) suppliers, retailers, and other industry stakeholders are today being invited to connect with like-minded professionals from across the globe in Manchester, on Thursday 19th October 2023, for the eighth edition of the annual Gama Innovation Conference & Awards (GICA).

GICA’s trademark informal setting and invitation-only guest list will once again enable leading executives from small and large companies alike to forge valuable new partnerships with over 200 strategic partners from all around the world, including start-ups, scale-ups, established brands, retailers, hotels, airlines, and investors, making GICA the perfect platform for firms looking to take their business to the next level.

Returning for 2023, 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. 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.

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

GICA 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 Founder & CEO Cesar Pereira said: “We are thrilled to once again be hosting the Gama Innovation Conference & Awards (GICA) and to be able to welcome leading FMCG professionals from around the world to Manchester for this unique showcase of global innovation. GICA continues to go from strength to strength, acting as a key platform for innovators, buyers and other stakeholders keen to develop valuable new business connections in an exclusive yet informal setting”.

To find out more about GICA 2023 please contact Silvia Ruiz at

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