MANCHESTER - 27TH JULY 2016: Manchester-based international business insights specialist Gama has today officially opened applications for the inaugural Gama Innovation Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at Manchester Central in October, and will recognise outstanding innovation in the FMCG space.
The Gama Innovation Awards will cover six categories: Product, Packaging, Positioning, Branding & Design, SME and Best of Britain. Of these, three are open to public entries, and three will be awarded from a shortlist of the top new launches unearthed by Gama’s global network of in-country researchers and analysts.
Winners will be chosen through an international panel of prestigious judges based on a shortlist of innovative products.
Representing some of the leading FMCG firms from across the globe, the exciting line-up of judges, which was also announced today, will include respected senior executives from companies including Unilever, Heineken, Kraft Heinz, Diageo, Calbee, Tsingtao and Hovis.
Gama CEO Cesar Pereira commented: "We are very excited to be launching the inaugural Gama Innovation Awards this year. This is the first event of its kind for Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse and we expect it to be an inspiring evening that celebrates the very best in global FMCG innovation".
"A Gama Innovation Award will represent a fantastic accolade, as the judging panel is made up of their industry peers, including top executives from the world’s leading FMCG businesses".
The Branding & Design, Best of Britain and SME categories will be open for applications till the 12th of August, and manufacturers are invited to submit their own product innovations to be considered for the shortlist.
Gama is a global provider of business information and services specializing in product innovation. Through a worldwide network of over 100 in-country experts, Gama offers high-quality news, research, analysis and partnering services, delivering compelling insights and supporting businesses to unlock new opportunities.