Who can attend?
If you are a selling company located in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Lewisham, Southwark, Greenwich, Bexley, Havering, Lambeth and Hackney you can attend this Event.
Buying companies attending the event will be a combination of larger established companies, small medium enterprises and local businesses.
How much does Meet the Buyers cost?
If you are a local SME located within any of the boroughs above your entry is fully funded by London City Airport.
Can we exhibit at this event?
There are exhibiting opportunities at this event packages start from only £350+VAT
How do I know if the buyers want what I supply?
When our buyers confirm attendance they complete a ‘Purchasing Requirement Form’. This form contains both their general areas of interest, and specific details about procurement needs in the upcoming six to eighteen months. From these forms, we compile a “Buyers’ Catalogue” containing all their requirements, listed by buyer. Then, select in priority order with whom you would like to meet.
How are my meetings allocated?
When we receive your meeting requests they are entered into a computer system. You are issued appointments based on your compatibility with their requirements, and the order in which you requested them. After this point we manually edit the lists, to ensure everyone receives the maximum possible number of relevant appointments. We recommend that you read the catalogue thoroughly and pick buyers who require your products/services, as our matching process will allocate your meetings based on these requirements.
How many meetings can I have?
We endeavor to schedule as many meetings as possible, but on average we expect to organise four to seven meetings for each supplier in advance. Our matching process often exceeds this, sometimes allocating up to twelve.
How long are the meetings?
Your meetings will be between 10 minutes – 15 minutes. You will be surprised how even 10 minutes can be enough time to get that vital first introduction, stimulate desire of your product or service and agree a course of action…
When will I receive my appointment calendar?
We issue appointment schedules a week in advance of the event.
Can I bring my products to show the buyers?
Yes, as long as you can easily move them from booth to booth and carry them around with you during the day.
Are refreshments included?
A buffet lunch is provided, and tea, coffee and water are free-flowing throughout the day. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies.
When should I arrive?
We ask that all attendees arrive at least 20 minutes before their first appointment so they can register, settle in, and familiarise themselves with the layout. Additional appointments may be available on the day, so arriving early also allows you to book for last-minute meetings.
Full parking information will be provided nearer the time of the event