- Who can attend?
Any business can attend but the fee is per delegate. There are special rates available for businesses in the Gatwick Diamond area and our supporting partners.
- How do I arrange who to meet?
Complete the on-line registration process in advance of the day with your details. We will match you with the most suitable Buyers. You will also be sent a list of Buyers so that you can request ad hoc meetings on the day.
- What if I want to meet someone who I don't have an appointment with?
If you’d like to meet with someone who’s not on your list of appointments, you can contact us in advance of the day and we will check to see if they have any availability. Otherwise you can request a meeting with them directly on the day using the Delegate Select App.
- How do I prepare for the day?
Once you’ve registered and paid for your place as a Supplier, you will be sent a list of the Buyers and a list of appointments we have made for you. In order to make your meetings meaningful and productive, it’s really important that you spend some time researching the businesses that you are scheduled to meet (or would like to meet). Then prepare how you are going to present to them. Consider whether you should bring any products or materials with you. We recommend you attend our seminars to help you prepare.
- What happens on the day?
Arrive well in advance of your first appointment and sign in. Make your way to the signed appointment area a short time in advance of each appointment and wait until the person you are meeting is free. You will have about 10 minutes for each appointment.
During the time when you have no appointments, you can network, use one of the quiet rooms available or relax with a coffee. A buffet lunch is provided and there will also be a number of exhibition stands.
- How many meetings will I have?
We try to ensure you have at least 5 formal meetings during the course of the day but you can arrange as many ad hoc meetings as you’d like. The number of meetings we arrange may depend on the nature of your business.
- How many people will be there?
Based on recent years, you can expect more than 21 Buyers / big businesses to be there and approximately 130 local businesses. There will also be some exhibitors.
- What happens after the event?
It’s really important that you follow up after the event with the people you have met. Do not wait and or expect the Buyers to follow up or get in touch first. The initiative needs to come from you. We will be running seminars if you’d like help with how to do this or download our free guide.
- How much does Meet the Buyers cost for suppliers and what does it include?
If your business is located within the Gatwick Diamond region then the cost has been subsidised by the Sponsors at £125 +Vat per Supplier delegate.
Located outside the Gatwick Diamond area? Don't worry you can still attend and your ticket will cost £250 +Vat per Supplier delegate.
Members of our partner organisations will receive a discounted rate of £125 +Vat per Supplier delegate - please contact us for more information.
Prices include a buffet lunch.
- How much does Meet the Buyers cost for buyers?
It is free for Buyers and Procurement teams.