- Who can attend?
Any company can attend, however there is a special price for businesses from the Gatwick Diamond Area and for those who are members of our Supporting Partner Organisations
- How do I know if the buyers want what I supply?
When our Buyers confirm their attendance, they complete their 'Procurement Needs Form'.
This contains their requirements for the next 6-24 months.
We will compile a "Buyers' Catalogue" containing all their requirements, listed by Buyer, and available to registered & paid Suppliers on the day.
- How are my meetings allocated?
Your Meetings will be allocated by matching the products and/or services you supply to the Buyers we have secured, based on their Procurement Needs for the next 6-24 months.
On the day you may well be able to seize a quiet moment with further Buyers that you would like to meet.
- How many meetings can I have?
We aim to allocate at least five meetings for each Supplier where Buyers have specified your service or product(s)
- How long are the meetings?
Each meeting is for 10 minutes.
Make sure you prepare thoroughly so you can use the time to make your introductions, generate interest in the product or service, and then set out how to continue the conversation.
- When will I receive my appointment calendar?
We issue appointment schedules after 11th October 2017.
- Can I bring a colleague?
Yes. Please note the fee is per Supplier Delegate.
You may find that your business, as a Supplier, benefits from having an extra person with you to discuss what you can supply and you can achieve more Buyer meetings.
- How much does Meet the Buyers cost for suppliers?
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 Supporting Partner Organisations will receive a discounted rate of the full rate of £250 +Vat per Supplier delegate - please contact us for more information.
- How much does Meet the Buyers cost for buyers?
Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers is free for buying organisations and we will provide you with everything you need to make a success of the day.
- How many buyers will be there on the day?
We are targeting 40 Buyers across the five Zones.
There will be a number of Supporting Partner Organisations in attendance so there will be further networking opportunities for when you are free of Buyer Appointments.
- Can I bring my products to show the buyers?
Please do bring samples and literature but bear in mind that space is at a premium and the Buyers will have many items to take away.
- Are refreshments included?
Your ticket price includes:
- Buffet lunch
- Tea, coffee and water throughout the day
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
- When should I arrive?
We would recommend arriving at least 20-30 minutes before your first appointment to give you time to register, settle in, and find your Buyers.
You may be able to pick up further meetings on the day so use this time to see who else is there.
- Where can I park?
The Arora has 250 free parking spaces allocated on a first-come-first-parked basis.
If the car park is full you will be directed to other places to park by car park attendants, but these may incur a cost.