Meet the Buyer Events

Free up dozens of hours of researching, meeting and assessing new suppliers. Give the leg-work to Meet the Buyers.





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    AYO Media

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    Managing Director, NTE Ltd

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    Managing Director, NTE Ltd



Meet and assess relevant, pre-qualified suppliers matched specifically to your needs
“Meet the Buyers” are tailored towards your own company’s buying requirements and require minimal effort on your behalf. You will meet and assess a wide range of relevant suppliers in a single day, so you can quickly find innovative new solutions and improved cost efficiencies.

Your attendance can even allow you to perform simple benchmarking exercises against your existing suppliers which could prove very useful in re-assuring both yourself and your managers that your company is operating at the peak of its efficiency.

Meet the Buyers events are enjoyable, well organised and a very productive use of one day. Where else can you meet up to 30 relevant suppliers with no research or effort? I have met new suppliers who have cut my costs and solved problems for me. A very good way of catching up with innovation from suppliers with whom I would not usually meet.”
Tim Eagles
Supply Chain Manager, Stannah Stairlifts
  

Have certainty that your time with us will be incredibly well spent
Based on over 13 years experience of organising “Meet the Buyers” events and our close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), you can be certain you are working with the purchasing industry experts. This means you can be certain of meeting highly qualified suppliers and avoid the frustrations of wasted time and money in meeting unsuitable sales representatives.

81% of buyers who attend our events are now using the suppliers we locate for them and there is no charge or fees for our established service.

I met good supplier contacts that I didn’t know existed!”
Kerry Carr
Buyer, Lem Heme

A well organised, very slick event that was very good networking and a chance to meet suppliers on one site with no extra travelling!”
Chris Whatman
Buyer, Dewhurst PLC
  

Guaranteed savings in your time

At “Meet the Buyers” you will access relevant suppliers who you may not even have heard of before – with no research time or wasted meetings. Business to Business have a proven and sophisticated system for analysing and checking the suitability of suppliers and matching their expertise and product range very specifically to your needs.
On the day, we will build you a ‘buying booth’ and this is where you will be located. Suppliers will meet you via an ‘appointment only ‘ system.

“A very impressive event! I made 24 good, professional supplier contacts that would normally take me 4-6 months!”
Iain Taylor
Materials Manager, Paragon Electronic Components
  

Be the first to know about your industry innovations and changes

You will also spend valuable time with your fellow industry purchasing professionals, so you can share over drinks and dinner, the various happenings within your industry. Buyers report back to us that this forms a very important part of their Meet the Buyers experience. Most of our events include complimentary overnight accommodation so if your industry event is not local to you, you can relax with a few drinks and an evening meal the night prior to the event.

We organise up to 45 “Meet the Buyers” events across the UK each year – save your time and company money now by applying to attend one of our events as our guest buyer.

Very useful for meeting a number of new UK suppliers who can manufacture parts for OEM’s”
John Sheard
GM/Fiat Worldwide Purchasing


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