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Successes from this year's Meet the Buyer event

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 15 Mar 2019

A Meet the Buyer event is an unmissable opportunity for your business. Our most recent event, held on the 27th February at Putterridge Bury in Luton is a testament to that statement. 

If you saw the event promoted and weren't quite sure if it was right for you, here's a quick debrief on what went on, how others found the event and how many appointments were made. 

10 buyers attended the event, and you’ll most likely have heard of all, if not most of them:

Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

Covanta Energy Ltd/ Hitachi Zosen Inova

Central Bedfordshire Council

Eaton Electric Ltd

Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Ltd

London Luton Airport

Luton Council

Luton Town Football Club

University of Bedfordshire

VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier JV

Those are powerful names in the buying industry and we are grateful for their attendance. The connections we facilitated lead on to growth opportunities for both the buyers and suppliers.

55 supplier companies attended this event. This gave them an opportunity to ask questions, form relationships and assess the landscape to see where and how they could fit into the bigger picture. From that, 119 appointments were made.

We look forward to holding another Meet the Buyer event in 2020. If you are interested, please get in touch. We will run a quick assessment of your business so we can match you to relevant buyers based on their procurement needs. This ensures both parties extract maximum value from the event.

In the meantime, we’ve had some great feedback following last month’s event:

“I found the event very useful and it could definitely lead to some business. It was nice to meet other local companies in the network room. Networking isn’t something we usually do but I have passed on my comments to the other sales guys as I personally believe it could be the way forward. The day was professionally run and clearly a lot of hard work was put into this.”

“Great event! I had some great conversations and think that there may be some long term opportunities arising from them.”

“I thought it was a really good idea to partner buyers and sellers with a scheduled appointment. Previous meet the buyer events I have attended have been a bit ‘hit and miss’ and were more generic a bit like a normal networking event - relied a lot on luck, so very good to have targeted appointments.”

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