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2024 WAS SOLD OUT

Don't miss out in 2025!

Meet with up to 25 major Buyers based in Greater Manchester.
Pitch your products and services.
All in one day.

If you want to win new business and get ahead of your competition, this is your chance to connect directly with major buyers in the Manchester area, removing the need for endless cold calls, email chasing, and speculative meetings.

25 buyers are due to take part in the event, with requirements for specific products and services that your business provides. Taking place in the awe-inspiring Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport, complete with its very own Concorde aircraft, we will provide you with your own Meeting Diary of appointments to meet with Buyers looking for your products and services.

 

This unmissable event will be an excellent sales opportunity for your business. 

Buyers in 2024

HOW IT WORKS

Register

 1. We invite suppliers operating locally to attend

Requirements

2. We share buyers purchasing requirements with you

Preferences

3. You submit preference for the buyers you want to meet

Matchmaking

4. We generate meetings based on your preferences and buyer needs

Meet

5. You meet with buyers and have an amazing day selling

CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS IT?

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Save Time

 Avoid cold calling, we provide direct access to buyers and sellers.

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Save Money

Remove the cost of business development, meet multiple leads in one place.

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Connect

Share ideas with others looking to develop their supply chains.

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Keep Focus

Guarantee one-on-one appointments with an organised schedule.

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Stay Ahead

Learn about upcoming contracts and projects in the area.

WHAT OUR BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

Consultancy & Staffing Electrical 

Print & Events

Metalwork

Safety & Security
Engineering & Construction

Fit-out & Finishing

Marketing

Facilities
Mechanical & Environmental

Water & Plumbing

IT


And much more...
  • Who can attend?
    The event is open to SME companies in the local area.
  • 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 up to ten 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 the buyers' requirements and the order in which you requested them. After this point we manually edit the lists, to ensure everyone receives the maximum 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 endeavour to schedule as many meetings as possible, but on average we expect to organise four meetings for each supplier.
  • How long are the meetings?
    Your meetings will last 10 minutes each. You will be surprised at how easily this can be enough time to get that vital first introduction, stimulate interest in your product or service, and agree upon a course of action.
  • When will I receive my appointment calendar?
    To give you the opportunity to edit your appointment request list in case of last-minute buyer sign-ups, we issue appointment schedules a week in advance of the event.
  • Can I bring a colleague?
    If you would like to bring a colleague you will need to register them and pay for their place
  • How many buyers will be there on the day?
    We aim to have at least 25 buyers on the day
  • 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.
  • Where can I park?
    There is free on site parking at the venue, you will be sent full information a week before the event
  • What is the definition of an SME?
    An SME is defined as having less than 250 employees and or an annual turnover of less than 45 Million Euros. An SME cannot be more than 25% owned by a company outside these parameters

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Very productive event.  Met at least 3 to 4 potential suppliers"

- Vanderlande

"A great opportunity to expand and improve our supply chain"

- Levertech Engineering Services

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