London City Airport invites procurement teams from regional and national organisations to the East London Meet the Buyers. LCY is committed to responsible business by supporting the local economy encouraging businesses to trade with SME's attending this event offers an amazing opportunity to diversify supply chains, find new products and to fulfil responsible procurement objectives.
Let us save you time and money!
Meetings and networking are free to buying companies. Supply chain professionals with active projects can meet with suppliers matching their requirements efficiently. Host up to 35 meetings in one place and avoid months of scheduling and travel.
WHY REGISTER AS A BUYER?
Meet exciting and relevant suppliers based in East London.
Drive out supply chain costs by working with local suppliers.
Increase supply chain sustainability whilst supporting the local economy.
Work with London City Airport to achieve ESG targets.
Save time and hassle, simply register and join us on the day!
Buyers attend free of charge.
HOW IT WORKS
1. We invite buyers operating locally to attend
2. You provide your purchasing requirements
3. We find suppliers relevant to you
4. We invite suppliers to attend
5. We schedule meetings with matching suppliers
CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS IT?
Meet up to 35 high quality suppliers matched to your needs in just one day.
Drive out cost and risk in your supply chain by discovering innovative local suppliers.
Meet and share ideas with procurement professionals looking to develop their supply chain.
Enhance your company's CSR and meet section 106 criteria by sourcing from local suppliers.
Learn about upcoming contracts and projects in the area.
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How long are the meetings?Your meetings will be between 10 minutes – 15 minutes. You will be surprised how even 10 minutes can be enough time to meet and assess a supplier and discover various innovations and progressions, then agree a second meeting if applicable.
Can I bring a colleague?We encourage you to do so and there is no additional charge for their catering. Meet the Buyers are intensive and promise a highly productive day where you will meet many new people - so bringing a colleague will mean less pressure on yourself.
How much do Meet the Buyers cost for buyers?Free of charge - our events are designed for purchasing professionals and offer a tailored service at no cost to yourself or your company.
How many suppliers will I meet on the day?Usually between 30-35 depending on how specific your purchasing requirements are.
What size/type of organisation will I meet?Please be as clear as possible on your confirmation forms about what kinds of suppliers you wish to meet – if suppliers need to be able to supply nationally, be ISO recognised etc.. please make this clear – we are as good as the purchasing requirements/needs that you give us.
Should I bring sample products/literature to show the suppliers?Yes, this is a good idea (but not essential) as it will help focus the suppliers and give them a better idea of what they may need to produce. The table on your stand will be between 6 foot long with enough space for a pop-up banner if you wish to bring one.
Is lunch included?Lunch and complimentary refreshments will be included – just ask an organiser if you need anything brought to your buying booth!
When should I arrive?At least 30 minutes before the start of the event. Please ensure you can stay until the whole day so that you don't miss any appointments.
When do I find out what suppliers I will meet?You will see your appointment diary on your stand when you arrive. We will also give you full list of all attending suppliers complete with contact details and business description so you can request to meet them or contact them after the event if you wish.
Why do I need to nominate a deputy in my place?We understand that at times, situations beyond our control occur resulting in non-attendance. By nominating a deputy it serves as a back up in case this happens to prevent missed meetings and disappointment.