About Meet The Buyer

SBID Meet The Buyer is a one day annual networking event that brings together the most important designers, architects and specifiers of the international design industry, to meet face to face with the best manufacturers and suppliers of solutions.

Date: Thursday 24th October 2019 
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Location: Grosvenor House, Park Lane. London


Set to be the biggest to date, the one-day event will feature a new series of business seminars, new manufacturers and a new home – Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London. The event provides a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies that build key relationships. It also provides a chance to meet the industry’s most celebrated experts and international designers who have travelled from around the world for the announcement of the SBID International Design Awards winners.

Complete with networking opportunities, face to face contact with decision makers and a series of business seminars and talks from industry experts, the event compliments the already esteemed SBID Awards programme, making the three days of SBID events the ultimate design excellence package.


This unique product introduction presents industry suppliers with the opportunity to:

 Showcase products 

Present your product to a focused, trade-only audience of ratified buyers. Each supplier has a meeting table with company branding and a dedicated hostess to facilitate additional meetings. Extra display space can also be purchased to help you demonstrate the quality of your products even further.

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Network with decision makers 

Buyers and decision-makers from national and international design practices travel across the globe to attend SBID Meet The Buyer. The event offers a unique opportunity to have face to face contact with premier designers across residential and commercial sectors, enabling you to broaden your network in a relaxed, professional environment.

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Build key relationships 

Create new supply chains in a single day with face to face meetings providing opportunities to follow up with interested new leads.

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Pre-book meetings

Arrange ten pre-qualified meetings with targeted buyers one week ahead of the day.

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  Hold ad-hoc meetings

Throughout the day there will be the opportunity for you to hold unplanned meetings with attendees who show interest in your product.

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Gain knowledge

SBID host exclusive seminars discussing a range of relevant industry topics, offering attendees a chance to engage with the industry, ask questions and have their say alongside leading experts in the field. This year will feature a talk about what makes a Superbrand, as well as a revealing panel discussion about the industry’s ‘dirty little secrets’.


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