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The premium networking event for interior design specification

The SBID Meet the Buyer is a one-day networking event that brings together designers, architects and specifiers across the interior design industry to meet with trusted product suppliers and quality manufacturers.

The event presents a unique opportunity to reach leading decision-makers in the design community, generate prospects with prospective clients and develop business relationships.

Upcoming Editions:

Dates: 7 – 8 March & 17 – 18 October 2024

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Location: The Landmark London

Meet The Buyer

What to Expect

The premium supplier engagement event will feature a programme of 1:1 meetings between manufacturers and interior design professionals to assist in project specification. The event provides a lucrative business environment carefully tailored to facilitate connections and help you identify synergies that build key business relationships between product specialists and buyers, specifiers and interior designers.

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Benefits of Exhibiting

This SBID Meet the Buyer events present industry suppliers with the opportunity to:

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Meet the buyer, About SBID Meet the Buyer   Pre-booked meetings

A schedule of meetings with a targeted guest list throughout the day, providing direct introductions with your ideal clients and presenting the opportunity to discuss upcoming projects and specification requirements.

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Meet the buyer, About SBID Meet the Buyer   Showcase Products

Present your brand and products with samples and marketing materials. Each supplier has a meeting table with company branding. Extra space can be purchased to further showcase product ranges and display larger products to capture attendees interest.

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Meet the buyer, About SBID Meet the Buyer   Network with decision makers

The event offers a unique format for conducting meetings with hard to reach design practices across residential and commercial sectors, enabling you to broaden your network and gain new industry contacts in a relaxed, professional environment.

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Meet the buyer, About SBID Meet the Buyer   Build key relationships

Generate quality leads and build lasting connections across the profession to increase brand awareness and highlight your product offerings so you can follow up on relevant specification opportunities post event.


“The SBID Meet the Buyer event was a surprisingly exceptional experience for me as a first time attendee. The event showcased a great mix of A&D products and services that encompassed a wide range of budgets and applications from corporate to hospitality to residential. As I tend to not see silos in these areas of design thinking, I look for cross application opportunities in our specifications with my design teams whenever possible and appropriate, to help target our solutions and ultimately our projects success. I found 20:20 to also be an extremely beneficial immersion experience that quickly exposes the designer to a multitude of some of the latest in products and inspiration out there in just one day. These opportunities keep all of us learning which is important regardless of our positions and level of experience in the industry. I look forward to this event expanding both in participating companies and with that, design practitioners in the coming years.”

Tom Marquardt, Director of Interiors – HOK

“SBID host the most important design events in the creative industry calendar. They have established a global network of design professionals across a broad range of sectors which culminate in specialised design events to forge longstanding business partnerships, which John Lewis for Business are honoured and proud to be partnered with.”

John Lewis Management

“If you are looking to grow specification of your projects with interior designers, then this is the event for you.”

Jocelyn Golding – Schneider Electric

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Book Meet The Buyer

To register to attend or exhibit at the next SBID Meet the Buyer event in 2021, fill out our online booking form for more information and secure your place today!

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