The SBID Meet the Buyer is a one-day annual networking event that brings together the most esteemed designers, architects and specifiers of the international interior design industry, to meet face-to-face with trusted product suppliers and quality manufacturers.
The event presents a unique and premium opportunity to reach leading decision-makers in the design community, generate new prospects and build better business relationships.
SBID Members earn 10 x annual CPD Points for attending
Dates: Friday 4th November
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Location: Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London
The one-day supplier engagement event will feature a series of business seminars, new manufacturers and a verified interior design professionals from small, medium to large practices. The event povides a dynamic and lucrative environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies that build key business relationships with the opportunity to meet the industry’s most celebrated interior design experts and specialist product suppliers.
Complete with networking opportunities, face-to-face introductions with high profile decision-makers and a series of business seminars from industry experts, the event compliments the esteemed SBID Awards programme, inviting the prestigious finalists to attend alongside SBID’s accredited design professionals for the ultimate design excellence package.
Register now to secure your place
This unique product introduction presents industry suppliers with the opportunity to:
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.
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.
Create new supply chains in a single day with face to face meetings providing opportunities to follow up with interested new leads.
Arrange ten pre-qualified meetings with targeted buyers one week ahead of the day.
Throughout the day there will be the opportunity for you to hold unplanned meetings with attendees who show interest in your product.
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. Last year featured a talk about what makes a Superbrand, as well as a revealing panel discussion about the industry’s ‘dirty little secrets’. Seminars for the 2020 edition will be announced this Summer.
“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
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!
Every year SBID curate an exclusive series of business seminars for the manufacturers and designers in attendance.
SBID Meet The Buyer brings together Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design led products from around the world.
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