Annual NI Chamber Meet the Buyer event will take place online next month

  • NI Chamber's annual 'Meet the Buyer' event will be going online this year, with an application deadline of Friday 9 October.

    The annual NI Chamber 'Meet the Buyer' event is set to take place next month on Thursday November 5th, and this year the event is going online. The event is run in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK and gives suppliers from all local industries the opportunity to pitch their products and services to large companies.

    This year's event will feature at least 24 major buyers from across the island of Ireland, from Harland & Wolff and Caterpillar to Randox, Seagate, Translink, Applegreen, and even Coca-Cola. It will provide a major opportunity for local manufacturing and tech firms to sign significant procurement contracts.

    Last year's event facilitated over 350 meetings and was very successful, with 70% of supplies identifying new customers and 54% finding new export market opportunities. This year's event is set to be even bigger since it's being conducted online, making it easier for local SMEs to attend.

    Tanya Anderson, Head of International and Business Support at NI Chamber commented: "Meet the Buyer is one of our most popular flagship annual events and we’re really pleased to be able to deliver it digitally for the first time in November. This year, it will place a strong emphasis on boosting the local supply chain – connecting large companies with suppliers from Northern Ireland."

    Niall Devlin, Head of Regional Business Banking NI at Bank of Ireland UK added: "Meet the Buyer is at the heart of our Winning Business partnership programme with NI Chamber because it is tangible in enabling local SMEs to win business. A recent McKinsey survey indicated that 93% of supply chain leaders in business are seeking to improve their supply chain resilience. Locally, we have 24 high quality organisations registered as buyers for the event."

    Head over to www.northernirelandchamber.com for more information or to register as a supplier for the event.

    Source: Written based on press release

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