The final Sourcing City Marketplace went out on a high last week. The event ran from Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd September 2016 at the FIVE Show Centre, Farnborough, and was attended by around 90 suppliers; with VIP’s from major distributor companies attending over 1265 appointments, plus informal meetings during the run-around sessions.
Many at SCM16 reflected on the positive business results achieved from this unique event over the past six years, and many were also disappointed they will not be back at FIVE for SC Marketplace next year.
The great news however, is that the unique Sourcing City Marketplace formal appointment concept is going to go from strength to strength when they join forces with the BPMA Show, to create a brand new and exciting industry event for September 2017. Plans are well underway for the ‘new event’, which will also include key elements from the successful BPMA Show. All professional distributor team members will be welcome, alongside the business owners and senior management.
See SCM16 in action: click here for more photographs.
A detailed announcement on this exciting new industry event will be made later in the year. We hope to see you there!
About SC Marketplace
Sourcing City Marketplace is an established and universally acclaimed industry VIP Networking Event. The two day trade event is exclusively for invited VIP’s from professional promotional merchandise distributor companies with over £250k turnover. The attendees have combined sales in excess of £300 million. To enable effective meetings and maximum discovery, the days are ‘Appointment based’ together with pre-set ‘Runaround Sessions’ where over 2,000 focused conversations take place.
Traditional exhibitions tend to focus purely on product, and some would consider that conversations have become repetitive for experienced exhibitors & visitors alike. Suppliers have an important story to be told, so, as well as presenting new products and top selling lines, they explain ‘all’ of the other reasons why distributors should do business with them. Every supplier has services & processes that can help a distributor be more efficient & profitable, …but the distributors do not always know!
The environment is relaxed, and conversations are focussed on added value services, the development & review of individual trading partnership plans, late season new products and top selling lines.
All attending guests enjoy Free Breakfast, Free Lunch & Drinks, Free Roving Tea Trolley, Free Pick’n’Mix Sweets, Massage Angels, Free WiFi, Free Parking, Hotel Vouchers, Travel Vouchers & Free Transfers.
VIP’s from Over £1m Distributor companies are also invited to the ‘Networking Dinner’, where the evening provides further opportunities to meet & build relationships with suppliers and fellow VIP’s.
SC Marketplace is widely recognised as the best networking event in the industry, and there are many reasons why we have earned that reputation; not least through the focussed, meaningful and rewarding conversations that you will enjoy – Don’t miss your chance to meet and spend quality time in Appointments, or at the Runaround Sessions, where professionals in the industry set up trading deals, and discover the latest & hottest products.
Published on: September 26th, 2016