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Hampshire Meet The Buyer - The Business Development Event For Hampshire

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Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Southampton Road



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Want MORE sales? Then you need to be at this event.



A brand new business development and networking event, brought to you by Little Kanga, Portsmouth City Council, the University of Portsmouth and Marriott Hotels (Portsmouth).

Hampshire Meet the Buyer will bring together start-ups, SME’s and corporate companies in one location.

Our aim is to provide an informative conference with guest speakers that can help with your business growth. We also have BUYERS that you can meet in fifteen minute time-slots to pitch your company and product/services.

Our corporate companies have active projects that they are seeking to award to local businesses and they want to see you if you are in the following trades/areas:

Construction/HVAC/Power/Manufacturing/Facilities/M&E or if you sell goods or services into these industries such as waste removal, building supplies, cleaning companies, consultancy etc

We can put you in front of the buyers to start the conversations, but you need to book NOW!

Who is coming so far:

Buyers that you can meet face to face - with timed appointments with their purchasing teams to pitch your company and products/services, more details on the day at registration:

  • Bouygues
  • National Grid (and their supply chain partners for the IFA2 Project-Morgan Sindall/ABB/Prysmian)
  • Mountjoy
  • Portsmouth City Council

Other attendees and exhibitors that you can meet and network with through our event app to gain introductions (subject to their individual consent):

  • University of Portsmouth Business School
  • Marriott
  • Little Kanga
  • Uber
  • The Digital Garage by Google
  • Radian
  • TJ Waste
  • Maincoms
  • A3M
  • Co-Prom
  • Trinsic
  • Incendo
  • CDM Contractors
  • Eight Wealth Management
  • Aff-IT
  • South Coast Creative and PR
  • Hybrid Legal
  • Konexus Consulting
  • SJ Power
  • Toucan Diversity
  • EBP South
  • SAM FM
  • The Breeze
  • Network My Club
  • The Daily Sales
  • Brain Tumour Research
  • Rose Road Association
  • Chestnut Tree House
  • The Diverse Cleaning Company South
  • Unlocking Potential

And many more, we are expecting up to 250 people at this event, so you are going to miss out if you don't book!

This event is all about value and giving you more business leads for you and your company!

Listen out for our radio commericals on SAM FM to find out more today.

We will have:

Buyers that you can meet face to face - Mountjoy, Portsmouth City Council, National Grid and more to follow. Come and meet buyers and suppliers face to face, they are looking to talk to people just like you.

Mobile Event App:

A mobile app that will allow you access to buyers, attendees and exhibitors one week before, during and one week after the event. This will allow you to make contact more quickly and gain more contacts and business.

Bite Sized Seminars and Learning Sessions: 15 minute *blasts* of knowledge to help you grow your company revenue and build your team.

Want to learn more about digital marketing and increase your company online presence?

Seminars from: The Digital Garage by Google - helping you make the most of your business online, including understanding Google analytics and making the most of your business online.


Speakers - Donna Jones (Leader of Portsmouth City Council), Fred Jones (Head of Cities for Uber), The Digital Garage by Google, Peter Hooley (Director Of Business Development University of Portsmouth Business School), Daniel Disney (The Daily Sales - Linked In with over 100,000 followers), Gethin Jones (Unlocking Potential) and more.

Business Support:

Find our how the University of Portsmouth can signpost support services that can help you grow your company, from start-ups to SME's, the University has a range of support that can be offered and some of it is totally FREE!

Why did we design this event?

This event is for you if you are FRUSTRATED with not being able to find answers and sales at other networking events and expos, or if the local offer in other areas seems a 'bit woolly'.

Why come along?

This is no 'run of the mill' event, as we will be using new technology at this event, including a dedicated mobile phone app, that will use your Linked In profile, to match you to other buyers, sponsors and attendees at the event.

Who is attending?

We have UBER and The Digital Garage, Mountjoy, Portsmouth City Council, University of Portsmouth, Network My Club, Brain Tumour Research, EBP South, Rose Road Association and more...

This event is for STEM, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management and Power Generation industries OR those start-ups & SMEs supplying to these industries (in the sub-contract supply chain). If you have a company that provides services or products to ANY or ALL of the above, then miss this and miss out!

BOOK NOW - this event will be over-subscribed!

Why YOU need this event:

84% of event attendees get frustrated when they attend events, as they don't have the chance to use their time effectively. For the first time, we will be using tech to help you get MORE introductions and MORE relevant and useful contacts locally.

Uber are providing discounted rides to the event, so that you can arrive worry free and ready to network, our special discount code, will be made available to you one week before the event.

NOTE: You need to have a Linked In or Facebook profile to attend this event and make best use of our app and technology for appointments. If you do not have one, you are still welcome to attend for face to face networking, but will not get the benefits of the app.

Who's involved?

The following companies are attending as buyers/sponsors and partners:

Portsmouth City Council, University of Portsmouth, Uber, Little Kanga, A3M Designs, Co-Prom, Network My Club, EBP South, Rose Road Association, Brain Tumour Research and more being signed up daily!

Who should attend?

STEM based businesses – technical industries such as defence

  • Facilities Management (FM) companies

  • Construction companies or companies linked to the industry

  • M&E companies and contractors, including HVAC/power generation companies

  • SME’s and start-up companies (that are supplying to the above markets)

Why should I attend?

If the below statements apply, you need to be at this event, so BOOK NOW!

  • You are a company owner wishing to gain more local business and are fed up of other local events yielding low ROI

  • You are a start-up company involved in any of the markets of operation for this event

  • You are employed in sales within an SME or corporate and need more leads

  • You are a corporate buyer or part of a procurement team looking to source more local sub-contractors

  • You are a sales person involved in any of the specified markets looking to expand your contact base to increase sales for your company and you want to make structured use of your time

We are currently accepting applications from corporate organisations who wish to be represented at Hampshire Meet The Buyer.

What we are looking for:

  • Buyers (working in procurement in a large corporate M&E/FM/STEM based companies)

  • Buyers who wish to hit their CSR remits and engender more local sub-contractors in their supply chains should contact us here: Please see the link titled: Buyers - Large Corporate Companies on this page to apply

  • You will need to come to the event with up to two people from your buying team (one MUST be of senior level) and be able to commit to a timed schedule of face to face appointments using our event app

  • You will have your own stand in the Buyer Room and must be agreeable to meeting multiple buyers in timed appointments across the duration of the event and also have Linked In profiles set up in advance of the event that can be linked through our app, on your company mobile phone.

    Event Speakers - In progress, more to follow....

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers for you, they are from a mix of industries and will be speaking on a range of different subject areas:

Donna Jones - Leader of Portsmouth City Council - The Future of Business in Portsmouth

Fred Jones - Uber - The Future of Transport and Mobility in Hampshire and the UK

Fred Jones is the Head of Cities for Uber across the UK and Ireland. Operating in more than 25 major cities and towns across the UK, Uber connects users to a safe and convenient ride at the touch of an app.

In this role, he is responsible for ensuring Uber’s service delivers maximum value for riders, drivers that use the app and cities where we operate. This includes launch of new cities and towns, expansion into underserved areas and growth of Uber’s Electric Vehicle and Mobility products.

University of Portsmouth Business School - Peter Hooley - Business Development Director

Peter is the Business Development Director of the Business School, at the University of Portsmouth. The University is committed to helping SMEs succeed and they have recently been awarded the Silver Level Small Business Charter. Peter will be speaking about how the University can help SMEs and their growth and will also be talking about a project that will help SMEs grow.

Daniel Disney - Founder of The Daily Sales - Daniel will be telling the story of how he built his brand. With over 90,000 followers on his page on Linked In, Daniel will be giving tips on Linked In and social selling (selling more through social media channels)

Steve McCulley - Lios Bikes - Steve will be giving a talk called 'From Battlefield to Bikes' and telling his story of recovery after major injury and moving into starting his own business from scratch. He has recently been featured in The Sunday Times.

Gethin Jones - Unlocking Potential

Gethin will be speaking on the following: 'From Prison to Boardroom' Gethin's journey has been extensive and he will be speaking 'from the heart' about his personal and business challenges and how he can help other business owners and managers 'unlock the potential' in their workforce.

Google Digital Garage - We have invited Google to attend the event and they will be speaking about how your business can reach new customers online and also learning more about your business with Google analytics (more to follow).

(Please note that we reserve the right to change and update the speaker line up at any time withour prior notice, if there are circumstances that cannot reasonably be forseen).

Charitable Event Partners

We have three fantastic charities that will all share in a portion of the profits from this event.

They will have a presence at our event and we would encourage you to support them as fully as possible. We are put on this earth to help others, come and join in!

If you have read this far, then you must be interested so BOOK NOW!

If you want more information, then please refer to our website which will be where updates and more information will be posted: www.hampshiremtb.co.uk

Follow us on social media and send us your messages FREE promotion for you, let us know that you have booked and share your company offers and let people know that you are ready to do business at the event.

If you have event offers then let us know and we can promote them on our social media feeds!

Listen out for our radio ads from March 2017 on SAM FM.

Social feeds:

Twitter: @hampshiremtb

Facebook: @hampshiremtb or search 'Hampshire Meet the Buyer'

Instagram: Hampshire Meet the Buyer

See you soon!


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Marriott has limited parking so Uber are providing discounted rides through their app on the day, we will make the code available to paid attendees and guests one week in advance of the event.

There are also ROADWORKS scheduled for Southampton Road during the week of the event, so you may need to leave additional time to make sure you are here in time.

Please come early, you can make yourself at home in the main atrium area and have a coffee and purchase breakfast if you wish. We DON'T want you to miss out!

You will need to download Uber's own app from your mobile phone app store to access and use Uber and this is subject to their terms and conditions.

Nearest railway station is Cosham, Portsmouth (you can Uber from there).

Address of the venue is: Marriott, Southampton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4SH

Event starts at 9am with registration from 8am onwards. Please be aware that there are a large volume of attendees at this event, so there may be a small delay on checking in. So if you are there earlier, that will help.

Please note that speaker sessions start at 9am, so please ensure that you are there in time for these to commence.

What can I bring into the event?

Common sense prevails here. This is a business event, so no pets and ice creams (unless you are bringing us all one - ice creams that is), business dress and smart casual attire is acceptable.

We will greet you at the registration desk on the day and issue you with a badge and programme.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

0333 444 0364 on the dog and bone (telephone)

E-mail: info@hampshiremtb.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee on stand only bookings. This is subject to our terms and conditions. Attendee tickets and sponsorship are non-refundable. Our refund policy is subject to our terms and conditions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, we require that you have this with you, or that you have it on your phone.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

We accept that something may come up and as long as you advise us more than 24 hours in advance in writing, we can transfer it to another member of your company only. Please note, we cannot refund at such short notice.

Please note that this ticket cannot be used against any of our future events or other events organised by Little Kanga Ltd or value transferred in any way.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please see above (if you need to notify us, this has to be in WRITING only to: info@hampshiremtb.co.uk).

The whole event is subject to our terms and conditions and by buying a ticket, you are submitting to be bound by all our terms.

Thanks for booking!

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