MSDUK Meet the Buyer

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Jurys Inn London Holborn (previously Grange Holborn)

50 - 60 Southampton Row

London

WC1B 4AR

United Kingdom

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THE EVENT:

The MSDUK Meet the Buyer is one of our flagship annual events bringing our entire corporate and business network together. Part of the MSDUK procurement hub, it provides a unique opportunity for Corporate Buyers and Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses to meet and form relationships over 1-2-1 meetings as well as network with others in the network.


WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE DAY?

  • Throughout the day, we have a separate room for networking with plenty of activities, ice-breakers arranged to ensure every participant gets to know as many people as they can.
  • There will be a panel session on ‘how to win business’ after lunch, bringing together procurement professionals and entrepreneurs sharing stories and case study examples of winning corporate business.
  • The MSDUK team will be on hand throughout the day, sharing with you information on different programmes and activities and making personalised introductions, if you need one.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • MSDUK Certified Ethnic Minority Businesses
  • Those that applied for the 2017/18 MSDUK Innovation Challenge
  • Any other Ethnic Minority Business (Fee Required)
  • MSDUK Corporate Members & their 1st Tier Suppliers
  • MSDUK Partner Organisations



AGENDA:

09:15 – 10:00 | Registration & Tea/Coffee

10:00 – 10:45 | Welcome by MSDUK + Icebreaker

11:00 – 12:30 | 1-2-1 Meetings round 1

12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch

13:30 – 13:45 | MSDUK Innovation Challenge & Tuck programme briefing

13:45 – 14:45 | How to Win Business (Panel Session)

15:00 – 16:30 | 1-2-1 Meetings round 2

16:45 | Close


TIPS FOR THE EVENT:

  • Businesses: Before the event you will be provided a list of the 1-2-1 meetings that you will be having on the day. We suggest you do some research on the company/'s you are meeting with and their current procurement practice for your product/service. You can also bring some aids to support the meetings but keep these concise as the main purpose is for you to build a rapport with the buyer.
  • Corporate Buyers: Before the event you will have the opportunity to select the businesses you woud like to meet, we suggest you come prepared with dates of when specific tender opportunities will occur relevant to the businesses you meet so you can explain to them when there may be a potenail opportunity. It is alway good practice to be transparent and not raise expectations if there are not relvant opportunities.


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Jurys Inn London Holborn (previously Grange Holborn)

50 - 60 Southampton Row

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WC1B 4AR

United Kingdom

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