Exhibition Appointments Networking

A BPMA & Sourcing City Event

For All Professional Distributors

Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th September 2017

NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Wander the Stands, Make Appointments, or Both!

Dates for 2018: Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st February 2018 at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

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Why Exhibit at SC Marketplace?

The exclusive VIP Networking Event for the senior
players from the industry’s top distributors

Conversation Theme: 'Let's Do Business'.

Sourcing City Marketplace is an established and universally acclaimed industry VIP Networking Event. The two day trade event is appointment based and exclusively for individually invited promotional merchandise industry VIP’s.

Traditional exhibitions tend to focus purely on product, and some would consider that conversations have become repetitive for experienced exhibitors & visitors alike. Suppliers have a more important story to be told, that is explaining ‘all’ of the 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.

This is the place to meet both new potential suppliers, and your existing suppliers by appointment. The environment is relaxed, and conversations are focussed on the event theme of ‘Let’s do business’. You will hear about the suppliers’ added value services, late season new products, product range overviews, and you can develop & review your individual trading partnership plans. VIP’s make appointments for supplier meetings prior to SC Marketplace, and suppliers can also contact top distributors to make key appointments prior to SC Marketplace.

To ensure that all invited VIP’s can have quality conversations with the suppliers’ full attention, it is necessary to limit who is invited to SC Marketplace. VIP’s are invited from distributor companies which have a turnover of promotional merchandise sales of between £10m+ and £500k pa.

All supplier hosts at SCM enjoy Free Pre-Show Speakers, Free Breakfast, Free Roving Tea Trolley, Free Lunch & Drinks, Free Crepes & Smoothies, Free Sweets, Free Drinks Reception, Free WiFi, Free Parking & Shuttle Bus Transfers.

VIP’s are also invited to either the ‘Platinum Networking Dinner’, or ‘Diamond Dinner’, hosted by a group of sponsoring suppliers on the evening of Day One at SC Marketplace. The evening provides further opportunities to network, and to meet & build relationships with suppliers and fellow VIP’s.

Compelling Reasons to Have a Conversation at Pod Sourcing City Marketplace

  1. Exclusive event to meet invited VIP’s from the industry’s largest distributor companies
  2. Meet by appointment with the top senior decision makers in the industry
  3. Review & create partnership plans to grow business with your existing customers
  4. Discuss your added value services and product range overview with new potential customers
  5. Show small selection of your hottest & late season new products
  6. Guest can make optional Pre-booked Appointments with you
  7. You can make Pre-booked Appointments with key customers and prospects
  8. Relaxed environment for quality & focussed conversations
  9. Free Pre-Show Speakers, Free Breakfast, Free Roving Tea Trolley, Free Lunch & Drinks, Free Crepes & Smoothies, Free Sweets, Free Drinks Reception, Free Parking & Free WiFi
  10. Distributors with a combined Market Spend of £400m (50% of entire UK market) are expected to be in attendance
  11. Only top industry distributors with a turnover of between £10m+ and £500k pa are invited
  12. No distractions: When the show hall is open, all guests are focussed on speaking to hosts
  13. All Conversation Pods are identical & are provided fully equipped
  14. No Set Up Day: Arrive on morning with your case of top products and start appointments
  15. Easy access for set up and parking
  16. Southern Location: 50% of the entire market spend is from southern distributors
  17. Discounts for Purple Club Members and Multi-show Bookings
  18. Purple Club Members have free access to the Purple Club VIP Lounge
  19. Event is six months before SC LIVE!
  20. Sourcing City 100% support the ‘Professional Distributor Sales Channel’ in all we do
  21. Established and universally acclaimed industry VIP event

Click here to see the Programme of Events

Note: Invitations are made to VIP’s across the industry & not limited to Sourcing City customers.

Doing Business with The Right People

The UK & Ireland promotional merchandise marketplace contains many small companies, and more recently, companies whose core business is elsewhere are looking to move into the market.

Sourcing City believe that doing business with established and focussed professional distributors is the most efficient and profitable focus for any industry supplier. Hence, all of our events & services are exclusively for professional distributors.

Most distributors do not mind what product they sell, they care about what their customers will buy... more importantly, they highly value a supplier who provides added value at all levels.

David Long
Chairman & Founder - Sourcing City

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