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It’s so easy to meet the right people at the right time!

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Are you willing to develop your business? Would you like to plan meetings with top quality buyers/exhibitors, with just a few clicks? At the SIAL, we have developed the Hosted Buyer Program: the premier B2B matchmaking food event taking place in all of our fairs! Easy, fast… and totally exclusive!

Take part in the Hosted Buyers Program

How?

Register at least 1 month before your SIAL show. Simply follow one of the links below (All SIAL are listed).Top Buyers and sellers from all food-related industries are invited to attend, so you’ll be sure to find someone to partner with!

When?

Once you’ve entered your information, we’ll find potential partners for you to work with and schedule a meeting during the Expo. Shortly before the event, participants will receive a personalized schedule with their meeting times. Please remember that each time slot is highly sought after, so do inform us of any change in your schedule so that we can arrange a substitution or update the agenda.

Where?

All meetings are held in our exclusive Hosted Buyer Program event space. This area enables our hosts to sit face to face and talk in private, confidentially.

Hosted Buyer Program, at SIAL Middle East

Hosted buyers and exhibitors get access to the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite. In this private space, our hosted buyers can meet with a selected batch of exhibitors that match their sourcing requirements in 7 structured 'Speed Networking Sessions'.

Our benefits include:

  • One-to-one meetings with exhibitors of your choice
  • A free access-all-areas pass to SIAL Middle East
  • Entry to an exclusive Hosted Buyer Lounge with complimentary lunch, snacks, and internet access
  • Return flights ticket to Abu Dhabi (selected routes only)
  • Hotel accommodation in Abu Dhabi (for overseas buyers)
  • Airport “meet and assist” service on arrival
  • Complimentary transfers to and from the show venue (available only for selected VIP buyers).
  • A parking ticket at the venue if you choose to drive yourself (for UAE Buyers)
  • Access to exhibitor contact details
  • Free invitation to SIAL Middle East Exhibitor & Hosted Buyer Reception

Key figures

470 hosted buyers from 50 countries
99% satisfaction rate among buyers

For further details, please contact us or visit our website.

Hosted Buyer Program, at SIAL Canada

U.S. Hosted Buyer Program

SIAL Canada's U.S. Hosted Buyer Program is a unique platform for meeting American buyers and importers. Organized in collaboration with AFI and MAPAQ, this exclusive program aims to offer exceptional service to those who are looking to grow their business within the United States.

International Hosted Buyer Program (except USA)

Coordinated by SIAL, the Governments of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, as well as Export Development Canada and COTA, this program gives the chance to all SIAL's exhibitors to meet with buyers and importers from all over the world.

Canadian Hosted Buyer Program

Our Canadian Hosted Buyer Program allows our exhibitors to meet with members from Retail Council of Canada, various ethnic grocery buyers from Western Canada and GFS.

Key figures

96% Satisfaction rate among buyers
600+ Business meetings in 2017
200+ Exhibitors met with Buyers

For further details, please contact us or visit our website.

Hosted Buyer Program, at SIAL India

Source products efficiently through pre-arranged appointments with worldwide suppliers and manufacturers! Be the first to witness new product launches and explore the latest food trends & innovations thanks to our Hosted Buyer program.

Our benefits include:

  • One-to-one meetings with exhibitors of your choice
  • Access to a dedicated area
  • And much more…

Key figures

100 buyers
1,000 meetings and introductions
Combined purchase power over USD 250,000

For further details, visit our website.

Hosted Buyer Program, at SIAL Interfood

Develop your business in the first Muslim country in the world! How? Get access to our unique Hosted Buyer Program and meet all exhibitors of your choice!

Our benefits include:

  • One-to-one meetings with exhibitors of your choice
  • Access to a dedicated area
  • And much more…

Key figures

350 hosted VIP buyers

9 buyers sessions arranged: Beverages, Dairy, Seafood, Fruits & Vegetables, Bakery & Confectionery, Meat, Grocery, Wellness, Equipment.  

For further details, visit our website.