International Buyers Connect
What’s the deal?
Run by our partners Gardenex and PetQuip, the International Buyers Connect is a speed networking event held at Glee, uniting international buyers and UK and international sellers in pre-arranged, 10 minute appointments.
The aim of the meetings is to be short yet highly effective, presenting key opportunities to make personal contact with premium brands and manufactures from across the UK and beyond. (Without wasting any precious show time)
How can you get involved?
The International Buyers Connect service is open to all buyers, but due to high demand there are limited spaces available.
To register your interest in meeting sellers as part of the International Buyers Connect, simply contact our partners at Gardenex.
What are Gardenex and PetQuip?
Gardenex is an organisation focused on uniting British companies with international buyers looking to find innovative garden product suppliers from the UK. Its sister association, PetQuip, also provides export help and advice to both the manufacturer and the buyer, with additional business support services for members and buyers within the pet sector.
Gardenex also offers the following free services to international trade buyers:
- An annual Directory of British Garden & Leisure Products. Organised by product category, the directory includes the contact details of all Gardenex member companies. The 2018/19 edition is now available. Please inquire on-stand.
- Help and advice on finding British products and suppliers. If you are looking for a particular item or to extend your range, Gardenex can arrange for their members to send you catalogues and price lists.
- Previews with information on product launches from British exhibitors at key international shows such as spoga+gafa, The National Hardware Show, Interzoo, Zoomark and Global Pet Expo.
- Meet the Supplier events held in the UK where buyers can meet with potential suppliers from the UK.
The International Buyers Centre at Glee:
Gardenex and PetQuip are also proud to host the The International Buyers' Centre located in Hall 18, Stand 6S18 -T19. Open to all international visitors, the area features a cloakroom, interpreters, free refreshments and lots of information and advice about the show and British manufacturers.
The Gardenex team will be on hand throughout with the latest directory of British Garden & Leisure Products and Services, details of their forthcoming Meet the Suppliers events, and other services.