HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM?
The Hosted Buyer Program is designed to deliver key industry buyers to SIAL America to connect with exhibitors in customized meetings that enhance and streamline their show experience. Hosted Buyers enjoy complimentary perks and privileges for their participation. Jump to the current participant list>>
The program is open to decision-makers from top companies in all segments of the US and International food & beverage industry. Hosted Buyers must have a direct purchasing role and be actively sourcing products in the categories represented at SIAL America.
- Retailers (including supermarkets, grocery, convenience, e-commerce)
- Food Service
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
2 Complimentary Hotel Nights
Complimentary Show Badge
$100 Gift Card
Exclusive Access to the Hosted Buyer Lounge with Wi-Fi, charging stations, and food & beverage service
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF HOSTED BUYERS?
Hosted Buyers are required to complete (8) meetings with SIAL America exhibitors. Our concierge team will work directly with you to recommend matches based on your product interests and schedule meetings with the vendors you choose on the days/times you want in our online Meetings Platform. Meetings take place in our Matchmaking Lounge conveniently located on the show floor, next to the Hosted Buyer Lounge.
2023 HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS (as of 3/7/23)
LIGO Brand – Liberty Gold Fruit Co., LP
Nova Trade, LLC
Capital Food Services
Everland Natural Foods
Omega Food Importers
Meximport Food Win S de RL
Blue Apron, Inc.
Good Food Holdings
Innovative Food Holdings
National Distribution Company LLC
of Hosted Buyers would recommend the program to industry colleagues
(out of 5) Average Meeting Rating
“Concierge service was very helpful in lining up meetings with vendors and Exhibitors, we will use concierge service next year. We had a great opportunity to come across different product lines, which will add to our product line.”
“The fact that the online appointment booking system was easy to use and that the concierge team was pushing to get meetings helped a lot. I would gladly recommend to any colleague.”
“Our meetings were very productive, and the concierge service was very helpful. You all did a great job and diligently made sure our time was very well utilized.”
“The hosted buyer program was a great success for myself as several contacts were made.”