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.

WHO QUALIFIES?

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)
  • Distributors
  • Wholesalers
  • Importers
  • Restaurants
  • 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.

2022 HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

ATLANTA NUT COMPANY, INC.
CESARFER SA DE CV
Chesapeake Fine Food Group
DATU GOURMET
European Imports/Sysco
Everland Natural Foods
HANSEATIK SA DE CV
HERDEZ GROUP
JBS IMPORTS
Jiva Organics Mfg & Distribution
Liberty Gold Fruit Co., LP
McLane Global LP
MTY Franchising inc.
MW Polar
National Food Group
QuikTrip Corporation
RSVP Solutions Group
Summerhill Market
Sunrise Natural Foods
Super Global Mart Charlotte
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of Hosted Buyers would recommend the program to industry colleagues

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4.3 Stars
(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.”

CEO

Sunrise Natural Foods

“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.”

Director of Product Development

MTY Franchising Inc.

“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.”

Purchasing Assistant

Everland Natural Foods

“The hosted buyer program was a great success for myself as several contacts were made.”

Sales Director

JBS Imports

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HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM APPLICATION

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Terms & Conditions
If accepted into the Hosted Buyer Program at SIAL America 2023, I agree to the terms below. 1) Hosted Buyer Program 1a) Participation as a Hosted Buyer includes: • Two nights hotel accommodation during show (Hosted Buyers choose dates). • $100 Gift Card per participant (handed out on-site) • Complimentary badge providing full entry to the SIAL America exhibits and conference • Access to Hosted Buyer lounge with full catering • VIP reception on Wednesday, March 29 • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with SIAL America exhibitors (8 meeting requirement) 1b) As a condition of receiving complimentary services, Hosted Buyers are required and accept to: • Attend SIAL America 2023 for a minimum of two days (show days: March 28-30) • Attend 8 pre-scheduled 30-minute meetings with SIAL America exhibitors relevant to participant’s specific category interests. 2) Cancellation Policy Accepted invitations to the Hosted Buyer Program at SIAL America 2032 are non-transferable. In instances where the Hosted Buyer is no longer able to attend, they may request that a colleague from their organization attend as a replacement. This is subject to the Hosted Buyer Program team confirming the proposed replacement meets program criteria. 3) Accommodations Hosted Buyers will be provided two nights hotel accommodation. The Hosted Buyer Program team will manage the hotel booking, based on the participant’s communicated dates of arrival and departure. Additional room nights or hotel incidentals are at the buyer’s expense. Buyers will be responsible for providing a valid credit card upon check-in at the hotel. 4) Photos Hosted Buyers agree that any photos taken of them during the Hosted Buyer Program at SIAL America 2023 may be used for general sales and marketing purposes by SIAL America.
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