Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers brings local, regional and national buyers together with local businesses in the region. Now in their 17th year, Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers creates new business for those that take part. Over £22.5m of business is estimated to have been created since 2010.

In 2017, there will be more than 2,000 sales meetings at the Meet the Buyers event on 18th October at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2017 is sponsored by Gatwick Airport, The Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council.

In previous years, Meet the Buyers has focussed on construction and infrastructure. These sectors are still important and will be represented in 2017, but the organisation are looking to create more opportunities in other sectors.

For 2017, they will introduce 5 separate zones to reflect different business needs and types in the region.

These zones are:

  • Business Services – to include Professional, Financial, Digital, Education
  • Manufacturing and Innovation
  • Public Sector and Utilities
  • International Business
  • Construction and Infrastructure

Buyers to date include B&CE, Thakeham Homes, Marco, Omniserv, the Home Office and Gatwick Express

5 steps to gaining new business

1 – Register for Meet the Buyers as a supplier

2 – See who is going to be there and their needs

3 – Submit your relevant products and services

4 – We will match you with the relevant buyers

5 – Use your dedicated appointments to get yourself connected with the types of buyers you want to do business with

4 Steps to being a Buyer 

1 – Register for Meet the Buyers as a buyer

2 – Complete the procurement needs form with your requirements for the next 6-24 months

3 – Cement the date (18/10/2017) in your diary and brief a colleague to be available

4 – Turn up to the event and prepare to connect with the Suppliers that we have matched to your needs, in your private booth

And, during the day, you will have access to the dedicated Buyers Lounge.

The Seminar Programme

Designed to help you grow your skills so you can make the most of every opportunity that Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers can bring to you.

Working with some excellent presenters who have real experience in their field, these free seminars are available to any business;

Understanding Airport Based Business Procurement – Sept 15th 2017

Inspiring & Delivering Innovation – Sept 2017

Understanding Procurement: Public Sector & Government – Oct 2017

Digital & Social Media Marketing – Oct 25th 2017

What do You Say After You’ve Said Hello? “It’s not rocket science it’s neuroscience!” – Nov 14th 2017.

Please book your place(s) at any of the launched seminars, through: or email: for more information, or call 01293 813889

If you have any questions on attending Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2017 then please contact: Jeremy Taylor via / 01293 813889 /07590 808403