Hosted Buyer Programme

With the support of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), 508 pre-qualified fully hosted F&B buyers from 39 countries attended SIAL Middle East 2013 with the purpose of sourcing new products, meeting with suppliers and developing new business.

In 2013 hosted buyers and exhibitors benefitted from the online meeting system, which allowed them to arrange their itinerary in advance of the event. According to our post-event analysis, 41% of the hosted buyers had over 15 meetings and 21% of them had over 20 meetings during the show.

More information on the 2013 Hosted Buyer Programme is available in the post-show report.

For 2014 enquiries, please email to

Who qualifies? 

Purchasing & procurement executives of major wholesaler groups, supermarket chains, hotel chains, government bodies, catering companies, cruise line operators, airlines and military forces.
Why be part of the Hosted Buyer Programme? 
  • Be present at this high profile business platform in the Middle East
  • Source products and services efficiently through pre-arranged appointments with worldwide suppliers and manufacturers
  • Be the first to see new product launches
  • Expand your international network
  • Stay in touch with the industry
  • See what or who is new in the market
  • Attend educational seminars, debates, conferences and workshops 
Programme benefits:
  • 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
  • Attendance at SIAL Middle East networking functions
  • Return flights 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)
For further details please contact us at
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