Meet-the-Buyers Events

Brasted, UK

November 28, 2019

Meet-the-Buyers Events
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A great chance for British suppliers to hold one-to-one meetings with international trade buyers seeking new products from the UK!

Gardenex holds regular Meet-the-Buyers events at our offices in Brasted, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  These provide an invaluable and cost-effective opportunity for UK-based suppliers to have one-to-one meetings with international trade buyers.  Our speed-dating format allows UK suppliers the chance to promote their products and services in 25 minute meeting slots, and start the foundations for an excellent working partnership.

Buyers taking part include garden centre retailers, importers/distributors/wholesalers, mail-order and online stores from Europe and occasionally further afield.  Recent participants have included leading Canadian and German mail-order/on-line businesses, Spanish and Dutch garden centre chains and Polish and Estonian importers/distributors.

Our next event will be held on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at our offices in Brasted, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  Full details will be available on this page in due course.  If you would like us to send you information by email, please contact

We have attended a number of these events and have always found them to be a very useful tool for our export market. In general they are very informative and have repaid the time, effort and expense many times over.

- A happy supplier!


Buyer profiles will be shown here in early October.  Please bookmark this page or email if you would like us to contact you as soon as full details are available.



I am really pleased with the incredible service offered by Gardenex & PetQuip. This was the second time that I had participated in a Meet-the-Buyers event and literally, just a few days earlier, I had received an order along with an order forecast from the buyer I met at the previous Meet-the-Buyers event.

- A happy supplier!


Meet-the-Buyers sessions start from around 08h30 and, in 25 minute meeting slots, you have the opportunity to present your company and products to the buyers and to hand over brochures, information and/or product samples.

Refreshments are available throughout the day.  The meetings conclude at around 16h30.

Rates + VAT Member Non Member
Per meeting allocated £92 £192


On receipt of the application form, Gardenex will invoice applicants for the meetings requested.  Invoices must be settled in advance of the event.  Payment can be made by credit card over the telephone, BACS or cheque.

The Gardenex Meet-the-Suppliers events are better than five days at a trade show!

- A happy buyer!


An online application form will be available here in early October.