The Business Connections Exchange
One of the most popular and longstanding features of the Airshow, Meet the Buyer Programme, was reimagined for FIA2022 to better connect key decision-makers from around the globe and to help create long-lasting partnerships.
At the place where the global aerospace industry meets, the Business Connections Exchange provided buyers and suppliers with the ultimate networking opportunity to meet face-to-face and to do real business.
For 2020, the Meet the Buyer Programme featured as part of FIA Connect and welcomed 75 buyers, 244 suppliers and hosted 457 meetings. For the 2022 edition, we enhanced our bespoke matching system to significantly increase the relevance of meetings and the compatibility between the buyers’ procurement requirements and the suppliers’ offerings, providing fantastic business development opportunities and a platform for buyers to meet with relevant suppliers.
Our intelligent software, plus direct input from both buyers and suppliers, supported by our own diligence, means a much more strategic matching process.
Participants in the Business Connections Exchange received access to unlimited meetings with suitable companies across the three days of the programme, with a professional and personalised support service available throughout via the Vi-Meet platform.
Here were some of the businesses involved at this year's airshow: