British suppliers of garden and pet products are set to make further inroads into export markets following their participation in another successful ‘Meet the Buyers’ event organised by the Gardenex and PetQuip associations.
The latest event has resulted already in positive reactions from a Romanian importer/distributor who expects to be placing orders with four or five of the garden product suppliers he met at the event.
Similar good news comes from a pet product buyer from Iceland who is now in meaningful discussions with three UK suppliers. Feedback is awaited from the other buyers from Serbia and Switzerland, although the Swiss pet product buyer has described the experience as “fantastic event that would result in some good and long-lasting relationships."
Pictured at the event are (clockwise): Ion Waszkiewicz (standing far left) of Coralya, Romania; Charlie Parker of Gardenex; Olga Gίsladόttir and Kristίn Gίsladόttir of Garheimar, Iceland; Daniela Chirico Peña S of Petco A, Switzerland; and Erwin Meier-Honegger of Meier, Switzerland.
Commenting on the ‘Meet the Buyers’ events that have been organised by Gardenex and PetQuip for many years, commercial manager Charlie Parker said: “Without doubt, the format of these events has proved to be very successful for seasoned UK exporters, firms that are new to market and with the visiting overseas buyers.
"Each year we aim to bring buyers from around twenty different countries to the UK and every event has resulted in new export business for the attending suppliers from the garden, leisure and pet sectors. ‘Meet the Buyers’ days have an important role to play within our expanding programme of export-creating events and we are already recruiting buyers for our next ‘Meet the Buyers’ day which will be held on 2 March 2016. The event will also include an information programme focussing on ‘Global Opportunities for Garden and Pet."
Companies interested in attending future ‘Meet the Buyers’ events can register their interest by contacting either Theresa Swann on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma Lewis on email: email@example.com
For more information visit www.gardenex.com or www.petquip.com