UKFT to launch Meet the Buyer initiative

Meet the Manufacturer, the trade show and conference for the UK fashion and textiles industry, is partnering with the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), to launch ‘Meet the Buyer’ at its event next month.

The new ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions will offer exhibiting manufacturers an exclusive networking opportunity with key buyers in a dedicated area, away from hustle and bustle of the trade show.

A traditional afternoon English tea will be served, providing an informal setting for manufacturers to meet with buyers face-to-face to promote their products and services.

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Kate Hills, founder and CEO of event organiser Make it British, commented: “Following feedback after last year’s show, we’re confident that there is a demand for this type of unique workshop. Our close connections with manufacturers, coupled with the UKFT’s extensive retailer relationships, make this the ideal partnership to pioneer something like this.”

UKFT adds CEO John Miln added: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work together with ‘Make it British’ on this exciting new concept at their ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ event. We continue to encourage the industry to work collaboratively on restoring production to the UK. The values and purpose of ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ fit perfectly with ours – to bring together fashion industry buyers and manufacturers for an inclusive British networking event.”

The Meet the Manufacturer trade show and conference on 3 and 4 June 2015 at Tobacco Dock in London.



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