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18th January 2019
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Sold out! Sirius Buying Group 2018 International Conference
Sirius Buying Group, major buying group of electrical appliance and kitchen retail solutions, has sold out its 8th International Conference taking place on 20th to 23rd May 2018 at The Lakes Hotel Vilamoura, Portugal: its fifth time at this southern Algarve 5* hotel.
Set to be the biggest conference to date, 2018's up-take smashes last year's attendance, with Sirius hosting a full party of 140 delegates: made up of group members and their respective business partners, plus key delegates from group Approved Suppliers.
The 2018 International Conference is also pleased to welcome a collection of members to Sirius, registered to attend as first-timers. This will similarly include a pool of new members to the group, who will also experience the conference for the first time.
Providing the ultimate retail networking experience, this Annual International Conference gives the electrical retail industry the invaluable opportunity to present to a host of leading electrical retail members with similar business interest and goals.
Taking a unique approach to developing business relations and expanding retail networks, Sirius will again arrange the corporate equivalent of speed dating - 'Speed Networking': a highly original and fun way for suppliers to present their services, product portfolios and exclusive promotions to a captive audience of affiliate members.
This highly original structure has been rolled out since Sirius's first conference and has always proved highly successful. Allowing for a relaxed environment, Approved Suppliers are able to congregate with new and existing customers with the hope of developing new relationships, as well as build and strengthen existing contacts. Helping to make special memories and forge long-term relationships on a professional and social level, Sirius anticipates another year of record highs of business for all attending suppliers.
The opening day of the conference will hold a dedicated meeting to give Approved Suppliers to Sirius the opportunity to briefly present their services to members. Sirius will emphasise how current Approved Members of the group are successfully working with Approved Suppliers, along with the opportunities they present: invaluable for those who might not benefit yet. It will also provide a teaser for some of the exclusive promotions in place for members by Approved Suppliers to Sirius, with a view to create interest for members to place orders or start relationships with Approved Suppliers on the following business day.
"To have this event completely sell out is testament to how the group is regarded by the electrical appliance industry and thusly, our members and suppliers," says Steve Jones, commercial director at Sirius Buying Group.
"Our conference is yet another opportunity for us to put huge emphasis on networking, building new business relations, as well as authenticate why being part of a respected group is the most viable option to retain individual market independence."
Sirius Buying Group will take time to explain its incredibly successful performance over the last 12 months, along with retail and purchasing trends to promote ideas for products and services: all to help members develop their own businesses. Supplying group members and suppliers with ongoing enrichment, Sirius will demonstrate to all in attendance how the group assists its associates, as well as shine a light on the exceptional contributors of purchasing power.
Gordon Jones, chairman at Sirius Buying Group says: "Providing a simple, effective route to market so that independents can compete, is the foundation to our success and I believe this to be the underlying reason why our annual conference has continued to grow: with our biggest on record happening this year!"
6th April 2018