FAQ

FAQ

1.What is Spring FreshDays 2021?

It is our first five-day digital event where fresh food buyers and suppliers can connect and do business. Buyers will discover your products in a digital marketplace where you will create your unique opportunities. Features include messaging and available scheduling for video conference meetings.

2.How much does it cost for suppliers to participate?

We are granting free access to the 100 first suppliers! Then the cost of participation will be £150.

You can also subscribe to our annual membership plan and participate to 3 out of our 4 annual events free of charge! More info about our annual membership plan here.

3.How many buyers will be participating during the five days?

It is difficult to say exactly how many buyers will attend over the five-day event. However, we are sending invitations to thousands of vetted buyers from our network and buyer program. We know there is a lot of interest in connecting with fresh food suppliers. Attending buyers will all be vetted. 

4.How many suppliers do you expect?

Since the cost to suppliers is only £150 and we have already received serious interest in this digital event, we expect hundreds of suppliers will join us for the first edition of FreshDays!

5.What will the opportunities/marketplace be like?

Each member will have a unique profile area and a product opportunity. The opportunities will function a lot like a marketplace do; you can showcase your newest and top-selling products, add product videos, PDF catalogs, press materials, and give direct links to your website. And we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to ensure your opportunity is just as you want it.

6.Is there a limit to the number of products I can put in my opportunities?

No, you can add as many products as you want, but we recommend that you focus each opportunity on a specific product/category of products. Think about what buyers are traditionally looking for. There will be several ways to engage buyers with your entire product opportunities portfolio if they’re looking for different items.

7.I have never done a digital event before; will someone help me get my opportunities setup?

Yes, we will be sending our members a step-by-step User Guide to answer any questions or provide any assistance. You can also contact us at miryam@foodtradehub.io and we will give you personalized assistance.

8.Will there be technical assistance during the event?

Yes, we will have representatives from the platform and from our own membership team available to assist you in having the best experience possible at Spring FreshDays.

9.How will buyers find me?

FoodtradeHub platform offers a great search function. The system will allow buyers to find exporters and products using our filters’ feature. You will also be able to utilize the filters, which allows you to set buyer criteria to match you with them.

10.How will I connect and speak with buyers?

You will be able to message, schedule meetings and have video conference calls with buyers. You will also have on-demand message and video conferencing capabilities with buyers.

11.Will I be able to schedule appointments in advance of the first day of the event?

Yes, the meeting scheduling function opens as soon as you subscribe to FoodtradeHub platform. You can enjoy the time before the event to explore the members’ list and opportunities and start sending meetings requests already!

12.Will we need to be on the platform all day during event hours?

Just like at an in-person event, having someone present during event hours is a good idea, but if you are not there when a buyer requests a meeting or chat, you will be notified by email. You can respond directly to that buyer and schedule a meeting. The event will be open 24 hours a day for the five days. As an Exporter/Supplier, we ask that you have someone from your team available between 11:am – 6pm ET each day if possible, to answer buyer questions or in-event messages.

13.Will there be panels and speakers?

No, Spring FreshDays is a networking focused event. You will be able to contact and meet with prospects all day long!

14.Will FoodtradeHub organize other digital events?

FoodtradeHub is organizing 4 digital events annually, each corresponding to a season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter). You can get free access to 3 out of the 4 events by subscribing to our annual membership plan here. Otherwise, you will still be able to buy your individual ticket to attend the event of your choice.

1.What is Spring FreshDays 2021?

It is a five-day digital event where fresh food buyers and suppliers can connect and do business. Features include messaging, video conference meetings and a marketplace full of opportunities. Spring FreshDays will be held from 17th to 21st of May, 2021.

2.How much does it cost for buyers to participate?

For qualified buyers, registration is free. If you attended a recent FoodtradeHub event or Foodeshow as a qualified buyer, you’re pre-approved. If you were not at a FoodtradeHub, or a Foodeshow edition, you will need to provide us with proof that you are a buyer of fresh food to register. We’ll accept a copy of business card, email with company signature, etc. Register here.

3.How many buyers will be participating during the five day?

It is difficult to say exactly how many buyers will attend over the five-day event. However, we are sending invitations to thousands of vetted buyers from our network and buyer program. Based on our previous events, we know there is a lot of interest in connecting with fresh food suppliers.

4.How many suppliers do you expect?

As the Spring FreshDays is our first event, we are offering free access to the 100 first suppliers. Then the cost to participate is £150 and given the enthusiasm of fresh exporters, we expect hundreds of suppliers to join.

5.I am an international buyer – can I attend too?

FreshDays is an international initiative aimed for importers and exporters worldwide. International buyers are welcome, provided you meet our verification process.

6.How will I find the products and makers that I am looking for?

The event platform offers a robust search function with multiple filters. Also, our system will provide you with a marketplace full of opportunities. So, you will be able to search directly for the product/opportunity that you are interested in. And you will also be able to create your own buying opportunity to be contacted by potential suppliers matching your specific needs.

7.How will I connect and speak with suppliers if their opportunities are of interest to me?

You will be able to chat, schedule meetings and have video calls with suppliers through an automatic Zoom generated link (you will receive it via email once the meeting has been confirmed and also be able to access it through the platform, in your Agenda). Please keep in mind that you will only be able to connect with the event’s suppliers during the event (from 17th to 21st May, 2021). We will send you a Quick Start Guide for Buyers to help you make the most of your experience at the Spring FreshDays.

8.Will I be able to schedule appointments in advance of the first day of the event?

Yes, the meeting scheduling function will be available once your subscription has been confirmed. Register here.

9.Can I find products by specific seasonal holiday or time of the year?

Yes, you will be able to search for products of your interest by using our filters (by market destinations, origins…). You can also further narrow your search by a specific product category if needed (fruits or vegetables).

10.Will there be panels and speakers?

No, this is an exclusive B2B networking event. You will have all the time you need to get in touch with your potential partners and meet with them!

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