Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT

We are delighted to announce a new series of Meet the Buyer events for NEAA members throughout 2020, kicking off with Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe (SEWS-E) on Tuesday 14th January at The Durham Centre.

This event, sponsored by Business Durham, will provide an overview of current and future automotive opportunities with SEWS-E, offer buyer supplier matching through one-to-one meet the buyer meetings, along with a platform for member companies to meet and discuss potential business.


  • 10.00-10.30     Registration, Exhibitor Set-up & Networking
  • 10.30-10.40     Welcome by the NEAA
  • 10.40-10.50     Sponsor Welcome from Business Durham
  • 10.50-11.20     Presentation by SEWS-E - Mike Hall, DC Manager
    • Overview of the Company
    • Current and Future Procurement Opportunities
    • How to Engage and do Business
  • 11.20-11.30     Two Minute Company Pitch
    • Reprotec UK
    • Formula Plastics
  • 11.30-12.30     Networking Lunch, Sponsored by Business Durham
  • 12.00-14.00     One-to-One Meet the Buyer Meetings (pre-booked)


Meet the Buyer

Pre-bookable one-to-one meet the buyer meetings will be available with SEWS-E after the event. These will last for 10 minutes and expressions of interest will need to be made in advance via this short survey*: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sews-e

*The NEAA cannot guarantee meetings as the buyer will have the final decision on the one-to-one schedule of meetings.

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Exhibition Space

There are a limited number of paid exhibition spaces available to NEAA members should you wish to enhance your profile at this Meet the Buyer event. This will include:

  • 3x1m space in the networking area
  • Space for one pop up stand or 2 roller banners
  • 4ft trestle table with table cloth#
  • Two delegate places
  • Cost £100.00 +VAT

Please note: This event is only open to NEAA members and County Durham companies and may be limited to one delegate per company.

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