Hosted Buyer Program

Worldfood Istanbul 2019's Hosted Buyer Programme is organised by Hyve Group and İHBİR ( Istanbul Exporters Association) to offer new procurement, business development, new business and partnership opportunities to industry players.

More than 3000 B2B meetings were held between hosted buyers and exhibitors while more than 1,500 meetings were organised between visitors and exhibitors.
This year. WorldFood Istanbul hosted more than 100 international professional buyers from many countries such as China, France, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, India and U.S  within the scope of  Hosted Buyers Programs held in cooperation with Istanbul Exporters Association.

Matchmaking System

Worldfood Istanbul is featuring this year a new free-to-use matchmaking tool Hyve Connect available to all exhibitors and Hosted Buyers attending Worldfood Istanbul 2019. Available as a smartphone and a web client, the tool is the perfect way for attendees to network quickly & efficiently, connect with the right customers or suppliers, and expand their network at the show.

Whatever the attendees’ networking goals are, the artificial intelligence within the platform provides users with tailored recommendations of the most relevant & valuable industry contacts to meet during their time at the event – all based on the attendees’ networking needs, areas of specialism and reasons for attending the show.

All recommendations are presented in an easy-to-use and intuitive swiping interface, which makes it quick & easy to find, connect & meet with the right people. Appointments are instantly integrated with the user’s own calendar, and notifications are scheduled automatically to remind the user of their upcoming meetings.

The matchmaking system is available to all exhibitors and registered visitors to the exhibition.
Download the Hyve Connect mobile app, available on Google Play and the AppStore, to stay up to date will all your scheduled appointments and make changes to your meeting schedule.

Here is how to use our brand new Matchmaking app - Hyve Connect​

Want to tap into the biggest customer base in Turkey? Enroll now to the WorldFood Istanbul Hosted Buyer Programme by using the form below: