Hosted Buyer Programme

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The Hosted Buyer Programme is set to empower I4.0 sustainable development for manufacturers and enterprises in the region across industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, consumer goods manufacturing, electrical & electronics, energy, food & beverage, medtech, oil & gas, pharmaceutical & biotechnology, and semiconductor.

A schedule of activities matched with the needs of each individual buyer will include personalized meetings with matching solutions providers, recommended conference/sandbox sessions, site tours and learning journey stops to understand full potential and embrace new technologyMore than 190 international companies from over 20 countries will showcase their products and solutions helping end users to adopt appropriate I4.0 solutions in the four key areas: -

    • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - Integrated industrial 3D printing solutions
    • DIGITAL FACTORY - Integrated Processes & IT solution
    • INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - Factory & process automation, system solution & industrial IT solution
    • INTRALOGISTICS - Smart logistics & supply chain management solution​


    We will keep you busy, but you will enjoy every moment of it! 


    • Complimentary return flights
    • Complimentary hotel stay with breakfast
    • Transfers from the hotel to the venue for the duration of your stay
    • Complimentary welcome gift


    • Complimentary conference pass with priority access
    • Complimentary digital pass
    • Unlimited access to the business matching platform
    • Exclusive invitation to networking sessions
    • Access to the VIP lounge


    • Skip the queue and receive the entrance badge in advance
    • Dedicated guided tour during event days
    • Complimentary tour to the smart factory
    • Opportunity to explore local world-class attractions
    • Dining experience perks

    The above benefits are at the discretion of the Organiser

    A Hosted Buyer is a senior decision-maker responsible to plan, reshape and scale business processes and production in manufacturing companies.

    • Person in charge of planning, sourcing, procurement and make purchase decisions with respect to the digitalisation of business processes and adoption of I4.0 technologies.
    • Target Industries: Manufacturing companies across industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, consumer goods manufacturing, electrical & electronics, energy, food & beverage, medtech, oil & gas, pharmaceutical & biotechnology, logistics & supply chain, and semiconductor.

    • Target Countries: Companies based in the SEA region, China, India and Taiwan
    • Target Job Profile: C-suite Level, Director of IT/Manufacturing/Operation/Plant/Production/Supply Chain, Head of Operation/Supply Chain/ Manufacturing/Factory/Production.
    • Actively sourcing for partner and with purchase intent in the coming 6 -12 months
    • Willing to attend a min. 12 pre-scheduled meetings with matching exhibitors of choice at the event​
    • Commit at least 2 days at the event in person (attend the physical event in Singapore) and attend the pre-scheduled meetings, networking opportunity, guided tour and site visit programme at the event​

    STEP 1 - APPLY

    Complete the online form where you will be asked to provide your company information, sourcing purposes, proof of vaccination status and related documents.​


    Successful applicants will be informed via email within two weeks from the close of application. An official invitation will be sent to you where you will be required to sign and return by 15 Sept 2022.


    Indicate preferred matching solution providers with whom you would like to meet at the event. You will receive the customised itinerary comprising pre-scheduled meetings with your selected solution providers, invited for a guided tour experience, opportunity to join the site tour to innovation centres/smart factory and key activities will be planned to ensure smooth travel experience.​

    STEP 4 - ATTEND​

    You will be required to attend a minimum of 2 days trade exhibition to attend scheduled business matching meetings. You may be required to attend a short interview session to give testimonial of the event and complete some simple evaluation form post show.​


    Your expenses will be reimbursed one month after your visit directly into the provided bank account indicated in your application form.​


    • Only applicants based in SEA region may be eligible for the travel and accommodation subsidy.​
    • Each company may only avail of one (1) subsidy offer.​
    • Only application forms submitted online will be honoured and before 15 Sept 2022.​
    • Only applications with correct attached requirements, as stated in the form, will be reviewed.​
    • Inclusion in the Hosted Buyer Programme and the awarding of subsidies will be at the discretion of the event organisers.
    • Qualified Hosted buyers must purchase their own flight tickets and provide the confirmed flight ticket to organiser to secure the entitled complimentary hotel accommodation. The flight details must be submitted to the event organisers for their reference and agreement​
    • Hosted buyers are required to complete all items listed under Step 4 before they can receive the reimbursement for travel/accommodation expenses agreed upon post event.. Non-compliance may result in the recall of the subsidy.​

    On top of having expenses covered by the event, a qualified Hosted Buyer gains priority access to all business, networking and top-notch experience with ITAP.

    • Save your time & money to research for suppliers, tap on our vast supplier networks to get recommendation with the most match solution provider
    • Personalised local itinerarypre-arranged meetings with suitable suppliers by experienced Business Concierge Team
    • Privileged access to VIP lounges with complimentary refreshments and use of internet and business facilities throughout the 3-day event
    • Gain priority access to by-invitation networking session 






    Bespoke business appointments and scheduling with assistance from Business Concierge Team

    Unlimited access to the business matching platform

    Admission to Exhibition Hall

    Priority access for badge collection at registration


    Complimentary conference pass with priority access


    Access to VIP Business Lounge

    Unlimited access to the business matching platform

    Exclusive invitation to networking sessions

    By invitation only


    Complimentary return flights


    Complimentary hotel stay with breakfast 

    Local Transfer from hotel to the event venue vice versa


    Curated guided tour during event days

    Complimentary Site tour to Smart Factory and Innovation Centres


    Discounted perks for recreational tour and dining experience

    Note: ​
    *Full Hosting – applicable to buyer holding Director or above job level​
    ** Partial Hosting – applicable to buyer holding at least Manager job level