Buyers programme

Buyers programme

Taking place during Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design is the meeting point for key players in the regional design industry. The Buyers Programme is a dynamic platform for pre-qualified trade professionals to discover new brands alongside some of the world’s most established, while offering the opportunity for industry learning and peer-to-peer networking.

Buyers are selected through a detailed pre-qualification process and can access a raft of benefits including the following:

  • VIP access to the opening of Downtown Design
  • Access to B2B Matching Software allowing you to plan your show in advance
  • VIP Access to selected Social Events connected to Dubai Design Week
  • VIP Invitation to Downtown Design opening party
  • Talks programme crafted and dedicated to providing knowledge and industry insight
  • Invitations to industry networking events throughout the year
  • Access to exclusive d3 VIP Lounge including F&B
  • Discounts at select F&B outlets at d3 during Dubai Design Week
  • Dedicated Buyers Badge for easy networking
  • Dedicated Buyers registration desk

The Hosted Buyers Programme

In addition to the existing benefits, Downtown Design introduces the Hosted Buyers Programme, which offers international buyers the opportunity of a one night stay at a 5-star hotel in Dubai, to facilitate a visit to the fair to discover and connect with brands, and other leading buyers. Applicants who qualify, will also receive a full itinerary for their stay including exclusive hosted buyer events, networking, and the chance to explore the Dubai Design Week.

To find out if you qualify for this special hosted programme or would like to be a part of the buyers programme, contact Ramya Chidambaran on