August 2-7, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Convention Center
& Lucas Oil Stadium

MATCH! Program

FDIC International MATCH!

MATCH! Program


Are you in charge of selecting products or services for your department? Then FDIC’s MATCH! program is the most convenient and efficient way to get it done.

Avoid the crowds and the ‘tire kickers’ and meet one on one with exhibitors YOU select for a 20-minute private conversation, off the show floor.  Get a jump start on vendor selection since you’re able to meet with exhibitors a full FOUR hours before the exhibit hall opens to the public.

Tell us what product or service you’re looking for, and our MATCH! platform returns a list of participating exhibitors who meet that need.  Then, you pick who to meet with.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!

  • This MATCH! program is by far the most amazing and personable program that FDIC has ever done. It makes it easier to speak with the reps you want to meet with
    Carl Brown, Asst. Chief
    Union TWP. Fire Department, IN
  • It was an incredible experience. We enjoyed meeting with vendors we weren’t familiar with and allowed us to get the information we needed.
    Kaylan Driskell, Fire Chief
    Magnolia Springs VFD
  • The MATCH! program rocks. Firefighters are no nonsense and like to get things done. This program allows for straightforward, one on one meetings with the vendors you need. MATCH! was able to provide that and treated us like VIPs. Well worth it.
    Wayne Morris, Captain
    Eugene Springfield Fire, OR
  • If you’re looking for something specific, MATCH! is the best place to do it. Being able to sit down with a vendor and have a conversation, uninterrupted, is invaluable.
    Anthony Segars, Fire Chief
    Belmont Fire Dept, SC
  • An excellent opportunity to sit down with vendors and describe your specific needs to see if they can meet them. It was outstanding!
    Brian McNevin, Fire Marshal
    Southern Stone County FPD, MO
  • This is my second FDIC and this one is much better than last year. The MATCH! VIP Lounge made this much more enjoyable.
    Ed Clancy, Captain
  • MATCH! is a very comfortable, personalized and interactive format. You can get information, ask questions and get immediate answers.
    Burke Stiles, Captain
    City of Leduc Fire Services, AB

Advantages and Benefits MATCH!

YOU decide who to meet with

Meetings take place in the VIP Lounge

MATCH! concierge assistance throughout

  • Indicate your most pressing product or service needs then select the exhibitors you wish to see

  • Pre-scheduled meetings so exhibitor knows who you are
  • 20 minutes of undivided attention – no competing with the crowds
  • Focused, private conversations to ask questions, discuss personalized needs and make informed decisions
  • MATCH! software suggests companies whose product and service lines match your identified need
  • Meetings are pre-scheduled so you can do your homework and come to the table prepared for a productive conversation
  • Opens four hours before the exhibit hall so you can take care of your ‘must dos’ before the exhibits open
  • Take care of your most pressing needs through MATCH! meetings and have time to explore the show floor for even more
  • Personal program manager to assist with securing your meetings and offer assistance
  • Meetings in the MATCH! VIP lounge so you can schedule them in time blocks that make the most sense for you
  • Access to the VIP Lounge during the entire show giving you a place to sit, relax and recharge with free Wi-Fi, power and refreshments throughout the day
  • Virtual meetings available if you couldn’t cover it all onsite, couldn’t make it to Indy, or need a follow up meeting for your team back home
How Does the MATCH! Program Work?

How Does the MATCH! Program Work?

  • FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendees are asked to complete a sourcing profile that identifies what their current product or service needs are
  • Our matchmaking system then works to organically generate vendor recommendations based on their specified product or service offerings
  • VIPs will then decide if they would like to take a meeting with the vendor – the decision to meet is controlled by the attendee
  • VIPs agree to complete five, 20 minute meetings during their time at the event
  • If not attending FDIC in Indy, VIPs can still take advantage of the MATCH! service virtually
Who Qualifies as an FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendee?

Who Qualifies as an FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendee?

  • MATCH! VIPs are decision makers, authorized buyers or recommenders made up of high ranking department officers, committee members and chairs
  • MATCH! is all about efficiency and convenience for BOTH the attendee and exhibitor, so participants must be in the process of selecting or researching products or services to purchase within the next 24 months

Interested in Participating

Please fill out the form below and our program manager Susan Charamut, will reach out to you directly.


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