August 19-24, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Convention Center
& Lucas Oil Stadium

MATCH! Program

FDIC International MATCH!

MATCH! Program


FDIC’s MATCH! VIP Program is a highly interactive meeting format that brings together decision makers and suppliers in order to create a PRODUCTIVE and COLLABORATIVE network during the event. As a MATCH! VIP you are introduced to a customized meeting experience, that makes the most efficient use of your time, connecting you with vendors who offer the products and services you need to purchase. 

  • 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 of Being a FDIC MATCH! VIP

YOU select who you want to meet with

Meetings take place in the VIP Lounge

MATCH! concierge assistance throughout

  • Select who to meet with and pre-schedule a one on one meeting for uninterrupted, private conversations 
  • Focused meetings to ask questions and make informed decisions for your department
  • 20 minutes of undivided attention from the vendors – no competing for their attention
  • Discuss personalized needs with vendors and mutually determine how they can be addressed in product development
  • Meetings are scheduled and planned ahead of time to maximize your FDIC experience
  • Tell us what you’re looking to purchase and our system organically compiles a list of participating companies whose product and service lines match those needs
  • Meet with vendors 3 hours before the exhibit hall officially opens to take care of your most pressing needs  
  • Take care of your most pressing needs through MATCH! meetings and have time to explore the show floor for even more
  • Pre-scheduled meetings allow both parties to do their research and come to the table prepared for a productive conversation 
  • Personal Program Managers to assist with securing your one-on-one meetings and offer assistance with registration questions
  • 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
  • Meetings in the MATCH! VIP lounge so you can schedule them in time blocks that make the most sense for you
How Does the MATCH! Program Work?

How Does the MATCH! Program Work?

  • FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendees are asked to complete a sourcing profile
  • 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 request 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
Who Qualifies as an FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendee?

Who Qualifies as an FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendee?

FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendees will include authorized buyers (or recommenders) made up of high ranking department officers, committee members and chairs with purchasing authority and power who have demonstrated an immediacy of purchase.

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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