FirstSource networking events are limited to high-volume buyers and vendors. The format combines buyer-scheduled one-on-one meetings, personal introductions with icebreakers, vendor presentations and product tastings. In addition, vendors’ products are featured at many of the event’s meals and receptions. Hotel, airfare and meals for invited buyers are covered by the event organizers. A limited number of pre-screened vendors pay a modest fee to take part. To date, all FirstSource events have earned a 100 percent satisfaction rating by participants.