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Bilateral Meetings - How It Works

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20-30 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

 

 

Timelines 

 Task 

  Description

01 May – 13 Oct

 Registration

 Publish your business focus &
 collaboration wishes

  1. Register
  2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive
01 Jul – 16 Oct  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long as they are not declined
17 Oct  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email
18 Oct – 19 Oct

 Bilateral
 face-2-face meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

 

The workflow in detail


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

1. Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time.
Note: The better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive.
Your business proposal is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile.

2. Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event.

3. Selection of bilateral meetings

Email notification

You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising. Intelligent search options allow a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.

Booking of bilateral meetings

Once you have found the most promising business partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants!

Your personal meeting schedule

A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (furthermore you can constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

4. At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the

  • names of your conversation partners
  • number of table for each meeting

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

Registration
closed since 17 Oct 2017
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 1 May – 17 Oct
Meeting Selection 1 Jul – 17 Oct
Event 18 Oct – 19 Oct
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge - entrance ticket to the A+A trade fair needs to be purchased separately
Venue Messe Düsseldorf - Hall 6: north-east gallery
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 80
Meetings 61
Participants
Belgium 3
China 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 4
Finland 1
Georgia 1
Germany 24
Greece 1
Greenland 1
Hungary 2
Israel 1
Japan 2
Korea, Republic Of 2
Mali 1
Netherlands 4
Pakistan 1
Poland 2
Russia 7
Serbia 4
Slovak Republic 4
South Africa 1
Sweden 2
Taiwan 5
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 2
United States 5
Viet Nam 1
Total 84
Profile Views
Before Event2106
After Event 986
Total3092