There are several ways this can happen:
You can send the other person a message through the app to ask if they can add any more one-on-one sessions to their schedule (for example, during the 6-8:30pm networking reception time).
The scheduling is done automatically within the one-on-one Sessions/Rounds you indicated you wanted to participate in when registering. (You can review and modify your selections by going to "Your Account" > Registration tab.) The matchmaking algorithm tries to schedule everyone's meeting requests so that all requested meetings receive a time and table assignment. In cases where more people have requested a meeting with someone than that person has openings, priority is given on a "First Come, First Served" basis. That is, the persons who requested a meeting with that person first will get scheduled before someone who requested a meeting later. A preliminary scheduling will happen towards the end of the week before the event. And then a finalized schedule will be provided in the 24 hours before the meeting. When you arrive on-site, you will be given a printed, personalized schedule for your meetings.
A preliminary scheduling will be run towards the end of the week before the event. And then a finalized schedule will be provided in the 24 hours before the meeting. When you arrive on-site, you will be given a printed, personalized schedule for your meetings.
Cooperation profiles are where you get to describe in detail what solutions you are looking for, or, that you are offering. You can think of them as "topical matchmaking profiles" where you can have one for each topic you really want to talk about. Most people will do just fine describing all of their topics of interest in one cooperation profile. But, if you have one or more highly divergent areas of interest (for example, you are a supplier with two very distinct lines of business), you may want to create a cooperation profile for each so that when people book meetings with you, you will know which of your lines of business they are interested in discussing. To edit or add cooperation profiles, go to "Your Account" and click on the "Cooperation Profiles" tab. Examples of Good Profiles (click "Cooperation Profile" tab after opening link): Supplier Example 1, Supplier Example 2, Supplier Example 3, Supplier Example 4, Buyer Example 1, Buyer Example 2
See the detailed instructions on the How It Works page.
Click on the green "Register" button at the top of the right column on any page of this site.
There is no fee for Buyers.
There is a $250 fee for Suppliers. Suppliers will only be asked to pay this fee after their application/profile has been approved by the Planning Committee. After approval, you will be sent a link to pay the $250 registration fee, after which point your profile will go live and you can participate in requesting and accepting meeting invitations.
All SPLC Supplier Role members are invited to submit a detailed profile on the matchmaking website, immediately. To get started, click the green "Register" button at the top of the righthand column. The committee of purchasing professionals leading the supplier selection process will consider these profiles when selecting suppliers to admit to the event. There is no guarantee that member suppliers will be invited to participate given that spaces will be allocated in proportion to and in alignment with the needs of the registering purchasers.
The Participant is the person who will participate in the matchmaking event and who is responsible for the participant profile.
Participants should indicate their contact details (especially e-mail and mobile phone number) to be directly informed about registration, agendas, or changes in the event set-up.
You can choose a password during the registration.
Click on the Login button. There you will find a link "Forgot password?". Use this link to receive an email with further instructions. (Also, your original registration confirmation email contains a so-called "Autologin Link". Via this link you can directly sign-in to your personal Dashboard without entering your email address and password.)
Yes, it is! Every participant has the possibility to insert several profiles, which can be very useful. Cooperation profiles are what show up under your name in the Participants List. If you want to show that you have multiple product service needs or offerings, you can create a Cooperation Profile for each need/offering, or for groups of similar needs/offerings. This will also allow you to know which need/offering someone is contacting you about when you start receiving meeting requests.
Yes, it is. Log in via the Login button or the Autologin link you received with your registration confirmation email.
Go to "Your Account" and use the tabs to modify any of the content you have already inserted.
Every profile will be quality checked by the event organizer.
For Purchaser registrants, it will likely be approved and posted within 2 business days.
For Supplier registrants, the profile will be held until the next bi-weekly meeting of the Planning Committee. The Planning Committee will review the profile and decide to approve it immediately, reject it immediately, or hold it for further consideration. One of these three outcomes will be communicated to the Supplier registrant within 2.5 weeks of submission.
Booking will begin on May 5th. See How It Works page for full timeline.
You will be informed by email about the start of the booking.
Yes, of course.
Experience shows that, on average, only about 10% of the meeting requests are refused. We keep the burden low for the majority (90%) of participants by not asking them to confirm a request they are going to accept anyway. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email shortly before the event asking you to confirm that you will be attending the event. You must confirm or else we will think you're going to be a no-show, in which case we'll cancel any meeting requests you may have so that the other participant can schedule a new meeting with someone else.
Please inform the event organiser immediately.
If you have booked meetings or you have been booked for meetings, please get directly in contact with your meeting partners and tell them that you cannot keep the appointment.
We wish to appreciate the Procurement Division of the City of Ghent, Belgium, for hosting an excellent buyer-supplier matchmaking event during the 2014 EcoProcura Conference. The success of that event inspired SPLC Connect. Learn more about the City of Ghent's sustainable purchasing work.
|Registration||1 Mar – 22 May|
|Meeting Selection||5 May – 23 May|
|Costs||Free for Buyers
$250 for Suppliers
|United States of America||80|