Matchmaking at Free From Functional Food Expo 2017

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works

 

Timelines 

 Task 

  Description

From 6 March -
1 June

 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
From 6 March -
4 June
 Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests must be accepted or declined
7 June  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

8 and 9 June
2016

 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. 20-30 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

  1. Registration
    Register and submit an organisation and cooperation profile, describing your activities and business proposals.
  2. We promote your business profile
    Your profile will be published and promoted on this website and everyone has access to it before, during and after the event.
  3. Pre-arranging bilateral meetings (20 minutes per meetings)
    About three weeks before the event you can request meetings and will receive meeting requests
  4. Your personal meeting schedule
    All meeting requests will be scheduled by us. You will receive your personal schedule by email some days before the event and also at the event registration desk.

 

Short video explaining what a matchmaking event is all about. Made by our Austrian EEN colleagues at Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung SFG.

The workflow in detail

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! For more information see FAQ.

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.

Confirm your participation
In case you have meetings the organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
Otherwise the event organizer has to inform all your meeting partners that meetings are/could be uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable.

 

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 2 Jun 2017
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 6 Mar – 2 Jun
Meeting Selection 1 Apr – 6 Jun
Event 8 Jun – 9 Jun
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Avinguda Joan Carles I 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 148
Meetings 160
Participants
Andorra 1
Belgium 3
Bulgaria 1
Canada 2
Cyprus 1
Finland 2
France 6
Germany 3
Greece 2
Indonesia 1
Ireland 1
Israel 4
Italy 22
Korea, Republic Of 9
Malta 1
Mexico 1
Nepal 1
Netherlands 8
Nigeria 1
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 1
Poland 6
Slovak Republic 1
Slovenia 1
Spain 59
Sweden 1
Switzerland 2
United Kingdom 8
United States 2
Total 151
Profile Views
Before Event6050
After Event 2194
Total8244