HealthBE2017

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works

 

Timelines 

 Task 

  Description

8 Oct - 5 Nov

 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
7 Nov - 1 Dec  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long they are not declined
4 Dec  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

7 Dec

 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

1) Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

In your profile you can state what kind of project idea/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.

The following cooperation profile types are available: 

  • H2020 Project Idea: You have a project idea and you would like to search for at least one further partner for your consortium. 
  • H2020 Expertise: You have specific expertise and are willing to participate in a H2020 project. 

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 5 Nov 2017
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 8 Oct – 5 Nov
Meeting Selection 7 Nov – 1 Dec
Event 7 Dec
Details
Language English
Venue Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruxelles, Belgium
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 268
Meetings 743
Participants
Armenia 1
Austria 2
Belgium 31
Canada 1
Colombia 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 4
Czech Republic 4
Denmark 11
Ecuador 1
Egypt 1
Estonia 1
Finland 11
France 17
Georgia 1
Germany 14
Greece 10
Hungary 3
Ireland 8
Israel 4
Italy 32
Latvia 6
Lithuania 5
Luxembourg 2
Malta 2
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 9
Norway 13
Poland 6
Portugal 7
Romania 7
Serbia 1
South Africa 2
Spain 52
Sweden 3
Switzerland 2
Tunisia 5
Turkey 17
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 2
United States 1
Total 304
Profile Views
Before Event10410
Total10410