IFA Business Days 2017

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works





27 March  - 25 August 2017


 Publish your business focus &
 collaboration expectations

  1. Register
  2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The more detailed your profile the more meeting requests you will receive
19 June - 28 August 2017  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests you have received need to be accepted or declined
30 August 2017  Preliminary personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your preliminary meeting schedule by email

1 - 6 September 2017

 Bilateral B2B 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. Potential business partners meet and greet at high speed. After 30 minutes a bell rings and the next talk starts. 30 minutes are usually enough to build first connections.


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 visible to everyone. 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 we kindly invite you to invest some time on creating a high quality and targeted 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 uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable. At the same time, not showing up without prior notice sheds a negative light on your organisation.


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.



closed since 29 Aug 2017
Registration 24 May – 29 Aug
Meeting Selection 19 Jun – 1 Sep
Event 1 Sep – 6 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Berlin, Germany
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 178
Meetings 118
Algeria 2
Austria 2
Belgium 5
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 2
Chile 2
China 33
Czech Republic 3
Egypt 1
Estonia 1
Finland 2
France 20
Germany 63
Hong Kong 3
Hungary 2
India 1
Indonesia 1
Israel 9
Italy 7
Korea, Republic Of 7
Lebanon 1
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 6
Nigeria 1
Philippines 1
Poland 10
Portugal 3
Romania 2
Russia 1
Singapore 1
Spain 1
Sweden 3
Switzerland 2
Taiwan 7
Tanzania, United Republic Of 1
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emirates 2
United Kingdom 14
United States 13
Total 240
Profile Views
Before Event4422
After Event 2931