IoT Match - International Business Maker @ SIdO 2017

What is a brokerage event ?


Bilateral Meetings sessions

A great opportunity, to identify potential partners and initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings.

How does it work ?

  1. Register and publish your collaboration wishes
  2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies you are interested in
  3. One week before the event you receive your meeting schedule.

 Why to participate ?

  • Showcase your most favourable projects & products
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations during bilateral meetings
  • Present, discuss and develop new projects






10 Jan - 24 Mar


 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
13 Mar - 3 Apr  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests have to be confirmed to be scheduled
4 Apr  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

5 - 6 Apr

 face-2-face meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting
  • PS: Every successful co-operation starts with a first contact

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.


 4 steps for optimising return on investment of a brokerage event :


1. Online registration


During the registration you should fill three different forms:
a) Your company profile
All the information must be written in English. It will be checked by an EEN organizer and validated before being included in the catalogue. Profiles which are incomplete, unclear or irrelevant to the event will not be considered.
b) Contact details of the person attending the event
It is necessary to have the contact information so we can inform you of any last-minute changes.
c) Your cooperation profile
Cooperation should state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering and/or what kind of cooperation you are looking for. Cooperation profiles are the most important, because without a cooperation profile you will not be requested for meetings ! You can create several cooperation profiles depending on your needs.

Your cooperation profile is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile.


Check some tips for writing a good profile !

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 2. Promotion of published profiles


All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. 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.

Keep in mind that, once well-written, you can use your cooperation profile in other matchmaking events or platforms such as the Enterprise Europe Network partnering opportunities database (POD).

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3. Selection of bilateral meetings


E-mail notification when booking is open

You will receive an e-mail when you can start booking bilateral meetings (March 24th). Check which cooperation profiles are the most interesting for you. Use different kind of filters to make a quick identification.

Booking of bilateral meeting

Once you have found the most interesting business partners you can ask them for a meeting. You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants !

Your schedule

A few days before the event (April 4th) you will receive your personal meeting schedule with the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

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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 with the:

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

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

You can also check your up-to-date schedule by downloading the B2match application available on iOS and Android

How 4




closed since 24 Mar 2017
Registration 4 Jan – 24 Mar
Meeting Selection 13 Mar – 4 Apr
Event 5 Apr – 6 Apr
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Cité centre de congrès de Lyon
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 155
Meetings 184
Belgium 3
Canada 1
Cote D'ivoire 1
France 116
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Israel 2
Italy 4
Japan 1
Latvia 1
Luxembourg 1
Morocco 1
Netherlands 1
Norway 1
Poland 3
Portugal 5
Romania 2
Spain 7
Switzerland 2
Tunisia 2
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 2
United States 1
Total 160
Profile Views
Before Event3938
After Event 2064