A great opportunity, to identify potential partners and initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings.
|10 Jan - 24 Mar||
Publish your business focus &
|13 Mar - 3 Apr|| Book B2B meetings
|4 Apr||Personal meeting schedule||
5 - 6 Apr
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.
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.
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).
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 !
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.
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:
Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.
|Registration||4 Jan – 24 Mar|
|Meeting Selection||13 Mar – 4 Apr|
|Event||5 Apr – 6 Apr|
|Costs||Free of charge|
|Venue||Cité centre de congrès de Lyon|