Machinery 2017

How it works: Individual Meetings





18th May - 24th November (Midnight)


 Publish your business focus &
 collaboration wishes

  1. Register
  2. Update your profile with your business focus and collaboration wishes - the more extensive your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive
17th November - 26th November (Midnight)  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meeting requests to participants of your choice 
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted so long as they are not declined
28th November  Individual
 face-2-face meetings 
  • Please only print out your schedule one day before the event, as we may alter some meeting times manually
  • You will receive an updated schedule at the reception desk on the day
  • The schedule shows the time & table number of your meetings

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed. A meeting of 15 minutes is 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 technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and 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, so spend some minutes creating 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 be able to 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 individual meetings

Email notification
You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings. Check which cooperation profiles look the most promising. Search filters allow you to identify the most relevant participants/profiles to you. Within a few minutes, you should be able to identify future potential business partners. 


Booking individual meetings
Once you have decided who you would like to meet with, you can select them for individual meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on a 'first come - first served' principle. For more information, see our FAQ.

Your personalised meeting schedule
A few days before the event, you will receive your personal meeting schedule (however, you can check your meeting schedule online at any point). This meeting schedule gives information about the time of the meeting, the table number and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation

If you have booked meetings, the organiser needs to be sure that you are attending the event. Please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm. If this is not done, the event organiser will have to inform all of your meeting partners that meetings 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 the following details for each meeting in chronological order:

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

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


closed since 28 Nov 2017
Registration 18 May – 28 Nov
Meeting Selection 9 Oct – 28 Nov
Event 28 Nov – 29 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 188
Meetings 413
Argentina 1
Austria 91
Bosnia-Herzegovina 13
Bulgaria 6
China 1
Croatia 2
Czech Republic 11
Germany 3
Hungary 15
India 1
Iran 3
Kazakstan 9
Liechtenstein 1
Mexico 1
Republic of Macedonia 4
Romania 2
Russia 20
Serbia 4
Slovak Republic 20
Slovenia 12
Turkmenistan 8
Total 228
Profile Views
Before Event8867
After Event 2304