A few tips on effective bilateral meetings
This document gives you an idea on how to get the most out of the pre-scheduled bilateral meetings in Watify matchmaking events. Each bilateral meeting is limited to half an hour and so it would be helpful to structure the conversations. In general, there are no fixed rules, each person has his or her own style. However, it is important to approach the subject rigorously, in order to achieve tangible results from matchmaking event.
Creating your profile
It is essential that your (organisation) profile is complete, but it should not include an overly detailed description of your company or organisation and its products, services, activities or technologies, but rather emphasise in a concise way what you offer and what you are looking for (relevant to the theme(s) of the matchmaking event). This can be followed by taking the opportunity to pitch at the event (if the option is available), as an additional tool to attract potential cooperation partners.
Structure of the bilateral meetings
Publish your business focus & collaboration goals
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.
Note: The better your profile the more meeting requests
|Book bilateral meetings||
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.
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!
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 or meeting place and who you are going to meet.
Personal meeting schedule
Bilateral face-2-face meetings
|Registration||24 Mar – 10 May|
|Meeting Selection||24 Mar – 12 May|
|Event||15 May – 16 May|
Rue Montoyer 21
|Moldova, Republic Of||2|
|United Arab Emirates||1|