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11 March 2021 - 12 March 2021
Virtual, Austria
International Machinery Forum 2021 - The Factory of Tomorrow

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Registration & Booking  

(Booking starts February 15, 2021)

1) Registration

  • Register via the green button "Register now"
  • Add contact and organisation details as requested
  • Compose your personal event schedule by activating the sessions of your choice
  • Those who are interested to manage 1:1 meetings MUST select at least one B2B networking session

Interested in establishing new business contacts through 1:1 meetings? Please read below.


2) Make yourself visible through an outstanding business profile

COMPANY PROFILE

Take advantage of the opportunity and introduce your organisation or company by publishing a clear profile. The more details like organisation/company background, business offers and interests you provide, the more you will benefit from the conference matchmaking tool. Your co-operation profile is your online business card.

MARKETPLACE

  • Explain the product/project/technology/expertise you are offering or looking for
  • Specify the type of partner you are looking for
  • Published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organizers of the event
  • High-quality profiles are visited 50 to 100 times before, during and even after the event
  • A meaningful profile will generate significantly more meeting requests


3) How to manage bilateral meetings?

The booking of meetings opens a few weeks before the event or after a certain number of participants have registered. You will be notified by an e-mail alert once booking has opened.

BOOKING MEETINGS - starts on February 15, 2021

  • Browse through the list of attendees or check the marketplace profiles
  • Use the optional filters to easily find the ones aligned with your goals
  • Send meeting requests to those companies/persons you want to meet
  • Adding a short reason why you are interested in a meeting will increase the acceptance
  • Usually meeting requests must be confirmed by the recipients to be scheduled
  • Typically, date and time of a meeting is scheduled by the person accepting the meeting request considering the mutual availability.
  • Check every incoming meeting request and accept or refuse if not appropriate. It is a matter of politeness to let the requester know if you are interested in a meeting or not.

SOME PARTICIPANTS CAN’T BE BOOKED. WHY?

Participants available for meeting requests are indicated by a green “Available” button, otherwise:

  • You may not have registered for 1:1 meetings - please make yourself available for 1:1 networking sessions via Agenda / Event Agenda (or “My Attendance” for events still using an old version)

4) Short before and during the event

SHORT BEFORE THE EVENT

  • You can view date/time of your meetings via the Menu “Meetings” at any time
  • Check all your pending meeting requests and consider accepting or declining
  • Download the "b2match" Mobile App (iOS/Android) to
    * get access to your meeting schedule on your mobile phone
    * be informed about last-minute changes (bookings, cancellations)
    * manage additional meetings during the event (send/receive/confirm requests)

DURING THE EVENT

  • Check again the latest version of your meeting schedule through the platform. Due to last minute changes it might have changed slightly.
  • RESPECT the other participants' time and show up to all your meetings.
  • If an unforeseen circumstance arises and you will not attend a meeting, please cancel your meetings through the platform. This way, the other participant will be notified.

Registration

Closed since 12 March 2021

Location

Virtual, Austria

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Meetings

Participants 1118
Meetings 1192

Participants

Algeria 2
Angola 1
Argentina 3
Australia 5
Austria 496
Belarus 3
Belgium 4
Benin 1
Bosnia And Herzegovina 30
Brazil 6
Bulgaria 24
Cameroon 1
Canada 6
Chile 1
China 50
Colombia 1
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
Croatia 25
Czech Republic 59
Denmark 4
Egypt 4
Estonia 7
Finland 4
France 15
Germany 63
Ghana 10
Greece 14
China (Hong Kong) 9
Hungary 50
India 15
Indonesia 8
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 38
Iraq 1
Ireland 4
Israel 14
Italy 47
Japan 12
Jordan 4
Kazakhstan 8
South Korea 2
Latvia 21
Lebanon 4
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 5
Luxembourg 1
North Macedonia 7
Malaysia 12
Mexico 7
Moldova, Republic Of 5
Morocco 3
Myanmar 1
Netherlands 1
Nigeria 26
Norway 2
Pakistan 1
Philippines 1
Poland 35
Portugal 10
Romania 36
Russia 28
Saudi Arabia 1
Senegal 1
Serbia 13
Sierra Leone 2
Singapore 3
Slovakia 39
Slovenia 12
South Africa 2
Spain 22
Sweden 3
Switzerland 13
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Thailand 2
Tunisia 1
Turkey 37
Turkmenistan 2
Ukraine 41
United Arab Emirates 2
United Kingdom 15
United States 27
Uzbekistan 1
Viet Nam 5
Total 1505

Participants

Manufacturer 444
Supplier 85
Sub-contractor 26
Distributor 68
Wholesaler 14
Service provider (engineering, IT) 237
Start-up 99
Academia, R&D institution 28
Investor & Financial services 21
Consulting (business, tax, legal) 96
Government, Authority 70
R&D Institution 38
Association, Agency 156
Other 120
Total 1502

Profile views

Before event 56472
After event 2928
Total 59400