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8 - 9 May 2018
Wien, Austria
Future of Building 2018 | Congress - Exhibition - B2B Meetings

INTERNATIONAL B2B BUILDING BROKERAGE EVENT

What is a Brokerage Event? (Video)

Up to 500 participants from more than 40 countries and approx. 600 pre-booked B2B meetings are expected this year. 

Benefit from the opportunity to talk with representatives from companies, research centers, universities, etc. as well as our trade commissioners, receiving advice on market development and access to foreign markets.


FIND AND BE FOUND BY OTHERS

Seize the opportunity to benefit from the Austrian and international network at this conference. With the “b2match” matchmaking tool you can book individual b2b meetings with national and international guests or with trade commissioners from ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA.

NOTE: The more detail you provide in your b2match profile, indicating your business fields, offers and interests, the more you will benefit from the conference matchmaking tool.


WHY USE THE MATCHMAKING TOOL?

  • Grow your existing business network in Austria and world-wide
  • Acquire new cross-border contacts and expand your international business opportunities
  • Initiate networks, collaboration, and new business models
  • Facilitate the setup of consortia and secondary contract work
  • Link to business agencies/clusters and associations/public decision makers
  • Build quality partnerships to participate in the new H2020, FTI and Eureka/Eurostars calls.


NEW B2B via Skype

Conference participants from distant markets e.g. Asia, Africa, America, … etc. who cannot attend the conference in Vienna, in person can now book B2B meetings at this matchmaking tool via Skype. 

Example: An Austrian B2B partner, present at the conference in Vienna, meets a foreign B2B partner, e.g. located in Hong Kong. Both having active profiles, pre-book the meeting and the timeslot through this matchmaking tool. Both B2B partners need to have the technical equipment, software and sufficient Skype skills, to build up and conduct the conversation via Skype. The B2B partner, present at the conference in Vienna, will find a laptop and headset with all necessary equipment.


HOW IT WORKS

Take advantage of the opportunity and introduce your company by publishing a clear profile.


1. Online registration

Your company profile

  • In English, clear and relevant to the event.
  • It will be reviewed before it is approved and published


Contact details of the person attending the event

Market place

  • Explain the technology/product/expertise you are offering/looking for
  • Specify the type of partner you are looking for
  • Write a co-operation profile for each offer/request


Your Availability

  • Chose the time slots you are available for Brokerage Event meetings
  • Make sure that you do not book meetings outside the Brokerage Event in these time slots


Your co-operation profile is your business card. Write a high quality and meaningful profile.

2. Promotion of published profiles

  • Approved cooperation profiles will be published online
  • All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organizers of this event
  • High quality profiles are visited 50-150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTERWARDS

    

3. Selection of bilateral meetings

E-mail notification when to book B2B meetings

  • You will receive an e-mail reminding you that you can start booking bilateral meetings


Booking bilateral meetings

  • Filter cooperation profiles and find the ones aligned with your goals
  • Request meetings with the companies you are interested in
  • Accept/refuse the meetings requested of you


Your schedule

  • Receive your meeting schedule (time & table number) a few days before the event


4. At the event

  • Check the lastest version of your meeting schedule through the platform
  • Be at the Brokerage Event location 5 minutes before your meeting
  • RESPECT the other participant's 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
  • IPR recommendations for Brokerage Events


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