7 October 2019 | 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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7 October 2019
1000 Brussels, Belgium
ETNA2020 Transport Networking and Brokerage Event


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. Few minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

Still curious about the process? You can check the video prepared by Enterprise Europe Network.

Please be aware that bilateral meetings may be limited due to time constraints.

Timeline

Task

Description

June- Sept 8th

Registration

Publish your organizational focus and your collaboration wishes

You can choose between two different timetables 16:30 – 17:30 and/or 17:30-18:30
The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive!

September  8th

Registration closes

Sept 3th –Sept  17th

Book B2B meetings

Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice

Meeting requests are treated as accepted while they are not declined

Sept 18th

Preliminary agenda

You receive your preliminary agenda with your meetings.

Sept 19th  –Sept 24th 

Checking personal meetings

You can accept/deny requested meetings

Sept 25th  

2nd draft agenda

You receive your second draft agenda

Sept 26th  – Sept 30th

Checking personal meetings

You can accept/deny requested meetings

October 1st

Final agenda

You receive your final agenda with meeting schedule and information

October 7th

Bilateral face-2-face meetings

  • It is possible for you to receive your updated schedule and information at the reception desk. Anyway, in order to avoid queues and delays, we enforce you to bring your own agenda printed out.
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting.
  • PS: Every successful co-operation starts with a first contact
  • ROOMS: MANSHOLT + JENKINS

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 which 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, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningful profile.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organizers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will 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 bilateral meetings

Email notification
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.

Booking of bilateral meetings
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! For more information see FAQ.

Your personal meeting schedule
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 and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation
In case you have meetings the organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
Otherwise the event organizer has to inform all your meeting partners that meetings are/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 in chronological order for each meeting the

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

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

Location

Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Bruxelles

Organised by

Meetings

Participants 219
Meetings 231

Participants

Austria 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 35
Cyprus 3
Czech Republic 1
France 21
Germany 13
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Ireland 8
Israel 3
Italy 16
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 12
Norway 4
Poland 3
Portugal 12
Romania 3
Serbia 2
Spain 38
Switzerland 1
Turkey 47
United Kingdom 17
Total 245

Participants

Large Company 44
SME 63
University 31
R&D Institution 23
Association/Agency 25
Authority/Government 24
Consulting 19
Other 16
Total 245