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Match making is a very effective way for you as an exhibitor to have appointments with potential Chinese buyers in a relatively short amount of time.
The Match making has 4 steps:
Each main exhibitor will receive 1 appointment set per 9sqm of booth space. Each appointment set includes about 21 appointments with Chinese buyers that have been matched and pre-scheduled according to the profiles and choices of exhibitors and buyers. The main exhibitor is able to allocate their appointment sets to their co-exhibitors.
The selection phase will start in 3rd April 2019.
All pre-scheduled meetings will take place at the exhibitor’s booth. The buyers will come to your booth according to the meeting calendar.
You may order one addional appointment set per 9 sqm booth space for USD 1,500.
You can order an additional Appointment Set in the ITB China Service Center or contact your ITB China sales person.
Because the Appointments Sets are match made according to the profiles and choices of exhibitors and buyers it is not possible that 2 exhibitors share one Appointment Set.
The basis for all matchmaking builds the company information both buyers and exhibitors provide during their online registration for ITB China. These consist for example of product category (Accommodation, Transportation, etc.) and/or Segments (Leisure, Corporate, etc) and/or the regional distribution of products around the globe. Furthermore the wishlist period of the matchmaking plays the most crucial role for the matchmaking. That is because here we collect the specific meeting requests/wishes of buyers and exhibitors. Based on these, we provide the best possible pre-scheduled calendars realizing the most possible appointment wishes while considering the constraints of limited calendars.
An appointment consists of 2 matching parties meeting with each other. During the selection phase where exhibitors and buyers select each other we are able to find those parties that want to meet each other and automatically place these into your calender. Due to the amount of appointments that are set (15.000) it is faster and better to let an automated system match all the options. During the open diary period, however, you will be able to send out individual appointment requests in case you have remaining available appointment slots left in your calendar.
The quality of an appointment is infuenced by several factors:
You are able to alter your existing company profile and details in the Registration Center.
The buyer can either scan a QR code in your app or on your badge.
There will be a rating function in the ITB China APP allowing you to rate every appointment immediately at the end of every appointment.
The wishlist period for exhibitors will last from 03rd April to 16th April 2019. Within this period you will be able to select the buyers you like to meet.