On February 27th we are launching our free networking tool. You can use it to contact other attendees to exchange ideas in person or virtually before, during or after the conference. Compared to last year, we have added convenient filtering and sorting functions and other features to the tool.
We have compiled a small FAQ on this subject.
How do I find other participants in the Networking Tool?
The list of all participants is sorted alphabetically by last name. NEW: You can also sort by company name or by which profiles are new to the system (because the person recently signed up). You can also filter by company type or sector.
How will I be found?
Just as you want to find other participants, others want to find you. When you log in to the networking tool for the first time, your blank profile is displayed directly. We recommend that you fill this out as meaningfully as possible and include relevant keywords. NEW: Add your LinkedIn profile and your company website.
Will there be an attendee list?
On Friday, March 24, we will provide you with a list of participants sorted by company in the conference portal. Then you can also use the search to look specifically for people you see in the list.
I have received a message from a person via the tool, how can I reply?
You will receive the message with the sender firstname.lastname@example.org, but the sender's email is stored masked. If you simply reply to the mail in your e-mail program, the address of your counterpart will be visible in the new e-mail and you can simply continue the discussion outside the platform by e-mail. If you want to get to know your counterpart better first, you will also find a link to his or her short profile in the binder of the e-mail. To access this, however, you must be logged in to the conference portal.
Can I see if I have already contacted a person?
NEW: yes, we have newly implemented this function for you. A small letter icon indicates that you have already contacted the person. If you click on the profile, you will also see the exact date and time.
Can I use the networking tool to schedule meetings?
No, the networking tool is intentionally not a partnering solution. We are putting it in your hands to make appointments with other conference attendees before, at or after the conference.
What would be a good meeting place at RMCC?
There are no numbered tables in the building. A good meeting point should be the booth of our regional partner Hessen Trade & Invest (booth 1) or the coffee station of BIO.NRW (booth 40). There are standing tables in sufficient numbers near both stands. BIO Deutschland has also placed two tables in the lobby where you can charge your smartphone.