Mutual Match-Your Appointment Diary

  • Your appointment diary

    Prior to the show, you’ll have the chance to influence your appointments through our mutual-match appointment system. The results will determine your pre-scheduled appointments with Hosted Buyers.

  • How does this work?

    You select Hosted Buyers you want to meet with, Hosted Buyers do the same and our system will match according to both of your preferences. Once the match takes place, there will then be an opportunity for you to request any additional appointments through the Self-Scheduled Appointment tool if you still have remaining time slots.

  • Key dates

    URGENTComplete your company profile
    Make sure your company profile, products and geographical regions have been added to the Exhibitor Portal so Hosted Buyers can search and view your information.
    26 July – Appointment preferences go live for Hosted Buyers
    Appointment preference selections will open for Hosted Buyers and they will start to select who they would like to meet with at the show. It is essential that your company profile is complete before this date so that you are visible in the search filters and Hosted Buyers can select you.
    26 July - Appointment preferences go live for exhibitors
    Appointment preference selection will open for exhibitors and you will be given the to opportunity to select Hosted Buyers you would like to meet at the show. View buyers who have requested an appointment with you, and select who you would like an appointment with. 
    16 August – Appointment match will take place
    The ibtm china appointment match will take place – our sophisticated matching system will match the appointment preferences made by Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to generate pre-scheduled appointments. Appointment preferences are matched in the following stages:

         1. Mutual requests by Hosted Buyers and exhibitors
         2. Hosted Buyer Preferences
    Once the Appointment Match has taken place, your appointments will be available to view in your diary via the Exhibitor Portal.

    17 August - Self-Scheduled Appointment tool opens
    Once the match has taken place, there will be the opportunity for you to use the Self-Scheduled Appointment tool to invite Hosted Buyers to meet with you in any remaining time slots you have available in your diary. 

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