Find out here which functions you can use on the digital event platform of EXPO REAL ONLINE 2021, how to log in or edit your profile. Our answers will help you with your questions.
The focus is on four primary components:
Exhibitors can present themselves to a wide audience by booking a company session. These can be booked for a fee or may already be included depending on the package that is selected (availability is limited).
The EXPO REAL Online Catalog, as EXPO REAL participants know it from the past, is a comprehensive industry directory that contains all EXPO REAL exhibitors, company contact data, a list of participants as well as press information and much more. It is available to the entire industry free of charge almost all year round on exporeal.net.
EXPO REAL ONLINE is a digital event platform, accessible only to participants of EXPO REAL. Similar to the Online Catalog, it also offers a directory of exhibition segments and participants, but the focus lies on the networking of all participants by means of the A.I. supported matchmaking function and on specialist content such as selected sessions from the conference program and Company Sessions. EXPO REAL ONLINE acts as a digital supplement to the trade fair on site for all those who would like even more reach or who cannot be present in Munich. The platform is only available shortly before the event and up to four weeks afterwards, then it will be deactivated.
The platform language is English, this applies to the navigation, filters, and notifications. Depending on your target group, you may decide in which language you publish your company profile and/or your company session.
Participants will always be shown all information in their local time.
To ensure optimum performance of the platform, we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser.
Option 1: First-time registration on the platform
Option 2: You have already registered on the platform and want to go back and change your profile data
The first port of call is your own profile page – this serves as your business card. As a result, you should try to fill your profile with meaningful information that arouses attendees’ interest and spurs them to contact you.
Even so, always keep in mind that virtual events thrive on active communication by everyone involved! That means that your active participation is at least as important as creating a strong profile page. Only through a targeted and proactive address can you get to know new industry experts for exchange and networking – and, as a first step, you will be supported by the integrated matchmaking tool.
Preferences are requested via visitor registration, which are automatically matched with the exhibitors' exhibition sectors. This information is used for AI-supported matchmaking to suggest relevant exhibitors to the visitor - and vice versa.
In addition, attendees can also proactively search for exhibitors in the exhibitor list.
Yes, your profile can still be changed during the event.
There is no official deadline, which means that you will still be able to take part very last-minute. It is a good idea to fill in your profile as soon as possible so that you can get started with networking right away.
To match exhibitors with visitors, the matchmaking function draws on exhibitors’ product groups (which are entered in the exhibitor profile) and the interests specified by visitors when they register.
A calculation is run in the background to determine how well exhibitors’ and visitors’ interests match up. All participants then receive proposed contacts that are based on this information.
Additional information such as movement data, search patterns and existing contacts can then be used to create additional contact recommendations automatically.
In addition to digital matchmaking, you can also find new contacts using the attendee list and exhibitor list. Furthermore, you can filter these lists using various criteria.
Go to the profile of the attendee that is relevant for you and click on the ‘Show Interest’ button. If the attendee is also interested, he/she will be added to your contacts and you will be able to get in contact via chat.
Yes, this can be done by using the „Request Meeting“ button. All appointments that you set up, as well as all events that you would like to take part in, are clearly displayed in a single location in your personal agenda. It is also possible to export this information to your external calendar.
Go to the profile of the attendee that is relevant for you and click on the ‘Request Meeting’ button. Direct meeting requests can only be sent to exhibitors who have booked this functionality with their package. The chat function as described above is available in any case.
As soon as a meeting is confirmed, it appears in your personal calendar. The meeting can be entered via a button that is activated five minutes before the start of the appointment.
As many as 50 people can take part in a virtual meeting.
No, the chat function is only available on the digital platform. It is not possible for participants to integrate their own chat programs.
Yes, the extended duration of the digital event beyond the dates of the trade fair is one of the advantages. One week before and four weeks after EXPO REAL (until 13 November 2021), the matchmaking and chat features will be available, allowing you to get in touch with participants at any time during and after the trade fair. Users who are not logged in will be notified by e-mail that they have received a contact request.
Additionally, you will be able to watch all content on the platform up until 13 November at your convenience. We will inform you when the platform will be closed.
‘Connections/Contacts’ are participants with whom you have either arranged a meeting (“request meeting”) or with whom you have been matched by mutually showing interest (“show interest”).
The Digital Event follows the current version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
On your profile page you can determine who can see your phone number and email address. You can choose that nobody, only your contacts or that every user can see this data.
Do you still have questions? No problem, please contact us.
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