Meetings on 3 December
On Wednesday 3 December, between 12:00 and 14:30, there will be pre-booked meetings. Once we have accepted your participation and have closed registration, you will receive your login details for the meeting booking platform. In the first stage, you can indicate the partners of your preference. When all registrants have send in their meeting requests, we will execute a matchmaking. Your preliminary schedule is then ready to be filled with additional meetings.
In the second stage, you can add meetings to your schedule by 1) requesting a meeting through the meeting booking platform OR 2) by sending an email to a partner you are interested to talk with. It is not possible to use the meeting booking platform for meetings scheduled between 14:30 and 17:00. This part of the programme is free-flow, meaning that you CAN arrange a meeting with someone beforehand, but that it is also possible to meet partners on the spot.
The free-flow workshop includes the following types of companies/people:
- Destinations (representatives of regions, DMO's or "visits")
- Providers of bookable products (DMC's, activity providers, hotels)
- MICE agencies
- (Business) travel agents
Please beware that not everyone is part of the pre-booked meetings, due to a simultaneous programme between 12:00 and 14:30. You can meet those that are not part of the pre-booked meetings in the free-flow workshop (mainly travel agents and some destinations).
Please beware that you will only receive a schedule for your meetings between 12:00 and 14:30. If you arrange a meeting beforehand for the free-flow workshop via e-mail, you should keep your own agenda in addition.
Meetings on 4 December
On December 4, when we are in Belgium, we facilitate for a plenary presentation followed by a free-flow workshop. Here, we do not have any pre-booked meetings, unless you have arranged a meeting yourself via email. We will publish company information of all participants beforehand, so you can prepare for who to meet.
We will publish a market manual and a product manual on the meeting booking platform as soon as we have closed registrations. All participants are included in the manuals, including those that are not part of the pre-booked meetings. This will give you the opportunity to get more information about a company that you may wish to meet in the free-flow workshop AND, if needed, to find contact information to arrange a meeting beforehand.