As an added benefit to registering, give your participants the opportunity to network each other before the event. Enable them to set up appointments before they arrive.
Networking is one of the top reason people attend events. They are looking for new connections, staying in touch with old ones, and seeing what they can do for a world of potential clients and friends.
As an organizer, you can add value to your attendees by helping them connect with other attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. It's easy, and it doesn't take a lot of work to set up.
Each participant gets their own profile page in minutes. Their page includes a headshot, links to their websites and social media pages, and a contact button where anyone attending the event can send and receive messages to their personal EventAct mailbox. Their emails remain with the event organizer only. The attendee also has an agenda page with an hour by hour schedule for the days of the event.
Participants can message each other and set up one on one meetings, lunches, or drinks at the bar. They can fill up their agenda with the presentations they will attend, every meeting they have already set up, leaving empty slots free for other people to try to set something up for.
Become the ultimate event social director by tripling the networking power of the people in your event.
This solution is ideal for hosted buyers. You can personally see to it that the agreed upon number of meetings are in his schedule, insuring that the people who came to the event just for their 30 minutes will get their shot.
Attendees can see the schedule of anyone they are interested in meeting to find out when they are free and invite them to chat. They can also block certain time slots from any obligation if they want to lounge by the pool, take a tour of the area, or wait until the event begins and they decide which of the people they meet in person they would like to follow up on with a longer face to face.