Questions & Answers
FAQ for organizer
As an event organizer, you know that professional networking events and appointment matching programs are the best way for executives to connect with other key decision-makers in their industry. Instead of squandering precious time, energy, and money on small talk with the wrong people, event attendees connect one-on-one in pre-arranged and pre-scheduled meetings. Our innovative solution to networking and matchmaking at events guarantees the right people, ideas, and capital connect. Networking events utilizing the Converve platform facilitates first-class business connections, profitable long-term networking, and measurable ROI for your attendees. Transform the way you do networking and help forge business partnerships and meaningful connections for the future.
Your attendees expect high-level networking and profitable business connections to be made at your event. Without the right software, professional networking can be difficult to organize and nearly impossible to customize. We have designed the Converve platform to simplify the entire process – making set-up and promotion easy and intuitive, networking and matchmaking logical and efficient, and providing considerable ROI to your attendees. The Converve platform provides a seamless experience for you and your attendees. Simple website creation, effortless SEO, social media integration, detailed profiles, advanced search functions, intelligent recommendation tools, and great follow up features make planning and organizing your networking event straightforward and enjoyable.
B2B matchmaking, hosted buyer events, trade shows, business speed dating or exchange events – any of these formats are great for optimizing your business networking and matchmaking. The perfect match for your networking event depends predominantly on the nature of your requirements. Converve has considerable experience in customizing the perfect software solutions for different networking formats. Our diverse clientele can be found throughout the world and range from small regional businesses to global corporations. We believe every networking event is unique. Connect with us! We will help you find the ideal software solution for your event!
A recent study by Forbes showed one-on-one meetings are still crucial for building stronger, more meaningful business partnerships. Interaction in face-to-face meetings allows participants to better gauge whether a person or company is the ideal match for future business cooperation. Professional B2B matchmaking draws on this insight, optimizing the entire process of matchmaking and creating first-class business connections and measurable ROI.
The MyMatch tool provides attendees with potential fruitful matches based on their profile information within seconds. It is a unique feature that streamlines networking and matchmaking, helps attendees create a personalized agenda, and enables them to reach their intended audience.
Once you complete the initial one-hour training session for the Converve platform, you can start immediately. The Converve platform is web-based, so there’s no need to download and install software. Your admin account is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection and a web browser. You should expect approximately 10 to 14 days in total between agreement and the first online registration from an attendee. For further information on timelines, please take a look at our simple and workflow chart.
Yes, there are several ways to do this. Please contact us to discuss the best way for your webpage.
There are various ways for the Converve platform to integrate with your existing data systems and ensure a seamless transfer of all data necessary for implementation and deployment. We can use our fully documented API, creating a near real-time integration, or you can provide us with an XML feed or a CSV file. These options are available for all of your data, including sessions and attendees.
Yes, we have designed APIs to various existing registration systems. Please contact us to find the best solution for your specific case.
Yes, we can offer SSL-encryption for your event. We recommend SSL-encryption for data safety reasons and when offering payment facilities to your attendees.
We offer payment solutions for credit card, PayPal, invoice, and more. You can also track payments in real time, seeing which attendees have and have not paid. Please ask us for the appropriate solutions for your specific case.
FAQ for attendees
Once you have signed up, you can edit detailed personal, project or company profiles and immediately start identifying promising business partners using our search functions and matchmaking recommendation tools. You can request, confirm, and reject meetings and control the depth of communication by using private messaging and “liking” tools. A personalized schedule containing confirmed meeting requests, as well as pre-planned aspects of the event (i.e. workshops), is automatically generated. Finally, your face-to-face meetings take place at the time and place specified.
Attending a professional networking event is the easiest and most efficient way to network and connect with potential future business partners or clients in pre-arranged and pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings. As soon as you have registered for the networking event, you can begin searching the directory of attendees using advanced search functions and recommendation tools, and identify interesting potential business partners or clients. Why waste precious time and energy on chatting with the wrong people if there is a possibility to talk business with the right people right from the start?
A recent study by Forbes showed one-on-one meetings are still crucial for building stronger, more meaningful business partnerships. Interaction in face-to-face meetings allows participants to better gauge whether a person or company is the ideal match for future business cooperation. Professional B2B matchmaking draws on this insight, optimizing the entire process of matchmaking and creating first-class business connections and measurable ROI. It is the ideal solution to network within, or across, industries.
You can edit personal, project, and company profiles to ensure you reach your target audience. Your data is safe with us. We are a company based in Germany and thus adhere to the German Data Protection Act, one of the strictest data protection regulations worldwide.
The event I've signed up for has 15 minute timeslots. What is the most efficient use of this short period of time?
15 minutes is enough time for both parties to find out whether they match or not. Here is some advice on how to best proceed:
- Small Talk (1-2 minutes)
- Introduce your company or project (2 minutes).
- Discuss your counterpart’s company or project. Please prepare 3 to 5 questions using relevant profile information. Try asking at least 3 questions. (5 minutes).
- Discuss common interests and prospects for future co-operation. Please prepare questions using relevant profile information. (4 minutes).
- Agree on follow-up actions. How will you stay in contact? Who will write an email or schedule a follow up meeting? (2 minutes).
- Evaluate meeting. Sum up hard facts, thoughts, impressions and feelings in 5 sentences. (1 minute).
The Converve Platform provides a broad range of networking and matchmaking resources which enables you to be well-equipped for a successful networking and matchmaking experience. Advanced search tools and the unique MyMatch recommendation tool offers a quick and easy way to identify potential business partners. Detailed profiles and a comprehensive directory keep you well informed and ahead of the game at all times. Other than that – bring your entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm! A professional networking event is a unique opportunity not only to forge new business partnerships, but also an exciting social and entrepreneurial experience!