Indaba matchmaking tool sets up over 900 meetings

Mar 17, 2015

The Indaba Business Matchmaking Programme, an online diary and matchmaking system, has already scheduled more than 900 meetings between buyers and exhibitors for Indaba 2015.

With fewer than 60 days to go, this service provides delegates with a platform where they can view and select companies they would like to meet, and confirm their meetings before the tradeshow starts on May 9.

“Indaba is the soul of the African tourism industry. It is the single most important event in the year to drive the industry, and the continent, forward. The Indaba 2015 online diary and matchmaking system have, over the years, proved to be key platforms in linking exhibitors and buyers that are serious about maximising their time at the show,” says South African Tourism CEO, Thulani Nzima.

Both the matchmaking and diary components of the system are available at no additional cost to all Indaba exhibitors, delegates and visitors. Users need to set up a profile that includes detailed information about their company and meeting requirements. This information is then used to match their profile to the right individuals. A private online report is generated that enables the user to view companies, matching their profile and use it as a basis to set up meetings.

“Last year, 19 399 meetings were set up using these tools. This is proof of just how valuable this digital platform is, and its critical role in Indaba’s success. Taking into account user feedback, these tools have been further optimised for Indaba 2015,” Nzima said.

Once you have selected the companies you wish to meet, meetings will be scheduled on your behalf. As new companies will be registering for the system daily, it is important for them to check reports regularly to see new matches.

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