Biotechnica is extending its international partnering programme, and its organiser Deutsche Messe is collaborating with EBD Group, a partnering specialist in the biotech industry.
Using the web-based information and contact portal Partneringone, developed by EBD, Biotechnica will this year be able to offer a best-in-class platform for facilitating contacts among exhibitors, major life sciences companies and visitors.
Stephan Kuhne, board member of Deutsche Messe, explained: "The partnering programme will be open to all participants of Biotechnica, irrespective of whether they are seeking new partners in business, distribution, financing or research".
Partneringone is a conference partnering service for the life sciences industry, enabling delegates to efficiently meet and do business.
Combining the industry's most advanced collaboration software with best practice implementation, Partneringone says it turns any conference into a world-class partnering event.
The web-based system helps companies find potential business partners and products of interest, and contact other participants well before the event, thus making it possible to pre-arrange appointments to be held during the fair.
After the event the platform remains open as a vehicle for reviewing activity.
"We are delighted to be working with Deutsche Messe to bring the power of Partneringone to all participants of Biotechnica.
"Using EBD's service, Deutsche Messe is ensuring that Biotechnica gains a partnering facility that is aligned with, and supports, its reputation," said Carola Schropp, president of EBD.
In contrast to last year's Biotechnica, the partnering programme is not a separate event and instead will be fully integrated into the exhibition.
The Partneringone system arranges meetings that can take place directly at the exhibitors' stands, in special open meeting areas in the exhibition hall or in meeting rooms, while taking into account individual agendas of the participants.
The partnering programme is one of the four columns of Biotechnica, which comprise an exhibition, a conference programme, partnering, and the award presentation.
It is an excellent annual platform for establishing business contacts, as well as for knowledge transfer and product presentations.