Trade show offers matchmaking system

A Web-based matchmaking system will help connect businesses with outsourcing suppliers at Cebit, event organizers said Friday.

A new Web-based matchmaking system will help align businesses with outsourcing suppliers at the Cebit trade show, event organizers said Friday.

On Cebit's Web site, visitors can register a profile detailing their outsourcing interests, according to a news release from Deutsche Messe. Visitors can search a catalog of outsourcing suppliers and request meetings with companies, which can view the profile and prepare for a meeting. Profiles can remain anonymous.

In addition, companies can request a meeting, and visitors can choose among suppliers. The matchmaking system will generate an individualized meeting schedule for participants. Short-notice scheduling changes will be sent out by SMS (short messaging service).

The matchmaking event will be held in Hall 8 at Cebit, organizers said.

Registration has not started for visitors, however, those interested can enter an e-mail address at http://212.227.85.82/p_visitor.php and will be notified when registration begins. The service is free for visitors.

For exhibitors, the charge is Euro 200 (US$245), excluding VAT (value-added tax). Registration continues through Feb. 24 at http://212.227.85.82/p_registration.php?halt=.

Cebit, the world's largest technology show, is scheduled from March 9 to March 15 in Hanover, Germany.

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