Matchmaking & Meeting Scheduling
What is it?
The Expo Matchmaking Service is the official networking tool for Franchise Expo West, Franchise Expo South and International Franchise Expo.
Registered attendees and exhibitors can search for and arrange on-site meetings with each other. This makes it easier than ever to maximize your quality time at our Expos.
How does it benefit me?
With the Matchmaking Service, you can:
- Use the online matchmaking portal to quickly and easily search potential franchise opportunities/ franchisee candidates
- Pre-book meetings to ensure a full meeting schedule that suits your Expo agenda
- Discover new contacts through tailored meeting suggestions
- Receive a detailed itinerary of your scheduled meetings before the show and on-site meeting reminders
How does it work?
Once registered for one of our Expos. You will receive a Matchmaking email with a link to log into your profile. You can then login, update your profile,
and start searching for meeting opportunities immediately.
This is a personalized and easy-to-use tool. Search for connections and request meetings with
others, but they can also find and request meetings with you.
5 Tips for Using Matchmaking Service
1. Fill out your profile — Log in and verify your Matchmaking profile. Profiles with additional details like a company logo, profile photo, job title, and business interests get more meeting invites and responses.
2. Consider your matches — Once you verify your profile, the system will begin the matchmaking process. Take the time to comb through your matches and find a good fit.
3. Take initiative and send out your invites — Reach out to your chosen matches with a concise message and what you hope to accomplish with a meeting. The recipient chooses the meeting time and location, so make sure your own calendar is up to date.
4. Be open-minded — Great things happen when you least expect it, so be open to meetings.
5. Prepare for the face-to-face — Download your schedule (emailed directly to you before the show) to keep contact details, times and locations easily on hand.