To assist you in navigating our year-round business-to-business marketplace, we have developed online training videos to provide useful tips on key features such as: creating a prospect list; submitting appointment requests for the computer-generated appointment scheduling process; and managing your appointment schedule during the Manual Appointment Scheduling process.
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Save time during the appointment scheduling process by searching for potential partners and creating your prospect list in advance. You can refer to this list year-round and click on the listing to see the organization’s complete profile. You are also able to send emails to notify these organizations of special offers throughout the year.
In late March, the online Appointment Scheduling System will open. Only delegates whose registration fees have been paid in full will be able to submit appointment requests. Following the appointment request cut-off date, Online Appointment Requests are computer-generated according to a specific priority matching order. Use IPW.com to not only submit your requests, but also to contact the Buyers and U.S. Suppliers with whom you wish to meet and ask them to request an appointment with you. This will dramatically increase the chance of having an appointment pre-scheduled because priority is given to mutual requests.
Buyers, Non-Buyers, and Press
Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed (mid-May). Through the Manual Scheduling System, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with Buyers who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you.
Please respond promptly to all appointment requests you receive through the Manual Scheduling System so that your fellow participants can make the most of their schedule. If someone sends you an appointment request or cancellation request and you do not respond then you could be blocking an appointment time they could match with another company.