Appt. Requesting Opens Mar. 1
Appt. Requesting Opens Mar. 1
Over the course of the three show days, there is the potential for a total of 44 appointments. The initial round of appointment requests are submitted online via ipw.com. Following the submission deadline, appointment requests are scheduled based on the Priority Matching Order.
The appointment scheduling algorithm matches appointments in a Priority Matching order. In addition, the program takes booth location into consideration so that buyers are not crossing the exhibit hall for back-to-back appointments.
Tip to Improve Priority Matching
Login through the IPW Action Center to contact the buyers and U.S. exhibitors with whom you wish to meet at IPW. Be sure they know you are attending 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.
Mutual international buyer and U.S. exhibitor requests
International buyer requests
Mutual domestic buyer and U.S. exhibitor requests
Domestic buyer requests
Up to fifteen (15) U.S. exhibitor requests
Mutual U.S. exhibitor and marketing and technology provider requests
Marketing and technology provider requests
Visit USA Committee members/Commercial Service delegate requests
|Category||# of Requests Allowed||Maximum # of Potential Appointments|
|U.S. Suppliers/Exhibitors and Marketing and Technology Providers (per booth)||50||44|
|International Leisure, Meeting & Incentive, and Domestic Buyers; Visit USA and Commercial Service Representatives||50||44|
|International Airline Representatives||See note below||44|
|International and Domestic Journalists||25||17|
Payment Policy: Please keep in mind that if you have not paid your 2018 registration in full (if applicable), you will not have access to request appointments or receive your appointment schedule.
Manual Scheduling provides you with an opportunity to request appointments with companies or individuals who were not pre-scheduled through the initial appointment request system.
When you access the Manual Scheduling system, you have the option of viewing/printing two important lists:
The second list in particular is a great resource - these companies have already indicated that they want to meet with you!
Manual Scheduling is also the mechanism through which journalists and PR delegates schedule Media Marketplace appointments.
|View and print/export your appointment schedule|
|Request additional appointments with organizations who have similar open appointments|
|Request cancellations or appointment time changes|
|Accept or decline any requests made to you|
|Schedule Media Marketplace appointments (if applicable)|
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.
Note - If you do not accept or decline a cancellation, it will automatically be removed from your schedule after 48 hours
PR delegates (from U.S. exhibitor organizations that purchased a Media Marketplace table) and media pre-schedule Media Marketplace appointments during the manual scheduling period. PR delegates and media will be able to make up to 20 appointments each. Appointments will be 10 minutes in length with a five-minute cross time.
On Monday, there is an Open Appointment Scheduling Session in the Marketplace Hall from 8:30-9:30 a.m. to provide buyers the opportunity to visit U.S. suppliers in their booths to schedule additional appointments. Tuesday also begins with an open appointment time (8:30-8:55 a.m.).
U.S. exhibitors are encouraged to be in their booths to meet and/or schedule appointments with buyers who may have open time periods.
Additional appointments also can be scheduled on-site by using the ipw.com Message Centers, our custom-designed search tool for locating and communicating with potential business partners attending IPW.
Open networking time has been built into the schedule after lunch Monday through Wednesday to provide attendees with extra time to network in an informal manner, not necessarily in a booth appointment.
To assist you in navigating our year-round business-to-business marketplace, we have developed print-friendly instructions 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.
Save time before and during appointment requests by searching for potential partners and creating your prospect list.
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.
Login through the IPW Action Center 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
Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed. Through the Manual Scheduling System, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with buyers and exhibitors who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you.
During Manual Scheduling, PR delegates and media can submit requests for up to 20 appointments each. Appointments are 10 minutes in length with a five-minute cross time. Learn how to schedule Media Marketplace appointments using the tutorials below.