THINC AFRICA Pitch & Match system
YOUR MATCHMAKING & MEETING SERVICE
As part of the THINC Africa experience, you will have a full access to the THINC Pitch & Match meeting service that has been made freely available for all registered delegates to use in order to arrange meetings at the event. The primary objective for THINC is to connect the industry and this is just one of the many ways we can help you do that.
Start making meetings at Thinc Africa 2017
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Pitch & Match?
Pitch & Match is an effective meeting system to match your needs to those of other delegates and then arrange a meeting with just a few clicks in your browser.
Once you’re logged in, your Agenda shows each Thinc Africa day broken down into 30-minute time slots. Use these to connect with fellow delegates at designated meeting spaces within the venue.
Meeting Zones have been suggested for Thinc Pitch & Match users. In addition to this, each exhibitor can also use the system to book meetings their own stand or table top areas in the main Exhibition Hall.
How do I register
If you have purchased your entrance ticket through our THINC Website process, then we will automatically add you to the Pitch & Match system and you will receive a notification with the log in details.
The email used to register your Thinc ticket is the one the Pitch & Match system will assign to your identity.
Once the system is live (typically two weeks prior to the conference) this can take up to 48 hours from Thinc confirmation to activation, but as we get nearer the event we will be doing this with increased urgency – updating the system regularly every day.
It’s FREE to all delegates of THINC AFRICA.
How much does it cost to use this service?
You can make as many meeting requests as you like, and accept as many as you can fit in. The only restriction is that you can only fill the total number of available 30 minute slots in your agenda for the two days.
I’ve not received my email notification with my log in details, what do I do?
Within 48hrs of purchasing your ticket to Thinc, you should be sent an email with your log in details.
We aim to have you activated on the Pitch & Match system within 24 hours – but please allow for some downtime over the weekends.
If you have not purchased a ticket through the website but have access to Thinc as part of a sponsor package – or if you haven’t received anything from us – please contact us at ThincAfrica@hvs.com
So, how do I meet at the event?
Simply log in to the Pitch & Match system – following the above link – and find your potential meeting candidate under the ATTENDEES tab.
Here you can search for people or companies using the keyword text box or using the more advance search options.
Once you find the person, you want to meet, you can see their availability and mutually suggest a meeting in one of the many 30-minute timeslots.
When you request a meeting, a meeting table can be automatically assigned to you to use (using the “Automatic meeting room reservation” option) or you can propose your own location for the meeting.
If you propose your own location, you can either select one of the 3 Meeting Points available or, using the text field available, suggest a more suitable place.
Your Agenda will help you locate where you need to be. You can also suggest a different location to a meeting table by typing in details of where to meet (just be specific to ensure the other person can find you).
Should you have any problems, we have staff able to assist you at the Registration area.
Do I have to complete my profile?
Completing your profile page with as much information as possible will enable you to network and promote yourself more effectively.
Your preferences or areas of business interest for THINC will enable potential business partners to find you easily, select you from the list and propose a meeting. Likewise, if everyone does the same, you’ll be able to find the best potential clients or business partners.
If you choose to not to complete your contact details no-one will tell you off… just bear in mind that this may hinder the ability for your confirmed meeting request to be able to contact you, say, should they need to change the meeting point at the last minute.
How do I contact the person I am meeting?
Once the meeting between you has been confirmed, then you should be able to see the other person’s email address. If they have provided their phone number on their profile page, then you should be able to see this also.
Can I meet people outside of the venue?
Of course, you are perfectly free to meet people at a more suitable location outside the venue but you accept full responsibility for that location.
You may also want to consider that being outside of the venue may delay you getting to the next talks, panel discussions, meetings, or just hearing any of the latest announcements.
If you are experiencing any issues, please contact us at ThincAfrica.com