Networking

WHAT IS THE NETWORKING PORTAL?

As part of the API Summit and Expo 2018 experience, all registered and paid delegates will have access to our new online Matchmaking and Networking portal.

The Matchmaking and Networking Portal is an online application which provides matchmaking and networking opportunities for API Summit and Expo 2018 attendees. The system ensures that attendees are matched with prospective leads according to their preferences. Profiling, matching, meeting requests, agenda setting, location reserving, follow-ups and evaluation are all part of this streamlined service.

Once you login to the service online, you will be provided with a two-day agenda, which displays each API Summit and Expo day broken down into meeting time slots. You can use these slots to connect with fellow delegates at designated meeting locations within the venue.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be registered and payment must have been received in order to use the Networking Portal.

20 – 21 SEPTEMBER 2018, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG

WHY NETWORK?

In nine years, the Africa Property Investment Summit and Expo has become the leading property event for the entire Sub-Saharan Africa real estate market. Driven by passionate professionals, fast growing economies and exciting projects; the real estate sector provides potential and opportunity for the educated and savvy investors or developers.

FAQs

HOW DO I REGISTER AND USE THE PORTAL?

You will need to register online for API Summit and Expo 2018 by clicking here

ONLY once payment has been received for the event, will the event organisers grant you access to the networking portal. You will receive a notification to your email address with your login details.

PLEASE NOTE: The email that you used to register for the API Summit and Expo is the one the system will assign to your identity.

The Matchmaking and Networking system will be live from four-weeks prior to the API Summit and Expo. It can take up to 48 hours

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE THE MATCHMAKING AND NETWORKING PORTAL?

It’s FREE to all delegates who have made payment for the summit.

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 time slots in your agenda for the two days

I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY NOTIFICATION WITH THE LOGIN DETAILS TO THE PORTAL, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Within 48-hours of payment being received, and only once the portal is live, will you be sent an email with your login details.

We aim to have you activated on the Matchmaking and Networking Portal within 24-hours but please allow for delays if payment is done over a weekend.

Occasionally, spam filters can spam genuine emails. To help get our important emails through we suggest, you whitelist emails from apievents.com

If you have not made payment for the event, but have access to API Summit and Expo 2018 as part of a sponsorship package or alternative arrangement, please contact the event organisers at [email protected] with your details.

HOW DO YOU SETUP MEETINGS WITH OTHER DELEGATES?

Simply, use your login details to the Matchmaking and Networking Portal – by clicking here or on the Network Now button at the top of this page – and find your potential meeting candidate under the ATTENDEES tab.

Under the attendees’ tab, you can search for people or companies using the keyword text box or using the more advance search options.

Once you identify the person you would most like to meet, you can confirm their availability and suggest a mutually beneficial meeting time in one of the many time slots and locations available.

Following your meeting request; a dropdown menu will appear of meeting locations, alternatively you can propose your own location for the meeting.

If you propose your own location, you can either select one of the 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 meet (just be specific to ensure the other person can find you).

For further assistance on how to use the portal click here

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY PROFILE?

Yes, by completing your profile page (under my profile on the portal, when logged in) with as much information as possible, will enable you to network and promote yourself more effectively.
Your preferences, areas of business and industry will enable potential business partners to find you easily; select you from the list and propose a meeting. Similarly, if other attendees do the same, you’ll be able to find the best potential clients or business partners.

HOW DO I CONTACT THE PERSON I AM MEETING?

Once the meeting between you has been confirmed, you should be able to see the other person’s contact details if they have completed their profile.

If you are experiencing any issues or need any assistance, please contact us at [email protected]

WATCH A VIDEO ON HOW TO USE THE PORTAL

NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

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Networking Corner

Designated area for meeting and networking

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Networking Culinary Receptions

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry. Lunch, Dinner & Cocktails

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Exhibition

Meet the key stakeholders in the market