with kind support of Boehringer Ingelheim


One-to-One Partnering

For the most essential part the European Business Development Conference is a classical conference. We offer a sophisticated lineup of sessions  and presentations, filled with great speakers.

We see partnering as an additional benefit for great networking. We will pause our regular conference programme to provide special sessions for speed meetings (15 minutes each) at both days of the conference.

Partnering sessions:

Tuesday, October 10: 12:30 – 13.45 (5 Slots)

Tuesday, October 10: 16:15 – 17.00 (3 Slots)

Wednesday, October 11: 08:00 – 09:00 (4 Slots)

Wednesday, October 11: 11:15 – 12:00 (3 Slots)

Wednesday, October 11: 13:30 – 15:00 (6 Slots)


Each attendee of the EBDC can access and use the partnering platform without any additional costs!

Step by Step Guide

1. Register for Conference Access & Partnering

You can register for the conference via website of the organizer, BIO Deutschland:

We will add you to the partnering system shortly after your registration.

2. Create your Company Profile

The more details you include, the easier it will be for other attendees to find and research your company and request meetings with you.

Go to Schedule to manage your availability. Click the toggle icon on the times you wish to be unavailable for meetings.

4. Send and accept meeting requests

Search for other participants and send them a meeting request. Check for incomming meeting requests from other participants and accept them.

Your meetings will be automatically scheduled!

A confirmed meeting will be scheduled automatically to a free timeslot. You don't have to worry about your meeting agenda.

Service & Support

This website works both on desktop computers and mobile devices. The display is always optimized to your devices screensize. No special app required! You may schedule your meetings very flexible from everywere.

How can this site enhance my business experience?

On this website, you can search a directory of attendees and pre-book meetings with them online.

You can:

  • Add or update your company's listing.
  • Pre-request a meeting with any of the listed companies/attendees.
  • Receive meeting requests from other companies

Do I need to register or login?

If you are registered for the conference, you will need to login on this site to edit your details (including your company profile), browse company entries and pre-request meetings. If you are not registered for the conference, please visit the conference website or contact Matthias Bach, phone +49 30 72625-136.

I've logged in. What do I do now?

  • Check and update your company's listing - 'Account'
  • Search for potential meeting partners - 'Search'
  • Request meetings with your chosen targets

Note: you can search for a company or delegate name by typing in the first few letters in the Search box.

Why do my profile details/logo/portrait not appear?

  • Pasting text from some word processing applications sometimes fails - try pasting into a simple text program first, then copying into the system
  • Only upload images with filetype .gif, .jpg or .png, maximum size 1Mb (ideally less than 50Kb)
  • After making changes, always click Save at the end of the page

I don't want to receive email alerts from this system. What can I do?

  • Open your Account and click your name at the left of the page to open your personal details edit form
  • Check the 'Disable emails' box
  • Click Save at the end of the form

Messages sent to you by other users will appear in your main Messages area, and in threads in the Message tab of your meetings.

How do I book a meeting?

  • Click 'Book meeting' next to the name of the attendee you wish to meet
  • Click an available meeting time (green block) on their partnering grid
  • Check the meeting details, adding a short message if required, and click Request

An email is sent instantly to your meeting partner, requesting their confirmation. You will receive a copy of the email, and you can cancel the meeting at any time - if you click Cancel, you will be given the option to type a short message to the other person.

I have received a meeting request in an email. What do I do next?

  • Log in to the online scheduler homepage and click on any meetings awaiting your response
  • Add a message (optional) and invite any colleagues you wish to join the meeting
  • Click Confirm or Cancel

An email is sent instantly to you and your meeting partner(s), informing them of your decision. Confirmed meetings will be automatically assigned a meeting place and added to your schedule.

How many meetings can I book?

There are no limits on the number of meetings you can book.

How many meeting requests can I accept?

You may accept all meeting requests. Please respond promptly in order to keep your schedule up to date, and as a courtesy to other delegates.

I'm unavailable for meetings at certain times. How can I stop other delegates requesting meetings at these times?

  • Log in to the online scheduler and go to 'Schedule'
  • In the Actions column, click 'Change' at the times you wish to be unavailable

How can I reschedule a meeting?

Note: the Reschedule function is optional and may be switched on or off by the event manager at any time.

  • Click the meeting entry on your Home or Schedule page to open it, and select the 'Reschedule' tab in the meeting management pane
  • Click the Reschedule button within the pane, and select a new time from the available meeting slots.
  • Complete the action by clicking the blue reschedule button. You can add a message to let the meeting participants know what you are doing.

Unconfirmed meetings will remain unconfirmed. If you are the recipient of a meeting request that you or your meeting partner has rescheduled, you will still need to confirm or decline it.

How do I register for the conference?

Please visit the conference website or contact Matthias Bach, phone +49 30 72625-136.

I've lost my password. What should I do?

Click 'Forgotten your password' on the scheduler homepage and follow the online instructions. The system will generate a new password and send it to you - once you have logged in you may change this password to one of your choice in 'Account'.

The website says it does not recognise my email address. Who should I contact?

Please contact Matthias Bach, phone +49 30 72625-136.

When should I book meetings?

As soon as possible! The online system gets busy in the days before the conference and by delaying your meeting bookings you may miss opportunities to meet with your priority targets.

There's a company I really want to meet, but its attendee has no more meeting times available. Is there any other meeting option at the conference?

There will be informal networking and a concierge desk at the event. Please contact Matthias Bach, phone +49 30 72625-136 who can help you arrange a meeting.