27 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 / Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
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27 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Food & Wine 2019

How a partnering event works?

Timelines 

 Task 

  Description

15th Oct 2018 - 15th Jan 2019

 Registration

 Publish your business focus &
 collaboration wishes

  1. Register for Rioja companies: until 9th November, for Importers: until 15th January
  2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The better your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive!
15th - 31st Jan 2019

Deadline to Book B2B meetings

Additional agenda of visits to Rioja companies (to be booked only by importers)

  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long as they are not declined
4th Feb 2019
Personal meeting schedule (provisional)
  • You receive your preliminary meeting schedule by email

27th & 28th Feb 2019

Bilateral face-2-face meetings and visits to Rioja companies.

  • You receive an updated schedule several days before the event
  • The schedule shows time & table numbers of your meetings


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed. 30 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next meeting starts.

The workflow in detail

1) Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

Producer companies: In your profile you can state a description of your company/products and trademarks; and valuable information about your competitive advantages and commercial offer to attract the interest of potential buyers (quality certifications, relevant clients or prizes, channels of distributions searched, experience in external markets if applicable, countries of interest, etc.).

Importers: In your profile you can state a description of your business, your interest attending the event (products of your interest), products and trademarks you are now commercializing and country of origin; Distribution channel you address to, or you represent (clarify): Wholesaler, Hypermarkets, Supermarkets/ Hotels and Restaurants/ Gourmet and /Food Chains/ Other. Even specific requirements products and/or companies must comply to work with you.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile at any time.

Note: The better the quality of your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive.
Your business proposal is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organizers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event.

3) Selection of bilateral meetings

Email notification

Booking of bilateral meetings
Importers will be informed by email when they can start booking bilateral meetings. From a total of 16 possible business meetings, 11 will be chosen by the Importers and the other 5 meetings up to complete the final agenda will be settled by the Organizer attending also the preferences of the Rioja companies wich will inform accordingly by mail.
Check which cooperation profiles are the most interesting for you. Once you have found the most promising business partners, you can select them for bilateral meetings. Please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served".

Your personal meeting schedule
A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (furthermore you can constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation
In case you have meetings the organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore, please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
Otherwise the event organizer has to inform all your meeting partners that meetings are/could be uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable.

4) At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule will be listed in chronological order and it will include:

  • the names of your conversation partners
  • the table number for each meeting
  • the schedule of meetings

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

Location

Calle San Millán, 23
Logroño (La Rioja), Spain

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Participants

Belgium 2
Canada 1
China 9
Denmark 1
Finland 5
France 1
Germany 12
Latvia 1
Lithuania 1
Mexico 2
Netherlands 1
Paraguay 4
Poland 4
Spain 95
Sweden 4
Switzerland 2
United Kingdom 2
United States 4
Total 151