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May 14: Manufacturing Matchmaking event


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The May 2015 Manufacturing Matchmaking event is focused on Metal Fabrication and Machinery manufacturing firms in Will and surrounding counties where each manufacturing representative will have up to seven introductory matchmaking meetings (15 minute appointments) based on registrant selections. Think speed dating for manufacturers!

The matching event is for manufacturers only and industry codes will be verified. The matching event is part of a series of industry-specific events to provide manufacturers the opportunity to meet with potential new customers and/or suppliers; share information, samples, and more that could help secure a new partner for business!

How it works: 1. Once registration is complete, a listing of all participating companies will be emailed to registrants. 2. Participants review the list and select and rank preferred matches (up to 10) using our convenient online selection form. 3. Upon arrival the day of the event participants will receive their detailed matchmaking schedules. 4. Formal matchmaking meetings will end at 11:30AM with an opportunity for open matches and networking until 12:00PM.

Registrations must be received no later than April 9th! Sign up online here or at  www.imec.org/events.cfm – Cost to attend is $50 per manufacturing company

Our deadlines for registration are essential (and early) to allow for the matching to be facilitated appropriately. Please be sure to sign up early as appointments will be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. We will try our best to accommodate your priority match requests, however, if appointments are filled, we suggest you stop by the company’s home table during the open match time to set up a later appointment.

Register as a Manufacturing Partner – $150 per company Companies that do not have a manufacturing NAICS code, are not a true manufacturer, but contribute a product/service to the overall manufacturing process for companies will have the opportunity to participate (also on a first come, first served basis) in an exhibitor forum that will occur in tandem with the matchmaking sessions. Interested parties should register online and select “Partner” as the registration type. Interested in receiving additional information? Contact Amy Fitzgerald, IMEC Marketing Manager 309-677-2977 or afitzgerald@imec.org.

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