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EBD Packs Partnering Power into its partneringONE® Platform in Preparation for BIO-Europe® 2018

Munich, Germany – October 29 2018 EBD Group (‘EBD’), the market-leading provider of world-class partnering events and tools for the global life science industry, has opened its newly updated partneringONE® platform for BIO-Europe® 2018, Europe’s largest life science partnering conference, following a successful trial at the recent BioPharm America™ conference.

 

Now in its 24th year, the BIO-Europe® conference will be held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark on 5-7 November. With more than 4,000 international life science leaders in attendance, the convention will include world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with over 24,000 prescheduled one-to-one partnering meetings expected to take place. Delegates can use the improved partneringONE® platform to schedule meetings ahead of the conference.

 

With partnering now open, online tutorials are already available and on-site assistance will be provided by EBD at BIO-Europe® in the Power Zone, a customer-service area dedicated to showcasing the new features and answering any questions about the enhanced functionality.

 

A key benefit of the updated partneringONE® platform is the added mobile responsive functionality, enabling delegates to more easily foster new partnerships during the event.

 

Key new features of the partneringONE® platform, designed to maximize connections and increase productivity, include:

  • Mobile responsiveness – send messages and re-schedule partnering meetings on-the-go and make live updates while at the event
  • Templates – create and re-use company-wide templates, followed by easy editing to personalize messages for each prospective partner
  • Tags – create customized bookmarks to categorize partners’ profiles (e.g. ‘met before’, ‘high priority’)
  • Notes – add private notes to any profile, viewable only to users within your company
  • Guest – invite someone to access the platform as your ‘guest’, even if they are not attending the event, so they can act on your behalf

 

Users can now benefit from the latest functionalities of the system which aim to simplify and improve the efficiency of the partnering process. Delegates can therefore use their time more effectively to secure additional business opportunities.

 

The enhanced capabilities have already been positively received by delegates at the recent life sciences partnering event which took place in September in Boston, BioPharm America. Almost a third of users took advantage of the mobile adaptation which gave them more flexibility by enabling them to access the system while on-the-go.

 
Commenting on the updated platform Cathy Miner, managing partner of Shadow Lake Group Inc, said:

“Our firm has been attending EBD events for many years and the partneringONE® platform has evolved alongside the conference space to improve attendee productivity. Being able to target specific assets when sending a meeting request really helps to focus the meetings, improving the quality of interactions and cultivating / establishing more selective business relationships.

The colored tags, in particular, are useful in organizing prospective partners internally. We can now easily report back to our clients on which meetings we are holding on their behalf,” Cathy added.
 
Dr Carlos N. Velez, Managing Partner of Lacerta Bio, said of the newly added features:

“Thanks for all these time-saving tools. The templates are a great way to quickly start an invitation and customize from there. I think the multi-colored tag functionality is also a great timesaver, especially when managing multiple licensing opportunities.”
 
On site at BIO-Europe® in the Power Zone, EBD representatives will be giving demonstrations of the new features, providing helpful tips, and will be available to answer any questions about the platform. The Power Zone will be located in Hall C next to the partnering desk.

There will also be four short sessions on using partneringONE®, two geared to new users and two for experienced users, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the conference. Ask at the Power Zone for details.

Partnering is now open and will remain open in the lead up to, and throughout, BIO-Europe®. The first round of meeting schedules are now available to view.
 
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For more information, please contact:

EBD Group

Martina Rannertshauser
+1 760 930 0500
mrannertshauser@ebdgroup.com

 
For media enquiries

EBD Group

Kari Bennett
+1 760 930 0500
kbennett@ebdgroup.com

 
Notes to Editors:

About EBD Group

EBD Group’s overriding mission is to help collaborations get started across the life science value chain. Our range of partnering conferences has grown to become the largest and most productive conference platform in the industry. Each one of our landmark events held in key life science markets around the world is powered by our state-of-the-art partnering software, partneringONE®, that enables delegates to efficiently identify and engage with new opportunities via one-to-one meetings.

Today our events (BIO-Europe®, BIO-Europe Spring®, BioPharm America™, Biotech Showcase™, ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase, China Showcase, and BioEquity Europe) annually attract more than 15,000 senior life science executives who engage in over 50,000 one-to-one partnering meetings. These vital one-to-one engagements are the wellspring of deals that drive innovation in our industry.

Tune into EBD Group’s Partnering Insight for timely coverage of news that influences the business strategies of the life science industry. EBD Group is an Informa company. For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com.