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BLC 2016

Conferences

BLC | June 12-15 | Colorado Springs, Colo.

PartnerLinx for Manufacturers

Monday, June 8 10:20 AM–11:40 PM, 1:15 PM–4:35 PM
Tuesday, June 9 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, 1:35 PM–6:15 PM
Wednesday, June 10 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, 1:35 PM–5:00 PM

One-on-one business appointments are scheduled by PartnerLinx® 2.0, HDA’s online business appointment scheduling system. The user-friendly system intelligently matches your preferences with available appointment requests and generates your team’s appointment schedule.

How to Maximize Your One-on-One Business Appointment Experience

  • Register your team members;
  • Set up business discussion topics;
  • Share promotional materials;
  • Communicate with trading partners;
  • Select and prioritize meeting requests; 
  • Block up to three timeslots for private
    appointments;
  • View the conference attendee list and
    plan your time based on your strategic
    goals; and,
  • View, save and print your appointment schedule.

View the PartnerLinx User Guide and PartnerLinx Quick Tips for Manufacturers.

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 20, 2015: Conference registration opens
  • January 18 to April 18, 2016: Conference coordinators enter team topics in PartnerLinx and assign team captains
  • April 15, 2016: Deadline to register your company and team members
  • April 19 to May 15, 2016: Conference coordinators and team captains select and rank appointment requests in PartnerLinx (three timeslots may be blocked for private appointments)
  • May 6, 2016: Deadline for team topic changes
  • May 6, 2016: Cancellation deadline to qualify for a partial refund ($500 for company and $200 for individual cancellations)
  • May 16 to May 20, 2016: Schedules are generated
  • The week of May 23, 2016: Appointment schedules are made available in PartnerLinx

Note that your company’s registration invoice and HDA dues must be paid to receive your schedule.

All attendees must adhere to the 20-minute appointment duration to ensure equal meeting time with trading partners. There will a five-minute break between appointments to allow for travel time. To take full advantage of each appointment, it is recommended you bring an agenda to help drive your discussions, come fully prepared and bring the right people. In the event that you are unable to keep an appointment, as a courtesy to your trading partner, contact that person so that he or she can effectively use the open appointment time.

HDA’s manufacturer members may have multiple teams participating in the one-on-one business appointments based on the number of registrants from the company.  Each team will have a unique team name or topic and will be available in PartnerLinx 2.0.

For more information, contact Lisa Gallagher, Director, Member Services, at (703) 885-0251.

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