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As the name suggests, the OR Manager Conference Reverse Expo flips the traditional expo format – the vendors come to you for one-on-one meetings! We understand your time at the conference is valuable, and you need to make the most of your time on the Exhibit Hall floor finding the suppliers that fulfill your needs.
If you seek products and services for your facility, the Reverse Expo is the perfect solution to maximize your time on the Exhibit Hall floor by allowing you to swiftly determine whether the vendor is the right fit. Since these meetings occur before the Exhibit Hall opens for all attendees, it provides you a dedicated time to ask questions that might otherwise be more difficult while others travel across the show floor.
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As these meetings are based on mutual preferences, we will ask you to create a profile and answer a few questions regarding your purchasing needs approximately 6 weeks prior to the conference. Once your profile is set up, start browsing through the supplier participants and think about who you would like to meet. You will then have time to make your “Must Meet,” “Meet,” and “No Thanks, I would not like to meet” preferences. Intelligent matchmaking software will match you with 10-12 suppliers based on your profile selections and both your preferences and those of the suppliers.
Once matchmaking is complete, you will receive a schedule of your meetings. The meetings will take place in the afternoon of Sunday, September 17, unopposed to any other conference activities.
The 8-minute “speed dating for business” style meetings are face-to-face, and save you hours of time that would normally be spend in Zoom meetings or demonstrations during the work week. Following on Monday and Tuesday, you can visit with the exhibitors for further discussion and demonstration during exhibit hall hours.
Buyers must be qualified to participate in the Reverse Expo. To qualify, a buyer must play a role in the purchasing process (e.g. Recommend new products, member of purchasing committee, final decision maker). Sign-up for the 2023 Reverse Expo has closed.
PERSONAL, 1-ON-1 TIME
These meetings bring you together with potential suppliers in a relaxed environment outside the show floor. You will have 100% of the suppliers’ attention for these 8 minutes, allowing you personalized time to share the challenges you are encountering and learning more about their products and services without competing for time with other attendees.
The Reverse Expo works because it is mutually beneficial, and saves hours of time that would normally be spent communicating via emails or virtual meetings!
YOU WON’T MISS A SECOND OF THE CONFERENCE
We have moved the Reverse Expo to Sunday afternoon to ensure you won’t miss a second of the conference session content. This is a no-cost way to bring back the information you need to gain capital funding approval and make effective purchasing decisions!
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Following the Reverse Expo, we will be hosting a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the buyer and supplier participants! Take this time to relax and keep chatting before the full conference kicks of on Monday morning.
In addition to the myriad of benefits listed above, you will receive 1 COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL NIGHT* at the Omni Nashville Hotel for Sunday evening (a $289 value)! We want you to be able to take advantage of the Reverse Expo without worrying about the cost to yourself or your facility. Fly in on Sunday morning, and join us Sunday afternoon!
In addition, you can take part in our Reverse Expo Reception following the event in the meeting space.
*Participation in the Reverse Expo is required. If you are approved and agree to participate, but do not attend the Reverse Expo event, your room night coverage will be rescinded.
Sign up for the 2023 Reverse Expo has closed.
Questions? Reach out to Lindsay Botts, Marketing Manager, for assistance.
PARTICIPANTS: Please note you will receive periodic email messages from Lindsay Botts (email@example.com) and phone calls from the OR Manager team regarding your participation and required action items. We will begin the matchmaking process in early August. Please mark Lindsay’s email address as a safe sender with your email provider.
Contact Nancy Iannotta, Sales Representative, today to get in on the action!