What is matchmaking?

Networking is an art, but matchmaking is a science.  

The matchmaking platform (powered by Grip) uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about your professional goals and interests. Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking – making it more fun and giving you a higher return on your time.


How do I access the Matchmaking portal?

Online ​

Access the matchmaking portal online by using the Grip networking portal to view your recommendations

Login online

Through the IBC2018 App

select the Networking & Meetings option from the main menu (Please note: you must be logged in to use this feature)

Download the App

IBC2018 Matchmaking platform demo

Matchmaking Platform FAQs
What is matchmaking?

IBC are introducing an advanced AI-powered matchmaking platform via GRIP.   The platform uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about your professional goals and interests. Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking – making it more fun and giving you a higher return on your time.

What are the benefits?

The matchmaking platform allows you to network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings and identify potential business contacts.

Where can I find the matchmaking platform?

You can access the platform on mobile devices via the IBC2018 app or on desktop by clicking here.

How do I log in?

You can log in using your IBC2018 registration credentials:
Username = IBC2018 registration email
Password = IBC2018 confirmation number*

*Your confirmation number can be found in your confirmation email, or by logging into your IBC2018 registration here.

Having trouble logging in?

It can take up to 24 hours for your registration details to be available in the app.
If you're still unable to login after this period, email appsupport@ibc.org

How do I find networking opportunities?

The platform uses natural language processing and advanced algorithms to recommend networking opportunities. Alternatively you can search for attendees/exhibitors directly or use the filters to find the right profile you’re looking to meet.

How do I request a meeting?

First find the person you’d like to meet and click on their name to view their profile page, you’ll be able to mark them as ‘interested’ or send a meeting request directly.

Where will my meetings take place?

A few options have been provided as locations for your meetings (your stand, beach, restaurant, meeting room) or you can specify somewhere else in the personal message area.

Can I add meetings to my calendar?

When a meeting request is accepted it will send a calendar invite to your email address.

What details of mine are displayed in the platform?

The platform will display your professional information including name, job title and company. Information such as telephone number, email address or mail address will not be displayed.

Can I export my connections contact details?

No. Users contact details are not displayed or exportable in the platform.

How do I remove my details from the platform?

Removing your details will mean that you are unable to login or arrange networking opportunities through the platform.  However, if you would like to be removed please send your details to privacy@ibc.org using the subject line “Remove from matchmaking” and we will be happy to remove your details.