The algorithm of the platform matches companies’ needs and search criteria on the basis of more than 10 parameters. When the affinity between companies’ characteristics and search criteria is higher than 50%, the platform elaborates a list of potential meetings, which, once verified, are scheduled during Expo Astana 2017.
When a new meeting is proposed, the platform alerts the company, which has up to 48 hours before the scheduled time to:
- browse on the portal companies that the platform reported as compatible, according to the company’s search criteria, and proposed for meetings
- select the company or companies of interest confirm, through a dedicated flag, the availability for the meetings (up to a maximum of six meetings per day)
In case the company does not make any change to the suggested meetings, the schedule is considered as definitive.
When a meeting is confirmed, the non-Kazakh company is required to pay a fee of 250 euro. If the non-Kazakh company is registered through an aggregator it is only required for it to provide credit card details, and in case of no-show at the meeting, it will be charged a penalty.
Once the company has given availability to meet a counterpart, it has also the possibility to look for partners coming from other countries, through the “Worldwide Research” service.
Payables are to be intended exclusive of VAT, if due.