CONNECTING INDUSTRY BUYERS WITH SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Hosted Buyer Program

As today’s healthcare ecosystem rapidly evolves with the latest in innovation and new technologies, ViVE provides a forum to meet with buyers from across the healthcare spectrum looking for the latest in cutting edge solutions. The Hosted Buyer Program helps both buyers and solution providers connect the dots, identify needs, and accelerate goals.

The Hosted Buyer Program is a curated matchmaking program pairing health decision makers with solution providers in highly efficient and productive 15-minute, 1-to-1 meetings. Last year, we hosted over 1,000 meetings within our Hosted Buyer Lounge.

WHO PARTICIPATES AS A BUYER?

All senior-level decision makers and purchasing influencers including C-suite, GMs, EVP/VPs, and Directors who are involved in evaluating solutions for their organization can apply to be a Hosted Buyer at ViVE. This includes but is not limited to:

Chief Information Officers

Chief Medical Information Officers

Chief Nursing Information Officers

Chief Security Officers

Chief Information Security Officers

Chief Innovation Officers

Chief Digital/Transformation Officers

Chief Technology Officers

Chief Strategy Officers

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Buyers

Strategic Matching

The ViVE Hosted Buyer Program provides curated AI-based matchmaking that helps you efficiently source new vendors and solutions, identify new technologies, and engage in strategic conversations through high impact meetings.

Complimentary Ticket

Designed for senior executives and decision-makers who are active stakeholders in evaluating the latest solutions, this opportunity offers you a complimentary ticket to ViVE in exchange for dedicating a few hours of your time over the course of the event. Overachiever? Take 12 or more meetings and we'll reward you with a $750 travel reimbursement following the event.

We Value Your Time

You’ll accomplish months worth of meetings in only a few days while building a solid procurement strategy. Spend just a couple hours taking meetings with leading solution providers and enjoy the rest of your time exploring and networking at ViVE.

Sponsors

Strategic Matching

The ViVE Hosted Buyer Program provides curated AI-based matchmaking that helps you accelerate matches with potential customers – focusing on their specific needs – and engage in strategic conversations through high impact meetings with key influencers and decision makers.

Connect with Potential Customers

As a sponsor at ViVE, you have the solution and the hosted buyers have the need. Let the AI matchmaking technology cut through the clutter and facilitate relevant, meaningful connections.

Drive Measurable ROI

Gain unfiltered access to digital health buyers at leading healthcare systems, so you can build your sales pipeline while reducing your customer acquisition cost.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

If you are a buyer:

(Terms & Conditions)

  1. Apply to be a Hosted Buyer

  2. If accepted, complete your buyer profile

  3. When the platform goes live, review participating companies and their solutions

  4. Request and accept meetings at the times that work for you

  5. Show up at your scheduled times and engage in high-value conversations

  6. Take the minimum 8 meetings required and you’re good to go!

  7. Feeling ambitious? Take 12 or more meetings and receive a $750 payment post-event towards travel costs

  8. Access the Hosted Buyer Lounge during ViVE for meetings, coffee, light foods and quiet time

Buyer Cancellation Policy: If you become unable to participate in the program, you may cancel your registration without penalty before March 1st, 2023 at 5pm ET. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to hostedbuyer@viveevent.com. Any Hosted Buyer canceling after this deadline, or failing to show for a scheduled meeting, will not be permitted to participate in this program in future events.

If you are a sponsor:

(Sponsor Guide)

  1. Contact our sales team to purchase meetings in packs of 5 (must be an add-on to a booth or meeting space)

  2. Complete your company profile

  3. When the platform goes live, review participating buyers

  4. Request and accept meetings at the times that work for you

  5. Show up at your scheduled times and engage in high-value conversations

What happens behind the scenes?

ViVE’s matchmaking platform is designed to adequately pair qualified buyers with solution providers based on relevant interest and business needs.

Schedule

Hosted Buyer Meetings take place on Monday and Tuesday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm, in our Hosted Buyer Lounge on the exhibition floor.

All meetings are based on a mutual, double opt-in matchmaking process and as a hosted buyer, you will schedule your own meetings within the matchmaking platform. Participants receive an email weeks before the event with log-in information to gain exclusive access to the ViVE Hosted Buyer Platform. Simply indicate your availability and select which types of technology you are interested in and our AI technology will generate suggested business partners for you to accept or decline the offer to meet.

March 2

Platform launches. Schedule meetings via a double opt-in matchmaking process by sending/accepting requests

March 2 - March 24

Schedule your 1:1 meetings

March 17

Program closes for new applications

March 24

Meeting schedules are finalized

March 27 and 28

Live networking begins!

For Buyers

Benefits

  • Accomplish months worth of meetings in only a few days while building a solid procurement strategy

  • Accelerate your procurement process by connecting only with the technology solutions providers who can meet your needs

  • Be a part of an exclusive environment to evaluate top-of-the-line technologies

  • Complimentary ViVE Registration to qualified buyers in exchange for meetings that you already needed to schedule

  • (Super Buyer only) Participate in a minimum of twelve (12) or more Hosted Buyer meetings at ViVE and qualify for a $750 hotel/travel reimbursement post-event

Commitment

  • Must be responsible for buying and/or evaluating digital health technologies or solutions for your organization

  • Participate in a minimum of eight (8), 15-minute, one-on-one meetings with participating solution providers (a minimum of two hours of meetings), in exchange for a complimentary ViVE ticket

  • (Super Buyer only) Participate in a minimum of twelve (12) or more, 15-minute, one-on-one Hosted Buyer meetings with participating solution providers (a minimum of three hours of meetings), in exchange for a complimentary ViVE ticket plus a $750 hotel/travel reimbursement post-event

  • Provide information, interests and preferences to inform the AI platform to arrange mutually beneficial meetings

  • Actively engage in the online matchmaking platform to pre-schedule your meetings prior to the event

  • Attend all scheduled meetings (onsite or virtual) through the matchmaking platform’s built-in video conferencing tool. No need for additional downloads: all meetings are contained in a single user experience

  • Provide post-event feedback and ratings on each meeting

Buyer Cancellation Policy: If you become unable to participate in the program, you may cancel your registration without penalty before March 1st, 2023 at 5pm ET. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to hostedbuyer@viveevent.com. Any Hosted Buyer canceling after this deadline, or failing to show for a scheduled meeting, will not be permitted to participate in this program in future events.

For Solution Providers

Benefits

  • Initiate meaningful relationships that can lead to partnerships & revenue

  • Gain access to digital health buyers at leading healthcare systems

  • Build your sales pipeline with a low lead acquisition cost

Requirement

  • Designate one Hosted Buyer Administrator per company to receive program communications/reminders, platform access and manage their company meeting schedule by sending and accepting requests.

  • Prepare in advance for scheduled one-on-one meetings to customize your value proposition

  • Provide accurate information to complete your company matchmaking profile via the Sponsor Portal, allowing buyers to better understand your organization and receive relevant matches based on AI recommendations in the platform

  • Assign and attend all scheduled meetings

  • Provide post-event feedback and ratings on each meeting

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