Participant types are used to group specific types of participants.
The ability to group participants by a type gives organiser the power to manage them efficiently and to perform certain actions and rules on them. When participant types are defined, participants are asked during registration what participant type the are associated to.
Main purposes for applying participation types:
- Booking rules - determine which participants can be booked by which participants (examples: only buyers should be able to book sellers, local companies should only be able to book foreign companies) via Configuration - Booking Rules.
- Visibility rules - determine which participants can be seen by which participants (examples: visitors can only see the exhibitors, not other visitors) via Configuration - Event Information - Participants Visibility - Private Participants List.
- Registration rules - related to agenda selection - which participants can select specific event sessions (examples: students should not see the Gala Dinner session and register for the matchmaking session) set in Configuration - Registration Settings - Registration Rules.
- Payment - if the payment is enabled for your event, ticket rules can be set based on participation types.
Examples of typical participation types:
- Buyer and Seller
- Investor and Start-Up
- Exhibitor and Visitor
- Local Company and Foreign Company
Participants groups empower participants to find suitable partners for meetings by giving them an effective way to filter the participants on the website.
Furthermore, the participation groups can be used to adjust the registration process and payment fees by limiting which tickets are selectable by a certain participation type.