Frequently Asked Questions about GMATCH® Fair

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Will GMAC be hosting a fair in 2014?

GMAC will not be hosting a GMATCH Online fair in 2014. Instead, we will spend this year re-evaluating our approach to this event. This will involve talking to schools to develop a better understanding of your expectations for such a service, of the value and opportunity it can provide, and an assessment of our ability to meet these needs.

What is the virtual fair?

The virtual fair is a recruitment event delivered online. The event is composed of the following areas:

  • Exhibit halls 
  • An auditorium for presentations and panel discussions 
  • A student lounge/networking area 
  • Resource library 

Candidates will enter the event via a single portal to explore programs, chat with other attendees, and/or view presentations in the auditorium.

Who can take part?

A broad mix of geographic locations and school profiles choose to attend, but all exhibiting programs must use the GMAT® Exam in their admissions process.

What do you get for taking part?

Schools will receive the names and contact details (email, mailing address) of all attendees who visit their booth, as well as report of their booth activity- documents downloaded, content accessed, and transcripts of chats with your staff. 

To encourage candidates to fully explore the fair, we'll be running an event-wide competition where attendees gain points for engaging n the event, such as chatting with an exhibiting school, completing a survey, or attending an auditorium session.

How many staff will you need to assign to the event?

At least one person must staff your booth. Staff can continue working at their computer during the event as they will be alerted when potential candidates enter your booth. 

You also may want to consider:

  • A booth "greeter" who welcomes visitors by emailing them 
  • Someone to circulate in the student lounge to meet candidates and direct them to your booth 

All booth staff are required to create a profile, including a photo.

What do you need to do to create your booth?

Creating a booth does not require any special skills. An online training session will be provided to help guide you thru the process, additionally online help will be available and we can support you. Your booth will be up and running in one to three hours.

How will GMAC® drive candidates to the event?

Candidate recruitment will consist of: email marketing campaigns, social media outreach, advertising, and cross marketing with other events. 

Additionally, presentations and information sessions will provide extra content to drive candidate attendance. These will take place in the event auditorium.

Can you deliver a session in the auditorium?

Although we are not opening the auditorium to individual school presentations, staff from your school, current students, and/or alumni can all be part of planned sessions. 

To thank you for participating in the auditorium sessions, your school will receive the contact details of all those attending the session.

What system requirements are needed to access the event?

Technical Requirements

To interact with the online environment requires a Windows PC with Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, Firefox 10 or 11, or Google Chrome 18. Mac with Firefox 10 or 11, Safari 4, 5.0.5 or 5.1 and Google Chrome 18 are also supported. 

The environment supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 on PCs. Leopard, Lion, and Snow Leopard are supported on Macs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Release 6.2 (64 bit) are also supported operating systems. Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher is required. Access to the internet using high speed access (Cable, DSL, Network) is highly recommended for the overall environment and is required for all presentations. Pop-up blockers must also be disabled and cookies and JavaScript should be enabled. On entering the environment, a system check is run which will identify computer requirements that need to be addressed to interact with the online environment. It is recommended to view the environment with the display resolution of 1024 x 768. If neccessary, run the system check. 

For Mobile Events, we require the iOS version to be 4.2.1 or higher and Android device versions to be 2.2 or higher. 

Before you access the environment, you should ensure that your browser is configured to stream media. All webcasts require a broadband connection. For webcasts including video, you will need a minimum Internet connection of 450Kbps. INXPO recommends a connection of 750Kbps or higher. 

NOTE: The environment does not support beta versions of browsers.