An opportunity to network beyond geographical boundaries

Hardware+Tools Middle East gives an opportunity to all its attendees to network for FREE not just at the physical event but also on the networking platform to reach out to international distributors and manufacturers beyond traditional geographical boundaries. 

After completing your registration for the event here you will receive an email confirming including your logins for the virtual platform after the platform goes live.

Here’s a snapshot of what to expect on the platform:

Frequently asked questions

Below are listed some of the common questions or doubts any attendee of Hardware+Tools Middle East might have in their mind. For any other query aside from the ones listed below, please reach out to us at

Hardware+Tools Middle East virtual networking event will take place from 28th September – 7th October on an AI-powered and award-winning networking platform while the physical event will be from 28th – 30th September 2021.

The virtual expo will run from 09:00 - 18:00 (GMT+4) United Arab Emirates

Click here to register as an attendee It will take you to the registration form where you can complete your registration for Hardware+Tools Middle East's virtual networking platform.

Once the form is completed, you will receive an email with your login details and a link to acces HTME Network App. 

Once the form is completed, you will receive an email with your login details and a link to HTME Network App. 

We have partnered with an AI-powered, networking platform to bring this virtual expo to you. The link for HTME Network App - The Hardware+Tools Middle East’s virtual networking platform is available here:

Upon your first login, the platform asks for you to review or update your profile on the platform. It collects demographic information such as your Job function, Industry, categories of products you are interested in as well as your main objectives of attending the show. This information is used by the system to bring up recommendations of exhibitors, representatives, sessions or products that match your preferences.

On subsequent logins, if you want to further edit or enhance your profile, go to the virtual expo platform and click on Profile (top right corner) on the menu bar. Here you can upload a photograph, include a headline (visible to other participants on first glance) and provide a summary.

Before you start networking, please ensure that you have completed your individual profile, the system then uses your information to show a variety of recommendations.

To begin networking, you may head to the left panel.

Recommended for You: this area is where the system will show exhibitor contacts, exhibitors, products or sessions that match your profile preferences. Each day, as new exhibitors and representatives join the platform, you will notice your recommendations keep updating automatically.

Interested in You: This generates a list of all those contacts who have shown interest in your profile and are looking to form a connection

My Connections: This is a quick list for you to view all contacts with whom you have formed a virtual connection. A Connection is formed when interest is shown by one contact and has been accepted by the other.

My ‘Interested’ List: This is a list of all contacts that you have shown Interest in. Those contacts get notified of your interest and may choose to accept your Interest (in which case a Connection is formed) or choose to Skip your interest.

My ‘Skip’ List: This is a list of all contacts or products that you have Skipped while networking. It allows you to revisit and consider connecting with someone later, whom you initially had lesser interest in.

You can also view a full list of exhibitors, exhibitor representatives, and Products that are available for networking on the platform that is available on the left panel on the home-feed.

As a visitor, you don’t have a limit to the number of meetings you can have on the platform. 

As a visitor you have access to viewing all exhibitors, exhibitor representatives, and products available on the platform.

You can reach out to us by completing the exhibitor enquiry form or drop an email on and one of our team members would get back to you.