Virtual Business Cards

The MPWWA Seminar APP allows the exchange of Virtual Business Cards. Each attendee and exhibitor's attendance badge will have a QR code; by scanning other attendees' badges, you can exchange virtual business cards and seamlessly add them to your mobile device's contacts application.

It is important to note that the virtual business cards feature is entirely optional; users can opt out of it completely, either within the application or by simply not activating it. Users can still use all other mobile app features without activating the Virtual Business Cards.


Virtual Business Cards require the use of a smartphone, Android or iPhone. The activation of the application requires text messaging, which is why tablets are not currently supported.  However, users can use all other functions of the Conference APP with tablets.

To provide and receive Virtual Business Cards, you must activate the Conference APP on your device. Both parties must activate the feature, the person requesting the Virtual Business Card and the Person providing it.

To activate Virtual Business Cards, you scan the QR code on your badge. We will send a text message to your Mobile Phone Number provided during the conference registration, containing a 4-digit activation code. Once you provide this code to the APP, the contact details that will be shared with others will be shown to you. Initially, these contact details are set to those provided during conference registration but can be edited at any time using the APP.

If you did not provide a Mobile Phone Number during registration, you will still have a QR Code on your badge. When you go to activate the APP, you will need to provide the phone number of your mobile device.

Privacy Settings

During the development of the feature, privacy has been a significant concern.

Three Privacy Settings are available for sharing Virtual Business Cards. Users set the settings during registration but can edit them anytime using the Conference APP.

    • Available to anyone
    • Other users can access your electronic business card just by scanning your QR code as long as you have activated the App using the QR code on your conference badge. ‘After Initial authorization’ is the recommended setting for vendors and exhibitors.
    • Available upon request
    • When other users scan your QR code, you will get a Notification in the Conference APP with the name of who is requesting your business card. Through the Conference APP, you can either accept or deny the request.
    • Not available.
    • Other users, under no circumstances, can access your business card through your QR code, effectively opting out of the feature entirely.


If you are unsure which setting to go with, we recommend going with ‘Available upon request.’ However, vendors and exhibitors should go with ‘Available to anyone,’ especially if they typically hand out physical business cards.

Technical Details

We use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) using SMS text messaging to activate the Conference APP.

Available upon request, uses Two Factor Authentication (2FA) through the Conference APP notifications.

While anyone can download the Conference App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, you will require a QR code generated by ACWWA to activate the Virtual Business Cards. Therefore, the availability of Virtual Business cards is by invitation only.

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