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15 June 2021 - 17 June 2021
Virtual Matchmaking event at Free From Functional Food and Health Ingredients 2021

Matchmaking event 

TimelinesTask
Description
23 April - 17 June
Registration
Publish your business profile, focus and collaboration wishes

1. Register
2. Publish your business profile. The better profile the more meeting requests you will receive

12 May - 17 June
Book B2B meetings
- Send meeting requests to selected participants
- Meeting requests must be accepted or declined




Meetings & Video Calls | Quick Info |Instruction video


1:1 Meetings | Facts

  • 15 - 17 June | Period where 1:1 meetings can be requested and scheduled
  • You can’t send 1:1 meeting requests?
    Please check if you have activated your availability. Menu: Meetings -> AVAILABILITY
  • Meeting requests must be accepted to be scheduled.

1:1 Video Calls | Technical Preparations

  • Use a desktop computer or laptop where both Webcam and Microphone is installed
  • Double check if you have selected a proper time-zone (see Menu: Edit my Profile)
  • Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera browser preferably
  • Internet Edge Browser only works for Version IDs 80+ (Chromium edition)
  • To make sure that everything is set correctly, please go to your "Meetings" and click on the green camera button "Meeting starts in ..." - this will open the video call in your browser. You should see yourself!
  • 1:1 Video call meetings can NOT be managed via the b2match Mobile App


How does it work?

A matchmaking or networking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners in face-2-face talks. 20 minutes run fast but it is enough to build first connections before the bell rings and the next talk starts.


1) Online registration

REGISTRATION

  • Register via the green button "Register now"
  • Add contact and organisation details as requested
  • Compose your personal event schedule by adding presentations and workshops of your choice
  • Those who are interested to manage 1:1 meetings MUST select at least one networking session

Interested in establishing new business contacts through 1:1 meetings? Please read more below.


2) Make yourself visible through an outstanding business profile

COMPANY PROFILE

Take advantage of the opportunity and introduce your company by publishing a clear profile. The more detail like company background, business offers and interests you provide, the more you will benefit from the conference matchmaking tool. Your co-operation profile is your online business card.

MARKET PLACE

  • Explain the product/project/technology/expertise you are offering or looking for
  • Specify the type of partner you are looking for
  • Published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organizers of the event
  • High-quality profiles are visited 50 to 100 times before, during and even after the event
  • A meaningful profile will generate significantly more meeting requests


3) How to manage bilateral meetings?

 

BOOKING MEETINGS

  • Browse the list of attendees or check the marketplace profiles
  • Use the optional filters to easily find the ones aligned with your goals
  • Send meeting requests to those companies/persons you want to meet
  • Adding a short reason why you are interested in a meeting will increase the acceptance
  • Meeting requests must be confirmed by the recipients to be scheduled
  • Check every incoming meeting request and accept or refuse if not appropriate. It is a matter of politeness to let the requester know if you are interested in a meeting or not.

SOME PARTICIPANTS CAN’T BE BOOKED. WHY?

Participants available for meeting requests are indicated by a green button “Available”, otherwise:

  • You may not have registered for 1:1 meetings
    please make yourself available for 1:1 networking session via Agenda / Event Agenda (or “My Attendance” for events still using an old version)
  • No common overlapping networking sessions
    Please sign-up for some further networking session via Agenda / Event Agenda


5) Short before and during the event

SHORT BEFORE THE EVENT

  • You can view date/time of your meetings via the Menu “Meetings” at any time
  • Check all your pending meeting requests and consider accepting or decline

DURING THE EVENT

  • Check again the latest version of your meeting schedule through the platform. Due to last minute changes it might have changed slightly.
  • RESPECT the other participants' time and show up to all your meetings.
  • If an unforeseen circumstance arises and you will not attend a meeting, please cancel your meetings through the platform. This way, the other participant will be notified.


1:1 MEETINGS VIA VIDEO CALLS | ADVICE & FAQ


BEFORE THE EVENT - TECHNICAL PREPARATIONS

  • Use a desktop computer or laptop where both Webcam and Microphone is installed
    * Check your audio quality, using headphones is highly advised
    * Use a good webcam to improve the image quality
  • Video call meetings can NOT be managed via the b2match Mobile App
  • Check your time-zone
    Log-in and select "Edit my profile" to check your current time zone selection. If this is not the time zone you are located during the meetings please change accordingly.
  • Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera browser preferably
  • Internet Edge Browser only works for Version IDs 80+ (Chromium edition)
  • To make sure that everything is set correctly, please go to your "Meetings" and click on the green camera button "Meeting starts in ..." - this will open the video call feature of your browser. You should be able to see yourself!


DURING THE ONLINE EVENT

  • Access the web platform and be online at least 5-10 minutes before your meetings start.
  • RESPECT the other participants' time and show up to all your meetings.
  • Close your Video Call meeting timely.
    Please leave the call in time as you or your meeting partner can have a subsequent meeting right after. A watch is indicating the remaining meeting time.
  • If an unforeseen circumstance arises and you will not attend a meeting, please cancel your meetings through the platform. This way, the other participant will be notified.


FAQs

How do I join a scheduled meeting?

  • You can access your meeting schedule via Menu "Meetings" in the top right corner.
  • Click the green button "Start meeting" next to your meetings to join the 1:1 meeting Video Call

What options do I have if the meeting partner does not show up timely?

  • Quick reminder to join the Video Call
    Send a message (or phone call) and alert your meeting partner to join the missed Video call.
    This should work well if enough time is left over (e.g. 15+ min) for this scheduled meeting.
  • Re-schedule the meeting
    In case your meeting partner doesn’t reacts immediately on a reminder as indicated above you should re-schedule and postpone the meeting by 1-2 hours.
  • If a meeting can not be managed at the event date itself please use the chat messaging system (open the meeting partners profile) to schedule a phone call or meeting outside this platform

What if my camera or microphone does not work?


Registration

Closed since 17 June 2021

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Meetings

Participants 316
Meetings 218

Participants

Afghanistan 1
Australia 2
Austria 1
Bahrain 1
Belgium 33
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 13
Chile 1
China 4
Cyprus 3
Denmark 8
Estonia 2
Finland 9
France 19
Germany 11
Greece 14
China (Hong Kong) 1
Hungary 24
India 3
Ireland 6
Israel 4
Italy 49
Japan 2
Latvia 2
Lithuania 2
North Macedonia 1
Mexico 1
Netherlands 31
New Zealand 1
Philippines 1
Poland 17
Portugal 5
Romania 4
Singapore 2
Slovakia 2
Spain 32
Switzerland 1
Taiwan 1
Thailand 1
Tunisia 8
Turkey 1
Ukraine 26
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 11
United States 4
Viet Nam 1
Total 368

Participants

Producing company 250
Distributing company 28
R&D Institution 5
Agency 13
Food Retailer 3
Producer of food packaging 11
Importing / Exporting company 22
Other 36
Total 368

Profile views

Before event 23194
After event 715
Total 23909