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1 June 2021 - 4 June 2021
Virtual, Sweden
Textile Connect 2021 - Virtual matchmaking
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Open until 3 June 2021

Matchmaking - How does it work?


A matchmaking event (also called Brokerage event) is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20-30 minutes are usually enough to build connections. This matchmaking event will be virtual which mean that you will have your meetings online instead of on-site. 

How do I connect to my virtual meetings?

  1. Login to your profile 
  2. Click on "Meetings" on the top
  3. Click on the green button saying "Meeting starts in ..."

In respect to your potential future business partner be in time for your meetings!

You do not need any additional software for the meetings, only an up-to-date web browser (ideally Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), a microphone and preferably a webcam.

You can read more about how to initiate and connect to your virtual meetings here.

1. Online registration

I Your company profile

  • In English, clear and relevant to the event.
  • Select your local support office
  • Your profile will be reviewed before it is approved and published

II. Contact details of the person attending the event

III. Your Availability

  • Plan your attendance and choose the sessions for your meetings. See available sessions in the Agenda.
  • Ensure that you don't book meeting outside the Matchmaking event on these sessions. 

IV. Marketplace

  • Explain the product you are offering/looking for
  • Specify the type of partner you are looking for


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

    2. Promotion of published profiles

    • Approved cooperation profiles will be published online
    • All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event
    • High quality profiles are visited about 50-150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER   

    3. Selection of meetings

    I. Booking meetings

    • Filter cooperation profiles and find the ones aligned with your goals
    • Request meetings to the companies you are interested in meeting
    • Accept or reject the meetings you are asked for. 
    • When accepting a meeting request you intend to participate in the matchmaking event and your potential business partner will be waiting for you. In respect to organisers and your potential future business partners, be in time for your meetings. If unforeseen circumstances occur and you are not able to attend the matchmaking, cancel your meetings through the platform and inform us ASAP. 
    • II. Your schedule

      You will find your meeting schedule in "My agenda" or "Meetings".

      4. At the event

      • Check the latest version of your meeting schedule through the platform.
      • RESPECT the other participant's time (your potential future business partner!) and be in time for all your meetings
      • If an unforeseen circumstance comes up and you will not attend a meeting, please cancel your meetings through the platform. In this way, the other participant will get a notification. 

      Our staff will be at your disposal during the matchmaking event.


      5. Short before and during the event

      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 timer 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 react immediately on a reminder as indicated above you can try rescheduling the meeting.
      • 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?


      1:1 Meetings | Facts

      • 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.


      Location

      ONLINE EVENT

      Organised by

      Meetings

      Participants 307
      Meetings 163

      Participants

      Belgium 1
      Bosnia And Herzegovina 4
      Brazil 1
      Bulgaria 3
      Chile 1
      Croatia 1
      Czech Republic 1
      Denmark 4
      Estonia 1
      France 8
      Germany 8
      Hungary 3
      Italy 26
      Japan 2
      Kosovo 2
      Latvia 7
      Lithuania 38
      North Macedonia 3
      Moldova, Republic Of 1
      Netherlands 1
      Poland 8
      Portugal 41
      Romania 4
      Russia 2
      Serbia 1
      Slovakia 9
      Slovenia 2
      Spain 40
      Sweden 37
      Turkey 20
      Ukraine 13
      United Kingdom 15
      Total 308