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10 December 2020
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Registration, booking meetings & 1:1 Video Calls | Quick Info


1:1 Meetings | Facts

  • Until 4th of December 2020 | Period where 1:1 meetings can be requested
  • 4th of December 2020 | Period where 1:1 meetings can be scheduled
  • Meeting requests must be accepted to be scheduled.
  • Meetings are managed online via 1:1 Video Calls

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. 15-20 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.


3) How to manage bilateral meetings?

The booking of meetings opens a few weeks before the event or after a certain number of participants have registered. You will be notified by an e-mail alert once booking has opened.

 

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
  • Usually meeting requests must be confirmed by the recipients to be scheduled
  • Typically, date and time of a meeting is scheduled by the person accepting the meeting request considering the mutual availability.
  • 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)
  • Booking rules applied by the event organizer doesn’t allow to book specific groups
    e.g. No meetings among Sellers & Sellers; Start-ups can’t send meetings requests to Investors
  • 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
  • Download the "b2match" Mobile App (iOS/Android) to
    * get access to your meeting schedule on your mobile phone
    * be informed about last-minute changes (bookings, cancellations)
    * manage additional meetings during the event (send/receive/confirm requests)

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?

  • Please check that you Brower don't blocks the usage of your camera/microphone due to security reasons.
    Check by having a video call with some of your colleagues in another tool (Google Meet, Zoom, ...)
  • Depending on your Browser settings you may be asked to confirm the activation of the Camera/Microphone through a pop-up dialog form.
  • How to enable the use of microphone/camera in your Browser?
    * Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2693767
    * Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-manage-your-camera-and-microphone-permissions
    * Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences
  • If none of the above works, consider switching to another device to join the meetings.

Organised by

Participants

Albania 1
Armenia 1
Belgium 21
Bulgaria 8
Ecuador 1
Estonia 3
France 2
Germany 9
Greece 1
Hungary 5
Ireland 12
Italy 13
Lithuania 2
North Macedonia 22
Montenegro 4
Morocco 1
Netherlands 10
Norway 1
Panama 1
Portugal 1
Romania 2
Serbia 12
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
South Africa 1
Spain 14
Sweden 2
Switzerland 1
Turkey 2
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 11
United States 1
Total 168

Participants

Company (SME) 65
Company (Industry) 7
University 15
R&D Institution 5
Association/Agency 37
Authority/Government 5
WEgate team 9
Freelancer 25
Total 168