DATE: September 9, 2020
TIME: 12:00 - 4:00 pm ET | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PT
WBE Canada is happy to connect WBE Community with each other with a purpose of purchasing and partnership opportunities – this year in a virtual format! WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker is designed to connect Women Business Enterprises with larger WBE buyers.
For WBE buyers, the WBE 2 WBE MatchMaker event offers a streamlined and efficient way to meet multiple innovative women-owned businesses based on your procurement needs, all in one sitting. WBE buyers get preferred access to the B2B Matchmaker event on October 14-15 (setting up individual meetings with large corporate and government organizations). WBE Buyer registration is currently closed – contact Michelle Bianchi if you are interested in participating.
For eligible WBE suppliers, WBE 2 WBE MatchMaker provides an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from other WBE businesses who are seeking to support other WBEs and are interested in buying from fellow Canadian WBEs.
Please note: Eligibility for MatchMakers does not guarantee a WBE supplier will be selected for a meeting; meeting selections are based upon buyer needs.
Conditions & Guidelines
(Last update: August 7, 2020)
- July 29 - August 13 - Registration - All Certified WBEs with valid registration to the 2020 Annual Conference will be able to participate in WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker. You must purchase your ticket by noon ET August 13, 2020 to be eligible to participate.
- August 17-21 - Profile set up - You will have until August 21, 2020 to set up your supplier profile in our Matchmaker app. Link will be sent to you on August 10th. Your participation does NOT guarantee you a meeting. Meetings are proposed by the WBE buyers based on their purchasing needs and relevancy of your matchmaker profile.
- August 24 – September 4 - Meetings initiated - Matches will be initiated by WBE buyers starting on August 24th and confirmed on an ongoing basis.
- August 25 - September 8 - Meeting preparation - You will have time to research your counterpart to prepare for your meeting
- September 9 - WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker
Opportunities identified by WBE Buyers:
- HR Services
- Promotional Items
- Marketing & Sales Lead Generation
- Cleaning products
- Sewing Contractors | Medical, Fire Retardant Fabrics | Manufacturer of welding & fire retardant clothing
- Translation Services
- Office Tools
- Computers, Servers
- Waste Disposal
- Temp Labour
- Forklift MRO
- Office Supplies
- Cardboard Boxes | Shipping & Packaging Supplies
To participate as a SUPPLIER - buy your 2020 WBE Conference ticket before it's too late! Registration for WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker closes EOD August 13th!
This is a closed-door event for Certified WBEs only! You MUST have a scheduled match to attend. Seats will be awarded on the first come first served basis.
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