WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker
September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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An exclusive benefit for WBE Canada-Certified WBEs, our WBE to WBE 1:1 MatchMaker event is designed to help connect women-owned businesses with larger WBE buyers. If you are looking for Tier 2 or Tier 3 opportunities, this event is perfect for you.
For eligible WBE suppliers, 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings provide an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from other WBE businesses who are seeking to support other WBEs and are specifically interested in buying from Canadian WBEs.
For WBE buyers, the 1:1 MatchMaker event offers a streamlined and efficient way to meet dozens of innovative women-owned businesses based on your procurement needs, all in one sitting. As a participating WBE buyer, you will schedule 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings with our team, making the conversations and connections targeted and specific to your procurement needs.
Please note: Eligibility for MatchMakers does not guarantee a WBE supplier will be selected for a meeting; meeting selections are based upon buyer needs.
How To Participate
All WBE Canada-Certified WBEs with an active certification are encouraged to participate. The registration process will start with WBE Buyers – each company interested in procuring products or services from other WBEs will need to register and identify categories they are looking to procure. Once compiled, a list of categories will be published on this event page to help WBE suppliers understand the opportunities available to their companies. Supplier registration will open in July. Unfortunately, due to limited meeting time slots and the specific needs of the participating companies, not every eligible WBE may receive a meeting request. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker will take place online.
Process & Key Dates
- June 10, 2020 – WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker buyer registration opens
- July 24, 2020 – Deadline for WBE Buyers to confirm their commitment to WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker
- July 24, 2020 – Deadline for WBE buyers to finalize their purchasing categories
- July 29, 2020 – WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker supplier registration opens – matches will be available on first come first served basis
- August 26, 2020 (or when full) – Matchmaker registration closes – time to prepare for your meetings
- September 9, 2020 – Matchmaker meetings
- 12:00 – 4:00 pm ET – MatchMaker Meetings (via conference line)
Categories Our Buyers Are Looking For
- To be confirmed
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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