14 - 16 December 2020

Virtual Event

Explained: Virtual Networking

During Seatrade Maritime Middle East Virtual, you will be able to meet, network and schedule meetings with suppliers and other attendees. This all takes place within the event platform, which allows you to enjoy a totally seamless experience.


Our networking technology matches you with other event participants who may be relevant to you. You then have the control to progress with either making a new connection or "skip" and move on.

The more you use the networking function, the more the system learns about you. This enables it to provide you with better matches over the period of the event.

Getting Started with Matchmaking

Once you have registered, log into the platform and navigate to the “Network” section.

This is where you will be able to access networking features during the event; make new connections and schedule meetings.

Matchmaking Functions

Review and take action on the recommendations made by the system for you with one of the following three options:

Skip: You are not interested in this connection.

Interested: You would like to spark a conversation before deciding to progress with a meeting. You can use the online chat function to explore further.

Meet: You want to request a meeting with this connection, which will take place within the event platform.

This is where you can review people who have shown interest in you.

Once you have a mutual interest with someone or a scheduled meeting, you will be able to open a chat with them.

Here you can manage the people you have expressed an interest in.

This is where you can view a list of people of which you chose to skip.

Schedule 1:1 Meetings

You can request, receive and schedule meetings with other event participants through either your matchmaking connections or the search function.

These meetings will take place within the event platform, where you can also use video and audio.

The attendees you are able to schedule meetings with may be limited, depending on your pass type.

Getting Started with 1:1 Meetings

If you would like to request a meeting, simply click on the “schedule a meeting” button on the profile of the person you would like to meet with. You will then be able to set meeting details before sending the request.

You will be able to keep track of all of your invitations within “My Schedule”.

Who Could You Meet at #STMMEVirtual?

Register today and find out.