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Our B2B Strategic Matchmaking has ended.
To be prepared for future offerings, you can learn more about the program by reading the below summary.
Following the success of our 2020 Annual Summit Virtual Matchmaking event, we expanded the program to include more appointments in the fall. B2B matchmaking is all about making the right connections and initiating relationships. Our B2B service matches SoCal A&D suppliers with OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers seeking to do business with specific types of products or services.
In lieu of in-person meetings, virtual matchmaking appointments took place using Webex teleconferencing. Appointments were available on a first come first serve bases for SoCal A&D suppliers and hosted throughout an entire month. We pre-screen suppliers and only schedule appointments with matching OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers that were seeking their specific types of products or services.
Please note that appointments are scheduled based on target capabilities sought by the OEMs, and only Southern California-based A&D suppliers were eligible. There was no guarantee that a supplier would receive appointments with OEMs if their company’s capabilities were not on an OEM’s target list, or if their company is located outside of the target area. Appointments were scheduled in the order registrations were received. Participating OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers are listed to the right on this page. To prepare for their appointments with OEMs, we recommended that suppliers watch our B2B Do’s and Don’ts Webinar below and review the FAQ on B2B matchmaking for more information on how the matchmaking process work and what to expect from your meetings.
Let Us Help You Get Ready For Your B2B Appointment
To help A&D suppliers prepare for their appointments we created a short webinar to review the Do’s & Don’ts, and the best way to get the most out of your time with the OEMs. You can view the webinar and all the material and resources covered in the webinar by clicking the links below.
- AMP SoCal B2B Do’s & Don’ts Webinar
- Webinar interview with Boeing rep on Do’s and Don’ts and what OEMs look for. It also includes info on how to prepare a slide deck that you can send to OEMs after your meeting. And a short segment on how manufacturers can use social media for business development.
- B2B Webinar Slides and Template Slide Deck for A&D Suppliers (PDF)
- Elevator Pitch (PDF)
- Tips on how to sell your company in a short window
- Helpful Links
- Listed in the Do’s & Don’ts webinar and other useful links
- What OEMs Are Looking For (PDF)
AMP SoCal is committed to providing the aerospace and defense industry with resources and information to address the needs of manufacturers and suppliers during this unprecedented time. Please visit the COVID-19 Resources tab on our website for information on business assistance, financing, taxes, worker resources, and webinars and podcasts that can assist companies with making it through these economic hardships. Check back frequently as we will continue to update this page as reliable information becomes available.