Supplier FAQs for ExploreGB Virtual

A breakdown of FAQs is available below, under relevant headings. If you have further questions or are unsure of something please contact the events team.

Event Registration

ExploreGB Virtual 2021 will take place 21 - 24 March. The programme will include the VisitBritain day on 21 March and buyer meetings on

22 - 24 March.

Yes, you are able to register up to 2 people (including yourself) however you both must be from the same company.

No. There is no cost to attend.

Supplier applications are open from 4 October 2021 – 19 December 2022.

Meetings Process

Step 1 -   Delegates receive the link to The Meeting Diary Portal and block out any times they are not available.

Step 2 -   Delegates request meetings with each and decline or confirm any requests.

Step 3 -   Both buyers and suppliers will continue to have access to The Meeting Diary Portal to manage meetings up until 16th   March 2022

Step 5 -   All buyers and suppliers will then receive an access link to The Virtual Event Platform where they can review their final   personalised schedule in their time zone.


14 February 2022

Meetings will be back to back with no preassigned breaks. You will have complete flexibility to create your schedule and block your calendar when you need to.

Blocking of meeting slots can be done during the pre-event meeting selection process.

Buyer recruitment will be open until late January, we will be able to share buyer lists when available.

Yes. You have the option to decline supplier meetings if they aren’t appropriate for you.

You cannot arrange pre-scheduled meetings with other suppliers, however you can have ad-hoc meetings via The Meeting Hub.

Meetings are 14 minutes long with a 1 minute change over time.

You will have one diary per company.

The platform will be open from 6am – 11pmGMT and you will have control over your meeting diary/what time you are online from.

Yes, content uploaded into the Exhibitor Booth Portal can be shared during the meetings.

Yes, you can arrange ad-hoc meetings.

Virtual Event Platform

No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in the virtual trade show. You will only need to have access to the internet - a strong, high speed connection is recommended. You should ideally have a web cam to participate in the 121 meetings via video call, however this is not compulsory.

Instructions on how to use the platform will be included in the information pack, which you will be sent when you receive the platform access link.

All delegates will be sent a unique access link the week before the event.