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If you have any questions, please contact

Rachel Mackie
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +44 (0)1273 789989
E: rachel.mackie@rethinkevents.com

Rethink Events Ltd,
1st Floor, Huntingdon House,
20a North Street,
Brighton,
BN1 1EB,
UK

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Got a question? Check our most frequently asked questions below.

If you don’t find the answer, get in touch via email or call us on +44 (0)1273 789989.

Questions about the Summit

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Questions about the Summit Platform

GO TO QUESTIONS

What day and time is the summit? What timezone is the summit in?
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The Future Food-Tech Summit will be held on June 17-18, 2024 at the Marriott Marquis Chicago.

The agenda shown on this website has session timings in Central Daylight Time (CDT). The virtual summit platform shows times adjusted to your local timezone for all sessions and meetings.

Can I transfer my pass to my colleague? Can I get a refund?
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Transferring Your Pass: You are not able to share your pass with a colleague at our summits. If for some reason you can’t attend and want to transfer your pass to a colleague, we can arrange that.

Please email our logistics team letting them know you are transferring your allocated pass to your colleague and include their information:

First Name:
Last Name:
Job Title:
Company:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Company Address:

Cancellation: You can cancel and request a refund up to 30 days before the event date (we will deduct a 15% cancellation fee). We regret that no cancellations can be accepted after this date and full payment is due.

Are there special rates for Start-Ups?
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We offer a special delegate rate for early stage Start-Ups, subject to criteria. Please email our Business Development Manager, Elliot Aeberhard or call +44 (0)1273 789989 to find out if you are eligible.

I’m media/press. How can I attend?
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For more information on marketing partnerships and media registration, please email Isabella Deith or call +44 (0)1273 789989.

I want to receive news from the summit. How do I sign up to your newsletter?
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Sign up to our newsletter here – you’ll receive the latest summit developments, along with industry news and insights from leading senior executives.

How can I get involved as a speaker? Can I recommend a speaker?
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We always welcome interest from senior leaders who would like to speak or recommendations of speakers. Please email our Conference Producer, Emma Fontete to discuss further.

How can my company become a partner or sponsor the summit?
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Partnering with the summit gives you a great opportunity to associate your brand with accelerating innovation across the animal agriculture landscape, showcase your expertise and position your company as the partner of choice.

For more information on a tailored partnership, digital marketing and business development opportunities at the summit, please email Rachel Mackie, Senior Business Development Manager, or call +44 (0)1273 005 979.

What are roundtable discussions?
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Roundtable discussions are one of the most interactive sessions of the program! Each small discussion group is hosted by an industry expert on a specific theme. With around 10 participants per table, it’s an informal setting where you’re encouraged to speak freely, ask questions and swap contact details.

Note: Unlike the other panel sessions and keynotes, the roundtables are not recorded so are not available to watch later.

Do I need to use the app if I am attending in person?
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Delegates are using the app at the summit to:

  • Access the full delegate list
  • Send connection requests and book meetings at a dedicated table, exhibition booth or private meeting room
  • Receive instant alerts about meeting requests, and reminders about bookmarked sessions
  • Browse the virtual exhibition and connect with teams

For more information about downloading, logging in and using the app, check the sections below.

What other agri-food summits are coming up?
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Future Food-Tech summits are a world leading series, hosted by Rethink Events, taking place in San Francisco, London, Chicago, and Singapore each year. It is also closely linked to our World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit & Animal AgTech Innovation Summit that take place in San Francisco, South America, Dubai, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

Chicago – June
Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit
Future Food-Tech: Alternative Proteins

South America – June
World Agri-Tech South America Summit

London – September
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit
Future Food-Tech Summit

Dubai – December
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Amsterdam – October
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

Singapore – November
Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit

San Francisco – March
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit
Future Food-Tech Summit

How do I access the summit platform? Do I need to download anything?
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From two weeks before the summit, when you register you will receive a dedicated email within 24 hours explaining how you can gain access to our summit platform, which is hosted by Swapcard.

You can access the platform here on desktop. You will need to use a recent browser such as Google Chrome (recommended) or Mozilla Firefox.

You can download the ‘Rethink App’ for iPhone and Android from the app stores, we recommend doing this before joining the summit so you are ready to use it.

Log in: Click the purple ‘login’ button in the top right hand corner and sign in with the details emailed to you from Future Food-Tech – sender ID is connect@app.rethinkevents.com.

How do I use the summit platform and app? Is there a video tutorial?
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Using the app at the summit to access the full delegate list instantly, send connection requests, book meetings and receive instant alerts and reminders for meeting requests and bookmarked sessions.

Watch a tour of the summit the platform to help you get started:

Complete your profile:

First, update your profile with a photo, a short biography and information about your company and skills.

The more information you include, the better the matchmaking tool can work, to increase profile views and suggested matches with the right people you want to meet.

How do I manage my connection requests, meetings and availability?
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Manage Your Schedule:

You can manage your schedule in ‘My Planner’ which can be found in the menu at the top of the page on desktop or on the homepage in the app.

Within ‘My Planner’, control your availability and view your meetings by selecting ‘My meetings’ from the left hand menu on desktop or the meetings (2nd) icon in the app. Here you will also find ‘My schedule’ (calendar (1st) icon in the app) where you will see the sessions you have added.

Send and Receive Meeting Requests:

You can see your pending or confirmed meetings in ‘My Planner’ and then by clicking the ‘My meetings’ tab on the left hand side on desktop or the meetings (2nd) icon in the app. You can cancel a confirmed or pending meeting by clicking ‘Cancel Request’ (if it was pending) or ‘Cancel Meeting’ (if it was confirmed). You can also manage your availability by clicking ‘Make unavailable’ for specific meeting slots.

Scheduling Meetings at an Exhibition Booth:

Each of our partners have their own virtual exhibition booth, where they can share information, links and documents. You can also book meetings with the company in the same way as you would an attendee and send them a message. If the partner has an onsite booth, this will be highlighted on its’ profile and you will be able to schedule a meeting at their onsite booth. Each company’s representatives are linked, and clicking on their names will direct you to their individual profiles. You can also view the agenda sessions in which partners are speaking.

Connection Request:

A connection request is sent when you send a message to another delegate. On their profile, you will see a ‘Connect with [name]’ box on desktop where you will be able to send them a message or click the connect button on their profile in the app.

The recipient will receive a notification that you would like to connect with them and they will be able to either accept or decline this. If you see an icon of two heads next to a contact, it means that the person has already accepted your request. If you see a clock icon, it means your connection request is still pending.

When they accept your connection request, you will exchange contact details, just like a virtual business card. You can export the contacts you make at the end of the summit by heading to your contacts on desktop and then exporting your contacts on the left side.

How do I reschedule a meeting?
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It is not possible to reschedule a meeting, whether it is pending or confirmed. If you want to reschedule it, you have to cancel it and book another meeting at a different time. You can cancel meetings in ‘My Planner’ under the ‘My meetings’ tab.

If your meeting at a 1-1 table has been pending for over a week, it will automatically be cancelled and you will receive a notification saying that the request was declined by the other attendee.

Can I watch on replay? How long will the content by available for?
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All summit content and networking will be available on our virtual platform for one month after the summit, until July 18, 2024.

The exceptions are the roundtables and breakout sessions which are not recorded and will not be available to watch on demand.

Can I ask questions to the speakers during the live event?
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Yes, you will be able to ask questions to the speakers during the live event. In ‘Watch LIVE’, you will be able to engage in a live chat on the right hand side, submit questions in the ‘Questions’ tab and participate in polls.

Can I export my meetings, schedule and contacts?
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In ‘My Planner’, you can export your whole schedule to your own calendar application by clicking the ‘Export to My Calendar’ button on the right hand side. You can also export your sessions, meetings and bookmarks to a single printable PDF file by clicking ‘Download PDF’.

At the end of the event, you can download all of your connections and contacts in an excel file. Click the People icon at the top of the page and you will see the option to export your contacts.

Didn’t find what you’re looking for?

Get in touch with us now via email, through the live chat room within the virtual platform, or call us on +44 (0)1273 789989.

Code of Conduct

The summit is open and inclusive of any delegate regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, political belief, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or any other identity.

Respect, tolerance and understanding of others’ backgrounds and beliefs must be exemplified at all times. The summit is a forum to showcase the industry at its best and no form of discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind will be tolerated.

Delegates must not engage in disruptive speech, behaviour, spamming or in any way which disrupts or interferes with the event or other individual’s participation in the summit. Rethink Events will be monitoring the open forums throughout the summit.


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