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Kelly Langridge
Business Development Manager
+44 (0)1273 789 989
kelly.langridge@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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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 Virtual Platform

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What is the summit about?
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The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit gathers together agri-food senior level delegates from around the world, providing a 1-1 meeting platform for our global agtech network, focused discussion groups, interactive panel discussions, start-up pitches, and critical intelligence from industry leaders on how our industry will emerge from the current crisis.

An expert international speaking faculty will present live, before hosting breakout virtual roundtables on the trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape your business.

Partnership and collaboration are critical as we strive to create a stronger, more sustainable agri-food system.

What day and time is the summit? What timezone is the summit in?
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The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit will be held on September 28-29, 2021.

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

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 Jamie Alexander or call +44 (0)1273 789989 to find out if you are eligible.

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

You can transfer your pass to a colleague at any time. Please email our logistics team with the following details of your colleague to receive your pass:

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

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

What are Roundtable discussions?
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Roundtable discussions are one of the most interactive sessions of the programme! Each small discussion group is hosted by an industry expert on a specific theme offering you a valuable opportunity to network, brainstorm solutions and share ideas with your peers on shared areas of interest.

Roundtables work like a video call, are limited to 12 people to maximise everyone’s participation. As a result, places are limited and you need to pre-book your seat in advance through our virtual platform.

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

What platform will the summit be hosted on? Do I need to download anything?
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You will receive a dedicated email explaining how you can gain access to our virtual event platform, which is hosted by Swapcard from noreply@swapcard.com.

The platform is available on desktop, and you can download the ‘Rethink App’ for iPhone and Android from the app stores.

When will the virtual event platform go live? When can I start booking 1-1 meetings?
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The virtual event platform for the summit will be live two weeks before the event, so you can then start booking 1-1 meetings straight away.

Once the platform is live, you will receive a dedicated email within 24 hours explaining how you can gain access to our virtual platform.

Can I watch on replay? How long will the content be available for?
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All summit content and networking will be available to watch back on our virtual platform until October 29, 2021 (excluding roundtable discussions).

How can my company become a partner or sponsor the summit?
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Partnering with the summit gives you a superb opportunity to associate your brand with accelerating innovation across the agri-food supply chain, 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 Kelly Langridge, Business Development Manager, or call +44 (0)1273 789989.

How can I get involved as a speaker at the next summit? 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 Programme Director, Abigail Ryder to discuss further.

I'm registered for the Future Food-Tech Summit. How can I access the platform for this summit?
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You can access both summit platforms within Swapcard.

You can toggle between summits when you are already within a summit by clicking the Rethink Events logo to the left of the summit name at the top of the page.

Within the app, simply click the home icon and you will be able to view all three summits.

Can I get a refund? Can I transfer my pass to a colleague?
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Up to 30 days before the event date you can cancel and request a refund (we will deduct a 15% cancellation fee). We regret that no cancellations can be accepted after this date and full payment is due.

You can transfer your pass to a colleague at any time. Please email our logistics team with the following details of your colleague to receive your pass:

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

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

Is there a Code of Conduct for this event?
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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 virtual event or other individual’s participation in the summit. Rethink Events will be monitoring the open forums throughout the summit.

Who are Rethink Events?
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Rethink conferences are created by experts in cleantech and renewable energy to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors.

Through extensive research, we create hard-hitting agendas, rich in content, and featuring the industry’s most influential figures. Interactive debate and extensive networking opportunities encourage the sharing of ideas and information, and the formation of new business relationships. Our goal is to inform and shape the future of the cleantech and renewable energy industries. For more information about Rethink, visit www.rethinkevents.com

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

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

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

South America – June/July
World Agri-Tech South America Summit
Animal AgTech South America Summit

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

Amsterdam – October
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

Singapore – November
Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit

What platform will the summit be hosted on? Do I need to download anything?
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When you register for the summit, you will receive a dedicated email within 24 hours explaining how you can gain access to our virtual event platform, which is hosted by Swapcard.

The platform is available on desktop, and you can download the ‘Rethink App’ for iPhone and Android from the app stores.

When will the virtual event platform go live? When can I start booking 1-1 meetings?
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The virtual event platform is live, so you can start booking 1-1 meetings straight away.

You will receive a dedicated email within 24 hours of registering explaining how you can gain access to our virtual platform.

How do I access the virtual platform?
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Our virtual event platform can be accessed here for desktop. Click the purple ‘login’ button in the top right hand corner and sign in with the details emailed to you from World Agri-Tech – sender ID is noreply@swapcard.com.

You will need to use a recent browser such as Google Chrome (recommended) or Mozilla Firefox.

You can also download our ‘Rethink App’ for iPhone and Android from the app stores.

What internet browser do I need?
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To access the platform you need to use a recent browser such as Google Chrome (recommended) or Mozilla Firefox.

Is there a video tutorial I can watch?
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We’ve prepared a short video tour of the platform to help you get started which you can watch here:

Can I watch on replay? How long will the content be 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 November 1, 2021.

How do I complete my profile?
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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.

Have a look at this video we made, explaining how to set up your profile on Swapcard:

How do I manage my schedule?
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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. You can 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’ where you will see the sessions you have added.

Have a look at video we made, explaining how to request meetings and manage your schedule on Swapcard:

How do I register for sessions?
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Once you’re in the platform, you don’t need to register to watch sessions – but it’s helpful to keep track of the sessions you want to watch live. View the agenda by selecting ‘Agenda’ from the menu at the top of the page on desktop or on the homepage in the app. Simply click the ‘+’ button next to the session you would like to add to your schedule.

You can view the sessions you have added to your agenda by selecting ‘My Planner’.

Can I join multiple sessions?
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You can join multiple agenda sessions and on the day, you will be able to switch between tracks. All the sessions will be available to watch on demand for a month after the summit takes place so you will be able to watch any sessions you didn’t manage to catch.

Exception to the rule: You are only able to sign up to one networking discussion per day, and these are not recorded or available afterwards.

How do I register for roundtable discussions?
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Networking discussions work like a ‘zoom’ video call, they are limited to 12 people and must be signed up to in advance on our virtual platform. You can secure your spot by selecting ‘Roundtables’ from the menu at the top of the page on desktop or on the homepage in the app and then clicking the ‘+’ button next to the roundtable you would like to join.

You won’t be able to switch between networking discussions once signed up. Note also, they are the only part of the agenda that is not recorded, so they are not available to watch back later.

Have a look at this video we made, explaining how to join our roundtable discussions:

Can we 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.

How do I book 1-1 meetings?
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Click ‘Book 1-1 Meetings’ in the menu at the top of the page on desktop or on the homepage of the app. You can filter the attendee list by company type, country and company name. Select an attendee to view their profile and you will see their list of available times. Simply select a time, add a message and click ‘send meeting request’. You will receive a notification when that meeting is accepted, and can also add to your own calendar.

Note – the virtual summit platform automatically adjusts all times shown (agenda, meetings, available times etc) to your local timezone.

Have a look at this video we made, explaining how to book 1-1 meetings on Swapcard:

What is a connection request? How do I send a message before sending a meeting request?
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A connection request is sent when you send a message to another attendee. On their profile, you will see a ‘Connect with [attendee]’ 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 clicking the People icon and then selecting export.

How do I manage my meetings and availability?
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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.

Remember the platform automatically adjusts to your local timezones (for agenda, meetings, available times etc).

Have a look at this video we made, explaining how to book 1-1 meetings on Swapcard:

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.

How many people can join a call for 1-1 meetings?
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The 1-1 meetings through the platform are video calls conducted between two delegates only.

How do I connect with speakers?
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Select a speaker from their agenda session or search for them in the attendee list under the ‘Book 1-1 meetings’ tab.

You can request a 1-1 video meeting with a speaker directly from their profile page in the same way as any other attendee. You can also see which sessions that speaker is participating in, and add those sessions to your schedule if you wish.

I'm registered for Future Food-Tech. How can I access the platforms for this summit?
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You can access all the summit platforms here.

You can toggle between summits when you are already within a summit by clicking the Rethink Events logo to the left of the summit name at the top of the page.

Within the app, simply click the home icon and you will be able to view all summits.

What are 'AI Matches'?
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The platform uses artificial intelligence which suggests attendees to you based on the details you have entered on your profile.

You can also filter the attendee list yourself by company type, country and company name.

Is there an exhibition? Can I book a meeting with an exhibitor?
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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. Each company’s representatives are linked to its’ exhibition booth, and clicking on their names will direct you to their individual profiles. You can also view the agenda sessions in which partners are speaking.

Have a look at this video we made, explaining how to connect with exhibiting partners and start-ups on Swapcard:

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.

Do I need to download an app?
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Our virtual platform can be accessed on your computer through your usual internet browser without downloading any app.

Or if you prefer mobile access, you can download our ‘Rethink App’ for iPhone and Android. The app will send you meeting alerts and reminders – this can be useful!

How do I join my video meeting?
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In ‘My Planner’ you can view all of your accepted meeting requests in ‘My Schedule’. When it’s time for the meeting, a ‘Meeting Call’ button will appear next to the meeting slot.

Have a look at the video we made, explaining how to join a video meeting on Swapcard:

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