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The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit will be held on March 14-15, 2023 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
The summit will be held in US Pacific time.
The platform will automatically display in the time zone where the summit is being held. You can choose to switch this to your local time zone on the left-hand side of the Agenda page.
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:
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.
We offer a special delegate rate for early stage Start-Ups, subject to criteria. Please email our Delegate Manager, Jamie Alexander or call +44 (0)1273 789989 to find out if you are eligible.
For more information on marketing partnerships and media registration, please email Louise Crauet.
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We always welcome interest from senior leaders who would like to speak or recommendations of speakers. Please email our Program Director, Abigail Ryder to discuss further.
Partnering with the summit gives you a great 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 Marion Grimes, Senior Business Development Manager, or call +44 (0)1273 005 979.
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.
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.
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.
Questions about the Platform
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.
You can access the platform here on desktop. You will need to use a recent browser such as Google Chrome (recommended) or Mozilla Firefox.
Log in: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Watch the video explaining how to set up your profile on Swapcard:
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.
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.
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 clicking the People icon and then selecting export.
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.
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:
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. 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:
All summit content and networking will be available on our virtual platform for one month after the summit, until April 15, 2023.
The exceptions are the roundtable, breakout sessions and start-up arena which are not recorded and will not be available to watch on demand.
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.
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.
All the summits are hosted on the same platform, 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 summits.
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.
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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.
US guidelines no longer require delegates to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or wear a mask in order to attend events at indoor event venues. Of course, masks are welcome to be worn if you prefer to do so. If you are travelling to the US, please check the latest travel requirements.
Should anything change before the event, we will update this page and contact delegates directly.