Introduction to the Hosted Buyer Programme

If you’re joining us at the Future Identity Festival, consider taking part in our exclusive Hosted Buyer Programme. You’ll benefit from everything the Festival has to offer, plus travel and accommodation reimbursement (up to £300 for UK based attendees and £500 for international attendees), exclusive networking opportunities and access to the Hosted Buyer VIP lounge.

You’ll be connected to key industry suppliers to help build an invaluable network for your company. Using AI, your meetings are generated based on the preferences you make, to ensure only the highest quality and most relevant meetings are scheduled.

Am I eligible to become a Hosted Buyer?

Hosted Buyer passes are available for regulated financial institutions; retailers, e-commerce firms and platform marketplaces; esports, gaming and gambling businesses; entertainment and broadcasting businesses; travel, transportation, and delivery services; social media platforms; e-health and healthcare providers.

Participating brands

Key Hosted Buyer benefits

The exclusive Hosted Buyer Lounge will be open from 13:00 – 17:30 on each of the event days. The lounge is designed to help you recharge, relax and refresh between meetings. You can grab some refreshments and catch up with calls, connect with fellow Hosted Buyers, and with our friendly Hosted Buyer Team.

Our exclusive welcome lunches are the perfect opportunity for you to network with fellow Hosted Buyers ahead of your meetings each day. We’ll also be around to answer any questions and remind you of your schedule of meetings.

The programme puts the power in your hands across both days of the festival, giving you unrivalled sourcing, learning and networking opportunities. View the full T&Cs.

In a nutshell, the event was unparalleled, resulting in exceptional meetings and a wealth of opportunities.
– Cathy Starr, Director of Field Marketing EMEA, Provenir

Deadline to apply – extended to Monday 2nd October!

Programme commitments

As a Hosted Buyer, you commit to attending all your scheduled meetings with the event sponsors you match with. You also commit to completing our Hosted Buyer survey post event and giving constructive feedback on the meetings.

To qualify, individuals must: (a) be responsible for buying or evaluating technology solutions for their company, and (b) agree to take at least six (6) 15-minute onsite meetings with participating sponsors, determined by a double opt-in process. The purpose of which is to create value for all involved.

See T&Cs for the full criteria.

Meetings Package for the tech and solution providers

We have a brand new opportunity available for you to get involved – get in touch with us at to view our Meetings Package as part of the Hosted Buyer Programme.


The Hosted Buyer Programme is an opportunity for you to pre-schedule meetings with event partners. Our AI driven platform will generate meetings based on your preferences and automatically schedule relevant meetings for you.

A Hosted Buyer is a senior decision maker responsible for buying or evaluating technology and other solutions for their company. To view a full list of criteria please see our T&Cs.

We’ll check your registration and let you know via email if you have been approved as a Hosted Buyer. If you don’t meet our qualifying criteria, you can register for one of our Rockstar passes instead.

Ahead of the event, all buyers will be invited to select companies they would like to meet with via our Hosted Buyer platform. Using AI, your meetings are generated based on the preferences you make, to ensure only the highest quality and most relevant meetings are scheduled.

The meetings will be 15 minutes long and held between 14:00 and 17:00 on the event days (13th and 14th November 2023) in the Hosted Buyer Lounge.

Hosted buyers must commit to making appointments with our event partners via the Hosted Buyer platform. We ask that you come to the festival ready to meet with new potential partners. You must attend a minimum of 6 (six) pre-scheduled meetings during the event and complete the post-event survey.

The deadline to apply is Friday 29th September 2023.

Hosted Buyers are free to attend content sessions and network on the festival floor before and after the scheduled meeting on each day, just make sure you’re back in time if you leave between meetings!

You will be reimbursed following attendance to all Hosted Buyer meetings, completing the feedback form providing an evaluation of each meeting, completion of the reimbursement form and submission of receipts. The deadline for the form and receipt submissions is 19th January 2024.

If you attend the Festival but do not complete your scheduled meetings, you will not receive any travel reimbursement, we reserve the right to invoice your company for £1099 + VAT for the Festival ticket as per the authorisation you agree to, and you may also be excluded from qualifying for the festival in future years.

If you are approved for the Hosted Buyer Programme but are unable to participate even though you are still with your organisation, you must agree to suggest one or more substitutes from your organisation as your replacement for the programme. Acceptance of any substitute is subject to prior approval via email.

Click here for a letter to account for your attendance at the Future Identity Festival.

Have any questions? View the T&Cs or contact a member of the team:

Anna Smart
Client Success Manager
Kym Osborne
Head of Operations