FIDC NA WC 2023 – Hosted Meetings Program – FAQs

The Hosted Meetings 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 Meetings participant 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 Meetings participant. If you don’t meet our qualifying criteria, you can register for one of our Rockstar passes instead.

Ahead of the event, all participants will be invited to select companies they would like to meet with via our Hosted Meetings Programme 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 (December 6 – 7) in the Hosted Meetings Program Lounge.

The Hosted Meetings Program is an opportunity for you to pre-schedule meetings with event partners. Double opt-in means that both parties agree to the meeting, so we will only schedule meetings where both yourself and the event partner have agreed to meet. This will be facilitated via the Hosted Meetings Program platform which will launch closer to the event for you to make your selections.

Hosted Meetings participants must commit to making appointments with our event partners via the Hosted Meetings Program 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 Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

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

You will be reimbursed following attendance to all meetings, completing the feedback form providing an evaluation of each meeting, completion of the reimbursement form and submission of receipts.

If you attend the Festival but do not complete your scheduled meetings, you will not receive any reimbursement, we reserve the right to invoice your company for $799 for the event ticket as per the authorisation you agree to, and you may also be excluded from qualifying for the event in future years.

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