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Virtual Event FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I am a registered attendee, how does this affect me?

  • Your existing in-person conference registration ticket will automatically be carried over to our 100% virtual event and you do not need to re-register. You should have received an email from us regarding any next steps. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Should you have any queries about your registration, please contact our Delegate Relations Director Jessica Purnell at jessica.purnell@informa.com.
  • You will now have access to all that Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Europe has to offer. Instead of having to choose which of 2 concurrent track sessions you wish to attend at an in-person conference, all virtual attendees will now be able to attend and view presentations for ALL track sessions at the entire conference at your leisure. This means that attendees will be able to view DOUBLE the number of speaker presentations at the virtual event, compared to the in-person event where they could only attend 1 track.
  • You will now have access to a virtual exhibition hall and virtual poster hall featuring peer-submitted scientific posters with opportunities to virtually interact/network with exhibitors and poster presenters.
  • You will still have the ability to network, build personal & company profile, send & receive meeting requests, and view full attendee list.
  • All sessions will be recorded and made available on-demand so you can watch at your leisure. 
  • Presentations will still be downloadable from speakers who give us permission.


Q2: I am a sponsor/exhibitor, what happens next?

Our number one priority is to deliver you an outstanding virtual experience, resulting in more opportunities for networking, brand visibility and lead generation than ever before. Your dedicated account manager will be in touch over the coming days to provide next steps and answer any questions you may have. Should you have immediate questions, please contact Kristin Skahan at kristin.skahan@informa.com


Q3: I am a speaker on the agenda, what happens next?

Michael Keenan, the conference producer will be in touch with you to reconfirm your participation in the virtual program and to provide additional speaker logistical details, but feel free to email him in the meantime with any questions at Michael.Keenan@informa.com


Q4: How will the presentations be delivered in a virtual format?

  • All 30-minute speaker presentations will be pre-recorded in advance of the conference. (Speakers will be provided with specific instructions/a platform to pre-record their talks in the coming days).
  • The LIVE dates of the conference – August 25-27, 2020 will consist of:
    • Featured presentations/keynotes with Live Q&A
    • Virtual, Moderated Panel Discussions which will include all of the speakers in each of our 8 themed sessions
    • Live Poster Presenter Chat Rooms
    • Live Speaker Q&A Chat Rooms
    • Live Moderated Hot Topic Chat Rooms/Roundtables
    • In addition, there will be lots of on-demand content including all of the pre-recorded speaker presentations, exhibitor/sponsor scientific briefing presentations, product demonstrations, posters, white papers, etc.

Michael Keenan, the conference producer will be in touch with you to provide additional details, but feel free to email him in the meantime with any questions at Michael.Keenan@informa.com


Q5: What are my options to participate as a new virtual Antibody Engineering Europe 2020 attendee?

Option 1: All Access Ticket - Industry (£1299)/Academic ((£499)

This ticket provides one (1) person access to:

  • All presentations and downloadable content
  • Virtual exhibition hall of technology and solution providers
  • Virtual poster hall featuring peer-submitted scientific posters with opportunities to virtually interact/network with poster presenters
  • Networking app to build personal & company profile and receive meeting requests
  • Ability to present a virtual poster. If you would like to submit a poster abstract, just check the option below. Please be sure to submit your poster at this link (POSTER SUBMISSION) before the deadlines: Regular posters: July 24th and Student Posters: July 6th.

Option 2: Exhibition and Content Ticket (Free)

This ticket provides one (1) person access to:

  • Virtual exhibition hall of technology and solution providers
  • Virtual poster hall featuring peer-submitted scientific posters with opportunities to virtually interact/network with poster presenters
  • Virtual scientific briefing presentations
  • Networking app with restricted access to build personal & company profile and receive meeting requests
  • On-demand webinars and whitepapers



Q6: How will the virtual exhibition & poster hall look?

Our digital exhibition and poster hall will be accessible to attendees alongside the scientific agenda speakers  presentations. This exhibit and poster hall will feature audio/video product demonstrations and oral poster presentations. Bookmark the virtual event website and stay tuned for more details.


Q7: Will I still be able to communicate with attendees, speakers and exhibitors?

Yes, our virtual platform will have a full attendee list published (name, title, company, photo) to create a simple-yet-effective virtual networking opportunities. Attendees will be able to send private messages to each other through our virtual platform. Please note that the free virtual Exhibition and Content ticket holders will only be able to receive messages (you must upgrade to the All-Access ticket to view the full attendee list and send messages).


Q8: Do I need to pay VAT now that the event is virtual?

Paying VAT depends on where you are based. Attendees based in UK or Europe are subject to a 20% VAT, and attendees based outside of Europe and attendees based in Europe with a registered VAT number do not need to pay VAT. (SEE BOOKING OPTIONS)


Q9: I already booked flights / hotel accommodations, can these be refunded?

Please follow up with the airline / hotel directly to inquire about cancellation policies.


Still have questions?

Please contact our Event Marketing Manager Frances Pratt at frances.pratt@informa.com