FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q1: I'm already registered attendee of BPI US West, what happens with my registration?
Your existing in-person conference registration ticket will automatically be carried over to our 100% virtual BPI Conference & Exhibition held September 21-25, 2020 and you do not need to re-register. Additionally, all existing main conference pass and training course purchasers are entitled to invite one additional colleague to attend the BPI's Virtual Conference & Exhibition in September at no additional charge (see Q7 below for details).
If you have purchased an exhibit hall visitor pass for BPI US West 2020, your registration will automatically transfer to our BPI US West 2021 Face-to-Face event (March 16-19, 2021 in San Diego). Plus, you will automatically be registered as a exhibition visitor for our virtual BPI exhibition in September at no additional charge.
Should you have any queries about your registration, please contact our Delegate Relations Director Jessica Purnell at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Over the coming days, your dedicated Account Manager will reach out to discuss next steps. Should you have questions, please contact Kristen Schott at email@example.com
Q3: I am a speaker on the agenda, what happens next?
As speaker on our program, we will soon be contacting you to discuss next steps on how we can incorporate your presentation into our BPI agenda. Should you have questions, please contact Catherine Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry Walsh at email@example.com
Q4: How will the presentations be delivered in a virtual format?
All speaker presentations will be accessible from your computer or mobile device with a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions. Speakers will have scheduled live Q&A built into the agenda which will accommodate an Eastern Standard Time zone (EST).
Attendees will be able to see the video of the speaker, along with their slide deck as they are presenting. Attendees will also be able to see who else is in the virtual room alongside them, and can send private or group-wide messages during or after the presentation. Presentations will be available to view on-demand, allowing you to view presentations across all tracks at your own pace.
Q5: How will the virtual exhibition & poster hall look?
Our digital exhibition and poster hall will be accessible alongside the scientific agenda presentations. Each virtual exhibit booth and poster presentation will be aligned with one of our topic streams, providing a simple way for you to connect with relevant vendors and suppliers. In between scientific sessions, we will have dedicated exhibit and poster viewing hours where each virtual exhibit will have a live product expert on hand to provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.
Q6: 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) that can be filtered by topic interest (ex: downstream, upstream, manufacturing) to create simple-yet-effective virtual networking opportunities. Attendees will be able to send private messages to each other through our virtual platform.
Q7: I am a registered attendee, how do I redeem my one free colleague pass?
For existing main conference pass attendees: During the week of June 29 you will be emailed a discount code, valid for 1 free additional pass for new, unregistered colleagues (search for 'BioProcess International ' including your spam folder). Your colleagues can register on the event website and enter the discount code which will zero out the balance due during check out. The free additional pass may not be used on previously-registered attendees who have cancelled.
For new attendees: After registering, you will be emailed a discount valid for 1 free additional pass for a new, unregistered colleague. Your colleagues can register through the same process as noted above.
If you purchased a conference pass and need your VIP Code to claim your guest pass, please contact Event Marketing Manager Howie Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q8: I already booked flights / hotel accommodations, can these be refunded?
Please follow up with the airline / hotel directly to inquire about cancellation policies.
Q9: What is the status of BPI US West 2021?
Next year's meeting is scheduled for March 16-19, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Details for our 2021 event will be updated in October 2020 after the conclusion of our virtual BPI Conference & Exhibition.
Still have questions?
Please contact our Event Marketing Manager Howie Choi at email@example.com