Virtual FAQs

Have Questions? We Have Answers!

Below are some frequently asked questions to help you navigate the switch to a virtual Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean.


The conference will be delivered in a virtual format over the course of four days – April 6-9, 2021. Registrants will have access to 10+ expert-led panels and workshops including a mix of both live and on-demand sessions. The program will feature 60+ on-demand company presentations by leading public and private companies, highlighting their technical and clinical achievements over the past 12 months in the areas of cell therapy, gene therapy, gene editing, and tissue engineering. Finally, the meeting will deploy its premier partnering system, partneringONE, allowing registrants to plan 1×1 meetings with other attendees during the event.

All registered attendees will receive further details including the link to access the meeting’s virtual platform the week prior to the conference.

This year’s meeting features 10+ interactive and on-demand sessions covering a mix of commercialization topics related to the advanced therapy sector including the latest updates on market access and reimbursement schemes, international regulation harmonization, manufacturing and CMC challenges, investment opportunities for the sector, among others.

All you need to do is register for the conference! All panels, featured talks, and company presentations will be available to registrants. You do not need to sign up specifically for a session in order to have access to view it during the meeting.

The conference is looking forward to reconvening in-person, April 7-9, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Yes, while certain panel sessions will include live Q&A as the presentation streams, all on-demand panels and company presentations will include a chat box where you can submit questions and check back later for answers from the speakers.

General Inquiries: Laura Stringham at

Company Presentations: Kelly McWhinney at

Registration: Jeanette Lazusky at

Partnering: Partnering Team at

Sponsorship: Laura Stringham at

Members of the Media: Kaitlyn Dupont at


Unfortunately, no. All registrants must use the online system and pay using a debit/credit card. Checks and/or wire transfers will not be available.

Please contact ARM’s membership director, Alyce Osborne at and she will coordinate with other members of the ARM team to ensure a partial refund is provided.

Corrections to any part of your registration should be emailed to Jeanette Lazusky at Please allow up to two business days for a new confirmation to be sent.

An email confirmation is sent immediately following the completion of online registration. If you have not received a confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still cannot locate this email, please contact Jeanette Lazusky at to have it resent to you.

Attendees can receive a refund of 95% of their registration price up to January 31, 2021.
Attendees can receive a refund of 75% of their registration price up to February 28, 2021.
Attendees can receive a refund of 50% of their registration price up to March 1, 2021.
After March 1, 2021 no refunds are available.

Media registration is complimentary for those with valid press credentials. Please contact Kaitlyn Dupont at for more details. Instructions for receiving a complimentary registration will be sent to all approved media. Please note marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors and researchers will not qualify as media.

No, when going through the registration process, be sure to select your applicable ‘registrant type’ and the system will automatically adjust the rate. Discount codes are only provided to sponsors and in certain other situations. Most attendees will not have a discount code.

1x1 Partnering

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean will use partneringONE, the same system the conference used when in-person. Virtual meetings are hosted via a Zoom video conference link provided to you in the system. Rather than a physical meeting location, you will simply use that link to join the meeting. You can choose to share video and multimedia (e.g., a slide deck) or just do an audio-only call. Each meeting has a unique link, so you need to exit each meeting and join your next meeting through the corresponding link provided on your Meeting Schedule.

Access to 1×1 partnering is included with all registrations for the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean. Within 24 hours of registering to attend the conference, you should receive an email with details on logging in to partneringONE to set-up your profile. The system will open March 8, 2021, at which time you can view all other registrants and begin to request/accept meetings. In the meantime, you will want to login to start building your partnering profile. This is a brief summary of your background, your company and products.

Shortly after registering you will receive access to partneringONE via an email with your login information.

If you’re already registered and received your email from partneringONE with your login details, then please visit to access the system.

You can expect to find and request meetings with senior executives and business development leaders from hundreds of leading cell and gene therapy companies from around the globe.

Meetings are expected to last 25 minutes and should start and end on time. Monitor your meeting time and exit each call at the designated end time.

You will be able activate your webcam, mute and unmute yourself, chat with the other party and share your screen.

Go to Agenda and your Meeting Schedule. Select “Calendar Export” from the upper right corner to export your partnering meetings to your personal calendar. Please note, if there are updates to your scheduled partnering meetings after you exported your calendar, you need to do this step again to update your calendar and reflect recent changes. It is recommended to wait to download your calendar until the video conference links are published.

All mutually agreed meetings are scheduled instantly. Log in to partneringONE and view your preliminary meeting schedule under Agenda – Meeting Schedule. Please check back frequently since your schedule can still change in the days leading up to and during the event.

You can easily add or remove a colleague from a meeting, or add or remove yourself as well. Simply select the meeting from the Requests page and then click the pencil icon beside your company name at the top of the message. This will bring up a full list of attendees from your company. Simply click or unclick the correct participants. If you are adding someone, make sure they are marked ʻAvailableʼ on their Agenda during the appropriate timeslot.

As long as your colleague is registered for the conference and therefore on the meetingʼs participant list in partneringONE, they can join via the link. Add your colleague on the meeting as a participant if you would like them to be able to access the virtual meeting.

Please contact the Partnering Team at for all questions related to partnering.

Yes, you can submit a rescheduling request via partneringONE. Go to “Agenda”- “Meeting Schedule” and select the “Rescheduling” button next to the corresponding meeting. When you submit a meeting for rescheduling, you will be offered an alternative time and date. When you agree to the alternative time slot, the meeting will be instantly rescheduled and you will then set your availability for the now empty time slot. If there is no alternative time and date offered, you can still enter the meeting for rescheduling. It will be reviewed regularly by the scheduler to see if it can fit in.

Company Presenters & Sponsors

All applicants will receive an update on their presentation status by Monday, January 11, 2021.

There are three main criteria required for companies to be considered:

  • Company MUST be an ARM member in good standing. Non-members interested in joining the organization should contact Alyce Osborne at for further details.
  • CEO or company C-Level executive MUST be available to present. Should a C-level executive not be available in the end, the presentation spot will be given to another company on the waitlist.
  • Priority selection is given to public and late-stage, private therapeutic developers as well as enabling technology companies. Service and tools providers are still able to apply and will be given consideration if space allows.

Giving a company presentation at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean is a great opportunity to feature your company in front of hundreds of top executives in the cell and gene therapy field. This meeting has the potential to open the door for funding and partnership deals and provides your company with extensive exposure to all major industry players including big pharma, large biotech, disease philanthropies, investors and major research institutions and foundations.

There is no fee to present at this meeting. However, presenters and additional company attendees are required to register and pay to attend the conference.

Please contact Laura Stringham at for any questions regarding sponsorship.

Please contact Laura Stringham at for full details on sponsoring the program. The meeting offers a wide array of package options and price points to accommodate any interested companies.

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions