Why Join Rethinking Materials?

“The open mindedness of everyone at this summit, and the ability everyone has in seeing the portfolio of solutions that industries need to invest in, is really inspiring. It’s ahead of other industry based events, and has given us a breath of fresh air!”

Co-CEO and Founder, MATERIOM

“At Rethinking Materials, a real discourse takes place among innovators and decision makers over the future of materials innovation for decarbonisation and a circular economy.”


“Really effective meeting place for the alternative materials sector, bringing together innovators and investors in a really effective way. Great value for two days.” 


“The best event in terms of quality and results per unit of time and effort: compact in size yet filled with super-relevant stakeholders and sessions. Rethinking Materials Summit has helped us connect with key investors and corporates in the packaging space, leading to lasting partnerships.”


“Rethinking Materials provides a unique opportunity for meeting industry leaders, innovators, and investors under one roof. The summit has a unique location that supports networking over multiple break-out rooms and networking areas.”


“As an emerging technology company, Rethinking Materials provided us with a fantastic opportunity to network and build relationships with our industry. From relevant investors, to like-minded innovators, we left the summit with new business partnerships and great insights! I highly recommend this summit to other start-ups looking to strengthen their network within the sustainable materials landscape.”

CEO & Co-Founder, ERTHOS

How Can I Get Involved?

Please note that we are now fully subscribed. Applications for 2024 will open later in the year.

Start-Up Exhibition

Have a dedicated, branded presence in the exhibition and networking area.

Generate new connections with innovation leaders from brands, producers, manufacturers, converters and investors, and be positioned as a key innovator in the move towards a a sustainable materials future.



Pitch On Stage

Spotlighting start-up leaders from around the globe driving forward material innovation. 

This fast-paced session gives early to mid-stage companies the opportunity to explain their solution to an C-Suite audience of brands, retailers, producers, manufacturers, and investors.


Success Stories

Read four interviews with companies that have been involved with the summit over the years, including Notpla, Traceless, Erthos and Xinterra.


We've Worked With...

Accelerate Your Growth

Taking part in the Start-Up Exhibition helps you elevate your brand:

✔️ Start-Up Profile: Your logo and company profile featured on our website and summit platform.

✔️ Promotion Across Our Platforms: We announce your participation across our social media network, share your latest news, feature you on marketing emails, write and distribute press releases to build lots of noise before the summit!

✔️ Summit Passes: Receive get two delegate passes to attend the summit and take advantage of networking opportunities.

✔️ Access and Support: We provide you with a branded booth complete with WiFi and power, making it easy to network and form partnerships with the people who matter.

Contact Us

To position your start-up or cohort as a pioneer in the materials and bio-based packaging space, and to find out about the opportunities to get involved at the summit, please get in touch:

On-Stage Pitching 

Ellen McLeay
Senior Conference Producer
T: +44 (0)1273 789989
E: ellen.mcleay@rethinkevents.com 


Rachel Myall
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +44 (0)1273 789989
E: rachel.myall@rethinkevents.com