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WorkCast began in 2008 as the solution to a problem: how do we transition large-scale in-person events to online events seamlessly, without compromising on customer experience?
Since then, our online events platform has evolved and now enables customers to host their trade shows online for the world. We have run over 8,000 events for more than 1 million attendees across 20 countries and have worked with some of the world's largest and fastest growing companies and institutions - such as Sony, NHS, Seneca College, CBI and more.
Our robust, cloud-based virtual event software is secure and scalable, so you can effectively host your virtual trade shows for thousands of attendees. Our platform requires no plugins or downloads and works across all devices, so you can stream your virtual trade shows to global audiences without any barriers.
Our expert events team will be there with you every step of the way to offer their support, so you can help exhibitors and visitors to interact in a more meaningful way.
A virtual trade show, or virtual trade fair, is a type of virtual event that allows exhibitors and visitors to interact in an online environment, rather than a physical one.
Virtual trade shows are considered the online equivalent of traditional trade shows, but unlike their physical counterparts, virtual trade shows are not limited by their geographical location. Visitors can attend virtual trade shows anywhere, anytime - all that’s needed to attend is a computer or mobile device with a good internet connection.
30% of people are more likely to speak to a person in a virtual booth, so virtual trade shows are transforming exhibitor and attendee interactions. With interactive features, such as live chat, chat rooms, Q&A, webinars, webcasts and more, virtual trade shows are extending exhibitors’ reach and access to user behaviour data, without compromising on attendee experience.
A virtual trade show, or virtual trade fair, is a type of virtual event that enables exhibitors and visitors to interact in an online environment, rather than in-person.
Virtual trade shows are considered the online equivalent of traditional trade shows, but unlike traditional trade shows they are not limited by geographical location. Visitors can attend virtual trade shows by signing up via a registration page, which then takes them to the event auditorium where they can interact with exhibitors in their virtual booths. Visitors can attend anywhere, anytime - all that’s needed to attend is a computer or mobile device with a good internet connection.
30% of people are more likely to speak to a person in a virtual booth, so virtual trade shows are transforming exhibitor and attendee interactions. With interactive features, such as live chat, chat rooms, Q&A, webinars, webcasts and more, virtual trade shows are extending exhibitors’ reach and access to user behaviour data, without compromising on attendee experience. Keep in mind that most virtual trade shows are bespoke, so the amount of features and sessions run within them varies from event to event.
Virtual trade shows have become more and more popular in recent years, as businesses are transitioning their traditional trade shows online to extend their reach, reduce costs and gain access to more in-depth audience insights. So, how do you host a virtual trade show?
Much like a physical trade hosting a virtual trade show involves a lot of planning. So, when it comes to running a virtual trade show, you can ensure it’s a success by following these easy steps:
If you’re wondering what the pros of hosting a virtual trade versus a physical trade show, then the primary advantage would be increased engagement and direct interaction between exhibitors and attendees - as 30% of people are more likely to speak to a person in a virtual booth and 47% of people are more likely to ask a question virtually, rather than in-person.
Hosting your trade show virtually rather than physically allows people to attend the event at their leisure from wherever they are located, so even remote workers can attend using any device that has access to the internet. This means that you can extend the global reach of your event and make it more accessible to international and regional audiences.
The virtual environment is also conducive to direct interactions between exhibitors and attendees, as attendees are able to interact with exhibitors and sponsors via live chat, Q&A, online polls and more - which is much less intimidating than approaching a stranger at a booth to ask a question.
Virtual events are becoming increasingly popular, as businesses are transitioning their traditional in-person events online, which is why it’s essential to understand the different types of virtual events.
Each virtual event type includes its own own unique features and provides various business benefits, but these are the main types of online events:
So, you want to know how much the WorkCast online events platform will cost? Whatever your business goals, or budget, we have a price and package to suit your needs.
Firstly, we have the Present+ self-service webinar package, which costs £95 (approx $116 USD) per month and allows you to run up to live and on-demand webinars using our platform for up to 500 attendees. Features for this plan include having access to 3 events experiences per month, embedding events on your website, webcam & screenshare, polls, event reporting and HubSpot workflows.
The second tier of our online events packages is the Producer package, which costs £395 (approx. $480 USD) per month and enables you to run live and on-demand webinars and virtual events for up to 5,000 people. You’ll benefit from the ability to host on-demand recordings and upload video content with this plan, as well as having access to 5 event experiences, 1 custom experience, embedding, polls, webcam & screenshare and more.
The third tier of WorkCast’s plans is the Enterprise plan, which is considered the “full white glove experience”, as it is fully managed and supported by our Events and Customer Success teams. It encompasses bespoke requirements, allows you run live and on-demand webinars, virtual events, live video streams and webcasts for up to 50,000 people. Features for this webinar package include multiple event experiences, custom experiences, advanced reporting and polling, integrations and much more.
However, the cost of this plan depends on your business requirements, so for a quote you will need to contact WorkCast to speak to one of our experts.
If you’re still in the deciding whether WorkCast is the right virtual events platform for you and your business, then you’ll be happy to know that you can try WorkCast for free with our 14-day trial.
With our free trial of WorkCast Stratus, you’ll be able to run live webinars with no plugins, no downloads and no barriers for attendees, create custom, branded webinars and create bespoke landing pages and event emails.
With our webinar trial you can supercharge your lead generation, increase audience engagement and grow your business - all completely free of charge.
WorkCast has multiple packages to suit your business needs. The short answer is yes, you can pay per use. If you wish to purchase a one-off managed webinar you can speak to one of our experts to discuss your individual webinar requirements, so that we can give you a quote.
In the meantime, you can get a free demo of WorkCast Stratus to determine whether our platform is suitable for your business needs.
Yes, you can purchase an annual license for WorkCast. Whether you’re opting for our Presenter+, Producer+, or our Enterprise webinar package, each of these plans is offered as an annual license, which customers can pay per month. For more information about what features and capabilities are available within each of our packages, you can visit WorkCast’s full list of prices and packages.
WorkCast was built for video so you can easily embed it in your presentation and broadcast to any device.
Our seamless branding capabilities mean there is no break in the brand experience for your audience.
Polls, surveys, questionnaires, chats, Q&As, and more means your webinars are interactive and your audience is engaged.
WorkCast’s innovative cloud-based technology means your webinars can be accessed on any device.
HubSpot, Salesforce, Marketo, Eloqua and more. No matter what platform you use, WorkCast can provide seamless integration.
Real time analytics and comprehensive reporting data mean you can identify the hottest prospects for your sales team.
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