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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.
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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:
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Our Solo package is for those who want to date us before they commit long-term (don’t worry, we promise we’ll pull out all the stops). Solo gives you a launchpad to learn WorkCast’s best practices and experiment with all the fun things our platform can do for three months. You’ll have access to key platform features, one branded template, access for one user, an attendee capacity of up to 500, and premium support.
Our Lite self-service package gives you all the essentials you need to create webinars that pack a punch. Lite enables you to run live and on-demand webinars using our platform for up to 500 attendees. Lite gives you an all-access pass for our platform features, plus one branded template, access for two users, and leading integration capabilities with popular SAAS tools.
Our Pro package is a step up from Lite. It’s packed with all of the platform features you get with Lite, but with a few extras. Pro users benefit from three branded templates, an attendee capacity of up to 5000, one webinar library, access for five users, and leading integration capabilities with popular SAAS tools.
Our Enterprise package is crafted to meet your needs to an absolute tee. Think ice cream sundae. You choose your favourite flavours, sauces, sprinkles, cream, and any kind of fruit you want on top. It’s bespoke, it’s unique, and it’s made just for you. As this is a made-to-measure package, you will need to contact WorkCast to speak to one of our experts for a quote.
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If you’re still 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, 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 event 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 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 Lite, Pro, 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.
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Polls, surveys, questionnaires, chats, Q&As, and more means your webinars are interactive and your audience is engaged.
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