State of the Industry update from Apogee Exhibits and Environments
As I write this newsletter update, we are now nearly 6 months to the day, from the last major event we coordinated for our clients (ConAgg/ConExpo). The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the live events industry, including the medium where most of us live, Trade Shows.
With the recent cancellation of all in-person networking events and tradeshows, many companies are looking for a valid alternative. While we strongly feel that few things can replace face-to-face interaction, having a virtual tradeshow is a close second. There are many benefits to hosting a virtual event. With a virtual booth, you can record and track information and analytics like never before. You will be able to have longer exposure and increase your pre and post event marketing efforts, using the virtual exhibit as a supplement to in-person events, which could lead to more sales.
One day in the near future our country will re-open for business, and there will be a pent up demand for folks to get back to work, and continue promoting their brand. While things are on hold, it's a good idea to put any free time you have to work on careful planning and execution of your events once they start up again.
The task of qualifying trade show leads is an art form of sorts. It is a skill that is often overlooked by event managers and booth staffers alike, but with practice even the most novice on-the-floor sales representative will be able to sort the buyers from the flyers.