While live event spaces have been disrupted, virtual event spaces are booming. Virtual events have been growing in popularity over the past few years with event organizers seeing the value in moving to an online event because of reduced overhead costs and a wider audience reach.
Video conferencing platforms make hosting a hybrid event or virtual conference easy but what about virtual expos? How can you take an event online that relies so heavily on direct interaction between attendee and exhibitor at a booth space?
Fortunately, there are a handful of virtual event software tools and platforms that are equipped to help you shift your trade show or expo to a digital environment without sacrificing value for the attendee or the exhibitors!
5 Best Platforms for Virtual Expos
*Please note that the following platforms are listed in alphabetical order, this does not represent a rank. The authors of this post are affiliated with Accelevents.
Summary: Accelevents is an events platform created by event planners. As such, it is robust and intuitive with a range of features that are ideal for virtual events.
This platform includes live streaming capabilities (with built-in production tools) and real-time analytics to help you manage all elements of your virtual expo.
Exhibitors can customize the branding on their virtual booths and a virtual lobby, coupled with live chat options, allows for excellent networking opportunities.
Accelevents makes it easy to keep in touch with registered attendees through several CRM, social media, and email marketing integrations.
Features: Attendee Management, Virtual Lobby, Reporting/Analytics, Lead Generation, Online Registration, Customizable Branding, Real-Time Chat, Live Streaming, Exhibit/Vendor Management
Capterra Rating: 4.8/5