For many, the success of a trade show revolves around face-to-face interaction. With the re-emergence of in-person events, people are excited and quick to abandon anything virtual as it conjures up memories of the pandemic. And while this sentiment is understandable, maybe we shouldn't be so quick to "get back to normal." Maybe there are elements of virtual events that are more effective than what attending in person can provide. Maybe elements of virtual trade shows are worth it.
Virtual events have been highly effective in maximizing reach — getting messages across to people unable to attend trade shows in person due to distance, time, and cost constraints. Live Q&As, virtual 1-on-1 meetings, and the opportunity to showcase your expertise with the latest trade show technology trends, such as AR and VR, are also major benefits of a virtual trade show booth.