Virtual Outdoor Expo Producers Plan Two Events
It’s obvious that the producers of the Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo are charting their own path. They were the first in that industry to conduct a virtual trade show, replete with sponsors, exhibitors and educational webinars and now they are simultaneously planning both a fall and spring show.
As announced recently, the Fall Expo will begin on Nov. 11 and be live for two days, and the Spring Epo will be held Feb. 10-11, 2012.
This will give sponsors and exhibitors alike the opportunity to participate in both events at greatly discounted exhibit rates and also allow the software to be maintained at a discounted production cost, according to a news release.
Art Lieberman and Deanne Bower will soon be announcing returning participants who have already agreed to the 2011 event. They may soon have a “Presenting” or Platinum Sponsor and a co-producer who will participate in marketing the event to exhibitors and attendees alike.
“Because the software will now be exceedingly ‘user friendly,’we may attempt to make it more fun for attendees,” the press release stated. “The software is, at this writing, being supplied by VCopious of Conshohocken, Pa., who will participate in a much different manner than the previous provider. They will actually receive the files from sponsors and exhibitors, construct the booths from those files and then present them to the exhibitors for their review. Two hours of training will be given to each exhibitor to make sure they know how to operate their booths and to utilize the report facility built into the software.
“This will free up our time to market the event and attempt to coordinate other aspects of the Expo,” says Lieberman. “Last time, Deanne and I spend hundreds of hours trying to assist exhibitors with their booth setup.”
There are dozens of other enhancements to the software this time out and the booth displays will be “brick and mortar”, meaning that the Expo will give the appearance of aisles with booths instead of the logo approach that was used last time. There will be an Expo Lobby, Exhibit Hall, Conference Room, Chat Lounge and a Resource Center.
The Fall Expo will also begin at 11:11 a.m. EST, carrying the number 11 theme. The Spring Expo will begin at the traditional 12 noon time. Both will run until 6 p.m. each day.
The producers may be contacted by calling (877) 901-EXPO (3976) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website (currently being updated) is www.outdoorhospitalityexpo.com. Pelland Advertising maintains the Expo’s webpage.