40 Inspiring Virtual Trade Show Ideas for 2021

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We’ve put together a list that is full of practical tips and ideas to help you run a successful virtual trade show, regardless of your experience.

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Tailgate Trade Show Goes Off Without a Hitch

Convene by PCMA

Planners and exhibitors connect during the PCMA’s Greater Philadelphia chapter’s “Trunk and Meet” Tailgate Trade Show, held in a parking lot in June. Then the tailgate trade show was delayed a week because of rain, and local restrictions loosened even more.


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Future of Trade Shows and Exhibitions post pandemic

Hubilo Blog

However, here are a few things you can do to prepare for future trade shows and exhibitions. Many 2020 trade shows and exhibitions have been postponed to 2021. Having a contingency plan is a must for post-pandemic trade shows and events.

Questions to ask your Event Management Software Provider for your Hybrid Conference and Trade Show

Event Rebels

Questions to ask – Virtual Trade Show. Event Rebels Blog Meetings Technology Mobile Event Apps Virtual Events What's New attendees exhibitors hybrid event Networking sponsors trade show virtual conference virtual event

Virtual Trade Shows: Sponsors Share the Biggest Hits and Misses


Meetings & Events events trade showsRead the Complete Story On Skift.

The Challenge of Virtualizing Trade Shows and Exhibit Halls

PCMA Convene

Trade shows are the lifeline of many associations but their nature makes them challenging to virtualize — and then monetize. Witt, who is a partner and board member at jwc, a Germany-based management consultancy firm specializing in the trade fair and conference business, emphasized during the all-virtual Web Summit session that while conference after conference has migrated online during COVID-19, the nature of trade shows has made digitization a trickier proposition. “We

How Trade Shows Can Use Beacon to Woo Attendees


From designing the best custom or modular exhibition stands to offering the most exciting or innovative exhibition services, event organisers and marketing professionals focus a lot of their energy on trying to impress trade show attendees. According to statistics and research compiled by Kontakt.io , the overall beacon market is expected to reach 500 million units by 2021, while beacons are also available at approximately one-fifth the cost of competing real-time location systems.

7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

Social Tables

While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and ready to help industry professionals navigate the massive changes in the way they do business. Read on to learn more about some of the top event planning conferences that 2021 has to offer.

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Orlando trade show demonstrates ability for live events to return safely

Event Industry News

Recently, three heavy-hitters in trade show production and leaders behind a trio of fashion events teamed up to hold a groundbreaking co-located expo, whichserves as a case study to prove that business events canbe held safely.

BPA-led working group assists UFI in creating audit rules for digital events/trade shows

Event Industry News

2020, a number of BPA-audited trade shows pivoted to become virtual events. To address this need, BPA began working with UFI to develop reporting standards for a digital or “hybrid” trade show that would also allow it to earn “UFI Approved Event” status.

How a Jewelry Trade Show Pulled off a Safe Event for Several Thousand

PCMA Convene

Jewelers International Showcase was the first show for Reed Exhibitions in the U.S. and the first show at the Miami Beach Convention Center since the pandemic. The show attracted 3,000 buyers and 170 exhibitors from across the United States.

Tales from Las Vegas: Jewelry Trade Shows and LVCC’s Comeback Convention

Smart Meetings

The Comeback of Jewelry Trade Shows. Chief Operating Officer Joe Murphy and President Andie Weinman of Continental Buying Group (CBG) just finished off the first live show since the pandemic began, at Caesars Palace.

Temporary Fix or Permanent Change? An AV Perspective on the Evolution of Trade Shows

PCMA Convene

” The name AVIXA may not ring a bell with you, but you’re likely familiar with InfoComm, the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America. We’ve always wanted trade shows to be focused on the interaction that happens on the show floor.

Trade show organisers and associations join forces to create safe, successful platforms for economic recovery and reconnection

Event Industry News

As an industry, we have systems and processes in place to provide safe platforms for face-to-face trading.”. Our communities are ready to return to the show floor, and it’s our responsibility to ensure they feel confident that our platforms value their success and safety in equal measure.”.

TVM.Bio Releases Smart Badges For Trade Shows

Exhibitor Magazine

Marketing and promotion music solutions company, TVM.Bio, has released the TVM.Bio Smart Badge, wearable technology that uses advanced Near Field Comm. Company News

Meyer Sound Announced as cavlo Trade Show Platinum Partner

Exhibitor Magazine

Las Vegas, NV  Legendary professional audio brand Meyer Sound was announced as the platinum partner for the upcoming cavlo Trade Show. Shows and EventsAs the exclusi.

Technology Company Popshap Revives Trade Show Industry with Kiosk Donations

Exhibitor Magazine

May 28, 2021 - Popshap is an interactive technology company based in New York City, with locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, Minneapolis, Atlanta, L.A., Company News

Lineup Ninja wins contract for “largest construction trade show in the western hemisphere”

Event Industry News

Joe Atkinson, co-founder of Lineup Ninja said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers on this show.

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Reality Engineering Introduces Safer, Fun Trade Show Interactivity with RE:nvent Touchless

Exhibitor Magazine

CAMAS, WA  Reality Engineering, an award-winning trade show technology provider, announces RE:nvent Touchless, a proprietary solution that uses a se. New Products

Moreton Hire to Help Deliver Team Defence Australia's International Trade Show Stands

Exhibitor Magazine

Moreton Hire has joined the panel to help deliver Team Defence Australia's international trade show stands over the next five years. The panel has bee. International

Biggest Tech Trade Show CES will go Virtual in 2021


It's official: CES, the largest technology exhibition in the world, will present the latest digital gadgets in 2021 virtually. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which is organizing the event, has announced that the in-person event will be cancele

Exhibitors In Virtual Events: What Can Drive Their Value?

Endless Events

This year, however, they had to content with visiting CES 2021 virtually. The biggest fail when it comes to online trade shows with exhibitors is not involving them in the design process.” Folks are going to be deciding, is this a trade show that I need to go to?

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Nth Degree Adds Renaissance Management Team to Trade Show Labor Group

Exhibitor Magazine

ATLANTA, GA  Nth Degree, a leading full-service global event marketing and labor management company, announces that members of Renaissance Managemen. Company News

Danny Orleans Corporate Magic Releases '7 Predictions for the Return of Trade Shows'

Exhibitor Magazine

Can a magician correctly predict how and when trade shows will be back? Perhaps. Especially a corporate magician who has made a career of stopping tra. Company News

Confection Convention: Sweets & Snacks Expo Returns as First Post-Pandemic Food Show

Event Marketer

The Sweets & Snacks Expo—a gathering that draws the biggest brands in candy, chocolate and snack foods sold at major retailers—made a sweet return as the first post-pandemic food show, taking place June 23-25 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Orange County Convention Center Hosts Leading Tile, Stone and Wood Flooring Trade Show

Exhibitor Magazine

ORLANDO, FL  The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed back Coverings  the largest international ceramic tile and natural stone conference. Venues and Destinations

Berkery Noyes Adds Trade Show, Conferences, and Events Industry Expert as Managing Director

Exhibitor Magazine

New York, NY  Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, announced today that David Loechner has joined the firm as Managing Director. People

How Verifying Your Live and Virtual Conference Conference Attendees Can Help Your Bottom Line

Event Rebels

In the mad rush to get ready for a conference, it is easy to ignore one of the most important metrics of show – namely, who actually attended. This is a major mistake because knowing your attendees from your no-shows is very important for your planning, marketing and bottom line.

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Engage Attendees with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Event Rebels

Tied to our ERVirtual Trade Show virtual tote bag feature, participants can fill up their tote bag with scavenger list items and become eligible for prizes. However, in a virtual booth, exhibitors are not limited to printed items and the typical trade show swag.

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Hybrid Events Are on the Horizon


Read, “ When Can We Hold Events In 2021? ” Hybrid Trade Show. One association client that our company works with traditionally offered trade shows for their members to connect and do business together.

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5 Things That Could Go Wrong at an Event (and How to Stop Them)

Eventbrite UK

Sod's Law says things will always go wrong. Here are 5 things that frequently go wrong at events and what you can do to mitigate them. The post 5 Things That Could Go Wrong at an Event (and How to Stop Them) appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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Live Exhibitions Are Returning, Helped by Virtual: New Research


Trade shows have had a rough go of virtual, forcing many sponsors and exhibitors to re-evaluate […]. Encouraging vaccine rollouts have exhibition event organizers in many areas determined to go back onsite. However, they’ll need exhibitors on board.

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Remember People’s Names and Faces

Eventbrite UK

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Agreement between Italian Exhibition Group and Deutsche Messe

Event Industry News

Two of the most prominent trade show organizers in Europe have today signed an important agreement to activate a series of trade show events in Mexico.

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The 6 Best Hybrid Event Examples of 2021 (So far)


When Texas opened up in early 2021, event organizers around the world were watching. One conference after another switched over to virtual, postponing all physical events until at least 2021. Hybrid means more than an in-person event with streaming.

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Your Guide to Events This Year: 12 Ways to Get Your Conferences and Trade Shows Right


To help you get the most out of 2021, we put together a PDF calendar to help you keep your year in order. This year will be a big one and we’re so excited to see what you do with your events in 2021. Don’t Start 2021 without This Toolkit.

Recipe for Exhibitor & Sponsor Relations


So you're probably wondering – why are we standing in the kitchen to talk about trade shows? Well, that's because I'm going to share with… Industry Insider exhibitors exhibits expo sponsors trade show

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Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021

Event Industry News

Story and Venue Search London’s survey of over 150 corporate event buyers gives a real insight into the current thinking around the timing of returning to live, the ongoing use of virtual and hybrid events together with plans for the all-important 2021 Christmas party season.

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OmniGear Launches �Face to Face Again' Promo, Gives Away Free Work Gloves to All Participating Trade Show and Conference Pros

Exhibitor Magazine

BROOKLYN, NY  OmniGear, a Gig Gear LLC company, maker of innovative work-related accessories has long been a partner of live event professionals, cr. Company News

How Do Virtual Events Help Sales & Marketing?

Hubilo Blog

2020 has marked a space in history as THE year of virtual. The world today has finally seen the value in hosting events online. But how can they be truly leveraged from a sales and marketing perspective? The life of salespeople in the pandemic-free world was very different to what it is now.

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