As a delegate of the IT Major incident Management Virtual Expo, there is plenty you can do to make the best out of your time online. How best do you do this when you’re used to the usual ‘bricks and mortar’ exhibitions?
For many Major Incident and IT professionals, virtual trade shows are a viable option to meet people from within the industry, on a global scale, and meet other attendees and exhibitors that don’t – or can’t – attend traditional industry trade shows.
There are currently over 1,000 professionals from more than 38 countries registered to ‘attend’, from some of the world’s most recognisable companies.
With a virtual event, it’s not all about exhibitors coming to you; if you are interested in learning more about a product or service, make sure you connect with the exhibitor and ‘visit’ their stand.
Want to delve deeper? There is 1-1 video conference available and you can arrange a face-to-face video meeting during the event.
Furthermore, there are ‘connecting’ features that will enable delegates to fully network online e.g. exchange business cards with exhibitors and other attendees.
You can expect to see the leading providers of:
- Major Incident automation, communication and on-call software
- Cyber Security orchestration, automation & response platforms
- IT managed services providers
- Telecoms and network providers
- Cloud computing platforms
- Training and education
- Service management software
Have a plan
You will be able to access the IT Major incident Management Virtual Expo the day before the event goes live online. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the workings of this virtual trade show and plan your time. Plan which of the world class speakers you will watching in the Auditorium, how will you make the most out of real-time interactions with speakers during the live Q&A’s and which exhibitors you wish to meet. This will help you focus on what you’re looking for, whether it’s viewing product videos, downloading e-books, securing new partners, accessing white papers, demos, etc. so you get the most out of your time at the expo. All of this, designed to help you overcome the challenges that you and your operation currently face.
Log in to the event early
There’s a lot of talking involved during a business exhibition, whether it is online or an actual event. To have a meaningful online conversations with a company and find out more about what they do, you’ll want to spend some time with them. Get the most out of your conversations with exhibitors and schedule real-time live chat or 1:1 video meetings with them in early during your day.