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Why Hybrid Events Will Boost Your Trade Show Efforts in 2021

Virtual events have taken off recently, but they simply don’t replace the power of face-to-face marketing. Currently, there are many businesses that don’t feel comfortable sending their staff off to trade shows quite yet, and on the other hand, there are businesses that are giving their employees permission to travel with safety and precaution. A hybrid event combines both the in-person and virtual setting of your trade show or event.

CinemaCon Expecting It’s Largest In-Person Trade Show Yet in 2021

After a successful April 2019 event, CinemaCon, the largest gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry, closed its doors for the 2020 year. While the show was originally canceled, and then scheduled to take place in April of 2021, it was again postponed to its new set dates in August 2021. Read how CinemaCon is prepared to jumpstart the excitement and buzz surrounding the box office this summer.

How Virtual Trade Shows Can Prepare First-Time Exhibitors for the Real Thing

Has your business never exhibited at a face-to-face trade show before? Had you thought about exhibiting, but then restrictions due to the COVID pandemic shut down those plans? Been thinking about exhibiting at a trade show but not sure when things will be “back to normal”? Read why we recommend that you try a virtual trade show to prepare you.

Breaking Down the Benefits of In-Person vs Virtual Trade Show Reach

While it’s a fact that business relationships, experiences and interactions cannot be duplicated on a digital level, we as a networking industry have begun filling this face-to-face void with virtual trade shows and events. And even though the advantages don’t always equate to or outweigh the benefits of in-person trade shows, they’re worth addressing.

How to Continue Building Relationships with Virtual Trade Shows

Virtual trade shows are great for gaining new leads and reaching prospects that may not have the availability to attend your in-person shows, but they aren’t the greatest at cultivating relationships. While it’s not impossible to continue building relationships through virtual trade shows, it’s definitely not as easy as it is to engage with a person one-on-one at an event. Learn why in our latest post.

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