Virtual tradeshowwikipedia
A virtual tradeshow (sometimes called a virtual tradefair) is a type of virtual event run in an online environment, that goes live and stays live online for a limited period of time.
virtual tradeshow

Virtual event

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A virtual tradeshow (sometimes called a virtual tradefair) is a type of virtual event run in an online environment, that goes live and stays live online for a limited period of time.
Popular uses of virtual events include virtual tradeshows, virtual job fairs, virtual translation conferences, virtual sales-meetings, and virtual company-wide gatherings.

EComXpo

eComXpo is a free online virtual tradeshow for search, affiliate and internet marketers.

Virtual environment software

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Currently, virtual event and virtual tradeshow have been the early accepted uses of virtual event services.

Imaste

IMASTE is a Spanish company, and claims to be the leading European provider of virtual events, 3D online environments and virtual tradeshows.

Trade fair

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It can be considered the online equivalent of a traditional tradeshow or exhibition, but exhibitors and visitors connect with one another via the Internet, regardless of geographic location, to exchange valuable information.

Internet

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It can be considered the online equivalent of a traditional tradeshow or exhibition, but exhibitors and visitors connect with one another via the Internet, regardless of geographic location, to exchange valuable information.

Information exchange

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It can be considered the online equivalent of a traditional tradeshow or exhibition, but exhibitors and visitors connect with one another via the Internet, regardless of geographic location, to exchange valuable information.

Alan Saperstein

The "virtual tradeshow" was first publicly described and presented as "ConventionView" by Alan Saperstein and Randy Selman of Visual Data Corporation now known as Onstream Media in April 1993 in a presentation to investors at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York city.

Convention center

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The structure of a typical virtual tradeshow often includes a virtual exhibition hall which users enter with specific permissions and capabilities. Visitors to a virtual tradeshow usually fill out an online registration form to create an online badge, and then enter a virtual exhibit hall to visit virtual booths.

Avatar (computing)

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Users - both exhibitors and visitors - within the environment often create avatars as a visual representation of themselves.

Web conferencing

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Like their physical counterparts, virtual tradeshows may have other components such as a web conference, a web seminar ('webinar'), or other educational presentations.

Internet traffic

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Detailed tracking mechanisms allow organisers to determine the flow of traffic in the virtual tradeshow.

Text-based (computing)

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Although virtual tradeshows are usually conducted in specialised web environments, some have been organised and conducted in tightly controlled text based environments.

Procurement

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Virtual tradeshows can be used for international tradeshows, business match-makers, procurement fairs, or product launches.

Online job fair

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The experience also translates well for other applications such as virtual job fairs, virtual benefits fairs, online employee networks, distributor fairs, and venture capital fairs.

Employment

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The experience also translates well for other applications such as virtual job fairs, virtual benefits fairs, online employee networks, distributor fairs, and venture capital fairs.

Venture capital

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The experience also translates well for other applications such as virtual job fairs, virtual benefits fairs, online employee networks, distributor fairs, and venture capital fairs.

Recession

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Providers of virtual event platforms have seen immense growth in the demand for their products partly attributable to the 2009-2010 recession driving cost-cutting approaches to business.

Name tag

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Visitors to a virtual tradeshow usually fill out an online registration form to create an online badge, and then enter a virtual exhibit hall to visit virtual booths.

Desk

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The virtual booths often reflect the imagery of a real-world tradeshow booth with desks and displays (this similarity helps users relate to them more easily).

Icon (computing)

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A virtual booth typically has several icons which can trigger different responses upon the click of the mouse.