Virtual tradeshow

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.wikipedia
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Convention center

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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. The structure of a typical virtual tradeshow often includes a virtual exhibition hall which users enter with specific permissions and capabilities.

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.

Computer mouse

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

Instant messaging

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For example, visitors might initiate instant communication with the exhibitor via an instant message, email or a voice-call.

Email

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For example, visitors might initiate instant communication with the exhibitor via an instant message, email or a voice-call.

Multimedia

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Icons might also deliver multimedia such as videos and audio messages or other slide-show presentations.

Slide show

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Icons might also deliver multimedia such as videos and audio messages or other slide-show presentations.

Upload

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Virtual exhibitors use online tools to upload relevant and tailored content to appeal to the audiences.

Hybrid event

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While some events are online-only, virtual tradeshows could also be run in conjunction with real-world or in-person tradeshows, creating 'hybrid events'.