Bring your event to life with visually rich designs
Delight your exhibitors and event attendees
Offer an interactive webinar experience
Maximize the networking experience
Engage your audience with challenges & competitions
List, search & attend events
Deliver incredible value to your sponsors
Enjoy easy set up and full customization
Host custom events that win your attendees
Accommodate every attendee at your event
Upgrade event experience with a powerful app
What Our Customers Are Saying
Virtual events for universities
Virtual events for information technology industry
Virtual events for telecommunications sector
Virtual events for the financial services industry
Virtual events for event planners
Virtual shows for the retail industry
Virtual events for organizations in healthcare
Virtual events for non profits
Our ultimate guides and playbooks
New feature announcements
vFairs events from around the globe
Celebrating milestones for virtual, hybrid and in-person events
vFairs Platform and Feature Demos
Subscribe to the vFairs Newsletter
News stories and press releases
Best tips, how-tos and insights
vFairs customer success stories
Join the Eventpreneurs Slack community
EpicEvents Podcast by vFairs
Catch us at our upcoming shows.
Get Pricing Information
GET A FREE GUIDED DEMO
Virtual events are not a fad. They have been serving organizers and attendees for years with their cost-effective and user-friendly model. Virtual trade shows are a type of virtual event that allow exhibitors to connect with attendees in a virtual space to showcase products and capture leads. Meeting online to attend virtual trade shows has become the new normal for the masses all over the globe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
To get the outcomes you want from a virtual trade show as an attendee, you need to prepare for the event beforehand. In this article, you will get to know the tips and tricks of making the most of a virtual trade show.
So let’s get started!
Getting yourself registered as an attendee on a virtual trade show is easy and can be done in a few minutes. However, this does not mean that you delay it till the last minute. A better practice is to register beforehand and familiarize yourself with the platform.
Also, while a virtual event can accommodate a lot more attendees than a physical event, event organizers can cap the number of attendees based on their requirements. To avoid being left out, it is better to enroll in a timely manner.
If you are attending a virtual event for the first time, this step is extremely important for you. In a physical event, you just have to show up and start visiting the exhibitors of your choice. But, in the case of a virtual trade show, you need to make sure that you know how to navigate the event website and find what you are looking for without any hassle.
Let’s be real. No one stays at an event for its entire duration. When meeting online, this becomes even more important as sitting in front of your computer for half a day for an event can be tiring.
This is why you need to learn about the event schedule. Get to know when your preferred exhibitors will be hosting a webinar or a presentation to become a part of it. Learn about the event timings and when exhibitors/booth representatives will be available to assist you through the purchase process.
Visit the event website beforehand and read everything carefully. Event organizers put in a lot of time and effort to make the event a breeze for the attendees. So, go through the content and see if you need to prepare in advance.
For example, you might be needing headphones to listen to a webinar or a mic to ask questions after a presentation. Even if it’s simply a notebook that you need for the event, arrange it before the event starts to avoid issues during the virtual trade show.
Virtual trade shows introduce convenience by enabling attendees to be a part of a trade show from anywhere in the world. However, joining the event and meeting online with the exhibitors from a place that is too noisy or distracting for you will not yield positive results.
Pick a nice place before the event that has good internet connectivity and offers minimum distractions so you can enjoy the virtual trade show in peace.
Given that a virtual trade show happens online, you can easily get distracted by other things on your computer or smartphone. For example, scrolling through social media or browsing through another website while the event goes on.
To avoid that, close all the tabs on your browser except the event tab and put your phone away if you plan on joining the event through your laptop. We encourage you to avoid these easy distractions so you can truly make the most of your time at the event and retain as much info as possible.
Slipping in and out of the event can be very tempting, we get that. Attending the event from a cozy place has some downsides such as being too lazy to participate properly during webinars or not interacting during the event with the exhibitors.
But, will that be useful for you? No, right?
Make sure you stay focused during the event and ensure active participation.
Pro tip: Keep some snacks and drinks next to you to munch on during the event and stay energetic.
Meeting online is the norm now and making yourself used to virtual events will help you in the long run. We hope with the help of these tips, you will be able to make the most of a virtual trade show as an attendee.
vFairs strives to deliver top-class virtual events for all audiences, with an intuitive platform that recreates physical events through an immersive online experience. With a range of powerful features and dedicated support for users around the world, vFairs removes the hassle from organizing, exhibiting at, and attending events such as conferences, trade shows, and career fairs. Contact the vFairs team to learn more or request a demo to see a virtual event in action.
Share This Article:
Subscribe For Updates (We Don't Spam)
Don't settle for mediocre event technology. Our all-in-one virtual, hybrid & in-person event platform can help you host epic events of all kinds -- from conferences to trade shows, job fairs to internal events, and more.
Kindly select one of the available time slots. We'll email you a confirmation & calendar invite right after.