It’s been a whirlwind year for vFairs, with accelerated growth amid the booming global demand for virtual events. Brand visibility is at an all-time high, and with virtual events the talk of the town heading into 2021, vFairs is proud to be part of the conversation among both customers and industry experts.
In mid-October, the company saw its most significant press coverage to date. On a special BBC report titled “The Future of Conferences,” featured on the network’s weekly Talking Business program, vFairs CEO Muhammad Younas was interviewed via webcam by news anchor Aaron Heslehurst. Also interviewed was Claire Wormsley, Director of the Global Conference Network. The full interview can be found here.
During the conversation, Younas spoke at length about the vFairs platform, the company’s record year, the state of events during this pandemic, and projections for the future. The vFairs platform was also showcased for the network’s global audience, marking a special moment for the team that has grown from 30 to over 200 employees in 2020.
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It’s safe to say that the vFairs team could not have predicted the events of 2020, or how the company and the virtual event space as a whole would be thrust into prominence. As the pandemic escalated into a true turning point in history, thousands of planned events became large question marks for organizations, event managers, and attendees alike — with nobody entirely sure what comes next.
Thanks to an incredibly supportive group of customers and business partners, along with the hardest-working and most passionate staff in the industry, vFairs was able to provide a safe online alternative for these events and others planned for the future. Customers quickly realized a long list of other benefits: cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, and a wider accessibility for attendees, to name just a few.
Today, vFairs is privileged to have helped design and host virtual events in more than 40 countries, delivering a memorable experience for worldwide attendees and driving results for a diverse group of organizations, associations, and universities.
“I’ve been endlessly impressed and proud of the work that our team at vFairs has done, especially in this critical year of delivering timely solutions to organizations affected by the pandemic,” says Younas. “Speaking with BBC was a true honor and a testament to the work we’re doing, the results we’ve seen with our valued customers, and how far the virtual events industry has come and still has to go.”
Just as the online events industry continues to shapeshift and expand, so do vFairs’ technology offerings. In recent weeks, product updates have included Hubspot and Cvent integrations, a self-service booth builder for event exhibitors, and new 3D designs for virtual lobbies.
With an ever-improving platform and the tireless efforts of our team — the developers, the salespeople, the customer support team, and so on — vFairs saw a 50x climb in demand generation in 2020. The global reach of the company continues to spread, with employees now in the US, Canada, Spain, UK, Australia, Singapore, UAE, Philippines, and Pakistan.
In one of the most buzzed about spaces in technology, vFairs is —humbly and gratefully — positioned as an industry leader heading into Q4 of 2020 and the start of next year. We’re excited to continue bringing people together from all over the world to safely and conveniently host, attend, or exhibit at a virtual event.
At vfairs.com, we strive to build a top-class online event platform that will help event organizers make memorable connections with their target audience. We’re obsessed with taking out the hassle normally associated with physical events, leaving organizers and exhibitors to focus on what’s most important – engagement with the audience. Get in touch with an expert to learn more about vFairs, or request a live demo to see a virtual event in action.