Virtual Tradeshows & Webinars






What is a Virtual Tradeshow?

A virtual tradeshow is an online environment that is live for a limited period of time, often with the expectation that participants will be available online for brief spells of time, allowing them to connect with one another without travel, via the Internet, no matter where they are located geographically, to exchange valuable information.          


      Ability to attract customers from the remotest and unthinkable corners of the world at a relatively low cost compared to a physical trade show

      Most cost-effective way of generating targeted leads

      Many opportunities for Branding

      Attendees have immediate access to websites, emails and other media that they typically do not visit until days after a show ends, if at all

      In-depth information on attendees (such as where they are from, who they visit, what links they follow,  how long they visit) are stored in a database for review

      Can work in conjunction with physical shows by allowing attendees to preview companies and decide which booths they will visit when they go to the physical show. This makes their visit more meaningful and prevents them from being overwhelmed at a show

How Does it Work?

As with any real-world trade show, there are presentations from speakers, exhibit halls, and even lounges sans virtual cocktails where attendees can mingle with other participants. Setting up a virtual booth takes as little as an hour. Exhibitors choose from pre-designed displays, add their company logos, and upload promotional materials, such as brochures, white papers, and videos. Exhibitors man the booth from their computers, often while doing other work. When a visitor clicks on a companys booth, exhibitors receive an alert. They can talk to their visitor through a chat window or, if both parties have Web cameras, by video. If no one is available to speak, a visitor can leave a message. After an attendee registers for an event, his or her contact information is automatically complied into a profile, which others can view and download when the show goes on live. Exhibitors get access to some of the data as well as the contact information of all attendees who stop by their booths.

Features of a Virtual Show

      Exhibit halls interact with exhibitor booths and staff

      Auditorium View live and scheduled presentations and interact with speakers and participants

      Resource Center Browse white papers, podcasts and informative content

      Lounge Social network with others and build new relationships

      Prize Center Increase participation by introducing an element of FUN into each event

How Can We Help You?

A1 will completely manage your virtual show, from developing the layout, scheduling seminars, technical maintenance during the show and post-show follow up and surveys.  We guarantee a successful show from start to finish.


What is a Webinar

A webinar is used to conduct live meetings, trainings, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. Attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference.


      Targeted to specific audiences interested in the industry topic

      Clearly defined topics with specific, digestible information enhances retention rates

      Interactive media allows audience to get immediate answers to all of their questions

      Creates brand credibility and a higher rate of customer loyalty

      Post-webinar capabilities, such as discussion boards and website links, allow audience to         immediately apply new information

      Polls and surveys are conducted immediately afterward and give valuable feedback for future events

How Does it Work?

Attendees log into the webinar hosting site with a passcode given when they register.  At the appointed start time, the website will go live and participants can interact with the site.

The Speaker will begin the presentation and attendees watch and hear, with the ability to type in questions in a side screen as they come up.

The end of the presentation typically has a question & answer section, where the speaker answers questions sent in during the webinar.

To wrap up, attendees are given valuable links or resources to further explore the topic.

Some Features of a Webinar:

      Slide Show presentations where PowerPoint or Keynote slides are presented to the audience and markup tools and a remote mouse pointer are used to engage the audience while the presenter discusses slide content

      Screen sharing/desktop sharing/application sharing (where participants can view anything the presenter currently has shown on their screen. Some screen sharing applications allow for remote desktop control, allowing participants to manipulate the presenters screen.

      Live Streaming video where full motion webcam, digital video camera or multi-media files are published to the audience.

      Whiteboard with annotation (allowing the presenter and/or attendees to highlight or mark items on the slide presentation. Or, simply make notes on a blank whiteboard.)

      Text Chat For live question and answer sessions, limited to the people connected to the meeting. Text Chat may be public (echoed to all participants) or private (between 2 participants).

      Polls and surveys (allows the presenter to conduct questions with multiple choice answers directed to the audience)

How Can We Help You?

A1 handles all aspects of planning, design and technical maintenance.  All you need is a speaker and a presentation and we do the rest!