Are you among the million others in the event industry whose business
has been, directly or indirectly, affected by the pandemic?
Then you certainly would have heard of a term that's witnessing a rising popularity these past few months- Virtual Event Platform - the new technology tipped to be the "white knight" that’ll fend off the financial contraction of the events industry.
In fact, it is estimated that the virtual event market size is estimated to grow at 22.3% CARG henceforth.
So settle down folks, let's explore what is a virtual event platform in detail.
A virtual events platform is a
virtual environment that enables event organizers and community managers to host
in-person-like events on digital platforms.
Typically, a virtual event contains both live and recorded sessions, and provides an opportunity for attendees, organizers and guests of the event to interact and network with each others.
However, a virtual event should not be confused with a webinar, because a virtual event offers it's attendees a lot more that makes it as experiential as an in-person event.
Confused? Read our Ultimate Guide: An Introduction To Virtual Events, which gives a simple yet in-depth explanation of what virtual events are.
A straight-forward answer to that would be that event marketers and
community managers across the globe are looking for a scalable, feasible, and
cost-effective alternative to in-person events, which have been strictly ruled out until
the end of 2021. A virtual event platform offers an ideal solution that offers all the
advantages of an in-person event, and much more.
In fact, virtual event platforms have been tipped to steal a major slice of action from its traditional counterparts, even after things normalize.
Sure, virtual event platforms may have seen a rise in popularity because of the on-going crisis, but virtual events are here to stay, and here is a fact to re-affirm that.
One of the most important reasons why virtual event platforms are
seeing a massive surge in demand is due to the fact that hosting a virtual event is much
more convenient compared to hosting traditional events. Let us explain...
To begin with, here’s another fact. Virtual events are extremely affordable. 84% of organizations which have run a virtual event in 2020 reported that they spend less money on virtual events than in-person events.
And, with virtual events, you no longer have to worry about the hassles of logistics, expenses of accommodations and management.
Besides, with virtual events, you can transcend geographical barriers, and reach customers from every nook and corner of the world.
It has literally taken a pandemic for people to recognize the value of digital technologies such as a virtual event platform. But hey, better late than never, aye?
Planning and executing a Virtual Event takes time and persistence but the result is well worth the effort. As long as your Virtual Event strikes a chord with your audience base, you get the edge over all your competitors.
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Do you want to know all the different types of virtual events that can be hosted? Then read our blog on all the different types of virtual events to try in 2021!
Have you ever wondered which are the best virtual event platforms in India right now? Well then, brace yourselves, here are the top 5 virtual event platforms:
Samaaro is the most powerful and one of the best virtual event platform that organizations leverage to host virtual events, virtual exhibitions, virtual conferences, and so much more. Ours is the one platform to go to for all your virtual needs - be it for Business Communication, Sales & Marketing, Education & Career, and Industry Uses to name a few. Our platform is rich in features for your business to effectively leverage to create a memorable virtual experience.