The classic business model of trade shows is selling space. In recent years, though, many organizers have come to realize that this model is facing more and more challenges.
Exhibitors and sponsors are interested in quantifiable business opportunities, in Return-on-Investment that they can measure.
There are various ways how trade shows tackle this challenge, for instance by starting to offer year-round business platforms (e.g. Toy Fair USA or the O2020 solution that UBM and Alibaba just launched).
An important element, though, is how to make sure that the time spent at a trade show is time well spent. This is exactly where matchmaking takes center stage. But to what extent do planners embrace the opportunities of B2B matchmaking? Do they use a software platform? What are their experiences? How do they get visitors and exhibitors to actively use the matchmaking platform?
These questions are covered by a survey that the company Converve is currently conducting. They want to find out what organizers really value and how they implement matchmaking #eventtech.
I encourage you to take part in the survey, the results will be a great benchmarking for every trade show or b2b event planner. Converve will share the results on their blog.
Click here to start the survey.