With the Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo II only 11 days away, the producers and the show’s software provider, VCopious, are putting the finishing touches on the event scheduled for Nov. 10 and 11.
Almost all the booths are now set up, the exhibitor roster and webinar schedule are complete and the training sessions are underway for sponsors and exhibitors alike. The producers are adding details to the appearance of the Expo slated to begin at noon EST on Nov. 10. The Expo has already pre-registered over 100 attendees, not including Expo personnel. Interest has been high and record crowds are expected, according to a news release.
“So much has changed from last year’s event,” says producer Art Lieberman, “and most importantly VCopious has handled ALL of the software setup including utilizing data provided by exhibitors to arrange the appearance of their booths. This freed up Campground Expositions allowing us to advertise to potential attendees as never before.”
Last week two additional businesses, cabin and park model manufacturer North Park Cabins and Park Models and Colortime Crafts and Markers, joined the Expo’s list of exhibitors.
- North Park (www.northparkhomesandcabins.com) located in Minocqua, Wis., started in 2003 and custom builds park models. Their park models feature true home-style construction with full 2×4 walls, premium window selections and standard insulation packages allowing full season usage.
- Colortime Craft and Markers, (www.colortime.com) markets a unique product: fabric markers which can be used to color stock or branded T-shirts, pillowcases, tote bags, back packs, bandanas or headwraps. These items can either be screen printed with a stock design from Colortime or your own custom design. Colortime is a frequent exhibitor at physical trade shows and has joined the virtual event for the first time.
“This Expo is far superior to last year’s event and it is principally due to VCopious. At this time last year, the software wasn’t even ready. Participants were phoning us every day seeking help in setting up their booths,” said Deanne Bower, the Expo’s co-producer. “We’re miles ahead of the game, concentrating on the little details that will enhance the user’s experience with the software. We’re getting calls from VCopious asking us what colors we want for the signs above the “entrance doors” to the various virtual rooms such as the Exhibit Hall, the Conference Room, etc.”
The proficiency of VCopious has enabled Lieberman and Bower to schedule a Press Party and Expo Preview for exhibitors, press and other invited guests scheduled for Nov. 8, two days before the Expo officially opens. This year, the booths are being created using exhibitor suggestions with assistance from VCopious. For instance, exhibitor Yurts of America’s booth is an actual yurt, courtesy of some software manipulation by VCopious. Pelland Advertising’s booth looks exactly like their booth at the many trade shows they have attended. Video files sparkle with interesting items on the screens in many of the booths.
The webinar schedule includes Social Syncing: Cross Platform Content Marketing; Marketing to Rally Groups; Credit Cards: A Primer on Savings and Security; PCI Compliance and Software; and Social Media Marketing. And, once again, Evanne Schmarder will present her “RV Cooking Show,” live from her RV kitchen. The ‘Sponsors Webinar Room’ will allow sponsors to demonstrate their products and services to groups. All webinars and sessions will be recorded and viewable for the entire 62 days the Expo is on the web – both live days and 60 days after the Expo in an on-demand status.
Free registration is available at http://register.outdoorhospitalityexpo.com.