Show organizers Leverage Virtual Trade Show Software to Connect Buyers and Building Supply and Hardware Retailers Globally
Bethesda, MD — March 01, 2016— Communique Conferencing, Inc, the global leader in conferencing and virtual events, has announced that Chalifour Canada utilized Communique’s Virtual Trade Show software platform for Virtuo, the building supply industry’s first virtual trade show. In lieu of Chalifour’s traditional annual physical trade show, Virtuo is Chalifour’s fully hosted, web-based virtual tradeshow allowing attendees easy, 24-hour online access to buying and networking opportunities.
“Virtuo allows us to offer our customers – large and small – the full trade show experience, with all the buying and networking opportunities of a physical trade show yet without the expense of time and travel associated with one,” says Randy Martin, Vice President of Business Development for TIM-BR MART. “Eliminating travel out of the equation not only cuts costs for our customers and members alike, but also reduces costs for our vendors, who have been able to offer our customers and dealers more competitive buys as a result.”
“At previous Chalifour shows, I would spend time traveling to the venue and then once at the show, only get to spend a couple hours there,” says Michel Daigle from Quincaillerie Auto Daigle in Thetfrod-Mines, QC, a customer of Chalifour. “With Virtuo, I can take my time and don’t feel pressured to buy right away; it’s a lot more convenient.”
Chalifour’s virtual trade show results far surpassed those of prior physical trade shows. Attendance doubled, and the virtual event booked over $46 million in sales. Chalifour also had their first ever, $1 million dollar weekend. Chalifour charged $2,850 per booth to a record 416 sponsors.
“By providing effective buying and networking opportunities, Chalifour is offering both sponsors and buyers a valuable service,” said Communque Director of Communications Adelphi Kenndy. “With its attendance and 416 booths, the Virtuo Virtual Trade Show is the world’s largest.”
Chalifour selected the Communique Conferencing platform for its reliability, scalability and global reach. Chalifour also leveraged Communique for outstanding project management and implementation support.
About Communiqué Conferencing
Communiqué Conferencing, Inc. provides reliable conferencing and virtual conference solutions to small and mid-sized businesses and the world’s leading enterprises. Communiqué offers the widest selection of audio, web and virtual conference technologies available to match a broad range of remote meeting needs. Our rock-solid technology is backed by superior customer support that is available on a live 24x7x365 basis. Communiqué Conferencing has a global reach extending to Canada, Mexico, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
For more information on Communique’s Virtual Trade Show software platform go to www.virtualtradeshowhosting.com.