St. Louis, Missouri — After careful deliberation, the 2020 Inland Marine Expo has decided to transition to a virtual event. With the safety of our exhibitors and attendees at the forefront of this decision, we feel that the virtual option is the best path forward to allow companies and attendees the ability to still connect with other influential members of the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry — an industry that has proven to be an essential part of the economy.
Trade Show Manager Jenn DeLuca said that the virtual option — while not in person — brings a new set of opportunities for both attendees and exhibitors.
“We are excited for IMX to go virtual and provide and plan for an opportunity that will give the industry something we can all count on, as well as provide a chance for attendees who have not been able to attend in the past an opportunity to see what IMX is all about. Virtual opportunities will not be going away any time soon, and we are looking forward to these advantages and integrating into other areas. The virtual event model that we selected is a comprehensive, top-notch module that is very user-friendly and offers many options. We think attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors will be very pleased.”
Attendee registration for the virtual event is free. In a time when everyone has had to adapt to using online tools to communicate, attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one through the exhibitor chat (voice and video) function. The virtual option allows for a more personalized user experience across the platform with access to multiple education and networking tools that can be saved and viewed later in the attendee’s “e-bag” — including product videos, company profiles and education webinars.
Additional education opportunities and product demos added. With the virtual option, the event has expanded the number of product demos and continued education opportunities offered. Exhibitors also have the chance to host their own, individual webinars — including video and document uploads accessible to all attendees for up to 2 months after the live event.
The team at IMX is looking forward to continuing to provide an event that highlights the natural advantages of transportation along our marine highways — with a potential for greater value than any live event can provide during these uncertain times.
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