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Five Digital Networking Event Ideas For Your Next Virtual Trade Show

Virtual trade shows have served as an excellent bridge between business owners and clients since the pandemic began. However, one of the biggest sales opportunities at trade shows is the networking events. Hosting a networking event at a trade show is not only an excellent way to meet new leads but also a means to show appreciation for your customers.

Since we can’t host a hotel room suite party or take everyone to a ball game, many of us have been missing those opportunities. Luckily, you can still host a networking event virtually. Here are five ideas to get you started.

1. Do A Virtual Happy Hour

Some of the biggest deals are made at the hotel bar during trade shows, so gathering everyone together for a virtual happy hour makes sense. Although chatting online over drinks is not that engaging, there are some things you can do to make it extra special.

For instance, you could hire a bartender to teach everyone to make their favorite cocktails or a sommelier to discuss wine pairings. That way, the event will stand out, and you will be able to create a memorable experience for current and potential clients.

2. Host An Escape Room Event

Like most other businesses, escape rooms have moved online. There are so many companies out there hosting online escape rooms that you will not have a hard time finding the perfect one your attendees will love. There are also escape room companies that will work with you to curate an experience, so you can make the theme relevant to your industry.

3. Play A Game Together

There are numerous fun games you can play online. Think about inviting everyone to have several rounds of poker, do trivia, or even play Scattergories. You can also play icebreaker games like Two Truths And A Lie.

4. Invite A Comedian

Finally, everyone needs a good laugh right now, and a comedian is a great way to get people in high spirits. Hosting a comedian will allow you to bring people together to share a laugh. You can also opt to host a magician or even a psychic. Now is the time to let your imagination shine!

These virtual networking events are meant to connect individuals from all walks of life during these unconnected times. If you are looking for a venue, we’ve got you covered with our virtual exhibit hall. We will help you create the perfect atmosphere for your next networking event. Just give Lighthouse Exhibits a call to discuss your needs with us.

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