Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018

Companies participate in trade shows to generate new sales leads. People attend conferences for content and networking. Attendance of traditional conferences and trade shows have long been a recession-prone, pandemic-flu-prone and terror-attack prone. Physical trade show is a hassle for a large corporation and a major logistics nightmare for small and medium players. At a physical convention hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors meet in a cramped noisy space. An average visitor is bombarded with competing and conflicting marketing messages. In physical events success is always on the side of the big battalions – larger corporations with big war chests get premium advertising space, premium booth space and keynote presentation time.

Here comes emerging virtual conference & trade show market on the wave of game changing and leveraging technology.

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The virtual conference and trade show market has more than doubled in a year from 2009 to 2011 and we expect a compound annual growth rate of 56% through 2018. Virtual conference technology is in its infancy today, with a few proprietary software platforms mostly targeting corporate event market.

What’s going to happen in the virtual conference & trade show market in the next years?

We’ll see explosive growth in all market segments:

  • Virtual Conference & Trade Show Software New License Revenue,
  • Virtual Conference & Trade Show Organizers Revenue (Registration Fee, Sponsorship, Virtual Space Renting, Advertising),
  • Media Preparation Services,
  • Personnel Training.

The traditional conference and trade show market will slow move the way of virtual events, and will continue to adopt virtual technology to either replace physical events where attendance is lagging or complement physical events. It is just a matter of time before the virtual events world and the trade show world merge to create the next generation of events – a hybrid of the old and the new.

This new report Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018 integrates the most up-to-date findings into a comprehensive picture and focuses on the following questions:

  • Why pay any attention at all to virtual event market?
  • Will the virtual event market affect traditional conference and trade show markets? Will virtual event model compete or rather complement with traditional model?
  • What are the key trends in software development for virtual events?
  • What are the geographic impacts of new technology?
  • What are market drivers and inhibitors of the virtual conference & trade show market?
  • What are the market opportunities?

The report provides worldwide virtual conference & trade show market forecast for the period 2013-2018 by market segments and geographic regions.

Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018, Tabular Analysis, February 2013, Pages: 27, Figures: 18, Tables: 8, Single User Price: $5,950.00
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Table of Contents
Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018

1. Market Report Scope & Methodology
1.1. Scope
1.2. Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary
2.1. What is the current state of the virtual event technology and market?
2.2. What’s going to happen in the virtual conference & trade show market in the next years?
2.3. What features are essential for virtual event platform?
2.4. What are the virtual event market drivers and inhibitors?
2.5. What are the virtual event market opportunities?
2.6. What is the competitive landscape of virtual conference & trade show market?
2.6.1. Virtual Event Software Vendors
2.7. Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market: Key Predictions
2.8. Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market in Figures

List of Figures
Fig. 1- Virtual Event: what it is and what it is not
Fig. 2- Predecessors of Virtual Conference & Trade Show Technology
Fig. 3- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Roadmap
Fig. 4- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Technology Roadmap
Fig. 5- Virtual Event Market Dynamics: From Corporate Events to Conferences & Trade Shows
Fig. 6- Competitive Landscape of Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market
Fig. 7- Virtual Event Software Vendors
Fig. 8- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln
Fig. 9- Cumulative Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market 2013-2018, market share by sector, %
Fig. 10- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018 by Sectors, $Mln
Fig. 11- Cumulative Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market 2013-2018, market share by geographic region, %
Fig. 12- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018 by Geography, $Mln
Fig. 13- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market 2013-2018: North America vs. Europe, $Mln
Fig. 14- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market 2013-2018: Asia/Pacific vs. Latin America vs. MEA, $Mln
Fig. 15- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Software New License Revenue Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln
Fig. 16- Virtual Conference & Trade Show Organizers (Registration Fee, Sponsorship, Virtual Space Renting, Advertising) Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln
Fig. 17- Media Preparation Services Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln
Fig. 18- Personnel Training Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln

List of Tables
Table 1 Bottom-line Reasons for Virtual Event Existence
Table 2 Market Shares by Geography: Virtual Events vs. Physical Conferences & Trade Shows
Table 3 Cornerstone Features of Virtual Event Platform
Table 4 Virtual Event Market Drivers and Inhibitors
Table 5 Virtual Event Market Opportunities
Table 6 Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018, $Mln
Table 7 Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018 by Sectors, $Mln
Table 8 Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2013-2018 by Geography, $Mln