ILTM World Tour 2020

onsite and live event management
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weeks full of digital interactions
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products showcased
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exhibitors & sponsors

Runner Up: Virtual & Hybrid Trade Show at the VEI Awards 2021

Client Testimonial

ExpoPlatform provided a seamless experience in pivoting our flagship ILTM event to the virtual space. The platform's hosted-buyer solutions and AI matchmaking abilities added a new dimension of online interactions and networking to the event, creating a richer, more connected experience for the participants. As a result, the ILTM Virtual World Tour, which was a nine days, across three weeks and three regions event, was highly praised by our exhibitors and attendees. ExpoPlatform offer flexibility and support to their clients through the whole process and we look forward to collaborating with ExpoPlatform for our upcoming projects.

Alison Gilmore
Exhibition director, Luxury Travel Portfolio
Overview

The ILTM World Tour is a series of leading luxury travel events that shines light on the world's most desirable destinations, luxurious accommodations, and unique travel experiences. Under the title “ILTM World Tour – Virtual access all areas”, the organisers envisioned a virtual event to unite the community of buyers and suppliers of luxury travel and compensate for the postponed ILTM events.

Organisers
reed exhibitions
Sector
Luxury Travel
Venue
Digital Event

Challenges faced by the organisers

The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a major setback to the global luxury travel industry. Owing to such unprecedented events, the organisers had to adapt their business strategies and think of new ways to connect their audiences. One major hurdle was catering to an audience that was spread across 3 different geographies: Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas. Building an online space for the global luxury travel brands to meet the audience & showcase their products was the need of the hour.

The luxury event’s audience is a healthy mix of local buyers located in these geographies. The organisers were keen on providing ample opportunities to their suppliers to not only explore and connect with buyers from their core markets, but also discover new ones. A three-week time frame was decided for the three virtual events in these geographies. The organisers required a scalable platform that could realise their vision by offering valuable opportunities for business and networking within all the different time zones.

Our Solution

The organising team wanted the virtual event to be more about the connections attendees make, rather than a list of meetings and conference sessions. This required tweaking the platform and introducing new functionalities for sessions that aren’t just engaging, but full of networking opportunities

Our AI-powered event solutions assisted the organisers to virtually connect their audience and offer new digital opportunities to build their businesses. We also introduced livestream and personalised ad recommendations to cater attendees’ needs.
Interactive Event
Website
product discovery platform
With customised drag-&-drop builder and our assistance, organisers created an interactive website with powerful capabilities.

  • Custom Website Templates
  • SEO Friendly Structure
  • Social and RSS Feed
Hosted Buyer
Management
hosted buyer management
This customised module laid the structure of the Buyer Program on the platform to set-up critical pre-qualified B2B meetings.

  • Hosted Buyer Qualification
  • Attendee Badges with QR codes
  • Automated Email Sending
Online
Meetings
online meetings platform

Buyers connected with exhibiting companies in virtual meeting rooms and engaged in business-driven conversations.

  • In-built video conferencing tools
  • Multiple meeting types supported
  • Exhibitor-Product catalogues
Online
Sessions
online sessions and conferences

The organisers set-up the various online sessions to engage the audience virtually and provide them useful market insights. 

  • Multiple session formats 
  • Numerous engagement tools
  • Conference Agenda & Schedule
Monetisation
Opportunities
hosted buyer management

The organisers provided exhibitors and sponsors with numerous branding opportunities.

  • Sponsored listings on strategic locations
  • Sponsored searches and listing
  • Real-time insights and statistics
AI-Driven
Matchmaking
ai powered matchmaking platform

We matched the visitors to suitable products, people, content, and much more - all based on their preferences.

  • “Person-to-Object” matchmaking
  • AI-based recommendations
  • Ranked networking suggestions
Networking
ai powered matchmaking platform

Organisers created an online marketplace and facilitated new connections between the key players with networking tools.

  • Interactive exhibitor & product profiles
  • Meet, Message, & favorite options
  • 'My Schedule’ & ‘Meeting Rooms’ integration
Insights &
Analytics
event analytics
We helped the organisers in tracking event processes with real-time data and insights.

  • Detailed sponsorship statistics
  • Meetings & session statistics
  • User Behavior Tracking

The results

With the goal of enabling the community to stay connected and do business safely the virtual event turned out to be a success; offering networking, branding opportunities, unlimited meeting room facilities, virtual exhibition, and numerous engaging online sessions.

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Caroline Schikker
Caroline Schikker
Event Manager at Accenture Innovation Awards
ExpoPlatform is a great platform to work with for both small and big events - a great match! Their support team has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process and created great new features collaboratively. It is easy to work with because of the plug-and-play features, while still being able to keep your own brand identity.
Marc Simon
Marc Simon
Event Vice President, PGA Golf Exhibitions
We were pleased with the ExpoPlatform Team and its willingness to react quickly, solve problems and meet our ever-evolving virtual event needs. Attendee and exhibitor participation at the PGA Virtual Experience and Marketplace was strong - and we look forward to continued platform enhancements moving forward.
Janelle Morse
Janelle Morse
Vice President of Events at TM Forum
When we needed to pivot our in-person Digital Transformation World to a virtual event, we chose ExpoPlatform because it gave us the ability to create unique experiences for our attendees. Our sponsors also found tremendous value in the real-time data from their personal dashboards to engage and do follow ups.
Alison Gilmore
Alison Gilmore
Exhibition Director at ILTM, Luxury Travel Portfolio
ExpoPlatform provided a seamless experience in pivoting our flagship ILTM event to the virtual space. The platform's hosted-buyer solutions and AI matchmaking abilities added a new dimension of online interactions and networking to the event. We look forward to collaborating with ExpoPlatform for our upcoming projects.
Francesca Maturi
Francesca Maturi
Buyers and Visitors Coordinator, Cosmoprof
Our goal is for the Cosmoprof platform to become more and more widespread, to better respond to the needs of companies in the sector. We are pleased with the success from our partnership with ExpoPlatform and look forward to working with the team for our upcoming events.
Adam Parry
Adam Parry
Co-founder at AMP Events
I know almost every technology provider on the market and I think that ExpoPlatform provides something unique. We wanted to deliver better networking options to our clients and with EP matchmaking and appointments we managed to increase visitor engagement before the event.
Satish Khanna
Satish Khanna
General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services
Using ExpoPlatform system to manage our data was fast and easy. With a new website our event looks modern and attractive. Pre-show online registration helped to solve a problem of queues. Our visitors were able to contact exhibitors, schedule meetings and search for products and stands, using online floor plan.
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