Sponsorship & Exhibition
The outbreak of Covid-19 resulted in the postponement of the much-anticipated WISA 2020 Biennial Conference to December 2020. As a learning organisation, WISA is learning every day during this pandemic, and we hope to leverage these lessons to improve our future offerings. With this approach in mind, we are forging ahead with planning for our WISA 2020 Conference and embracing the benefits that digital has to offer.
You may be aware that many organisations have cancelled or postponed their events planned for this year. We at WISA do not see this as a solution, hence our decision to proceed with our conference and set a new standard for industry events as we comply with the Covid-19 regulations set out by government.
We are confident that we can create a virtual conferencing experience that provides meaningful engagement and incorporates all the important aspects of a physical conference, and we invite you to experience this before the conference.
The virtual conference platform we will be using is fully cloud-based and has an integrated mobile app for ease of access and attendee interaction. The virtual platform also includes live support to assist participants with any challenges they may experience. Importantly, the virtual conference experience differs significantly from webinars, which we have seen an abundance of during lockdown.
The platform allows for fully interactive parallel sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, workshops, panel discussions, meetings hubs and exhibitions. The benefits for our delegates are numerous. Attendees can participate in live polls and Q&As with speakers who can share their presentations and other information for download.
The platform also allows you to take notes during every session which will be collated and emailed to you. Most significantly, all presentations will be available on demand after the conference to watch at any time. There are ample sponsorship opportunities available, including banner positions, virtual conference bags, video ads and graphics embedded in livestreams. “For exhibitors, there is a virtual trade corner with instant video meetings and chat features. As with a physical conference, time will be allocated in the programme for engagement.
A virtual conference will also allow us to reach a wider audience, and all our partners, sponsors and exhibitors to reach a global audience, for longer. We are so sold on virtual that we expect to incorporate a virtual element in most, if not all, of WISA’s conferences and events in the future, post Covid-19. We hope that you will embrace the virtual conference and join us on our journey to setting new conferencing standards for the future.
BENEFITS OF THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
- Creates certainty in an uncertain world
- Opens up an opportunity for unlimited delegate attendance
- On demand viewing for 6 months after the conference offers added exposure to companies
- More affordable option for both delegates and industry
- Risk of infection is removed
- Delegates who may not have attended the in person conference are more likely to attend
- The virtual platform opens up a myriad of new participation options for companies
For new bookings or to discuss how to convert your existing booking to a virtual option, contact:
Tel: 082 637 2992