Ever since 2020, virtual events have been established as the new normal. The pandemic predicament has led the way for organisations to become more flexible in their approach. It took us a nationwide lockdown to understand & decipher the new sphere of leading a virtual life. Shifting to an online mode along with adjusting our internet to show up for an event, be it a concert or conference is something we all are very well acquainted with.
At times, it might be a task to pull it off and end up with a successful online event. Some occasions require a physical connection while sitting in front of our screens diminish it’s core essence. This marks the point when an innovative approach towards organising and managing a virtual event comes into the limelight.
With time, there is an emergence of excellent platforms responsible for redefining virtual events solutions especially for the corporate houses, social and formal events etc. Many companies have temporarily switched to virtual events. A lot of organisations, event teams, and even educational institutions have been conducting virtual events, and gradually they are proving to be just as powerful.
The shift towards an online platform has been focusing on core areas of expertise along with facilitating partnerships with valuable stakeholders, potential customers, driving sales and transforming one’s market.
So, here are some best virtual events platforms that are redefining virtual event solutions:
VouchPro – Founded in 2016, VouchPro is one of the fastest-growing hybrid and virtual events services providers that have successfully enabled over 15000 live internal and external events for large-scale enterprises in India. It provides 100% customizable and highly engaging virtual events solutions to businesses for various sectors such as Education, Banking, Consumer Tech, Pharma, and Manufacturing industries, in the safest and secure environment.
VouchPro is setting a new benchmark in the virtual events space. The disruptive and strong technology-backed platform, VouchPro integrates AR/VR solutions and has proven to be a key enabler for businesses to make the content more impactful and engaging for the audience. VouchPro has spearheaded the virtual event space by helping businesses with its disruptive one-stop-solution for seamless 360 degrees streaming of hybrid events. The company provides an array of services right from live streaming solutions, video APIs, digital activations, and customer engagement.
Dreamcast – The Jaipur-based company offers interaction between two parties, meetings, group discussions with the most advanced and custom-made technology to lead a nurturing environment, and drive ideal engagements. It arranges virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), virtual town hall meetings, virtual award shows, virtual meetings for companies, which is termed as a suitable format to organise meetings or shows.
The company offers virtual, hybrid events, webinars, and streaming solutions by engaging large audiences on the web across the world. The platform also maintains archives of events, conference videos, Q&A, and sessions. It hosts multiple sessions and also gives them social media space on their respective businesses.
Kestone – A wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Launcher (NSE, BSE: CLEDUCATE) and India’s leading data-driven integrated sales and marketing services company, founded in 1997, is the player behind India’s first, entirely home-grown, experiential virtual event platform.
Built on the pillars of Experience, Interactivity and Data & Analytics, this is the only virtual event platform that provides support for multiple languages besides offering impressive technical product features including 2-way video conferencing, LIVE video streaming, video conferencing in exhibitor booths and fully customizable 3D environments. The platform is further loaded with features that focus on making a virtual event as livelier as an offline event such as a photo booth, gaming zone, support for emojis, audience polls and gamification with quizzes and leader board.
VConfex – It is a leading virtual events platform that enables organizations to host online conferences, virtual events, online shows & more. VConfex facilitates ticket deals, live streaming, live visit and surveying, virtual exhibitor’s booth, AI fuelled systems administration meeting and gamification.
The platform scalability offers the user to host events for a panel discussion, round tables well as industry presentations. Like-minded people can have access to a wider range of networking via ongoing sessions. In compliance with the data centre of India and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it ensures the protection of personal data submitted by the users during registration on the platform.
Airmeet – Airmeet is one of the popular virtual events platforms right now. Launched in 2019, the platform is suitable for different events such as workshops, town halls, meetups and expos. The platform allows the host to run multiple parallel sessions and add up to 10,000 participants in a virtual event. You can also use the platform to host live streams on YouTube and Facebook. Other features are virtual ballroom, table chat, and screen-sharing, among others.
ExpoBurg – Primarily focusing on Industrial Exhibitions, Expoburg makes no effort to recreate the physical exhibition atmosphere whatsoever. This makes sense as industrial exhibitions are more about exchanging brochures, cataloguing and giving live demos as compared to other industries like Education, Textiles, Fashion and Technology that require more immersive experience.
ExpoBurg also claims to provide live and post-event webinar facilities and a detailed post-event report including the number of visitors, their contact information and the total number of downloads. There’s no demo available so you’ll have to take their word for that.
Xporium – Started in 2017, Xporium is the first of its kind to venture into the virtual arena of events and exhibitions. Hence, their tagline – India 1st Virtual Exhibitions Platform. Offering 2D, 3D, and as well as VR capabilities to organize events and exhibitions, of all scales, the platform ensures that exhibitors are able to replicate the experience of a physical event into a virtual one. What sets it apart from other platforms available in the market is that they create completely immersive 3D environments that allow visitors to walk through the halls, navigate booths, browse content, download catalogues, network with exhibitors as well as attend live webinars using simple navigation keys and mouse on their computer.
CVENT – CVENT provides Webinars, Virtual Conferences, Internal Hybrid Events, and External Hybrid Events as Virtual Event Solutions. They bring power and flexibility to virtual events with features like drive attendance, process registrations, and actionable insights.
They have 3 main solutions, namely, Mix & Meet, Happy Hour & Webinar According to them hosting a virtual event requires care and attention, one needs to effectively promote the event, engage their attendees, create memorable moments for attendees, and prove event success.
Virtual events are not small one-off presentations, but are value-added, engagement-driven experiences; one can create an impactful event that extends well beyond a computer screen.
Tagglabs – Virtual events are not a cheap or inexpensive replacement of an on-ground event in fact they are a hyper-personalized or detailed extension to the digital experiences. Tagglabs believe that virtual events are an opportunity that is taking digital experience to the next level. People currently are using virtual events as a response to COVID-19 but even after the situation normalizes people will use digital experiences regularly.
Atthah InfoMedia – OLiVR – Online Interactive Virtual Realm is an initiative of Atthah to redefine the entire event landscape. With virtuality as the new normal, the event industry is changing. Virtual event & engagement is the answer that brands are looking for to communicate & engage with their stakeholders. But unlike other similar solutions, they went beyond the boring thought of replicating the traditional physical space into the virtual landscape.