Tell us about the virtual FIBO Köln
Back to Business – that’s what it’s all about. Especially in the current situation, which has hit our industry worldwide in a particular way and with particular severity, it’s vital we exchange ideas and share experiences.
With [email protected], we want to give momentum to a new start for the industry. This is of fundamental importance right now – it’s about showing new perspectives, about innovation, new concepts and business cases that are relevant for the industry.
In this virtual format, FIBO also aims to have a critical function as a lead generator.
We all have to leave behind the zero hour that was the lockdown and move forward.
What will the experience be like for visitors?
[email protected] and [email protected] – which is aimed specifically at consumers – are part of the new normal. They’re not emergency solutions.
They’ll set a new benchmark for ensuring that virtual event formats and live trade fairs evolve into a hybrid model in the future. The delivery of both events this year will define a future-oriented format that opens a new chapter in the trade fair industry.
[email protected] will include numerous international forums, congresses and formats for trade visitors, such as streaming, webinars and product presentations. For consumers, FIBOHome will have a virtual event format of its own that will bring emotions into homes.
The focus of [email protected] will be on fitness, health, physiotherapy, prevention and company health management. The global character of FIBO will also be reflected in the digital trade show.
The European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) will kick off on 30 September. This year’s event will be held as a hybrid event – online and on-site with numerous top speakers.
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Other partners of [email protected] are, among others, the German University for Prevention and Health Management with its Advancement Congress, the Fittech Summit with top trends and future topics from the fitness and health industry and global media partner, HCM magazine.
What commercial opportunities are available for exhibitors?
The digital reach of FIBO is considerable compared to many trade fairs, this is a strength which is to the benefit of our customers.
We had already significantly expanded the digital business segment in the past, this year we will supplement this range of digital marketing formats with additional offers, such as product innovation videos and a range of sponsorships.
COVID-19 has accelerated an important process of change throughout the entire exhibition industry and with the investments we’re making, we’re living up to our responsibility for the health and fitness industry.
This is what we must be concerned about, because we need a rapidly recovering fitness industry to be the basis for FIBO 2021.
FIBO has always aimed to stand for return on investment, how will you deliver ROI with FIBO virtual?
ROI is king. [email protected] is being primarily designed as a business platform.
We developed a matchmaking tool, which is used by exhibitors and trade visitors. Uptake of this tool has been excellent. In addition, we’ll be offering drop-in meetings and speed networking sessions. They will help our customers to generate leads that are in a healthy proportion to the costs that will be incurred.
What support will be available to help exhibitors excel at the virtual FIBO 2020?
Digitisation has taken a huge leap forward in recent months: in business and in our private lives.
Many of our customers have made a great leap into digital business. That is why there is a willingness to get involved with [email protected]
Every exhibitor will be briefed about the options involved with using the fair by their contact on the FIBO team.
Continuous support will also be provided by FIBO’s IT service provider, with whom we have set up the highly intuitive platform.
The EHFF will take place on 30 September. What can delegates look forward to?
As explained, due to the current health situation, the European Health & Fitness Forum will be held as a hybrid event, being both online and on-site.
As usual, many of the top industry stakeholders have shown a strong commitment to the event.