A Virtual Supplier Fair

Posted by 6Connex Blogger on Dec 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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If you work in a large enterprise, you know how hard it can be to engage the right supplier for just about anything – from a design agency who understands your brand to an approved recruiter for your line of business.  If you happen to be in procurement, you know how tough it can be to manage a process that keeps both vendors and internal stakeholders on point.

While it’s possible to invite select suppliers to meet with specific internal teams, it’s quite challenging to provide broad access that keeps everyone informed.  And it’s often hard to create a central directory that’s both easy to access and easy to navigate.

What Is a Virtual Supplier Fair?

Similar in format to a physical tradeshow, the virtual tradeshow includes a virtual exhibit booth for each vendor with resources and relevant work examples.  Live days offer chat and immediate connection between vendor staff and internal stakeholders, while 365/24/7 access to the virtual expo and a true mobile experience allows for email inquiries at any time, from any place.

Why Do a Virtual Supplier Fair?

Access and connection, plain and simple.  Internal stakeholders want to know where to go for the resources they need – and they want it to be easy to get their questions answered.  Suppliers want access to the individuals who will ultimately buy their products and services, and they are more than happy to participate in any virtual tradeshow that give them more exposure.  Doing a virtual expo is an absolutely a win-win.

 

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