What a great event! And not just because ShowGizmo was a finalist in the Spice Exhibitor Awards, Best New Product Category … although, of course, that helped! Being co-located with RSVP gives the Australian Business Events Expo (ABEE) a great dynamic, the one being a national event (ABEE), the other more focused on the Sydney events scene (RSVP). It’s hard to imagine a more appealing venue than the Sydney Convention Centre – if it was any closer to Darling Harbour, it would have to be renamed WaterWorld!
But back to the event. As we’re in the event technology game, we were interested to find out afterwards that the venue had created a virtual version of ABEE. With only about 5 of ABEE’s exhibitors represented and two of the presentations, visitors might well have thought they weren’t missing much! Great initiative by the venue – virtual events are an effective way to extend participation and we’re totally in favour of using technology to build more value in events – but we look forward to a more inclusive version next year!