St Albans, UK – The first EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit held from October 27-30, 2020, was a success in providing the first meeting platform this year (impacted by the current Covid-19 crisis) for the international sheet metal working community. More than 5,500 registered participants from 91 countries logged on to the platform during the four-day virtual event to trade, network, watch webinar content live and on demand, view product demonstrations, and visit virtual stands of exhibitors.
Similar to a live event there were several options for visitors to get in touch with exhibitors virtually, for instance dropping their business card at the virtual stand, pre-book meetings options with exhibitors or to instantly contact exhibitors while browsing the virtual booth. The content presented on the platform was streamed for nearly 700 hours in total during the event.
The latest innovations were presented in the Virtual Presentation Theatre by selected exhibitors to demonstrate their latest product innovations and technologies, followed by a live Q&A session. The participating companies presenting their latest developments were Bystronic Laser, Lantek, Lumentum, Mazak, Prima Power, Salvagnini, and TRUMPF Group. In addition, Virtual Stands of the exhibitors containing hundreds of Product Showcases allowed the visitors to explore new products and services in more detail.
A daily programme of webinars was accompanied with a live Q&A session with industry experts, providing an invaluable insight into the latest market developments as well as technical expertise concerning new industry applications and solutions. Key players from the industry and trade bodies provided exclusive perspectives into the latest technologies and case studies on subjects such as Digitalization, Forming and Separation Technology, Automation and Process Optimization.
“The feedback we have received from participants was very positive – many pointed out they did not expect a digital event to deliver such a great value to the industry. Our platform already offered a lot of functionalities to our participants, but we will obviously look at further improvements using the valuable feedback we have received at this event”, commented Evelyn Warwick, Event Director, EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organizers Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. “As we are approaching the new year and further lockdowns are on the horizon, we are certain that the industry will need a meeting place like EuroBLECH DIGITAL to stay connected and generate business”.
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