As September draws near, Clean Fuels Ohio staff are hard at work preparing for the annual Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo. Partnering with event management app developer, Whova, we are preparing 30 sessions with approximately 100 speakers over the course of 10 days. From September 14th to 25th we will be hosting three and half hours of content each day with a virtual exhibit hall tour every morning from 9:00am-10:00am EST and designated networking breaks throughout the day.
“Hosting a digital conference this year is giving us opportunities to share information that we didn’t have when hosting an in-person event,” Business Development and Communications Manager, Rachel Ellenberger, says. “We can widen our audience and host up to 1,500 attendees on the app, we can record and share breakout sessions with attendees who couldn’t log in, the app will be live for 6 months after the event ends; all in all, this was the best route we could have taken for this event and we’re hoping it leads to more creative ways to host events in the future.”
Sponsors and exhibitors are excited about the digital opportunity as well. Exhibiting on a digital platform is more efficient and more economical from a time and resource standpoint. Not only will Clean Fuels Ohio be providing a virtual exhibit hall tour every morning to give exhibitors the chance to showcase their products and services, but we will also be sending regularly scheduled push notifications through the app to drive traffic to exhibitor booths. The community board and in-app messaging features will allow vendors and attendees to chat and the lead retrieval and e-business card exchange features will help vendors organize their post-event follow up. Additionally, exhibitor logos will be posted on our conference website with a link to their company write up so attendees can plan their networking accordingly.
Chas Mease, Fleet Advocate in EV Fleet Sales for Lonestar Specialty Vehicles says, ““Lonestar Specialty Vehicles is excited to be an exhibitor at the 2020 Midwest Green Transportation Forum and Expo. As with most, this will be our first virtual exhibit. With many shows, travel, and business meetings being cancelled this year we have all seen that we need to change the way we do business. Having a virtual event will allow for more flexibility and reduced costs for both attendees and exhibitors. We are looking forward to connecting with others in the industry and introducing our fully electric class 8 terminal tractor that is available this year.”
Sponsors of this year’s virtual conference will also see some changes. As a result of our going virtual, sponsorship packages have been discounted by 55%. Sponsor logos and company write-ups will be featured on our conference website and throughout our app on a rotating banner. Several sponsor levels have naming rights to sessions where the sponsor’s branding will also be included. Sponsors receive a complimentary virtual exhibit space and will be called out on social media and through push notification during the event.
“MWGT is the perfect match for our idle mitigation products. Right now, there’s limited opportunities to contact customers so the virtual format includes more exposure for us than some in-person events,” says Marc Ellison, Director at InterMotive Vehicle Controls.
For more information about our agenda, speakers, and event sponsors, visit our conference website at www.midwestgreentransportation.org. If you would like to register, it’s free this year! Visit our registration page. If you’d like to learn more about exhibitor and sponsorship packages, check out our PDF packet online and contact Rachel Ellenberger, Business Development and Communications Manager, at email@example.com.