Only a few weeks to go until the 5554 Virtual Expo

By Nick Batten on 29 January, 2021

There’s not long now until the ‘5554 Virtual Expo’ launches – so any businesses wishing to exhibit must register soon… 

Wiltshire entrepreneurs Yola O’Hara and David Lattimer have teamed up to create a new style of online expo, with the aim of attracting business people from across the UK and beyond. 

The event will take place on Thursday 25th February 2021, and the cost of a stand is £150 + vat. Attendance for visitors will be FREE.

Yola, who is Managing Director of social business consultancy, Visually Explained, said, “Holding expos online is an interesting, location independent concept, so we decided to run one. Our plan is for the 5554 Virtual Expo to be simple, cost-effective and based on a very user-friendly platform.

“We decided to strip out many of the features that sometimes over complicate face-to-face expos – like back-to-back speakers, speed networking and so on – and focus on the central point: exhibitors meeting visitors, doing business with one another and making connections.”

David, who runs Redro, which provides maintenance management software, said, “We’ve attended some larger online expos for our own business, which have worked well, but we wanted to create a simpler, more cost-effective event which is better suited to SMEs.”

The platform Yola and David have opted for is easy to use for exhibitors, as well as for visitors who attend the event. Each exhibitor has a ‘stand,’ and visitors can come along to the stand and chat with businesses, just as they would in a face-to-face event.

Visitors can also book meetings – so no more standing around and waiting until someone is free. Similarly, exhibitors can see who is at the event, and send messages and arrange meet-ups. Each stand has scope for brand exposure, including marketing material, information about offers and services, banners and videos – in fact, far more space than a physical stand offers.

Yola added, “We’re likely to bring in businesses from far-flung places in the UK and possibly from other countries too, so there will be a lot of opportunity for meeting new people, whether you are an exhibitor or a visitor.”

Once the event finishes on the 25th February it will stay online for 30 days.

To register visit www.accelevents.com/e/5554 and for more information email: david.lattimer@redro.uk