eComXpo was a 3-day online conference in which during this time attendees could visit with over 450 exhibitors, watch over 40 keynote and panel presentations, and network with over a whopping 7,000 other conference attendees. While this wasn't my first virtual conference, I found the the turn-out to be incredible and environment to be fun and exciting.
Working the AWP Booth
I was a part of the team working the All Web Promotion booth, which I found to be fun. I enjoyed chatting with the many different people who dropped by, even if they weren't at all interested in our services. There are tons of people who are very passionate about what it is they do, and I enjoyed hearing many of their stories.
My Favorite Part About Attending eComXpo
My favorite part of the entire show is the fact that there is no need for travel. There's no need to wake up early to board a plane, no need to stay away in a hotel, no need to miss work, and no need to miss after-work activities.
My Least-Favorite Part About Attending eComXpo
My least favorite part of the entire show was how virtual people tend to ignore you A LOT more than if they were right there in front of you. I'm not sure how many times I would initiate a chat with a booth guest, and simply be ignored. It was frustrating! And I am in no way a pushy sales-person type either. I was merely interested in what these people did on the net and whether or not they were enjoying the show.
Overall, I think the show was a success, at least as far as we're concerned. We were able to attain several solid leads, in addition to a whole spreadsheet of contacts I can now reach out to. eComXpo will be putting on another conference in March, and I, for one, am already looking forward to it.