As the coronavirus is raging, many conferences are either cancelled or postponed to a later date while virtual conferences and meetings are gaining momentum.
Different speculation has been going on about Virtual conferences. Major conferences like global investor summit will be done online to ensure maximum security from the killing virus, COVID-19.
But what are the organizers view about this? Will it be better than offline conferences?
HOW WILL VIRTUAL CONFERENCING AFFECT THE ORGANIZERS AND THE PARTICIPANTS AS A WHOLE?
We started preparing our summit when no one had ever talked about the coronavirus. There were many offline conferences in the world at that time. We targeted a part of this market, believing that an online event had a number of advantages.
When offline events began to be canceled one by one, they just made way for us. In addition to the availability of participation, we suddenly got another huge advantage – security. And it’s great that people can communicate and get the information they need without fear for their health.
On the other hand, it has added to our work and opened up new horizons. After all, apart from the investors’ summit, there are many niches where such events are in demand.
The situation is in our favor. But we do not want to profit from the tragedy. After all, in connection with quarantine, many businesses bear huge losses, people are fighting for survival in the literal sense. So we decided to make our participation in our investment summit as accessible as possible. Both for investors and start-ups, who usually have every penny in their accounts. Now anyone who wants to listen to our experts (and these are real investment professionals, some of whom are in the Forbes list) can do it for free. We only take money for advanced options and participation in the investors’ club. For those who want to present their project to investors to attract investment, the cost of participation has turned from $ 2500 to $ 0. We very much hope that this will help people and humanity as a whole to survive this difficult period, to make the right conclusions. It should bring people from different countries, languages and religions closer together.
In doing so, we will not suffer any losses. Because our summit will be several times more massive. And our losses will be more than compensated by advertising revenue. After all, for many companies – sponsors, the opportunity to promote themselves to the thousands of paying audience of investors is just a dream. We hope to gather about 30,000 participants.
This is facilitated by the countless media partners who are ready to support us.
IS THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FORMAT A GOOD OPTION? HOW?
It’s a very convenient format. And for investors, experts, startups, and of course for the organizers.
Little can we say of the numerous advantages of virtual conferencing. There is assurance of full safety and full financial availability. You will not pay transportation fee. For organizers, organizational costs will be low.
No geo-conferencing and minimal language barrier. Both speakers, investors and startups will be from all over the world. We will do our best to translate expert presentations into different languages.
Every participant will have the opportunity to ask questions to experts and startups in a chat room, vote for projects and see their rating and peer review, make new good acquaintances for all project participants, and communicate with each other.
Event recordings will be available; you can listen to the recordings at any convenient time (this is a paid option)
Above all, advertisers and sponsors can optimize this period for advertising work both now and in future because people will repeatedly review the recordings for several years and respectively, will see the advertisement.
WHAT WILL YOU DO IF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TAKE LONGER THAN EXPECTED?
We don’t know how long the pandemic will last. Regardless of that, we’ll do our job as best we can. We have a preliminary plan to hold investment summits for two years, 4 events a year. We will try to exceed it, scale up to other niches, as much strength and energy as possible.
The fact that we have the support of almost all participants is actually very inspiring and motivating. We have to communicate with very outstanding and active personalities. It takes us, our whole team, to a new level. And literally everyone is ready to give us maximum and comprehensive assistance.
No one knows to what extent we will be able to develop. And the development can go in an unexpected direction. This is facilitated by the special business philosophy of DAO, adopted in our team, where important decisions are taken together, everyone can express their opinion, and influence the development of the company in which they have their share.
Besides, each participant of the summit enriches us with new ideas, and it cannot but affect the direction of our movement.