Virtual Trade Shows and Conferences….

So, I’m still not sure what to make of virtual trade shows. I miss the socializing and meeting people accidentally you haven’t seen in years. I miss the feedback read that you get when presenting or moderating and staring into the eyes of the audience. But all we have right now is the virtual version and Commodities People do a good job of that. I took part in CmRisk and Digicom last week moderating 3 sessions and presenting on CTRM Trends in another. I found that presentation hard – with no one to track time or read and sort questions – I had to do all of that myself. I guess it is a bit like a webinar but the stress levels are higher. Anyway, I enjoyed the sessions that I moderated immensely and thought the panelists very high quality indeed. I didn’t log on to that many other sessions though. Without the need to travel, stay in a hotel and so on, my usual pattern of work remained in tact and as I figured I could listen later to recordings. For me, the virtual just doesn’t do it. I did attend a couple of sessions and really enjoyed the… continue reading

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