hi everyone, AlvinC here from the Philippines. COVID-19 pandemic halted what is supposedly our 39th Edition of our self produced intimate bridal fair ( 60 - 80 vendors and average of 3500 visitors for a 2 day event). Lockdown and quarantine was imposed 20 days before our scheduled event and subsequently postponed due to prolong restrictions. succeeding scheduled events was cancelled as well.
As I surf around the web a couple of days ago, I found hopin and eventually opened an account(free at the moment) to assess if we can use it for our planned virtual bridal fair. some of our competitors here have had their virtual fairs last year and mostly conducted thru social media and in their respected websites. feedbacks are mixed and underwhelming so we hesitated in conducting our own.
My first Question now basically is the cost of hopin given that based on our average visitors per physical events, we assumed that we will probably be able to register attendees of about half if we allocate enough budget for online promotion(social media and email marketing). What plan do we get for such?
Secondly, since virtual events are still on its early stage here. vendors are still wary of cost as well as turnouts. organizers tends to charge vendors cheap and virtual fair for free to attendees(brides/grooms for us) which makes us organizers think twice of virtual fairs due to possible overhead and on conducting/producing it on a a regular basis.
I have a scheduled zoom meeting with hopin sales tomorrow and if someone from their side can provide answers here, then i will probably cancel the meet.