Our 2020 live show was due to take place in the middle of March at the Business Design Centre, but like all trade shows and events that were due to take place this year, we sadly had to postpone it.
About Make it British Live! Online
Connecting businesses with manufacturers is one of our priorities here at Make it British, and one of the ways that we do that is with out Make it British Live! trade show every year.
With the live show in London now postponed until March 2021 due to Covid, we wanted to find a way to still bring everyone together.
So we’re doing that by launching Make it British Live! Online – a virtual event that you can attend from the comfort of your desk, factory or home office.
What is a virtual trade show?
You may be wondering what a virtual trade show and conference looks like, and how will it compare to the real life version? There are many different types of online events springing up, and we’ve spent the last few months attending many to them, and exploring the different platforms used for them.
We want to ensure we bring you something as close to the real life Make it British Live! event as possible. Just like the real event, the virtual event will have all of the features that attendees of MiB Live! have come to love, plus more!
Once you’ve logged into the event platform on the day that the event goes live – 10am on 24th September – it will be just like walking through the doors of the real show.
Features of the online show include:
With keynote talks which will be broadcast live over the course of the two days – no pre-recorded presentations here!
You’ll be able to ask questions of the speakers, just like you do at a real event, and even better, all of the talks will be recorded and available for you to watch for 30 days after the show ends.
If you’ve ever attended a live webinar where you can see the speakers and they share their slides, then this will be pretty similar, except unlike a webinar where you have to log in and out each time, once you’ve logged into the virtual event platform you can dip in and out of the main stage.
Just like the trade show, every exhibitor will have a booth. You’ll be able to pop into their virtual booth to find out more about what their business does, watch a video about their company, engage in a chat conversation with them, and also book a meeting with one of their representatives to find out more about the products and services that they offer.
Just like the real trade show, it’s a great way of seeing a lot of companies at the same time, all in one place.
These smaller, intimate sessions will involve panel discussions on specific topics such as fashion production, funding, sales, sustainability, skills and innovation.
If there is a specific topic you’d like to see covered, or you’d like to run a workshop then please email us to suggest it.
Pop into this area and you’ll have 5 minutes where you’ll be matched for a 1:1 private video call with another attendee before being re-shuffled and matched with a someone else.