- 982 attendees across 8 countries
- 2,744 logins
- 11,443 content views
- 18 meeting requests, post event
- Interactive Production
- Creative Development
Alltech has a tradition of hosting or sponsoring independent events for various agricultural markets. In this case, Alltech needed a way to reach poultry customers in Latin America, but due to the pandemic shutdowns and travel bans, traditional means were not going to be possible. Alltech also wanted something more engaging than a traditional webinar, and they needed a way to reach attendees in two languages, Spanish and Portuguese. Alltech wanted the virtual experience to be as similar as an Alltech in-person event.
Alltech turned to CEI to help them create a solution that would allow them to bring their event to the poultry market virtually. The inspiration came in the form of a totally different kind of virtual event platform. Since CEI was a custom exhibit producer with its own interactive media department, it was important that the new virtual platform be a 3D experience. This concept needed to engage the attendees and give the associations a chance to share their services. CEI created a solution that was flexible, offered a 3D presence, downloadable content, and made it easy for the attendees to interact and view live or recorded presentations at their own pace. The solution also offered Alltech an easy way to capture analytics regarding all who attended their event.
The 3D virtual event platform was designed to incorporate the look of Alltech’s real exhibits as well as a lecture hall modeled after their own existing lecture hall in the company’s headquarters. The virtual lobby was also decorated with graphics and artifacts that are typical of previous Alltech in-person events. This included a social space with a 3D bar modeled after their own pub (at their brewing & distilling facility) and tied to a live Microsoft Teams meeting. Attendees as well as Alltech personnel, including the CEO, found that this platform gave Alltech the brand presence that they needed to engage their customers and markets during this pandemic and beyond. Another advantage that the platform offered was the ability on the administrative side for Alltech to make edits, post all of the graphics and add content for all of the literature, videos and links to the sessions themselves.
Alltech had great success with this new, customized virtual platform. They had 982 attendees and 2,744 logins. The site had 11,443 content views and 18 requests from companies to be contacted directly by a sales representative from 8 different countries. This event allowed Alltech to connect with the entire Latin America region as well as they had many speakers within the industry request to be featured speakers in the next event.
In March of 2020, like most of the world, we stopped attending and hosting in-person events. Our team needed to find a way to get back in front of current and potential customers. We went to CEI to try to find something unique, and did they deliver. We were able to work with their design to come up with features that made our events stand out.Michael Childers, Corporate Tradeshow Manager
CEI created an engaging and easy-to-use interactive 3D virtual event platform for Alltech to share their products and services with the agricultural community during the COVID 19 shutdown. This custom platform supported Alltech’s brand by using many 3D elements that mimicked Alltech’s real in-person events. Brand consistency never faltered during a time that many companies struggled to connect with customers in a meaningful way. The exhibit was honored with a GOLD award in the Best Activation at a Digital Agriculture Event category by the World Exhibition Stand Awards 2021.