Virtual or physical fair - which one was better
After some period of time we participated in 2 fairs - a virtual fair in Germany and a physical fair in France. Which one was better? We compared.
The virtual event Fiberweek20
From 12 to 16 October 2020, we were part of our first virtual event Fiberweek20.
We were very curious how the event would take place, how the visitors would behave, what they would ask for. At the virtual fair, we had our stand as at a physical fair, where we mainly presented our key products and FTTx solutions, webinars, interactive catalogues and videos.
We closed our participation in the virtual fair Fiberweek20 with many new contacts and visits of our good business partners.
The University THD in Les Sables d'Olonne
From 20 to 21 October we participated in the University THD in Les Sables d'Olonne in France. It was great that we could be there physically. We took the opportunity to meet our partners in France and show our and PLP products to visitors. The event was focused on fiber network deployment in France.
The course of the University THD exceeded our expectations. The result is a confirmation for us that the positive development of FTTx network construction in times of pandemic is not only possible but also important. It shows that our future-oriented comprehensive network solutions are more in demand. Even in the year of our 30th birthday, Micos Telcom provided important incentives at the fair - confirmed by the visit of the French MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE DIGITAL TRANSITION AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION MR. Cedric O, at our joint stand with PLP France.
Which one was better
Each fair had its positives. We noticed many visits at the virtual fair, we didn't expect that. We communicated rather via e-mails than chats or video calls. That is not the best solution in comparison with a personal face-to-face contact.
The French fair surprised us with some unexpected visits of very interesting people, who we would not be able to meet at some virtual event. It was a great opportunity to establish new contacts with them.