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Global-Link MP unveils virtual trade shows for 2020

Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. (Global-Link MP) has announced the launch of its newest division platform by VX Events, which will help the company combine its more than two decades of experience in organising trade events with the latest technology. Under this, the company is launching virtual editions of four shows in their portfolio: Pack Print Plas Philippines VX (8 to 14 October), Hotel Suppliers Show VX (15 to 21 October), Beauty & Wellness Manila VX (22 to 28 October), and Philconstruct VX (5 to 11 November).

The announcement was made through an interactive virtual press conference attended by notable personalities from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. The press conference also featured an impressive walkthrough of what to expect on the upcoming virtual events.

“The events industry is going to continue to change for the months and years to come,” said Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP. “While we hope for things to go back to normal, we know we have to continue serving the needs of our clients, our exhibitors, and the people who join trade shows to generate business. VX Events is our answer to that. We are leveraging on our experience as trade event organisers and using technology to continue doing that in a digital space.”

Global-Link MP made it clear that it will not be a replacement for physical, in-person events. In fact, Pack Print Plas Philippines and Philconstruct are pushing through with their physical shows alongside the virtual editions. “You really cannot compare physical events to virtual events. Both have their own sets of advantages,” added Jing Lagandaon, COO of Global-Link MP. “While going virtual is certainly not a band-aid solution for us, we are serious about developing this here in the Philippines. By putting up VX Events, we are replicating the advantages and business opportunities found in physical trade shows and delivering them in a virtual space, giving people alternatives.”

Global-Link MP has exclusive rights to use the platform in the Philippines and thus able to customise it further to fit the local market. Their technology partner is EventXtra, a developer that has served more than 3,000,000 guests and 10,000 events for companies and organisations including Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Siemens, The International New York Times,  and more.

A number of top associations in the country have already expressed their support to the upcoming virtual trade events. Limited virtual booths will be available for each show. To book a virtual slot or for any inquiries, please contact Global-Link MP via email info@globallinkmp.com.