For those of you have been with us since we launched in 2010, you most likely know us as Virtual Race Bags. The name made sense because we were entirely focused on endurance-related events (running, triathlons, obstacle runs, etc.). There were a few times when the term "Race" generated some confusion. We are headquartered in Charlotte, NC, so for those with a thick southern accent we heard the name pronounced "Rice" and/or associated with NASCAR (which would be cool). Those minor road blocks aside, the name has been good to us.
Over the last 18 months, however, we have been asked consistently if our platform could be used for conferences, trade shows, festivals, concerts or other sporting events. The answer, of course, is YES!
At its core the Virtual Event Bags platform exists to help Event Organizers connect their Sponsors or Exhibitors to their Participants or Attendees. If your event has those components, then this tool makes sense for you. The time was finally right to open up the field of play to a broader set of events. Here are some examples of the types of events with which we are now working:
- Tradeshow in the construction industry
- Medical conference
- Charity poker tournament
- Fashion week events
- Summer concert festival
- Bridal show
- Convention & Visitors Bureaus
- Youth sports tournaments
As you can see, a broad range of events are realizing the benefits of a digital goody bag offered through the Virtual Event Bags platform. We are still endurance junkies at heart, so we will always have an affinity for and special interest in the space, but we built this software to bring the best of the best to events of all shapes and sizes. Help us spread the word with your friends in the event world!