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How to Maximize Your Virtual Event – The Attendee Experience

Article-How to Maximize Your Virtual Event – The Attendee Experience

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As we try to continue 'business as usual' online across the cruise industry, we are proud to bring you an innovative alternative to the traditional in-person trade show and conference experience. 

While it's easy to feel flooded or distracted with yet another video call or message, we have something for you that will leave you inspired rather than exhausted. Seatrade Cruise Virtual, our first-ever digital forum, will bring together industry leaders and cruise professionals from around the world for the first time this year.

On 5-8 October, join the global cruise community for a four-day interactive experience, and walk away with an arsenal of valuable insights, a robust network, and new solutions you can keep with you well after the event is over.

To get started, sign up, show up, engage, and follow these useful tips to make the most of your experience.

Complete Your Profile
Ensure your profile is complete and catchy! An enriched profile is twice more likely to receive requests. Remember to add a photo, a short bio, and your social media.

Pro Tip: Be sure to select "Skills" you're proficient in to boost the platform's matchmaking algorithms!

Create A Personalized Agenda
With more flexibility, it's crucial to plan ahead and optimize what sessions you want to attend. Maximize your time and build your own program by reviewing and selecting topics and sessions in advance. You can filter by day, topic, or speaker.


Networking is alive and well, even at a distance. Our events are synonymous with exciting networking functions and this year's virtual event is no different. Set up 1:1 appointments before the event with colleagues and make new connections. Attend the Seatrade Cruise Awards ceremony and afterparty, high-energy workouts, exhibitor pitches, and much more!


Reach Out Before, Then Meet at The Event
Pre-book meetings with sponsors and exhibitors before their calendars fill up.

Keep an Eye on Your Incoming Requests
You can see your pending or confirmed meetings in the My Event button and then by clicking on the Meetings tab. Even better: when you have the mobile app on your phone, you'll get notified when you receive messages or connection requests.

Interact with Speakers
View and connect with speakers before the event. Access speaker bios, social media handles, and view speaker's sessions and add them to your schedule.

Top Tip: During the event, ask live questions to speakers and participate in polls to let them know your thoughts and opinions!


Now that you have best practices for attending, you can make the most out of your time at Seatrade Cruise Virtual. Looking for more about the event? Check out and click here to register!

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