The NovaDine team was pleased to learn that a conference going virtual does not diminish the opportunity to share one’s message. After months of preparation, our management team was able to go live with our virtual booth during this year’s Food On Demand Conference and get in front of 1708 registered attendees, including restauranteurs and vendors. It was a fantastic way to let the industry know more about the digital solutions we continue to provide our clients including Curbside and Contactless Pickup Options, Patented Group Ordering, POS Seamless Integration, Delivery Marketplace Integration, and so much more. Booth visitors were able to view our new demo reel, register for the chance to win an Apple Watch and chat with a member of our team 24/7 during the show.
“We were very happy to hear that the Food On Demand Conference was going to continue this year and we enjoyed being part of the virtual experience,” said George Istfan, founder and CEO of NovaDine. “It was our pleasure to reconnect with contacts we have made in the past and create new relationships as well.”
Over the three-day event, August 10th-12th, attendees were able to explore the information we provided through our booth touchpoints. In fact, we are excited to say that our metrics exceeded the conference’s average in both how many unique visitors and how many total visitors we had at our booth. We contribute this fact to the custom design of our booth, our pre-show promotions, and the curiosity people are exhibiting towards our services during these unprecedented times.
Additional conference highlights included informative keynotes from Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann and Tock CEO Nick Kokonas, poll results on how consumers now view dining room experiences, and an update on third-party delivery performance.
“This year’s Food On Demand Conference was a terrific success. The ability to pivot to a virtual event allowed our team to provide even more content that is both timely and relevant to a record setting audience,” said Jared Pfeifer, publisher Food On Demand. “We are excited to have the support of so many industry partners and are looking forward to additional opportunities in the future!”
We may not know when conferences will go back to being in person or how virtual tradeshows will continue to evolve, but we are grateful that groups such as Food On Demand are taking the initiative to explore options and continue their service to our industry.
Until the next one!