SGCCI to launch first virtual expo on healthcare
SURAT: When the spread of global pandemic has prompted a domino effect forcing industry and trade sow cancellation around the world, the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) is all set launch country’s first virtual expo on healthcare.
The virtual healthcare expo, which aims to capture new opportunities for the sector amid coronavirus disruption, will be held for 15 days and the companies manufacturing healthcare products from Gujarat and across the country are expected to participate in the expo. The expo is likely to be held from May 15.
Virtual 360 degree content
“This is going to be the first virtual expo on healthcare“, says president of SGCCI, Ketan Desai. “We have already designed the virtual 360 degree content for the expo and that about 25 companies from the healthcare industry have already registered”, added Desai
According to Desai, the virtual expo has been designed in such a manner that the visitors would get the feeling as if they are visiting live exhibition. The virtual expo will run 24×7 for 15 days and anyone from anywhere in the world and without the cost of flights and hotels can visit the expo.
The venue and all the exhibitors’ stand will be rendered out to real physical dimensions. The visitors will be invited to register and navitage through the hall and visit stands, complete with 3D products, HD videos and literature downloads, generating real-time sale enquiries.
Another advantage of the virtual expo is that the exhibitors will be able to update their products on their stands on regular basis. The entry and registration of the visitors will be free for visiting the virtual expo.
“Healthcare industry is going to be a promising sector in the times of coronavirus spread. The demand for PPE, personal hygiene products, masks, sanitisers, protective medical equipment and other vital products will be on the rise” added Devesh Patel, chairman of Exhibition committee of SGCCI.
Patel added, “We have organised more than 50 webinars on various subject since the lockdown was announced after March 25. Once the virtual expo is successful, we will organise more such expo making the optimum use of digital platform”.