2020.07.09
Global-Link MP unveils virtual trade shows 2020 Slated to bring in-person events experience online

(The Philippines) Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. (Global-Link MP) today 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 organizing 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 organizers 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 was therefore able to customise it further to fit the local market.

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Screenshot of live event site on 7 July 2020

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 or via their official Facebook or LinkedIn page.

About Pack Print Plas Philippines VX

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Pack Print Plas Philippines (PPP) VX, which is co-organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, will be the first trade show in the country to go virtual. PPP VX is set to launch on 8 October, 2020 and will be accessible until 14 October, 2020. The event is supported with three of the country’s most trusted associations in the industry: the Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation, Inc (PCPEF), Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA), and Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP). Aside from a virtual expo, PPP will also hold a physical event from 8 to 10 October, 2020 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

About Hotel Suppliers Show VX

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The first fully virtualised event for hospitality business owners in the Philippines will launch on 15 October, 2020 and will be accessible until 21 October, 2020. Hotel Suppliers Show VX is fully supported by the top furniture makers in Manila, Pampanga and Cebu: Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines,Inc. (CFIP) Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. (PFIF) and Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation(CFIF).

About Beauty & Wellness Manila VX

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The Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP) was very optimistic that Beauty & Wellness Manila VX is the key to help the industry recover and get back on track. The event will be open for visitors on 22 to 28 October, 2020.

About Philconstruct VX

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After the postponement its three regional shows, Philconstruct is now ready to cater the nation builders with its virtual expo from 5 to 11 November, 2020. Supported by the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and the Philconstruct Events Exhibitions & Conference Corporation (PEECC), the virtual expo is expected to reach thousands of Philconstruct’s supporters and regular attendees from Cebu, Clark, Davao, Manila, and other provinces of the island.

About Global-Link MP

Global-Link MP is known as one of the leaders in the Philippine trade events scene. It is part of the MP Group, an established exhibition and conference organizer with operations in Asia and Europe. Among its most recent achievements include its wins at the 2019 AFECA Asian Awards and the 2019 Skål Award for the exhibition industry. They were also the only Philippine-based event agency to make it as a finalist at The Special Event Asia 2019. MP Group is a member of the Pico Group, an award-winning total brand activation company that operates in 34 cities worldwide.


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