Canada’s signature international tourism marketplace is just around the corner, and we want to help you maximize your time at Rendez-vous Canada+!
Here are our top four tips for connecting with attendees, making a great impression, and exploring new opportunities on the RVC+ virtual platform this May.
Looking forward to seeing you on the RVC+ virtual platform on May 17-20, 2021!
1. Dress for success
Wondering what to wear to RVC+ this year? Ask yourself what you’d wear if it was not a virtual event. We recommend choosing business attire—whatever that looks like for you—for a couple of reasons. First, it reminds you and your counterpart that this is still a business meeting, it’s just in a different setting. And second, dressing well gets you in the mindset to perform. When you make an effort to look your best, you’ll feel more confident—and that confidence will infuse all your interactions at RVC+.
2. Explore the virtual platform in advance
Every virtual platform is a little different. Take some time before your appointments start to explore the RVC+ virtual lobby, where you can access the Marketplace and visit Seller booths, watch videos in the Explore Canada Showcase, check out our wonderful Sponsors, and visit the Destination Canada and Tourism Industry Association of Canada Lounges. If you need help, stop by the Information Desk. Checking out the lobby in advance at your leisure will make it easier for you to dive into the action! Sellers can access the virtual platform now. Buyers will have access starting at 9am Eastern on May 17.
3. Prepare for your appointments
We recommend gathering everything you need in advance of your appointments. Test your computer camera and microphone (or better yet, use an external headset and microphone). Keep a pen and paper handy to jot down notes and have a jug of water at the ready to stay refreshed throughout the day. During your video meeting, you’ll be able to share your screen and take notes, and you’ll be able to share documents with delegates.
|PRO TIP |
You can access pre-scheduled appointments by clicking the Appointments link within the Virtual RVC+ Platform—no need to search for the Seller booth on the marketplace!
4. Make your background appealing
During appointments, the focus is on you…but make sure your background looks professional. The RVC+ virtual platform doesn’t support virtual backgrounds so it’s important to consider where you’ll be holding your meetings. Here are a couple of quick tips to set up a great meeting space:
- Aim for a simple and tasteful background.
- Clear all clutter and remove distractions.
- Set light sources in front of you so everything looks clear onscreen.
- Avoid sitting in front of a window because the light will make it difficult to see you.
- Position your camera at eye level.
|Bonus Tip for Sellers: Check your booth in advance|
You can access your booth three ways: from the Lobby, the top menu, or by searching your company name. Once you’re in:
☐ Make sure the logo, images and videos are displayed properly.
☐ Click on PDF, PowerPoint, image and video uploads to confirm they were uploaded correctly.
☐ Open the chat window and confirm that all registered booth staff are listed.