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Canada's First-Ever Virtual Boat Show A Success!
The 2021 Virtual Toronto Boat Show has successfully concluded it's seven-day Live show. Feedback received to date tells us that most Exhibitors and Consumers embraced a new way of planning, shopping and boat show experience!

"The learning curve was very high for 250+ exhibiting companies, representing over 900 booth staff; plus thousands of consumers every day for seven days.

It is remarkable to pause and think about that. Thousands of people learning together with us, as a small staff of 4. All with different abilities and skill levels in a digital environment, with hundreds of unique computer set-ups, tablets, phones. All learning in a very short amount of time.

A sincere Thank You to all exhibitors for your input, patience, suggestions, feedback and enthusiasm to go Virtual with us." says Linda Waddell, Show Director.

"We are also gaining significant insight and continue to learn, as we review the show's analytics, attendee habits and demographics. We will be sharing statistics with exhibitors in future newsletters," explained Cynthia Hare, Show Manager.

To read the full post-show press release Click Here

Virtual Show Stats:

Registrations by Attendees: 35,641 (# of individual people who Registered to Attend the Show)

Attended Unique: 26,340 (# of individual people who attended the show during the 7 days, counted 1 time, even if they attended multiple days)

Total Attendance: 46,938 (cumulative attendance is counted by number of times each attendee logged-in to the virtual platform during the entirety of the show run from Jan 18 - 24).

Virtual Show – Page Views: 1.3 million page views.

Seminar Attendance: Surpassed 19,000 (# of attendees viewing and participating in seminars over the 7-days. Attendees in this statistic are counted each time they attend a unique seminar)

Boat A Boat & Win Entries: 363 (# of Boat Buyers that entered boat purchases in the Contest to Win $10,000)

Virtual Platform to Remain Open for 6 Months
Friendly Reminder – the Virtual Toronto Boat Show platform will remain open for 6 months.
The functions of the platform that have a Live perception to them are now hidden (Chat, Connect by Video, Schedule a Meeting).

The tab to contact Exhibitors by “Email” will remain active for 6 months. Plus, your business phone # and website remain for attendees to connect with you. All of your content will be accessible and you will continue to have access. If you would like to change or revise products, specials, brochures, videos, descriptions your Virtual Space will continue to direct Boat Show attendees to your business leading into boating season.

The Toronto Boat Show will continue to promote the Virtual Platform to consumers. We will be communicating direct access to exhibitors and your products for 6 months, through the spring and peak boating season. The seminars have all been recorded and will be available On Demand for attendee viewing.
Exhibitor Survey - Tell us Your Feedback
Tell Us About Your Virtual Experience

This being a NEW experience for everyone, we hope you take the time to fill out the Exhibitor Survey.

Your comments combined with consumer feedback play an important role in our planning process as we continually look at ways to improve the show experience.

Click Here for the 2021 Virtual Show Survey

All exhibitors that complete and submit their survey by February 12, 2021 will be eligible for a random draw. We will award 3 exhibitors with a $100 VISA gift card each!

Please note that additional feedback is welcome anytime throughout the year, and can be addressed directly to any of our Virtual Boat Show Team members.
Contest Winners
Congratulations to our Winners:

Buy a Boat & Win Contest Winner:
Cory & Leeanne Mather, Kitchener, Ontario

They won $10,000 towards the purchase of their Yamaha Waverunner – a 2021 Yamaha VX Deluxe with audio and a trailer from Dewildt Marine & Powersports Innisfil.

The cheque presentation will be held in the spring when the winner takes possession of the boat.

Passport to Boating Contest Winner:
Ryan Kerbel, Aurora, Ontario

Consumers that Checked-in with at least 10 or more participating companies were eligible to win a $1,000 shopping spree at any of the Virtual Exhibitors. Valid for 6 months
He may come shopping at your business!
Exhibitor Newsletters
2021 Show Newsletters
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If you have additional staff you would like to receive this newsletter, please email Wendy McCarroll, wmccarroll@canadianboatshows.com.
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