The Expo area of Hopin is the exhibitor hall of digital vendor booths at your event. For organizers, an Expo area is a huge asset to your event.
Attendees can visit your Expo area and learn about relevant products and resources from your vendors and sponsors.
The Expo area is great for all kinds of exhibitions, such as trade shows or fairs, where event-goers can “walk-around” to visit the booths that interest them, interact with the vendors, and take action.
Each booth at your event can contain pre-recorded or live video, branded content, Website and Twitter links, special offers, salespeople on live camera, and customized button CTAs.
Organizers create booths at the event and if a vendor wants a change to their booth, they’ll have to ask the organizer to apply the changes.
How to create a booth
To create a vendor booth, follow these steps:
Sign in to your Hopin account, go to your Organization, and choose your event.
On the event Dashboard, go to Venue >Expo tab on the left-hand menu.
Click Add Booth to start filling in the booth details.
Building a vendor booth
In the Add Booth screen, you’ll see the following fields. Here’s what they mean and how they work:
The name of the company, product, idea, or content. For example, a vendor name could be “Acme Co” or “Sign up list.” It’s up to you and your use case.
The email where all emails from attendees who click the Register Interest button will be delivered.
Any short text about the vendor, e.g. vendor motto or key message.
Numbers 1-1000 will regulate the way booths are ordered top to bottom on the Expo page. 1 is the first booth to be displayed and 1000 is the last one.
The size reflects the importance of a vendor Booth at the event. Mini, small, medium or large - we get you covered for multiple sponsor tiers scenario.
Live Preview (Desktop)
Real-time preview for the Expo Booth size Background image and Logo. Make sure to have the Background and Logo image content centre-aligned to fit multiple screen sizes.
A few words to make the booth more descriptive for the event attendees.
Labels or filters to sort booths by categories and help attendees to quickly navigate through multiple booths during the event.
There are multiple ways to display content on the Expo.
You can place pre-recorded videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia on the Expo. Select the Content provider, choose the provider, and paste the video ID from the hyperlink. Click Save.
E.g. for the YouTube URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXb3EKWsInQ please use only LXb3EKWsInQ -- the part after the “=” symbol.
Adding a YouTube playlist will let attendees select which video(s) they want to watch.
You can find the link by clicking the Playlist name at the bottom right corner of the YouTube window.
YouTube Live Stream video
Go Live with your camera or via RTMP on YouTube Studio, then send the stream to your Expo Booth on Hopin.
Select Session to have a live chat session with up to 10 attendees who visit your Expo Booth, while also being able to switch to a pre-recorded video by setting up a fallback provider.
Organizers need to assign Booth vendors as Moderators on the Expo Booth settings to let the vendors control what attendees will be on or off-screen during a live session with the vendor.
Fallback provider (when Session is selected)
Once the Booth content provider is set to Session the Fallback provider option will become available.
A fallback provider can be set when you want to display a pre-prepared slideshow or video when there is no one is live in your Booth. You can use a video from YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia or Google Slides.
Organizers or Moderators can toggle the Fallback provider ON or OFF any time to switch between live video or the fallback provider or your choice.
The link to any Slides presentation that is published to the Web.
Publishing Slides to the web is easy with File > Publish to the web menu on the Slides page.
The link that will bring to the vendor’s website in case the Button action is set to Link to website.
The link to Twitter profile to get in contact with the vendor on social media.
The link to Facebook profile to get in contact with the vendor on social media.
The link to Instagram profile to get in contact with the vendor on social media.
The link to Linkedin profile to get in contact with the vendor on social media.
Use this field to write a special offer for booth visitors. It could be a discount, special access, coupon code, or anything. It’s optional text, not tied to anything programmatically.
Any short text used as a click to action for the attendees.
It can be either Register interest (sends attendee emails to the vendor email on click) or Link to website (opens any website or external resource for downloading more content from the vendor).
When you click the 'Add an app' button, you are redirected to the Hopin App Store. There, you can enable various apps to your event. Check out this article to see which apps you can have in your Expo Booths!
Once they are enabled, you can go back to the Expo page of the event dashboard and you will be able to add in the information you need to feature the apps in your event.
Additional Information Area
You can add additional information to the booth for your attendees by using the content area. Follow this guide to set that up.
Once the event is live, attendees can also chat with the vendor in a dedicated Booth chat.
Please use a third-party screen-recording tool (OBS, Camtasia Studio, etc.) in case you would like to record the Expo Booth and store the recording locally on your computer.
The maximum number of Expo booths you can create and run at the same time is unlimited.
The maximum number of participants (speakers or screen shares) on the Expo booth set to Session type is 10. The maximum number of attendees who can watch the Expo booth set to Session type is 3000. For more info on participant and viewer limits in expo booths check out our Max On-Screen and Viewer Limits article.
That’s it! Now you know how to create and adjust the Expo Booth at your online event.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you have questions or need assistance.