Lombard Odier will open its second E-merging Virtual FinFair 2014 to private investors as well as to professional ones.
E-merging is Lombard Odier’s international network for independent finance experts. “Virtual FinFair” is 3D and will be held online on 24 and 25 September 2014 in partnership with the Swiss investment trade fair anlagewelt.ch.
Open to E-merging’s network of 1,038 member firms and their 15,106 staff – as well as exhibitors’ guests and to sponsors – this virtual financial hub will allow private investors, independent portfolio managers, banking and insurance consultants, asset managers and other financial professionals to hear about investment opportunities, market trends and innovations.
The online environment allows visitors, represented by their avatars, to attend live stream presentations, browse exhibitors’ booths, swap business cards, make Skype calls or chat with other participants and interact with speakers, all from the comfort of their desk.
Last year, the event attracted 33 exhibitors and over 600 avatars from 30 countries during a period of 13 hours – with average time spent in the FinFair of 3 hours and 40 minutes. Participants exchanged 5400 business cards and 4000 messages or Skype conversations.
Olivier Collombin (pictured), head of Independent Asset Managers for Private Banking at Lombard Odier, commented: “Virtual fairs is a trend for the future. We’re pleased to bring together our growing network in an event with such global scope. This is an ideal environment for professionals to make new contacts, develop business leads and exchange ideas.”