Major virtual conference: RDV Forum

Major virtual conference: RDV Forum

The context 

The CRIAQ (Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec) holds its largest biennial event for the gathering of aerospace actors in Quebec: the RDV Forum. A major aerospace R&D event, it brings together aerospace industry leaders, researchers affiliated with universities and research centers, and the entire aerospace innovation ecosystem in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere. 

With the 11th edition of its event scheduled for February 2021, CRIAQ called upon our team to manage, for the very first time, its RDV Forum event, virtually. In July 2020, our team was mandated to build a 4-day event focused on networking and user experience.


The achievements 
  • Construction of the new graphic identity of the event 
  • Construction and implementation of the communications strategy 
  • Provided strategic advice and recommendations to the client 
  • Built the sponsorship plan and managed the sponsors 
  • Planning and management of all logistical aspects of the event 
  • Creation of an event on a 3D virtual environment 
  • Implementation of a virtual networking platform: B2B meetings, chat, video calls 
  • Coaching and training of all participants in the virtual tool: teams, speakers, sponsoring partners and participants 
  • Video creation and editing: promotional videos, training videos 
  • Management of live and semi-live conferences 


The results 
  • 406 registrants, 26% more than the previous edition
  • An average participant engagement rate of 87% per day 
  • 75% of participants active on the B2B platform and +170 B2B meetings during the event
  • 25+ sponsoring partners,  including AIRBUS, Bombardier, SAAB, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Hydro-Québec, Bell
  • Conferences and presentations viewed over 3,400 times
  • + More than 2,300 visits to the exhibitors’ booths





Communication, Event

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