Following on the heels of last week's announcement by Pilgrim that it was pulling out of the UK's largest legal IT tradeshow because it felt this was no longer a relevant marketing channel, LegalQB in the US has just announced the formal launch of a new virtual tradeshow and marketing platform. Here's the full story – and 'yes' The Orange Rag plug will be providing the service with a news feed…

LegalQB.com announced the full launch and implementation of its virtual tradeshow platform in conjunction with the 2009 ILTA Education Conference in Washington, DC.  The conference begins on August 23rd but attendees, interested parties and vendors can get a jump on researching products and services, as well as exchanging information, starting today via the company’s official website link www.legalqb.com/tradeshows

“We’re extremely proud to be deploying our full featured launch on time as promised, “said Joshua Siegel, the company’s CEO, following a year of extensive development and previews such as the ABA Techshow in Chicago earlier this year. “LegalQB.com is a rich media legal technology portal integrating vendor information, a comprehensive knowledge base, resources, online trade show information and education together with a diverse online community,” continued Siegel.  “By utilizing our rich media environment, potential clients are fully immersed in the sales cycle by direct contact with the vendor and the community at large.”
 
The virtual tradeshow for the ILTA conference serves as the exclusive online platform for research and the exchange of ideas before, during and after the conference. LegalQB.com offers unprecedented online access to technology vendors, trade shows and peers and reduces much of the problems of cold calling, preliminary sales meetings, colleague referrals and conflicting conference schedules. Essentially, LegalQB.com provides a comprehensive communications platform allowing all parties to view and process relevant information in order to make informed and educated decisions about a product or service.