UBM Build Environment Introduces New Virtual Housing Event

Event Combines Audience Recruitment and Content and UBM Studios' 3D Interface

Jun 11, 2010, 09:00 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by a top end conference program with the housing industry's leading figures giving their thoughts and opinions on the market and addressing the issues and challenges facing the housing sector, the Housing Now virtual event took place June 9-10, 2010.

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The event took an in-depth look at private housing, public sector housing, high-rise residential and student accommodations by analyzing the current market and addressing the issues and challenges facing the housing sector.

To compliment the conference program, Housing Now provided a virtual networking lounge and exhibition hall where housing professionals networked with industry contacts, while exhibitors promoted their brands with attendees.

The event combines audience recruitment and content from UBM's Housing Now and the user interface from UBM Studios, the virtual arm of UBM.

The virtual event drew 905 housing professionals, spending an average of three hours in the virtual environment.

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