WELCOME TO VIRTUALEXPO

What We do

We are a world leader in the online B2B lead generation market. We give businesses of all sizes access to a million specific products in one single place.

Our wide range of product information, constantly updated and highlighting new products and innovations, answers business needs thanks to our powerful search tools.

We attract millions of potential businesses and buyers thanks to SEO and targeted marketing actions. Our specialized online business exhibitions are displayed in 5 languages, soon to expand to 9.

Our background

Back in 1999, Corentin Thiercelin, an experienced engineer, noticed the lack of useful tools to help decision-makers in their search for industrial equipment and components.

Using his intuition, Corentin Thiercelin launched DirectIndustry in 2000, the group’s first website, which brings together industry professionals from around the world in a single location.

It was an instant success—millions of visitors rapidly adopted DirectIndustry. Since then, we have extended the concept into other sectors.

Our audience

Are you a manufacturer, a distributor, a world leader or specialized niche player?
This is the right place for you! We offer MANUFACTURERS a global marketing platform that allows them to exhibit their products, as well as to expand internationally using a range of custom-designed solutions.

Are you a purchaser, architect or engineering team?
You will gain access to a broad spectrum of international offerings, a wealth of product information via different media (videos, high-resolution photos, online catalogues), the latest market developments and new products.

Our mission

Our goal is to create the best possible tool for connecting international manufacturers with buyers worldwide. Due to the constant evolution of the Internet, innovation and development of new services are our top priorities.

Our Values

Innovation driven, we focus on the essentials: efficiency, pragmatism and simplicity, without taking ourselves too seriously.

OUR 4 VERTICALS...

INDUSTRY

DirectIndustry is a leading tool for buyers, production managers, maintenance managers and consulting engineers. As a result, it is the most highly developed website of its kind, currently offering more than 450,000 product references.

13K+

Exhibitors

450K+

Products

3M

Visitors/month

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ArchiExpo regroups all that is furniture, decoration and equipment for individual homes and public buildings, as well as construction materials. ArchiExpo is aimed at architects, interior designers and construction companies.

7K+

Exhibitors

407K+

Products

2.8M

Visitors/month

MEDICAL INDUSTRY

MedicalExpo is aimed at physicians, bio-medical engineers, hospital purchasing professionals, medical centers, etc. This complex international market is organized into 3 sectors: medical, paramedical and equipment.

3K+

Exhibitors

108K+

Products

700k

Visitors/month

BOATING & MARITIME

NauticExpo brings together both recreational and professional vessels, merchant ships and all associated equipment available internationally. NauticExpo is aimed at buyers and other professionals in the boating and maritime sectors, as well as pleasure boaters and other watersports enthusiasts.

4K+

Exhibitors

91K+

Products

700K

Visitors/month

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… More Verticals to Come

COMING SOON: In 2016, VirtualExpo will launch 2 new online business exhibitions dedicated to the agricultural and aeronautics industries.

JOIN OUR B2B exhibitions

SELL MORE AROUND THE WORLD

Visitors can contact you via your showroom to ask for documentation, evaluate your distribution network and obtain your direct contact details (phone, etc.).

Your sales force will profit from these business contacts throughout the year.

PROMOTE YOUR NEW PRODUCTS

Communicate easily about your new products by publishing them in our newsletters.

With more than 8.1 million subscribers, our weekly newsletters are extremely popular among buyers in the 4 industries we cover.

INCREASE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE

70% of our visitors jump to an exhibitor’s site for more information.

This regular qualified traffic represents a host of new business opportunities for you.

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY ON THE INTERNET

Your Internet presence should not be limited to your website. Today, the Internet is the most popular medium for sourcing products. It’s essential to optimize your online visibility.

What better place than one of VirtualExpo’s portals, the most comprehensive specialized B2B exhibitions on the web?

BOOST YOUR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our exhibitions have a decidedly international flavor.

Systematic translation into English, German, French, Italian and Spanish makes them the ideal media for developing your export sales.

For the price of a single advertisement, you are visible all year round in more than 190 countries.

MEASURE YOUR RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT

We provide you with a secure interface summarizing the performance of your showroom, including a detailed summary of visits, clicks and requests.

You also receive a detailed report of your results every month.

Our Key Figures

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Products

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Catalogs

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Videos

Our visitor breakdown indicates a strong international presence

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Our Philosophy

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An atypical company which cultivates its differences…

Since its inception, the company has incarnated, above all else, a dynamic approach and a penchant for innovation.
Despite rapid, significant growth, we strive to maintain our original company culture. We combine the dynamics of a start-up with the solidity of an expanding company. In order to foster a motivating environment for all, we place our team members at the heart of our success.

The absence of a dress code and lack of a rigid hierarchy

A friendly, open-plan work space facilitating communication and a multicultural ambiance make VirtualExpo a Marseille company unlike others…and where it’s pleasant to work

A work environment designed with the well-being of employees in mind

The combination of elements allows each person to carve out a personal space: green walls, an atrium lunch area dotted with olive trees, an exercise room perched on a furnished terrace with a panoramic view, foosball and ping pong tables for relaxation and big poufs for a siesta.

An office that feels a bit like home:

  • Be yourself: flip-flops and shorts are welcome!
  • An exercise room to unwind and professional massages for relaxation, all just steps away!

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  • The varied flavors of cleverly improvised lunches carry you to different climes.
  • Commuting facilitated by a company policy that encourages carpooling.
  • A partnership with a daycare center network to take charge of the little ones!
  • A 4.5-day workweek to give people time to recharge their batteries

A socially Engaged Company

The Group has chosen to favor four areas of action. 
Each team member can make a concrete, voluntary contribution:

The Environment

In partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, we carry out regular beach cleanups around Marseille.

Employment

In partnership with Solidarité Nouvelle face au chômage (New Solidarity Against Unemployment), about twenty employees have volunteered to work one-on-one with job-seekers to help them find employment.

Health

In partnership with the Etablissement Français du Sang (French Bloodbank), there are regular donation days to fight the significant shortage of blood in our beautiful region!

Solidarity

Employees donate clothing, toys and restaurant coupons, granting a second life to unneeded objects that just take up space at home, and aiding those in need.

Get In Touch





Would you like to exhibit on one of our B2B platforms?
Would you like to apply for a position?
Do you have questions about a product exhibited on one of our 4 portals?
Please contact us using the form to the left. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

contact@virtual-expo.com
17 avenue André Roussin, 13016 Marseille France