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About VR/AR Global Summit

About Global Summit

 
 

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is proud to present the VR/AR Global Summit to be held in Vancouver, Canada on November 1-2, 2019.

The summit will bring together the VR/AR industry from around the globe to discuss topics including education, entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, retail, training, blockchain and more. Featuring keynote addresses, engaging panels, educational workshops, interesting networking opportunities, demos, exhibits, films, product launches and parties, the VR/AR Global Summit will entice and engage you from the moment you arrive.

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Why host the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver

  • Vancouver is the 2nd largest VR/AR ecosystem in the world, after Silicon Valley, with over 230 companies working in VR/AR

  • Vancouver’s fast emerging VR AR sector benefits from a longstanding legacy in the film, video game & tech industries: a 40-plus-year legacy in film & television production. More than 30 years of cutting-edge VFX & animation. 

  • As one of the most creative cities in the world, Vancouver is home to thousands of world-leading Film, TV, VFX, Animation, and Video Game companies, including Sony Pictures ImageworksIndustrial Light & Magic (ILM)MPCDouble NegativeDHX MediaAnimal Logic and Bardel Entertainment.

  • As the #1 VFX & Animation cluster globally, the #3 largest Film & TV production centre in North America, and a top 10 video game development centre, Vancouver is proving how important it is to leverage the convergence of film, visual effects, animation, games, and VR AR technology.

  • Vancouver has one of the top Video Game clusters in the world — one that includes major publishers such as, Electronic Arts (EA), Microsoft, Capcom and Nintendo.

  • Vancouver’s Digital Entertainment & Interactive industry includes approx 1,000 businesses. The industry generates over 40,000 jobs in Vancouver

  • The famously collaborative nature of Vancouver’s film & tech industries makes for easy idea exchanges between content creators and platform developers.

  • These pioneering industries are now poised to develop a new business playbook as this modern city continues its metamorphosis into a hub for virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

We are honored that VRARA chose Vancouver as the city in which to host their inaugural Global Summit. This landmark event is testament to the sheer growth Vancouver has experienced in the VR and AR space over the past few years, and to the creativity and innovation that is the calling card of the sector.
— Vancouver Economic Commission