Find out why Apple, Facebook, Samsung, HP, Snapchat, Pokémon, Google and Alibaba are investing billions into their AR/VR platforms to secure what will be a $150 billion new market by 2020.

The Magnify World Expo showcases world-class Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences, the event is one of the largest global roadshows in the world covering Australasia, China and North America.

The event will be held over 2 days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the first day is a business summit which showcases a combination of international and local speakers covering a series of industry sectors such as film and television, advertising and branding, gaming, technology, artificial intelligence and investment. The second day is open to the public offering opportunities to experience never seen before AR/VR technologies from an array of local and global fortune 500 companies.

How will you see the future? In 3D, high definition augmented and virtual reality of course… and the future is now!

Countdown to Melbourne

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Business Summit

24th August / 7:30am – 7:00pm

Time Speakers Panel Overviews


Networking in exhibition area






First keynote  

Keynote Emerging Technologies Effecting Humanity, Ted Schilowitz, Paramount/Viacom Emerging Technologies Effecting Humanity.

9:45am – 10:25am

Film and TV 

Moderator Barry Sandrew San Diego, Philip Lelyweld USC Technology Centre, Ted Schilowitz Paramount/Viacom Hear from our team of experts around the world about how AR/VR and AI are effecting the industry right now and in the future, from Hollywood blockbusters to television.

10:25am – 11:05am

Advertising and Branding

Moderator, Patricia Hauiss – Sydney/Hamburg, Kebrasca King – King Creative Media Melbourne, Nick Wright – SITU 360 Melbourne Major opportiunities are now afloat for brands to take advantage of AR/VR & AI, we discuss how this effects brands and the connection with the consumer.

11:05am – 11:35am

Networking exhibit area 


11:35am – 11:55pm


To be announced  Education focus.

12:00pm – 12:35pm

Panel 3, Education

Moderator, Ted Cohen Tag Strategic Los Angeles, Brenda Frisk Wyndam Tech School Mlebourne, Nick Stevenson X JMC Sydney, Local and international perspectives offer how local government and Universities/colleges and start ups are effecting a positive change to students and we discuss how training is being disrupted n the 21st century.

12:35pm – 1:10pm

Panel 4, Gaming

Moderator, Ted Cohen Tag Strategic Los Angeles, speakers to be announced Where is all started? Find out what is going on in the local industry and how the major corporations are releasing new tech that will change the lives of gamers of the future.

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Networking exhibit area/lunch


2:15pm – 2:30pm

Mini Keynote

 To be announced  Industry keynote.

2:30pm – 3:05pm


Moderator Ted Cohen Los Angeles, Pat Hull New York Venture Capital PHULL INC, SITU 360 Melbourne, Mike B Plener Catapult – Sydney Raising your first round or series A, hear from our global team of panelists about how the North American market compares to Australia and other parts of the world.

3:10pm – 3:50pm


Moderator, Kevin Wright Sunshine Coast University, Yana Federova Full Dome Pro Chang Mai Tourism is one of the leading industries using VR to engage consumers, how is AR/VR currently being used in travel & we discuss dome theatres and new ways to engage.

3:55pm – 4:40pm

Live events and entertainment

Moderator Matt Coleman Magnify, Craig Meek Arival Head of Product – New Zealand, David Turik Global Citizen Board – Sydney, Ted Schilowitz Paramount/Viacom Los Angeles, Stu Taggart Global Sports Futurist – Sydney

Connecting to a live audience, how is AR/VR and AI all come together to engage a new millenial audience who are talking with pictures and video! 

4:40pm – 7:00pm

Networking/Cocktail in exhibit area for VIP ticket holders






Public Expo

Saturday 25th August

10:00am – 4:00pm


Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis said:

“he is delighted to have Magnify World Expo in Victoria to help attract the world’s best and brightest tech leaders and connect them with Victorian companies and entrepreneurs at this year’s Digital Innovation Festival”.

“Our reputation as a global tech hub is growing and some of the biggest and brightest global companies including Alibaba, Dialog, Square, and Cybergym have recently established regional headquarters in Victoria.”


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