Delegates of the Toronto 2018 event found 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.
Magnify World, a successful global AR/VR business summit was held in Toronto in partnership with Canadian Music Week (CMW) on May 9, 2018.
Magnify brought together global and local thought leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, creators and manufacturers to share, collaborate, and discuss Augmented and Virtual Reality–a transformative technology that is expected to be the next-generation computer platform for every sector of the market.
Panels ran throughout the event with discussions focused around The Future of Content, Live Events, Platforms, Brands and Intermediaries, Gaming, and the Future of Optics and Wearables, all featuring leading international and local speakers from across film and television, advertising, branding, gaming, optics, sports and live events. Exhibitors encouraged to strut their stuff in front of thought leaders, investors, mentors, and buyers.
How will you see the future? In 3D, high definition, augmented and virtual reality of course… and the future is now!
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 36th year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. We bring together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events.
Combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 10 nights of performances, with over 600 showcasing bands at more than 35 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
“We’re excited by the opportunity to bring future-forward thinking leaders together, and begin a dialogue about how we can continue to excel and monetize this transformative technology while also helping promote the best and brightest of our city, province and country,” says Grant Dexter, Partner, Magnify World North America.
Elihah Media Group
Rick Barker, USA
Brand Love, UK
Create Music Group, USA
The Bloom Effect, USA
TAG Strategic, USA
Two Goats, USA
The Launch, Canada
The Management Trust, Canada
Gupta Media, USA
Frazietrain Productions Inc, Canada
Aaron “A-King” Howard
Loud Speakers & The Combat Show, USA
Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, USA
Liebenson Law, USA
iNovia Capital, Canada
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP, USA
Global Citizen, USA
Sawdust City Music, Canada
Twitter Canada, Canada
CFC (Canadian Film Centre) – Media Lab, Canada
Canadian Music Week CMW, Canada
Joe Solo Music Success Workshop, USA
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
Live Nation, UK
Neill Dixon, founder, and CEO of CMW, is thrilled about the new partnership. “VR and AR is being integrated into consumers’ everyday lives in unique and unexpected ways across multiple industries, including all facets of the music and entertainment business. CMW has a history of bringing future-forward technologies to our delegates, and we’ll continue to do so,” says Dixon.
Vice Chairman of Magnify World Barry Sandrew Ph.D. says: “Magnify World has been on the forefront of augmented and virtual reality for the past three years. Our mission is to assemble the world’s best and the brightest entrepreneurs once a year for the purpose of displaying the latest innovations in the burgeoning AR/VR industry… an industry that is about to change the way we see and interact with our world. ‘
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