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.

Magnify World, a successful global AR/VR business summit, is coming to Toronto for the first time ever for a one-day Expo in partnership with Canadian Music Week (CMW) on May 9, 2018.  

Magnify brings 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.

The Expo, being held at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel as part of CMW, offers interactive workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations that foster collaboration and new business opportunities.

Panels will run throughout the day 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 will have the opportunity 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!

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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.

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.

2018 Speakers

Charles Alexander
Streaming Promotions, 

Erin Ashley
Elihah Media Group

Neem Baha
MLSE/Live Nation

Darryl Ballantyne
LyricFind, Canada

Rick Barker
Rick Barker, USA

Jamal Benmiloud
Brand Love, UK

Rich Billis
Create Music Group, USA

Fiona Bloom
The Bloom Effect, USA

Ted Cohen
TAG Strategic, USA

Richard Cummings
Two Goats, USA

Kate Davies
The Launch, Canada

Jake Gold
The Management Trust, Canada

Gogi Gupta
Gupta Media, USA

Cathy Hackl

Fraser Hill
Frazietrain Productions Inc, Canada

Aaron “A-King” Howard
Loud Speakers & The Combat Show, USA

Philip Lelyveld
Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, USA

Jeff Liebenson
Liebenson Law, USA

Sarah Marion
iNovia Capital, Canada

Steven Masur
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP, USA

Stacey Mitsopulos
7digital, UK

Simon Moss
Global Citizen, USA

Miranda Mulholland
Sawdust City Music, Canada

Ritesh Patel

Laura Pearce
Twitter Canada, Canada

Johanna Salazar
Two Goats

Barry Sandrew

Inna Semenyuk, USA

Ana Serrano
CFC (Canadian Film Centre) – Media Lab, Canada

Greg Simpson
Canadian Music Week CMW, Canada

Joe Solo
Joe Solo Music Success Workshop, USA

Stephen Tanguay

Jonathan Taplin
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

David Turik
ART, Australia

Jackie Wilgar
Live Nation, UK

Nathan Wiszniak
Spotify, Canada

Andrea Young
Koral Young

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. We are very excited that Melbourne will become the first of many such Magnify World events in Australia”

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According to Matt Coleman, Global Magnify World’s head of innovation says: “Toronto has long been a market we’ve wanted to expand into, as it’s one of the largest technology hubs in North America, adding more technology jobs than Los Angeles and San Francisco together. We’re thrilled to be working with Toronto-based entrepreneur and technologist Grant Dexter, and have been an industry colleague of Neill Dixon for over 10 years. CMW is a conference that’s known for quality and professionalism globally, which matches our core values. And Toronto is an important part of our global plan, which includes Melbourne, Australia on Aug 24-25 and China in 2019.”


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