The Chinese market for virtual reality (VR) is expected to be one of the biggest and most important for the growth and sustainability of the technology. Its why companies such as HTC have invested so heavily in the region with initiatives such as Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance and Intercontinental Hotel Group VR areas. As such any events taking place in the populous country will see companies from across the globe wishing to attend. Taking place next year will be the Asia VR & AR Fair, which will tour China and Africa.
For the first part of the tour in Guangzhou, the 2017 Asia VR & AR Fair will run concurrently with the 2017 Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo, from 8th – 11th March. The two expos will cover ten halls spanning over 100,000 square meters, with two halls dedicated to the Asia VR & AR Fair. More than 600 exhibitors displaying their latest VR and augmented reality (AR) products will be in attendance including: JD.com, Microsoft (HoloLens), Google, HUAWEI, Samsung, HTC, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Amazon, Oculus, Deepoon, Shenzhen 3Glasses, ANTVR, WHALEY, Alipay, WeChat, Nibiru, Mojing, MEIZU, LG, Black Shield, Super Technology, PICO, Kat, COOEE TECHNOLOGY, MOTUS, Shenzhen Useus, Kingsee and UCVR.
The 2017 Asia VR & AR Fair will have several smaller events going on over the course of the four days, including: VR/AR Summit Forum, VR/AR High-end Technology and Products Press Conference, VR+ Two-Dimensional Show, Investment Project Show & VR/AR Matchmaking Meeting and Industry’s Most Authoritative Awards Ceremony with Dinner.
After Guangzhou the fair will head to Wuhan, from 12th – 14th May, and then Africa – although no dates or locations have yet been announced.