More than 17,000 Visitors Expected at Laval Virtual

The calendar for events dedicated to virtual reality (VR) just keeps filling up. The end of March will see the conference return to Laval in France, where the organisers are expecting a crowd of 17,000 visitors.

Laval Virtual begins today 22nd March and run until 26th March 2017. The first three days of the conference are dedicated professionals in the VR industry, with the Saturday and Sunday being open to the general public.

More than 200 exhibitors are expected, with the likes of HTC, Microsoft, Samsung and Eon all in attendance. Two British companies will be exhibiting also; Kodama, who produce VR and augmented reality (AR) entertainment for children and XSENS, a supplier of motion capture technology.

Keynote speakers lined up for the event include Professor Masahiko Inami from the Research Center for Advanced Sciences and Technology at the University of Tokio, Professor Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia and Kathleen Maher, Vice president; Editor in chief; Tech Watch. There will also be round table discussions being led by the likes of Alexandre Godin from AirBus and Olivier Boulanger of Renault.

As with last year, the event will see the presentation of the Laval Virtual Awards. 11 awards are available and will be presented by an international jury of industry experts.

More information is available at the official Laval Virtual website.

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