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The World’s Premier Extended Reality Event will take place in December in San Francisco.

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According to one study, the extended reality (XR) market is forecast to grow to more than $209 billion in the next four years, an 800% increase from their 2018 prediction of $27 billion. Whatever the true figure, it is beyond doubt that this technology is set to revolutionize industries across the world, with more verticals than ever seeking to drive business growth by leveraging its potential benefits.

After consultation with numerous stakeholders, the VRX Conference & Expo 2019 has adopted a new format, focusing on the particular challenges of specific industries Click To Tweet

With a solution-driven agenda focused on enhancing the consumer experience of XR and driving its adoption, the VRX Conference & Expo 2019 will return to San Francisco, taking place December 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel. Key virtual and augmented/mixed reality stakeholders will share the visions, challenges and solutions they have encountered, discussing how XR can boost ROI, propel their business forward and engage consumers through immersive, innovative experiences. More than 600 attendees from across 10+ enterprise and consumer verticals, will join a senior speaker line-up focused on filtering through the hype around VR, AR and immersive tech. The VRX Conference & Expo 2019 speaker line-up includes senior executives from HTC Vive, ExxonMobil, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, HP, Survios, Nestlé, Bayer Pharma USA and others.

The VRX Conference & Expo 2019 speaker line-up includes senior executives from HTC Vive, ExxonMobil, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, HP, Survios, Nestlé, Bayer Pharma USA and others Click To Tweet

Aiming to connect established technology leaders with those just embarking on their extended reality (XR) journey through high-quality content and networking, VRX 2019 will see over 80 speakers from across more than 10 industry verticals take to the stage. Through a unique blend of interactive sessions, case studies, seminars, and live demonstrations, the VRX agenda will explore how XR can bring value to brands and customers alike, engaging consumers through immersive and innovative experiences and discuss current challenges and solutions to the uptake of XR.

VRX 2019 will see over 80 speakers from across more than 10 industry verticals take to the stage Click To Tweet

The agenda will cover both enterprise and consumer XR, including AEC, automotive, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, gaming, film, TV and beyond, with the underlying aim to go beyond the hype of XR to understand what are the keys to mass adoption and apply cross-industry knowledge to boost business productivity.

The full speaker list can be accessed on the VRX website. Among those confirmed to speak at VRX 2019 are Jae Lake (Lead VR Specialist, Expedia), Raj Pallapothu (mHealth Global Business Lead, Bayer Pharma US) and Shelley Peterson (Principal Investor – Augmented & Mixed Reality, Lockheed Martin), as well as:

  • Fern Nibauer-Cohen, Director, Patient Engagement and Business Development, Penn Medicine
  • Kyle Daughtry, Immersive Technology Design Lead, ExxonMobil
  • Joel Breton, President Sixense Studios, Sixense Enterprises Inc.
  • Anne Stephens, Global Vice President of Category Expansion, ABInBev
Access the full speaker list here

“Unquestionably the best conference of its kind I’ve been to. The quality of the presenters, depth of thinking, and real-world experience on hand was exceptional.”– Skip D’Amico, Global Manager, Digital Innovation, Cadillac

This year’s event focuses on customer-centricity to drive consumer and enterprise adoption. With 8 new deep-dive seminars into core market growth areas, attendees will have the chance to hear from leading end users in each of these segments and debate with like-minded individuals, on top of the usual thought-leading topics around the latest hardware, software, content and market disruptors.

The extended reality (XR) market is forecast to grow to more than $209 billion in the next four years Click To Tweet

After consultation with numerous stakeholders, the VRX Conference & Expo 2019 has adopted a new format, focusing on the particular challenges of specific industries, rather than solely high-level content. With detailed case studies covering industries from entertainment, energy, electronics and more, attendees from all verticals will benefit from the detail and insight on offer.

“It provided some of the best access to large clients of any event we have attended. It was easy to meet and have impactful conversations. Definitely having many follow ups as a result.” – Kyle Jackson, CEO, Talespin

VRX Conference & Expo 2019 will return to San Francisco, taking place December 12–13 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel Click To Tweet

This year at VRX 2019, we are focused on putting customers first to drive consumer and enterprise adoption of XR. With 8 new deep-dive seminars into core market growth areas, attendees will have the chance to hear from leading end users in each of these segments and debate with like-minded individuals, on top of the usual thought-leading topics around the latest hardware, software, content and market disruptors.

With detailed case studies covering industries from entertainment, energy, electronics and more, attendees from all verticals will benefit from the detail and insight on offer Click To Tweet

As the global XR industry continues its rapid expansion, the VRX Conference & Expo 2019 is dedicated to providing a forum for debating the crucial hardware and software requirements for seamless user experience, helping businesses to look ahead, build project pipelines and ultimately drive innovation.

As the global XR industry continues its rapid expansion, the VRX Conference & Expo 2019 provides a forum for debating the crucial hardware and software requirements for seamless user experience Click To Tweet

Tech Trends is an official media partner of VRX 2019 and our readers can get a $200 discount on their ticket price by using the code 5049TECH200

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Alice Bonasio is a VR and Digital Transformation Consultant and Tech Trends’ Editor in Chief. She also regularly writes for Fast Company, Ars Technica, Quartz, Wired and others. Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow @alicebonasio on Twitter.