The Middle East and Africa are two areas of the world were virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is still developing. There are huge opportunities for those technologies in those areas, and a new conference, to be held in Dubai in November, 2017, will explore that potential.
According to information gathered by the International Data Corporation, the market for AR and VR technology in the Middle East and Africa will grow to an estimated $6 billion (USD) by 2020. In light of this and the growing opportunities present in the industry, the Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference will discuss how government and businesses can use VR and AR in their business strategy.
Speakers already set to attend include Clyde DeSouza, founder of Real Vision; Simon Yorke of Aurecon, Shujat Mirza of VRARA and Dr Mazin A. Gadir from the Dubai Health Authority. Discussions planned include a session on VR and changing Storytelling, A Talk on the Future of VR/AR in the Middle East/Africa region, the use of VR/AR and AI in Healthcare, A showcase of the latest improvement in AR and VR technology, A presentation on how AR technology can improve cities and use of AR and VR in Teaching and Education.
The event is due to take place on 26th-17th November, 2017 at Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A standard 2-Day pass costs $2,599. Discounts are available for group bookings, 10% off for Three or more people, 5 or more gets 15% off and eight or more receive a 25% discount.