AMUSEMENT EXPO INTERNATIONAL’S 2020 VR SUMMIT ANNOUNCED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/02/2019

AMUSEMENT EXPO INTERNATIONAL’S 2020 VR SUMMIT ANNOUNCED Speaking, Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities  Abound in The Big Easy!   December 2, 2019 - For a third straight year, Amusement Expo International (AEI) is jazzing up its virtual reality offering with education track, floor exhibition, and corporate sponsorship opportunities throughout the three-day event.   
 
Bob Cooney, amusement and VR veteran, author of Real Money From Virtual Reality, and host of the popular Deep Dive Into the Business of VR webinar will once again curate this year’s VR Summit.   
 
“VR has definitively become much more of a factor in location-based entertainment,” Bob noted, “The question is no longer IF operators should go with VR, but WHICH VR products they should choose. We’ve reached the tipping point and now is the time to capitalize.”     Success stories like LAI’s Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride (500+ units sold) and Hologate (300 locations in 30 countries with over five million plays registered) along with the rise of big players like the VOID (15 current locations and 25 more planned) and Zero Latency (37 systems in operation across the world) made 2019 a breakthrough year for locationbased VR and 2020 is poised to be even bigger. Technology research and advisory company Technavio recently predicted that the location-based VR market will grow by $1.48 billion by 2023. 
 
Expo officials are putting out a call for noteworthy VR industry speakers, cutting-edge exhibitors, and marquee corporate sponsors. Together, these three components form the backbone of what will be LBVR’s most prominent industry symposium in 2020.    
 

SPEAK AT THE VR EDUCATION SUMMIT: MARCH 9, 2020 
AEI 2020’s Virtual Reality Track will expose attendees to all facets of VR attractions and the location-based market. An entire day of four panels and one keynote presentation will be devoted exclusively to educating amusement operators on the rapidly maturing virtual reality space. Last year’s successful lineup featured standingroom-only presentations by key figures behind every major location-based VR property including Ubisoft, Dreamscape Immersive, the VOID, Zero Latency, Minority Media, Two Bit Circus, Virtuix, and others. To be considered for a speaking slot at AEI 2020’s VR Education Summit on topics including Marketing, Operations, New Technologies and more, please contact Brian Glasgow at 708-226-1300 or brian@wtglasgow.com.  
EXHIBIT AT THE SHOW: MARCH 10-11, 2020 
2019 saw show attendance grow to over 3,000 industry professionals, including operators and location owners.  More than 70% of the individuals in attendance from those companies controlled the buying decisions at their respective organizations and fully 100% of those buyers made major purchase decisions within 90 days of attending the show. This presents manufacturers and VR services and equipment companies with unparalleled access to ready-to-buy industry professionals. If it’s not your product, it will absolutely be someone else’s. VR companies like Vex Solutions, Inowize, and Minority Media were first-time exhibitors represented on last year’s exhibitor list; reserve your spot on the 2020 exhibition floor now at amusementexpo.org. 
SPONSOR THE VR SUMMIT: MARCH 10-11, 2020 
Virtual reality has become a powerhouse out-of-home revenue generator and the 2020 AEI VR Summit is the best way to reach and influence decision-makers with the capital to further cement VR’s rise. Indeed, AEI represents a profound opportunity to take advantage of the myriad industry synergies that will converge in New Orleans in early 2020. The list of prominent companies participating in the 2019 program was a collection of LBVR industry heavyweights and vanguards: HP, Microsoft, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dave & Busters and so on. Many affordable sponsorship opportunities are available to get your company’s name in front of buyers and other industry executives. Sharply priced Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze packages will put your brand in the spotlight.  Visit amusementexpo.org for more details on this year’s sponsorship programs.  
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact Show Manager Brian Glasgow at 708-226-1300 or brian@wtglasgow.com. 
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