Location-based VR expert Bob Cooney recently announced he and other organizers will put on a virtual convention and trade show for the family entertainment industry called ShowUp.
“We’ve surveyed the industry about the problems they’re facing”, organizers said. “Not surprisingly, the number two response was ‘getting back to profitability.’ What was interesting is ‘meeting the evolving needs of consumers’ was number one. The disruption of the trade show business at this critical time when the industry needs inspiration and education about what is possible presented the perfect timing for a new event to serve this evolving market.”
Organizers expect to announce more than 100 speakers, including Brent Bushnell, co-founder and CEO of Two-Bit Circus; Blain Graboyes, CEO and founder of GameCo; Randy White of White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group; Alex Harvey, co-founder of RiVR; Zaana Howard, leader of McKinsey Design ANZ; Terry Schussler, Global Head of XR and 5G at Deutsche Telekom; Juliana Morena Patel, interactive game designer at Wild Optimists; and Kevin Williams of KWP Limited. Along with Cooney, Kylie Savage and Chris Albaugh are organizing the ShowUp event. For more information, visit: www.showup.events.