After the success of the first edition, Laval Virtual Asia is back in Qingdao. Based on the Mayennais model which has proved its worth for 20 years, the show will host this year, for 2 days, professionals of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality before open up its gates to the general public for a day of exclusive entertainment.
In the heart of the city of light, Laval Virtual Asia, will host more than 100 exhibitors in an area of 10 000 sq.m, of which 70 are from China and 30 from all four corners of the globe.
Above all the numerous stands that will present the latest VR / AR news, more than 15 internationally renowned speakers, selected by the Laval Virtual team, will present their vision of the future of VR/AR through a program of conferences, keynotes and other round tables.
This event was born from the vision of two ambitious communities who wanted to combine their expertise and values through an international event. Carried by the knowledge of Laval Virtual pioneer in the sector for over 20 years, Qingdao has the willing to become a major player in the VR/AR business by injecting 500 million euros over 10 years for its development: dedicated real estate, incubator, support for startups, etc. A substantial investment supported by the local authorities which bet a lot on the evolution of the market, which could reach 80 billion dollars by 2025.
Since 1999, Laval Virtual is the most important event of innovations and the European leader in the new technologies and uses of Virtual !
Laval Virtual is an opportunity to discover the latest developments in technology as well as the most innovative applications in the field of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, real-time 3D, immersive experiences, Human-Computer Interaction, interactive design and is a great access to the European market. Technological innovation is becoming more important with the increasing interest from various sectors: Industrial Designers, Marketers, Architects, Town Planners, Researchers, Audiovisual production studios, etc.
Laval Virtual welcomes more than 323 exhibitors and 18 400 visitors from over 50 different countries. During the professional days, Laval Virtual offers :
- A big exhibition on 9 000m², for professionnel visitors for 3 days and open to public the week-end
- The Virtual Reality International Conferences with researches from of all the world
- Laval Virtual Awards
- Round Tables
- Tech Talks
- Virtual Fantasy, a big international student competition
- ReVolution, in partnership with IVRC (Japan) and the Siggraph (USA), it's a technologic showcase
- Laval Virtual StartUps Contest
- VR/AR Content Area with a market place dedicated to studios
- Investment Forum
- New in 2018: an Art Gallery dedicated to VR/AR : Recto VRso
Our 21st edition will be held from 20 to 24 March 2019.
With the experience of 19 years, Laval Virtual grows up with various actions, in particular with the Laval Virtual Days – new events in Paris today, everywhere in Europe tomorrow -; the Laval Virtual Asia in China, the Laval Virtual Center in Laval et many others projects to come !
The Laval Virtual Center has opened in September 2017. Created in 1999, the association and the Laval Virtual exhibition, are born with the encouragement of the former Research Minister and mayor of Laval, François d’Aubert. The concept is to bring together all the actors of virtual reality: researchers, companies and general public. Today, this ambition gave birth to a new tool of development dedicated to the companies: the Laval Virtual Center.
This place gathers experts of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. It supports all lines of business and trades wanting to use these technologies.
The Laval Virtual Center goal is to promote the technologies and uses of virtual and accelerate the technological development of VR/AR projects. It organizes creativity sessions around the uses, it advises companies on an utilization of these news realities, it forms developers, instructors, and conceptors; it provides a technological watch. In order to do this, the Laval Virtual Center has experts & researchers, and the latest materials of virtual and augmented realities.
It brings together in same place most of existing materials on the market. International reference in expertise and development of VR/AR uses, the ecosystem of Laval demonstrates his leader positioning and precursor in this innovative field.