“Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022” to be held on July 14-16
Nation Group, Block Mountain, and MetaverseXR will organize Thailand’s largest Metaverse event of the year.
“The concept of the expo is ‘exploring the world of Metaverse from A-Z’, aiming to provide an in-depth understanding of the latest technology in virtual reality and other digital-related innovation and how it can enhance new business opportunities, products and services that fulfil our modern lifestyle,” said Adisak Limparungpatanakij, deputy chief executive officer of Nation Group.
“Blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFT and VR technology – these are becoming more advanced and increasingly crucial to the success of business world as we are entering the Web 3.0 era,” he added. “We need to understand new technology to make its fullest use and to cope with new challenges and opportunities.”
This event comprises three zones, Experience Zone, Competition Zone and Conference & Workshop Zone.
In the Experience Zone, participants will get first-hand experience in Metaverse through the use of VR glasses and controllers to interact with objects and move around in the virtual world. Over 20 booths have been prepared for participants, and six companies have expressed interest in showcasing their products and services at the event.
The Competition Zone gives contestants a platform to present their business plans or innovative ideas for products, services or community building in Metaverse. As many as 12 teams (six from the general public and six comprising university students) with the best start-up idea will be selected to win scholarships worth 200,000 baht in total.
In the Conference & Workshop Zone, more than 40 experts in technology, business, product development and Metaverse trends will be on the stage in various seminar sessions throughout the three-day event. Each seminar is expected to cater at least 200 participants.
Topics of discussion include “Why Metaverse is the Next Big Thing in Web 3.0”, “Now and Next Metaverse Technology”, “Big Players”, “Metaverse Trend and Movement in Thailand & ASEAN”, “Rule & Role of Government Agencies, Infrastructure & Network”, and “Thailand's Status in Metaverse”.
Business experts will also discuss how virtual reality can be used in different businesses such as tourism, gaming, real estate, finance, health & wellness, sport, entertainment, education, advertising and e-commerce.
“The highlight of this expo is a workshop session by professionals who will guide you how to create your own world in Metaverse and showcases in more tangible ways,” said Natee Thepphoch, Om Platform’s managing director. “Do not miss the opportunity to expand your horizons and learn how Metaverse can eliminate the limitation of imagination and possibility.”
Om Platform recently held the Block Mountain CNX 2022 event, which was the largest blockchain and digital asset expo in the Northern part of Thailand for four consecutive years.
MetaverseXR, led by CEO Satean Boonmanan, a pioneer in Thailand’s e-sports and gaming gear industry, has shown successful implementation projects in Metaverse both in Thailand and overseas.
“Metaverse is gradually changing the way people live, work and do business,” said Satean. “For example, augmented reality [AR] glasses have been developed to be more comfortable and have more applications in both daily life and in professional aspects. People spend their time with various activities eg shopping, entertaining, socializing, doing business.”
“I visited an international Metaverse expo in San Francisco last year and I am confident that the Thailand Metaverse Expo will be one of the best locations in the world to host future Metaverse events.” said Satean.
Satean added that the estimated value of Metaverse will significantly jump from US$36.7 billion to $947 billion by 2030 and people will spend more time in Metaverse.
It is estimated that Thailand Metaverse Expo 2022 will have over 5,000 participants at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon and more than 20,000 online viewers.
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