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- Conference Day 1 - Wednesday, September 28th
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
Chair’s Opening Remarks and Setting the Scene
Opening Panel Discussion – What is and what isn’t the Metaverse?
Join this opening session to distinguish facts from fiction, and truly define what the metaverse is, and more importantly, what it isn’t. Thought-leaders from across multiple sectors will address the most important obstacles we have to overcome to make this vision a reality, and set the stage for the crucial conversations taking place at The Metaverse Summit USA.
Morning Refreshments & Extended Networking Session 1
Grab a coffee and start mixing with the metaverse who’s who with an opening speed networking session. The aim of the game is quantity – meet as many people as you can during this session and set up time later in the event to engage in deeper conversations. The aim of this session is to walk away with at least 10 new business cards and connections.
Step Into the Metaverse
Fireside Chat – How the Video Game Industry has Revolutionized the World
Despite still being in its formative years, the metaverse has already had huge impacts on multiple sectors, including e-commerce, fashion, sports and real estate. Hear key perspectives on this revolution from the most visionary companies in gaming – discuss how key gaming and tech advancements have led us to where we are today, and learn how crossovers and collaboration between gaming and all other sectors could drastically shape modern living in the future.
Frederic Descamps, CEO & Co-founder, Manticore Games
Artur Sychov, CEO & Founder, Somnium Space
Panel Discussion – Metaverse Real Estate & The Virtual Landrush
Virtual land prices have reached insane heights, with up to a 500% increase in digital plot prices since Meta’s rebranding. Join this session to hear exactly what all the fuss is about – learn about the where of the metaverse; the challenges of different worlds, plus the solutions and players involved in the virtual landrush; and why virtual real estate might be your next big investment.
Hrish Lotlikar, CEO & Co-Founder, SuperWorld
Lunch & Product Demos
During lunch, the product demo floor will open, and remain available throughout the day – this is your chance to physically and tangibly experience the metaverse.
Panel Discussion – Brand Involvement in the Metaverse & The Future of E-Commerce
With a huge number of household names getting involved in the metaverse, what is all this hype about? Here’s your chance to learn what’s what – discover the opportunity to tap into new revenue streams, increase profit margins, reach new audiences and strengthen existing customer relationships, plus explore how the metaverse will reshape e-commerce as we know it.
Sharon Gai, Head of Global Key Accounts, Alibaba
Joel Ponce, Director of Sales, Paramount
Moderated by: Juan Felipe Campos, Partnerships, Upland.me
Panel Discussion – The Future of Fashion, Identity & Expression
For hundreds of years, fashion has been at the very heart of identity and expression, and in the metaverse it will be no exception. Discuss the brands, NFTs and events making waves on the virtual catwalk, the role of cryptocurrency and blockchain for IP and ownership, and take a look at the future of fashion in both the physical and virtual realms.
Afternoon Refreshments & Extended Networking Session 2
Building the Metaverse
Panel Discussion -Building Communities and the Creator Economy
Discuss the content needed to drive audiences to the metaverse, how to build engaged communities and the importance of the creator economy in building the metaverse.
Jungsuk Jay Lee, CEO, NAVER Z USA (ZEPETO)
Panel Discussion – What Key Tech Advancements Will Define the Metaverse?
Major technological challenges still stand in the way of the metaverse truly becoming a reality, thus key advancements are crucial – both to support the metaverse, enable access and encourage mass adoption. Join thought-leaders pushing tech to its limits to what is truly needed to enable the metaverse.
Sean Kauppinen, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Hiber
Jaime Bosch, CEO & Co-founder, Voicemod
Jordan Manyard, Co-founder, Manticore Games
Shark Tank – The Next Biggest Name in the Metaverse: Could It Be You?
Present your pitch to the biggest names in metaverse investments and partnerships.
Part 1: Panel Discussion – How Are You Evaluating the Metaverse and What Would It Take for You to Invest?
Part 2: 6 Start-Up Pitches followed by Q&A
Applications open: 23rd May 2022
Applications close: 18th July 2022
Kristina Serafim, Managing Director, Verizon Ventures
Fabio La Franca, Founder | Partner to the Defining and Building the Metaverse Initiative, Blueverse Ventures | World Economic Forum
End of Day 1
- Conference Day 2 - Thursday, September 29th
Breakfast and Networking
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Opening Panel Discussion – What Does Our Future Look Like?
Will the metaverse ever be part of daily life? Explore the future of the metaverse and how our lessons learned from social media, the pandemic and web 2.0 inform our predictions of the future. Discuss some of the most unlikely applications of the metaverse, and what the future could look like with the metaverse leading our personal and professional lives.
Nicole Parina, VP, Production @ Onyx, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wesley Rhodes, VP, Technology Transformation and Research & Development, Kroger Technology
Emmanuel Quezada, CEO, U-Topia Metaverse
Panel Discussion – The Metaverse for Recreation & Entertainment
One of the most tangible examples of the metaverse are the applications for entertainment: virtual concerts, immersive storytelling – the options for brands to provide greater experiences for fans is endless. Join the top companies representing key perspectives in entertainment to discuss the future of recreation and what it means to be an entertainer in the metaverse.
Inder Phull, Co-Founder & CEO, Pixelynx
Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage
Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Go-To-Market and Content Partnerships, HP
Panel Discussion – The Future of Work & Education
After the revolutionary success of technologies like Zoom during the pandemic, it’s no wonder that the metaverse is rapidly being developed and utilized in education and the workplace. Bringing together companies developing work and learning solutions, plus internal champions pioneering the metaverse within top organizations, this panel will explore current case studies and future hopes for work and education.
Chris Chin, VP of Immersive Technologies (XR/VR/AR & Training), Axon
Panel Discussion -Creating Meaningful Partnerships & Collaborations for the Future of the Metaverse
How can brands partner with each other and partner with large and metaverse-specific technology companies to create efficient, effective and meaningful metaverse strategies that benefit the whole ecosystem. Explore what the future could look like if all of the stakeholders in the metaverse work together collaboratively and meaningfully, and how the metaverse could be used for good.
Michael DeNunzio, Managing Director, Pebble Ventures
Cynthia Maller, Head of 3D Creative Technology, Walmart
Troy Wood, Executive Director, Global Partnerships Marketing – XR, Metaverse, 5G, Cloud, HTC Vive
Sean Keith, Senior Director of Business Development, Mythical Games