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How It Works

Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Learning & Training
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Corporate Learning and Talent Management, Employee Engagement, IT, Digital Transformation & Innovation

Key Topics
  • Shared Learning Experiences
  • Multi-Functional Digital Platforms
  • XR in Training and Recruiting
  • Workplace Transformation with XR
Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, IT, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Construction and Architecture

Key Topics
  • VR/AR in Construction and Architecture
  • XR in Development and Manufacturing
  • Immersive and Virtual Products
  • AR in Logistics
Storytelling & Marketing
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Smart City, Digital Marketing, Strategy & Communication, Customer Experience, e-Commerce/Retail and Corporate Strategy

Key Topics
  • Brand Experience and Customer Engagement
  • V-Commerce
  • Information in Action - Visualizing Data
  • Immersive XR

Agenda

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

9:00

Peter Lorenz

Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg Association
Managing Director
Germany

This session is in English

Peter Lorenz

Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg Association
Managing Director
Germany

This session is in English

No Chaiman Yet

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No Chaiman Yet

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Conference Opening and Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Philip Wogart

Executive Director DACH
VR AR Association
Germany

This session is in English

Conference Opening and Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Philip Wogart

Executive Director DACH
VR AR Association
Germany

This session is in English

9:15

Design, Create, Iterate: A Hands-On Approach to Using Virtual Reality for Product Development and Workplace Transformation

David Bynum

Senior Expert Digital Innovation
adidas
USA

This session is in English

9:45

No Speaker Yet

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10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

Gamification of Training

Christian Rouffaer

Head of Virtual Reality Unit
International Committee of the Red Cross
Switzerland

This session is in English

Gamification of Training

Christian Rouffaer

Head of Virtual Reality Unit
International Committee of the Red Cross
Switzerland

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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Multi-Sensory Storytelling at its Best with AR/VR Opera Experiences

Anne Hiatt

General Director/ Executive Producer
Opera on Tap
USA

This session is in English

Multi-Sensory Storytelling at its Best with AR/VR Opera Experiences

Anne Hiatt

General Director/ Executive Producer
Opera on Tap
USA

This session is in English

11:15

Digital Realities in Manufacturing

Malte Hedemann

Digital Realities (VR/AR)
Volkswagen
Germany

Daniel Seidl

CEO & Founder
Innoactive
Germany

This session is in English

Malte Hedemann

Digital Realities (VR/AR)
Volkswagen
Germany

Digital Realities in Manufacturing

This session is in English

Daniel Seidl

CEO & Founder
Innoactive
Germany

Implementing, Testing and Investigating XR Applications

Thomas Smits

BIM & VR - Director and Advisor
Heijmans
The Netherlands

This session is in English

Implementing, Testing and Investigating XR Applications

Thomas Smits

BIM & VR - Director and Advisor
Heijmans
The Netherlands

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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11:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to use VR in facilities and process design?", led by Malte Hedemann, Volkswagen
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"How to Use XR for training?", led by Christian Rouffaer, International Committee of the Red Cross

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to use VR in facilities and process design?", led by Malte Hedemann, Volkswagen
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"How to Use XR for training?", led by Christian Rouffaer, International Committee of the Red Cross

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we benefit from XR applications?", led by Thomas Smits, Heijmans
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"Design, Create, Iterate: How to benefit from Product Development with Virtual Reality?", led by David Bynum, Adidas

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we benefit from XR applications?", led by Thomas Smits, Heijmans
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"Design, Create, Iterate: How to benefit from Product Development with Virtual Reality?", led by David Bynum, Adidas

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to get the best storytelling experiences with AR/VR", led by Anne Hiatt, Opera on Tap

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to get the best storytelling experiences with AR/VR", led by Anne Hiatt, Opera on Tap

12:30

Lunch with Networking

14:00

How VR Training is Changing the Way We Work

Marc Langsteiner

Head Of Product Management
Lufthansa Aviation Training
Germany

This session is in English

How VR Training is Changing the Way We Work

Marc Langsteiner

Head Of Product Management
Lufthansa Aviation Training
Germany

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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Experimenting with Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Tim van der Grinten

Co-Founder - Architect and VR Experience Designer
Enversed
The Netherlands

This session is in English

Experimenting with Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Tim van der Grinten

Co-Founder - Architect and VR Experience Designer
Enversed
The Netherlands

This session is in English

14:30

Successful Strategies and Examples of XR in Training

Marbod Lemke

Head of International Training Services
ANDREAS STIHL
Germany

This session is in English

Successful Strategies and Examples of XR in Training

Marbod Lemke

Head of International Training Services
ANDREAS STIHL
Germany

This session is in English

Creating an Inspiring Experience using VR

Oliver Lowrie

Director and Founder
Ackroyd Lowrie
United Kingdom

Jonathan Ackroyd

Director and Founder
Ackroyd Lowrie
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Oliver Lowrie

Director and Founder
Ackroyd Lowrie
United Kingdom

Creating an Inspiring Experience using VR

This session is in English

Jonathan Ackroyd

Director and Founder
Ackroyd Lowrie
United Kingdom

Implementing VR Experiences to Boost your Business

Gilles-Adrien Cenni

Head of Technical Development
The Park Playground
The Netherlands

This session is in English

Implementing VR Experiences to Boost your Business

Gilles-Adrien Cenni

Head of Technical Development
The Park Playground
The Netherlands

This session is in English

15:00

Reality in Virtual Reality

Paul Speight

Chief Watch Manager
Leichestershire Fire and Rescue Service
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Reality in Virtual Reality

Paul Speight

Chief Watch Manager
Leichestershire Fire and Rescue Service
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Minimizing Service and Maintenance Time with XR Applications

Tobias Knödler

Head of 3D Multimedia, Augmented and Virtual Reality
MAN Energy Solutions
Germany

This session is in English

Minimizing Service and Maintenance Time with XR Applications

Tobias Knödler

Head of 3D Multimedia, Augmented and Virtual Reality
MAN Energy Solutions
Germany

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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15:30

Coffee Break with Networking

16:00

VR Applications in Simulations and Modelling - Holoview & Holosimulate

Leif Geiger

Senior (IT Technical) Consultant
BASF
Germany

This session is in English

VR Applications in Simulations and Modelling - Holoview & Holosimulate

Leif Geiger

Senior (IT Technical) Consultant
BASF
Germany

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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From impactful Social XR Experience to a Powerful Business solution

Ylva Hansdotter

Founder & Director
XR Impact
Sweden

This session is in English

From impactful Social XR Experience to a Powerful Business solution

Ylva Hansdotter

Founder & Director
XR Impact
Sweden

This session is in English

16:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to use VR Applications in Simulations and Modelling?", Leif Geiger, BASF
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"Can VR training change the way we work?", led by Marc Langsteiner, Lufthansa
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"Can XR training be a successful strategy?", led by Marbod Lemke, Stihl
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"How real can Virtual Reality training be?", led by Paul Speight, Leichestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to use VR Applications in Simulations and Modelling?", Leif Geiger, BASF
---
"Can VR training change the way we work?", led by Marc Langsteiner, Lufthansa
---
"Can XR training be a successful strategy?", led by Marbod Lemke, Stihl
---
"How real can Virtual Reality training be?", led by Paul Speight, Leichestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we create an inspiring experience using VR?", led by Jonathan Ackroyd and Oliver Lowrie, Ackroyd Lowrie
---
"How can we minimize service and maintenance time with XR applications?", led by Tobias Knödler, MAN Energy Solutions

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we create an inspiring experience using VR?", led by Jonathan Ackroyd and Oliver Lowrie, Ackroyd Lowrie
---
"How can we minimize service and maintenance time with XR applications?", led by Tobias Knödler, MAN Energy Solutions

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"What to take from impactful social XR experiences for your business solutions?", led by Ylva Hansdotter, XR Impact
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"What can we learn from experimenting with virtual, augmented and mixed reality?", led by Tim van der Grinten, Enversed
---
"How can you implement VR experiences to boost your business?". led by Gilles-Adrien Cenni, The Park Playground

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"What to take from impactful social XR experiences for your business solutions?", led by Ylva Hansdotter, XR Impact
---
"What can we learn from experimenting with virtual, augmented and mixed reality?", led by Tim van der Grinten, Enversed
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"How can you implement VR experiences to boost your business?". led by Gilles-Adrien Cenni, The Park Playground

17:15

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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17:45

VR/AR in Designing and Planning - Engaging with Clients

Jasper Tonk

Associate Director New York Office
Mecanoo
The Netherlands

This session is in English

18:15

Summary of the First Day of the Conference and Start-Up Pitch

18:30

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in Exciting Conversations. Strengthen your Network after a Day full of Knowledge Sharing, Groundbreaking Presentations, and Interesting Conversations. Join Delegates and Speakers in the Relaxed Atmosphere of the Event Venue.

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

9:00

Conference Opening and Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Ferhan Özkan

CEO
VR First
Germany

This session is in English

9:15

VR and AR Applications in Autonomous Driving

Lennart Asbach

Team Lead
DLR - German Aerospace Center
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

VR Training and Learning with Real Impact: Saving Lives & ROI

Lloyd Dean

Head of Digital and Innovative Learning
EDF Energy
United Kingdom

This session is in English

VR Training and Learning with Real Impact: Saving Lives & ROI

Lloyd Dean

Head of Digital and Innovative Learning
EDF Energy
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Sample-Application SmartZSVA - Smartglasses in the Sterile Supply Department

Veronika Krauß

Project Lead
Fraunhofer FIT
Germany

Yücel Uzun

Smart-Glasses Researcher
Fraunhofer FIT
Germany

This session is in English

Veronika Krauß

Project Lead
Fraunhofer FIT
Germany

Sample-Application SmartZSVA - Smartglasses in the Sterile Supply Department

This session is in English

Yücel Uzun

Smart-Glasses Researcher
Fraunhofer FIT
Germany

VR-Space with Oculus Go - The Virtual Exhibition Space for Oversized Products

Michael Neukirchen

Head of Marketing and Communications
BIRCO
Germany

This session is in English

VR-Space with Oculus Go - The Virtual Exhibition Space for Oversized Products

Michael Neukirchen

Head of Marketing and Communications
BIRCO
Germany

This session is in English

11:15

Learning and Work Collaboration with VR

Jens Schröter

Learning Innovation
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

Learning and Work Collaboration with VR

Jens Schröter

Learning Innovation
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

How to Digitally Transform an Analogue Manufacturing Company using Augmented Reality Across all Areas

Volker Kunze

Team Lead Manager - Knowledge Management & Digital Services
EOS
Germany

This session is in English

How to Digitally Transform an Analogue Manufacturing Company using Augmented Reality Across all Areas

Volker Kunze

Team Lead Manager - Knowledge Management & Digital Services
EOS
Germany

This session is in English

Remote Sales with Immersive Technology

Florian Couret

Head of Digital Innovation
BNP Paribas Real Estate
France

This session is in English

Remote Sales with Immersive Technology

Florian Couret

Head of Digital Innovation
BNP Paribas Real Estate
France

This session is in English

11:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can VR training and learning really make an impact?", led by Lloyd Dean, EDF Energy
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"How to improve learning and work collaboration with VR?", led by Jens Schröter, Siemens

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can VR training and learning really make an impact?", led by Lloyd Dean, EDF Energy
---
"How to improve learning and work collaboration with VR?", led by Jens Schröter, Siemens

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to benefit from VR and AR applications in autonomous driving ?", led by Lennart Asbach, DLR
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"How to benefit from smartglasses in the sterile supply department?", led by Veronika Krauß, Fraunhofer Institut
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"Can we digitally transform an analogue manufacturing company using Augmented Reality?", led by Volker Kunze, EOS

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to benefit from VR and AR applications in autonomous driving ?", led by Lennart Asbach, DLR
---
"How to benefit from smartglasses in the sterile supply department?", led by Veronika Krauß, Fraunhofer Institut
---
"Can we digitally transform an analogue manufacturing company using Augmented Reality?", led by Volker Kunze, EOS

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"Can remote sales with immersive technology boost your business?", led by Florian Couret, BNP Paribas Real Estate
---
"How can you present your products in a Virtual Exhibition Space?", led by Michael Neukirchen, BIRCO

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"Can remote sales with immersive technology boost your business?", led by Florian Couret, BNP Paribas Real Estate
---
"How can you present your products in a Virtual Exhibition Space?", led by Michael Neukirchen, BIRCO

12:30

Lunch with Networking

14:00

The Power of AR to Engage in Creative, Meaningful Learning Processes

Regina Maria Bäck

Senior Project Manager - VR/AR
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Germany

This session is in English

14:30

No Speaker Yet

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15:00

Unlock VR Training in eMobility

Oswin Breidenbach

Information Manager - Department Didactics
TÜV SÜD Akademie
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we benefit from VR training?", led by Oswin Breidenbach, TÜV Süd
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"Is AR an educational game changer in historical spaces?", led by Regina Maria Bäck, LMU-Munich

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can we benefit from VR training?", led by Oswin Breidenbach, TÜV Süd
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"Is AR an educational game changer in historical spaces?", led by Regina Maria Bäck, LMU-Munich

16:15

End of the Conference with Summary of all Streams, Coffee and Networking

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