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Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel May 20, 2016

About VR Summit

2016 T-EDGE VR Summit—T-EDGE stands for the cutting edge of technology and the T-EDGE Innovation Summits, the most representative of TMTpost events, are the largest platforms in China for innovators from around the world to meet and communicate annually. This year, TMTpost, China's leading technology information provider, teams up with, The New York Times Company’s first Chinese-language platform, to host the first International conference to focus on VR: 2016T-EDGE VR Summit.

Many people believe that the year 2016 will become Year One for the global VR industry and that VR is going to be the next universal digital information format with a global market as high as 100 billion RMB by 2025. During the upcoming T-EDGE VR Summit, TMTpost and will bring together relevant players in the global VR industry chain, including manufacturers, thought leaders and users of VR technology, to discuss issues such as how to boost users’ needs, how to build a complete investment and how to develop an R&D value chain. It is our wish that the summit becomes a platform for leading innovators in the global VR industry to communicate, as well as a “global innovation incubator” for VR technologies in the next decade.


Speakers—— Listed by the name of the first letter or Pinyin order ——

Agenda—— This Schedule Will Be Further Updated ——

May, 20th MorningSea Change: The Sudden Rise Of VR (Moderator: Ching-Ching Ni)

8:00--9:00 Registration 9:00 -- 9:08 Opening Comments

Zhao Hejuan, co-Founder, TMTpost

9:08 -- 9:15 Opening Comments

Ching-Ching Ni, Editor-In-Chief, The New York Times, China

9:15 -- 9:30 The Impact of VR

Kevin Geiger, Executive Director, Beijing Film Academy's Int'l Animation & VR Research Center

9:30 -- 9:45 The Virtual Reality Dynasty

Wang Congqing, General Manager of HTC China

9:45 -- 10:00 VR Game Development

Nick Fortugno, Co-Founder, Playmatics

10:00 -- 10:15 From early adopter to mass market, the challenge of VR and its future

Chen Lei, CEO, Xunlei

10:15 -- 10:45 NYT VR: An Inside Look at The New York Times Virtual Reality Platform

Graham Roberts, Senior Graphics Editor

Toni Cruthirds, Product Manager, The New York Times

10:45 -- 11:00 VR Viewers as the Next Computer Platform after Mobile Phone

Charming Huang, CEO of Hypereal

11:00 -- 11:50 Panel, Who Will Sink, Who Will Swim

Moderator: Zhao Hejuan

Wang Congqing (HTC)

Graham Roberts(NYT)

11:50 -- 12:05 Release Of TMTpost VR Report

Li Feifan, COO of Checkzeit

May, 20th AfternoonCatching The Wave: Opportunities To Ride (Moderator: Ching-Ching Ni)

1:50 -- 1:55 Introductory Video 1:55 -- 2:00 Opening Lucky Draw

Moderator: Zhao Hejuan

2:00 -- 2:15 Boosting VR Content And Live Streams

Li Huaiyu, CEO, Whaley Technology

2:15 -- 2:30 RYOT VR

Molly Swenson, CMO, RYOT

2:30 -- 2:45 Virtual Reality and Representing the Pain of Others

Gabo Arora, Senior VR Advisor to the UN; Founder, Lightshed; Filmmaker for VRSE

2:45 -- 3:45 Panel, Hollywood's VR Future

Kevin Geiger (Moderator)

Shannon Tindle (Google Spotlight)

Eric Hanson (xRez Studio)

Nancy Bennett (Two Bit Circus)

3:45 -- 4:45 Start-up Pitches and Investor Review

Li Feifan (Moderator)

4:45 -- 5:35 Panel, Betting on VR: What Investors Look For In A Winning Start-up

(Moderator Li Feifan, Tutor Li Ruigang)

An Le (Jun capital VR fund partner)

Xu Siqing (Co-founder of ALPHA STARTUPS)

Wang Zhaohui (Founding partner of RuCuan Foud)

Zhang Lu (Founding partner of NewGen Capital)

5:35 -- 5:45 Lucky Draw and Closing (Zhao Hejuan, Ching-Ching Ni) 6:00 -- 8:00 Dinner and cocktail party

Previous Speakers—— Leading innovators, thought leaders and big names ——


Free Tickets

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  • Event Brochure

Experience Ticket499 RMB

  • Full Participation
  • Front-row seats
  • Event Brochure
  • Seats At VR Experience Area

VIP Ticket1999 RMB

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  • Front-row seats, Event Brochure
  • Seats At VR Experience Area
  • VR Sino-US Wine Night
  • TMTpost Checkzeit’s Report on the Investment Potential of Chinese VR Industry

Media Tickets

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TMTpost Columnists' Tickets

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TMTpost is China's leading business technology information service provider. Positioned for innovation, startup groups, it serves as a communication platform that provides valuable information for entrepreneurs, innovators and professional talent. By gathering together some of the world’s highest quality content and thought leaders, TMTpost has become the largest online innovation community in China.

The New York Times Chinese Website ( is the first Chinese language product introduced by The New York Times Company. The goal of the website is to provide readers in China with high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture. The site is edited specifically for readers who speak Chinese, presenting translations of the best of The Times’s award-winning journalism alongside original work by Chinese writers contributing to The Times.

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