Global technology giants including Google, LG, Intel, Samsung and IBM are among the speakers already confirmed for The Wearable Technology Show, which returns to London for its second outing in 2015.
Taking place on 10-11 March in its new home at ExCeL, the show â€“ the worldâ€™s largest dedicated wearables event â€“ also boasts a significantly bigger exhibition with twice as many exhibitors and product launches than last year. The event will also be co-located with the Augmented Reality Show for the first time, giving visitors access to the UKâ€™s premier event for AR, VR and smart glasses.
More than 80 exhibitors including Intel, Jawbone, Misfit, Samsung and Withings will be at the Wearable Technology Show next month (double the 2014 figure) to launch hundreds of mind-blowing devices to buyers, researchers, developers and journalists from a wide range of industries including retail, sports, health and fitness, medical, business, architecture and entertainment.
This year, the show features four distinct zones â€“ Innovation; Fitness and iHealth; Smart Textiles and Fashion; and Wrist Innovation â€“ plus the Augmented Reality Show. Some of the very latest prototypes and start ups will also be showcased in the Innovation Village.
On the educational side, over 200 speakers will take part in the conference programme, which features nine dedicated tracks, including Innovation & IOT; Wearable Start Up; Augmented Reality; Smart Textiles & Fashion; Connected Living; Medical, Performance Sports; Products, Payments & Retail; and Enterprise & M2M. The conference offers delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry.
â€œLast year, we launched the Wearable Technology Show when wearables had just started to enter most peopleâ€™s consciousness and curiosity was on the up. The whole idea of wearables was new and fresh and inviting,â€ commented John Weir, COO, Wearable Technology Show.
â€œThis year, we return with the Wearable Technology Show to a market bursting with new launches. Many have earmarked this year as the year the wearable market will prove itself. And I couldnâ€™t agree more. The innovation and creativity hasnâ€™t stopped. But now designers, futurists and start ups have an even better idea of functionality and are creating products that solve real problems and make our lives easier, more efficient and more enjoyable.â€
The show also hosts The Wearable Technology Start-Up Competition, a dedicated Hackfest and The Wearables Awards, the winners of which are announced at the after show networking party on 10 March at the Fox Pub next to ExCeL. Last year Wearables winners included Reebok, Fleksy and Virgin Atlantic.
Registration for the Wearable Technology Show is open now at http://www.wearabletechnologyshow.net/register