From the 8th to the 9th February, Cameroon will be holding the first edition of the “African Virtual Reality Show” , an initiative from Laurent Chretien who is at the head of Laval Virtual based in France the company behind the event in partnership with IAI-Cameroon.
The event will emphasis mostly on the different advantages and applications of Virtual Reality in a society and how it can participate in the development of a country. “Virtual Reality technologies are mature and are starting to get massively deployed in enterprises as well as in the general public and we think it's important to lay the foundation in Africa” says Laurent Chretien.
This will give an opportunity to Cameroon to show it engagement in the promotion of New Information and Communication Technologies among the youths says the Minister of You and Civic Education. It will also give Cameroon a certain visibility on the subject in Africa and worldwide.
“It is an occasion to inspire young Cameroonians wether students or entrepreneurs to explore the advantages of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality” says Laurent Chretien. In addition,they also intend the formation of youths which can lead to recruitments.
As activities, a trade fair that will put an emphasis on the expertise and technology of the various companies in the sector, a conference to help visitors understand what can be achieved with this technology, and a competition between students with price support.
As a reminder, Laval Virtual is one of most important event in Europe with more than 150 exhibitors and more than 40 countries represented that showcase innovations and new technologies with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality that are the core of the show. It is destined to professionals, students, tech enthusiasts and curious novices. On the other hand IAI-Cameroon is an Inter-State-Institute of higher education with the aim of reinforcing the cooperation between African countries to which Cameroon belongs.