For the 11th time, the Wearable Technologies Conference is opening its doors. The leading event for wearables in Europe will be hosted at the International Congress Center (ICM) in Munich on January 27 and 28, 2014 during the biggest sports trade show, the ISPO.
"The huge number of companies that have announced wearable products and applications to be released later this year proves wearables are truly ready for mainstream market. Some of these will be launched at the conference. Besides, we are very excited to see the future of wearable tech in the award ceremony of the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup", says Christian Stammel, CEO Wearable Technologies AG.
Attendees of the Wearable Technologies Conference will gain in-depth insights into the future of devices and applications, meet and talk to thought-leaders, doers and makers. The conference will feature smartwatches, wristbands, as well as smart glasses and augmented reality projects.
The broad range of topics encompasses new materials and sensors, energy and user interfaces, communication technologies, safety, health, and fitness. High-level representatives from industry giants and cutting-edge start-ups will be presenting, including:
- Neil Cox, Marketing Director, Intel Corporation
- Dr. Stylianos Mamagkakis, Manager Strategic Business Development, Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH
- Jonas Olsson, Head of Experience Planning and Senior Specialist, Sony Mobile Companion Products
- Thomas J. Olesen, Commercial Director, Qualcomm Life
- Tim Moore, Director of Technology, Rochester Optical
-Bo Ilsoe, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
-Gareth Jones, General Manager EMEA, Fitbit
- Simon Tian, Founder and CEO, Neptune
- Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Research Chair and Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Canada
Another highlight of the conference is the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup award ceremony on January 27, presented by Andrea Onetti, General Manager of Analog and Audio Systems Division, STMicroelectronics. The finalists will present their innovative, ingenious solutions, and the WT Innovator of the Year will be awarded.
At the Wearable Technologies Demo Forum attendees will have the opportunity to get their hands on the newest products shown and introduced during the conference.
This year's Wearable Technologies Conference Europe is again taking place at the International Congress Center parallel to the ISPO MUNICH, the leading sports business trade show with more than 81,000 visitors from over 109 countries.
About Wearable Technologies AG
Wearable Technologies AG is the pioneer and leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to, on, and even in the body. Since 2006 the platform has successfully established a network of more than 3,000 companies, consisting of market leaders and highly innovative companies.
Wearable Technologies AG aims to drive business development, technology marketing, and innovation through the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup, content management, strategy and technology consulting services, as well as international conferences and trade shows in partnership with leading trade organizations, associations, and other high-ranking partners.