HONG KONG, September 21 – More than 500 attendees have already registered for Economist Impact’s Economic opportunities in virtual worlds, the first episode in the three-part webinar series, Leading the way into the metaverse: North East Asia’s potential.  Virtual worlds, collectively known as the metaverse, are expected to help unlock economic opportunities for individuals, creators, communities and businesses.

Across industries and profoundly change how businesses and consumers interact with products, services and each other.  But how real, and how large, is the opportunity? And how does the Asia-Pacific region stand out in terms of its ability to seize these opportunities? Taking place online next week on Tuesday September 27th 2022 at 10am SGT/CST | 11am KST/JST, join Economist Impact, sponsored by Meta, as we explore the economic opportunities and future of interconnected, immersive virtual worlds. 

Don’t miss your chance to hear insights from leading speakers including:

  • Takatane Kiuchi, Executive Director, Japan Metaverse Association
  • Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs, Meta
  • Professor Tsao Hsiao-yue, Head, Taipei Tech’s Department of Interaction Design chair, National Taipei University of Technology
  • Tom Standage, Deputy editor, The Economist
  • Charles Ross, Principal, policy & insights, Economist Impact