Annually held in Shenzhen, China, the HTC Vive Conference has over 2,000 participants from 55 countries. This week in emergency circumstances due to the travel restrictions imposed across the world, the conference is being hosted on a Waterford Company’s virtual reality platform. The portfolio company of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds, IVRE has been chosen by HTC, who are one of the world’s leading technology companies, to host the conference in virtual format. This enables the conference to proceed, with speakers located in China, Taiwan, France and the UK and a global audience participating without travel.  

“We have a close working relationship with HTC and so when they asked if we could assist in hosting HTC 2020 VEC via ENGAGE, we were delighted to help out.  Coronavirus continues to impact us all. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase the exciting capabilities of our ENGAGE platform to a global technology-led audience and, may in turn, lead to further commercial opportunities for the Group going forward.”

David Whelan, CEO, IVRE

Currently employing 40 people, the Waterford Company investors include The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds, Suir Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland.  In 2018 the IVRE listed on ISE Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) and the LSE Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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For further information please contact:

Dawn Walsh, Kernel Capital.

Tel:  +353 21 4928974