June 2015

AR&Co awarded for the Best AR Campaign at AWE 2015, Silicon Valley (USA)


AR&Co has been awarded the Best Campaign at the Augmented World Expo’s 6th AnnualAuggie Awards 2015 – Silicon Valley, USA.

Santa Clara, June 9, 2015 – The Auggie Awards promotes and celebrates excellence in augmented reality across various platforms and categories worldwide. With over 100 nominations across nine categories including best smart glasses, best AR app and best enterprise solution, the competition is an initiative by the producers of Augmented World Expo (AWE) – the world’s largest gathering of professionals focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality, Wearable Tech, and the Internet of Things. This year’s judging panel included leaders in the AR, wearable and tech space such as Intel, Qualcomm, Epson, IEEE, THRED and Rackspace. During the award ceremony, AR&Co’s Next for Nigeria mobile app was announced as the Winner for the Best Campaign category due to its proven effectiveness to connect to the voters during the campaign in Nigeria.

“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of activity in the augmented reality space this year with a ton of new product announcements and acquisitions and we are glad to highlight some of the front runners in both AR hardware and software by honouring them with an AuggieAward,” explains Ori Inbar, CEO and co-founder of AugmentedRealty.org. “This year’s winners are all making waves in the AR space and it is important to take the time to mark their success.”

June 2015

AR&Co invited as Speaker at the Slush Future Brunch 2015, Los Angeles

Once again, AR&Co. was invited as one of the key speakers at one of the Slush events in Los Angeles, California. Represented by Ms Elsie Mullers being the Group Associate Director for International Business Development, she shared how the technology will play a key role in our future lifestyle during the session, widely known as FUTURE BRUNCH – an intimate and exclusive event for entrepreneurs and thought-leaders in the Los Angeles media and tech space. Hosted by memBrain (organizers of TEDx Hollywood), and by the producers of Helsinki’s remarkable SLUSH event, the event previews some of the magic of SLUSH, enable the audiences to learn and be inspired by some inspiring game-changers, while taking the opportunity to network over brunch.

Slush is the focal point for entrepreneurs and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14,000 attendees and more than 3,500 companies for the two-days event. Slush has grown from a 300-person gathering to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world The two-day event takes place every fall in wintery Scandinavia amidst one of the most dynamic tech ecosystems on the planet.


November 2014

Expanding Horizon of Young Entrepreneurs Globally

WIR Group, with one of the units AR&Co, has been invited to share knowledge on November 1st 2014 in the 9th YIO Annual Reunion on the topic of “Change through Generation” in London. YIO or the Young Investors Organization, as sponsored by Credit Suisse is the premier network of the next generation of the most influential families around the world, aiming to support the next generation in their responsibilities as investors and empower them to become competent global decision makers.

October 2014

Be Ready to Embrace The Future Technology

AR&Co, in collaboration with the Royal Bank of Canada, has conducted a roadshow entitled “Are You Ready For The Next Reality?” across five key cities within four Asian countries, they are Jakarta, Surabaya, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Taipei. The successful series of events have inspired the audiences to be ready to embrace the future and maintain their relevance towards the new generation of audiences through digital.

September 2014

Supporting The World’s First Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

The global theme park industry is set to be redefined with the 2014 opening of Cartoon Network Amazone, a destination designed for the young and the young at heart alike. Offering a full day of exciting entertainment, including dynamic social and interactive features, this world-class water park will catapult guests into the dynamic world of Cartoon Network, bringing its popular series and toon stars to life like never before.

Located in Bang Saray, Thailand, a picturesque beachfront village just 20 minutes from Pattaya, 90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and a two hour drive from Bangkok – Cartoon Network Amazone is an immersive entertainment experience comprising 10 themed entertainment zones spanning a generous 35 rai (14 acres), each one offering an array of exhilarating water coasters and attractions. The waterpark also features captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive smart – screen technology – bringing fans of Cartoon Network closer to their favorite characters than ever before. AR&Co has supported its digital presence, and assisting the team during the many sessions of creative development.

Cartoon Network Amazone is a licensed agreement between Amazon Falls Co. Ltd., the development of the waterpark, and Turner International Asia Pacific, the owner and operator of Cartoon Network.

For more information, please visit: www.CartoonNetworkAmazone.com or its Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CNAmazone

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond. A leader in the television and media business, it runs pay – and free – TV channels, as well as Internet – based services, including 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries throughout Asia Pacific. Turner’s leading brands in the region include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Cartoonito, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In addition, Turner is also the exclusive distributor of HBO, HBO Hits HD and HBO Defined HD in South Asia. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company.