Virtual Market 5, The World’s Largest Virtual Expo has attracted 1739 Exhibition Applicants, The Largest Number Ever

HIKKY Co., Ltd. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan CEO: Yasushi Funakoshi) had announced that they had 1739 applicants to Virtual Market 5 (event date: Saturday 19th December 2020 to Sunday 10th January 2021), the world’s largest (*1) expo held in a virtual world. This marks Virtual Market 5 with the most exhibitors throughout its history.

The theme for Virtual Market 5 is “World Beyond”. Since the number of attendees from outside of Japan is significantly increasing, the official logo has been changed, using English instead of Japanese characters, which were used until Virtual Market 4, and is aiming to create an experience which can be enjoyed by everybody around the universe. The 1739 applicants for Virtual Market 5 are from many nations all around the world, from Japan to the United States and Mexico, Korea, Europe and many others. And so, an even larger variety of styles of 3D avatars,3D artwork and more going to embellish Virtual Market 5.

Even though the exhibition application for individuals has been closed, the corporate application for Virtual Market 5 is still open. In Virtual Market 4,  there were 43 corporations including distinguished groups such as Audi Japan, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Seven & i Holdings Co., The Connected Solutions Company: Panasonic Corporation, Netflix, and Sega exhibiting in the event. Virtual Market is going to have many innovative corporate initiatives in Virtual Market 5 too, and is sure that this event will be more than meeting it’s big expectations.

Contact Form For Corporate Exhibition: https://www.hikky.life/contact?type=5

Concept artworks and the Virtual Market 5 logo


What is Virtual Market?

Virtual market is an event held in virtual spaces where exhibitors and visitors can sell and buy various items, such as 3D models, clothes, or computers. In Addition, visitors can also virtually ride vehicles, watch videos, and communicate with each other. The event is open to all people who have a computer, and it is not necessary to have a VR Headset. During the event, it is open 24 hours a day and that attracts visitors not only from Japan but around the globe.

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Photos from Virtual Market 4


VIRTUAL MARKET 5 EVENT OUTLINE

Event Name:
VIRTUAL MARKET 5 (Japanese: バーチャルマーケット5)
Organizer: HIKKY Co., Ltd.
Date: 19th December 2020 to 10th January 2021
Corporate Exhibition Application: Currently Open
Official Website: https://www.v-market.work/v5/lp
Corporate Application Form: https://www.hikky.life/contact?type=5
Venue: A designated world in VRChat (A VR social platform)
            (Website) https://vrchat.com/
Contact About Virtual Market 5: https://www.hikky.life/contact

*1 “The Largest SocialVR Convention In The World” - Forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessedamiani/2019/09/23/virtual-market-3-the-largest-socialvr-convention-in-the-world-opens-in-vrchat/#13e1f5a53ca1


About HIKKY Co., Ltd.

Our motto is “Unlocking Human Creativity: Going Beyond the Boundaries”

Our main duty is planning, organizing and marketing of large scale events on VR/AR platforms and developing new joint business with our corporate partners. Founded in 2018 with high-profile members leading entertainment VR, our main goal is to discover and educate creatives; and lead the industry by working closely with up-and-coming artists in VR’s entertainment fields. We wish to contribute to the bright future of the Virtual World and create its economy, our passion is to support those creators as a team. We are a corporation which develops a virtual lifestyle and economy, and supports a place where creators can shine even more.

CEO: Yasushi Funakoshi
HQ: Ebisu ST Bld.2F, 3-24-2, Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0011
Establishment: 1st May 2018
Website: https://www.hikky.life/ 
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