Wacom invites creatives for an exclusive first look at its new solution for the VR workflow

The pioneer in digital pen technology brings the Wacom Creators’ Conference to Amsterdam to demonstrate latest developments in virtual reality

Tokyo, Japan and Düsseldorf, Germany – 30 August 2018 – On the evening before IBC hits Amsterdam, Wacom is inviting game developers, industrial designers, animators, illustrators as well as members of the editorial community to join the Wacom Creators’ Conference for an evening presentation and forum that will spotlight Wacom’s latest concept in the areas of Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR).  The conference will take place on Wednesday, 12 September 2018, from 16:00 – 19:00hrs at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. Further information on the conference can be found on the official invitation and registration page. People who would like to attend are kindly asked to register in advance as seats are limited.

The conference kicks off with a welcome and short introduction by Wacom CEO, Nobu Ide. This is followed by presentations and demonstrations by representatives from Wacom and Gravity Sketch, the leading VR and mixed reality 3D design software company that is working closely with Wacom on symbiotic instruments for VR creation. Leading 3D artists will do a a live demonstration of Wacom’s proof of concept and Gravity Sketch to show how VR will enhance the design workflow. Attendees of the conference will then be able to test and try this proof of concept theselves and are invited to share their valuable feedback.

Driven by the automotive, movie and gaming industries, the discussion about how to best integrate VR/MR into an improved design workflow is in full swing. “Being a technology leader in the field of instruments for professional design, we are positioning the company to be a leader in VR for artists and designers”, says Nobu Ide, CEO of Wacom. With Gravity Sketch, Wacom has found the right partner to take the lead in prototype development and start the discussion based on real life testing.

“The main purpose of the conference for us is to learn”, says Hiroshi Tamano, Wacom’s Senior Vice President of Partnership Development 3D/VR. “We want to collect as much feedback as possible from our potential users so that the final product meets the needs of the ever-changing design landscape.”

Wacom Creators’ Conference
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
16:00 - 17:00                     Conference with live demo

17:00 - 19:00                     Test & Try sessions and reception
Hotel Okura Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For more information on the presentation, please contact Wacom Corporate Communications


About Wacom
Wacom is a Technology Leadership Company providing unique and innovative digital pen experiences — drawing and writing— to its customers.  Wacom’s creative pen tablets are widely used in over 150 countries and areas, where users range from creative studios and movie production, to industrial designers, manga artists and hobbyists, professionals and beginners alike. Wacom also extends its reach to schools and classrooms where handwriting is inseparable from learning, as well as in hospitals and clinics using electronic medical records and in banks where customers fill in and sign digital forms by handwriting. When shopping, Wacom’s tablets are used for digital signature to make a payment with credit cards. Many pen-equipped PCs, tablet devices, and smartphones for personal or business uses are also powered by Wacom’s digital pen solutions. Wacom stays committed to delivering the best drawing and writing experiences to its customers around the world, tapping into the latest technologies. For further information about the products of Wacom Europe see also

For more information, please contact:
Ted Kanno
Corporate Communications, Wacom Co., Ltd