The Metaverse: potential, pitfalls and politics, Tuesday 29 November 2022

The Metaverse is presenting a range of opportunities and challenges to our clients across the full suite of sectors we work in. Whether you're a fashion brand looking to reach a new audience via a gaming partnership, or a multi-national tech company navigating the world of virtual working, it is becoming a major area of focus for organisations engaging with a more immersive, integrated online world.

On 29 November we’re bringing together a range of Bird & Bird experts and industry figures to explore what the Metaverse has to offer and the challenges and opportunities that arise when launching or engaging with a Metaverse project.

This is a global event aimed at legal and industry professionals, so if you're interested in the Metaverse and digitalisation, please do join us. You can register with the RSVP button above, we very much hope to see you for what will be a fascinating online event.

09:00-09:05 Welcome and introduction 
09:05-09:40 The Metaverse: an industry perspective
A panel representing a range of industries will share their views and experiences of the Metaverse and discuss its potential.

Joanna Rindell, Onefootball
Charles Hambro, Geeiq
Catherine Rhind, Unilever
Will Deller, Bird & Bird (chair)
09:45-10:25 The Metaverse and The Law
Our experts across a number of practice areas - from IP to data protection and employment – will provide insights into the key areas to consider when exploring the Metaverse.

Cat Hughes, Bird & Bird (DP)
Jon Goldsworthy, Bird & Bird (Employment)
Geraldine Arbant, Bird & Bird (IP)
Will Deller, Bird & Bird (Advertising/ Consumer)
10:30-11:00 Politics, policy and the Metaverse
How should the Metaverse be regulated (if at all)? Is it high on the political agenda? How might the policy and politics of the Metaverse evolve in the coming months and years? A group of leading tech policy experts will discuss these issues and more in our final panel.

Ben Greenstone, Taso Advisory
Jeremy Wright, Bird & Bird, Former DCMS minister, current MP
Marine Gallois, Niantic
Phil Sherrell, Bird & Bird (chair)
11:05-11:15  Closing remarks


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