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On Saturday 3rd October, La Maison Des Arts (LMDA) will be hosting Africa’s first ever Virtual Reality Market. This is in collaboration with Skin Renewal and myUTOPIA, one of SA’s leading Wellness studios with speakers in wellness, fitness and beauty. Guests can expect a fully immersive premium event with interaction from fellow exhibitors, brands and speakers. They will also experience first hand some of the most  innovative tech yet to be experienced in Africa, during a 130 pax event.

The event will be attended by 130 consumers allowing them the opportunity to shop from a range of 20 premium South African Wellness & Beauty brands, socialise with friends and meet new people. Consumers will be able to attend talks and interactive brand experiences by experts across the Wellness industry.

Victor Snyders, CEO of Skin Renewal, said “The pioneering concept that LMDA presents gives industry leaders an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in Africa. We look forward to developing our content in a manner that is engaging and educational and are excited to be a part of this event.” 

The VR Market is the first of its kind in Africa and LMDA is proud to be connecting people, while making real life shopping and social experiences a possibility from their homes, all via the usage of Virtual Reality.

As part of their ticket purchase, consumers will receive a Virtual Reality headset to keep, a R400 voucher to spend at retailers of their choice as well as a gift bag consisting of an incredible range of Wellness & Beauty products.  Ticket prices are R750 for general access and VIP tickets are R950 and can be bought online here.

The Virtual Reality Market boasts an all-star line-up of SA’s best Wellness experts who will be discussing hot topics around beauty and wellness for the South African consumer.

These include:

  1. Sandi Dekker – Founder of myUTOPIA & Wellness expert (myUTOPIA is SA’s World Class 5* Wellness Studio) – who will be talking about “The value of goal setting in living your best life”.
  2. Candice Boddington – One of SA’s favourite Nutrition experts will be “Debunking nutrition myths and how to shop smart and local in 2020.”
  3. Amy Hoppy – much loved Managing Editor of Women’s Health SA – will be discussing “Guided breathwork, meditation and restorative class for holistic wellness”
  4. Skin Renewal Training Director – The Renewal Institute was founded in 2005 by Dr. Maureen Allem, and consists of Skin, Body, Health, Brain and Sleep Renewal. The company practices a holistic approach to anti-ageing and aesthetic treatments, and patients are encouraged to optimize their health and wellbeing whilst looking and feeling their best too.

Oliver Baillie, LMDA CEO, commented: “With the expert speakers attending and 20 of South Africa’s best Wellness and Beauty businesses selling their products through Virtual Reality, this really is a celebration of the quality, dynamism, innovation and resilience of the SA Wellness, Beauty and Technology industries.”

Consumers will come away having made history, learned new tools for dealing with these uncertain times and had the experience of a lifetime.