Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Tradeshow Offers Attendees Exclusive Experience with a New Virtual Sales Tool
The Northwest Food Show, April 22-23 at the Portland Expo Center, will premiere the exclusive Virtual Reality Dome by Visiting Media, demonstrating how some Oregon businesses are already using immersive content to promote their businesses. This incredible interactive technology will help restaurants reach a customer base that is driven by new experiences.
This is the first time tradeshow attendees will experience immersive content like 360˚ video, aerial photography, virtual reality, and 3D-modeling via the TrueTour® platform in a life-sized, portable virtual reality dome. Visiting Media developed TrueTour®, a revolutionary visual sales and marketing tool, to help businesses connect with their guests and potential customers on a whole new level.
“Virtual reality can be a stunningly effective storyteller, adding an immersive and emotional component that showcases what’s unique to Oregon,” said Jason Brandt, President & CEO of Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA). “We are excited to partner with Visiting Media to provide this innovative solution to our hospitality members who are looking for more effective ways to reach their customers.”
Visiting Media’s VR Dome is a 200° spherical projection dome with a built-in spherical 4K projector covering every inch of the dome’s interior with vivid lifelike imagery. TrueTour® projects 360° photography, 360° videography, 3D modeling and other virtual and augmented reality content, controlled and navigated with arm and hand gestures by the dome’s occupants. This creates a thrilling game-like immersive experience into any business presented upon the screen.
The Northwest Food Show, presented by the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, is a two-day tradeshow held April 22-23, 2018, at the Portland Expo Center. Celebrity chef Rick Bayless, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, headlines the event with a chef demonstration. The Show will also have James Beard Award-winning chefs Andy Ricker from Pok Pok and Greg and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, the owners of Ox, on the Chef’s Stage on Monday. More information on the Show, including the schedule of cooking demonstrations, Tasting Pavilion, and educational sessions, can be found at www.nwfoodshow.com.
This event is only accessible to restaurant and foodservice industry-related businesses and is not open to the public.
Media passes for the show are available upon request; contact Trey Carscadon at 503.201.4669.
About Visiting Media
Visiting Media is a technology company dedicated to delivering the world’s best visual marketing solutions to inspire, describe, transmit and promote our members’ businesses. Building upon its mastery of innovative, immersive and virtual reality technologies, the essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and enterprise members who depend upon Visiting Media to receive tailored support, quality content production, and a substantial advantage as they redefine what is possible in the virtual and actual marketplace. VisitingMedia.com
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association serves to protect and promote Oregon’s hospitality industry, representing approximately 2,500 members, and advocating for over 9,900 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments across the state. The foodservice and lodging industry is responsible for 173,700 jobs bringing in over $10.8 billion in annual sales and generates over 54% of the annual tourism dollars spent in Oregon.