TORONTO, April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or “the Company”) (TSXV:ART), the global leader in the development, production and distribution of high-quality hologram content through its patented Holographic Telepresence technology, continues to advance within the education sector as the Company recently beamed a hologram of Columbia Business School Professor Rita Gunther McGrath from New York City to join a panel discussion in Hong Kong titled 'The Power of Purpose for Individuals & Organizations.'

"Moderating the panel discussion with Rita as a hologram was as easy as if she were in the room.  I could tell when she had something to say or when she had something to add to the conversation, and it felt very natural to interact with her," stated Abigail Croft, Managing Director Bridge Partnership.

ARHT's Holographic Telepresence technology made it possible for Professor McGrath to attend the event remotely without having to travel, while allowing her to appear in a manner that gave a sense of presence and made it feel like she was actually there in-person.  Her appearance was another testament to how the Company's technology can increase access to subject matter experts in a meaningful and cost-effective manner no matter where they are located. 

“We bring the best in the world to the rest of the world” stated ARHT CEO Larry O’Reilly, “this is yet another example of naturally integrating a global expert into an academic discussion in real-time, even though Prof McGrath was thousands of miles away.”

Professor McGrath’s hologram joined the Q&A session that included NiQ Lai, COO & CEO of the Hong Kong Broadband Network, Kathryn Greenberg, CEO of the Shared Value Project Hong Kong, Timothy Henry, Co-CEO / Managing Partner of the BRIDGE Partnership & Co-Founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement.  The panelists were invited to share their thoughts on how they harness the power of purpose within their work especially when overcoming challenges and creating opportunities.

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The discussion was part of the BRIDGE Breakthrough Events series and took place on March 27th, 2019. It was aimed at senior executives and business leaders in Hong Kong focusing on building a community of learners to help foster greater engagement and innovation.

Professor McGrath is a strategic management scholar and professor of management at the Ivey League Columbia Business School.  She is well known for her expertise on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.  

ARHT continues to make progress within the academic world, now having worked with members from many prominent institutions globally that include the Imperial College in London, The Ivey Business School in Canada as well as the Association of MBA's, an organization that is affiliated to some of the top business schools in over 70 countries. 

About ARHT Media

ARHT Media’s patented holographic telepresence technology is a complete end-to-end solution that creates a sense of presence for audiences – as though the holographic presenter was actually live in the room. With no noticeable latency, ARHT Media creates two-way live communication with a 3D holographic presenter anywhere in the world possible.  We can also playback pre-recorded content and 3D animations on our displays to deliver rich holographic experiences.

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For more information, please visit http://www.arhtmedia.com or contact the investor relations group at info@arhtmedia.com.

ARHT Media trades under the symbol “ART” on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.

ARHT Media Press Contact
Salman Amin
samin@arhtmedia.com

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