The technology has been used to bring Iraq's Mosul Museum, which was destroyed by Islamic State militants in June 2014, back to life.
Using the four VR headsets available at The Economist's stand, attendees can explore the museum and view its former exhibits, which have been reconstructed by stitching crowd-sourced images together.
The film was created in 2015 by artists Ziv Schneider and Laura Chen for cultural conservation group Project Mosul and The Economist Media Lab.
Jaguar, the only automotive brand to feature at the show, is demoing its new F-Pace model and accompanying activity key - a wearable band that is both water and shock-proof.
Leon Hurst, the head of connecting car marketing at Jaguar will give a keynote speech on the car manufacturer's connected car vision tomorrow (16 March).
The brands are among the 140 exhibitors at the two-day event, which showcases the latest developments in wearables and other smart technologies.
Tom Standage, deputy editor, The Economist said: "RecoVR: Mosul is a great example of how technological advances are bringing lost artefacts back to life and will allow future generations to appreciate histories that would otherwise be lost forever.
"The Economist believes that virtual reality is a great way to utilise technology for innovative storytelling."
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