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January 25th, 2016
Geospatial World Forum to Bring Business into Focus

Since the past few years, geospatial industry has seen major shift in its business models largely due to global demand of cloud-based and open-interoperable solutions. The advent of information technology and connectivity not only makes the world smaller, but creates stiff competition among industry players, especially in terms of exclusivity and quality of services. These fast-changing technology trends are cutting down gestation period and innovation life-span, resulting in profit vulnerability. How did the businesses respond? System integration and user-driven solutions became the new direction.

The 8th edition of internationally-acclaimed conference, Geospatial World Forum, aims to highlight the dynamic evolution of geospatial industry through its groundbreaking theme, Where’s the Money? [Disruptive Business Models]. “This theme allows the conference to take on the business perspective of geospatial industry today and its direction for the coming years. Future technology trends and the next big opportunities will be part of the servings,” says Annu Negi, Chief Operating Officer & Sr. Vice President – Outreach & Business Development at Geospatial Media & Communications, the conference organizer. It would also be an excellent platform to discuss the role of policy-makers, decision-makers, technical users, multilateral agencies and academia in commercialization of the technology, she adds.

Over the years, Geospatial World Forum is known as the only conference covering the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in one global platform. The conference and exhibition receives in average 1200+ delegates from 80+ countries, hosting more than 30 thematic sessions and workshops with over 300 presentations annually.

The 2016 edition promises to be just as exciting with the debut of two new programmes: European Geospatial Business Summit and International Symposium on Impact of Geospatial Information on Society and Economy; first time collaboration of Community on Agricultural Policy Implementation and Geo-Information (CAPIGI) & GeoAgri; as well as various user-segments and technology-based programmes, including:

  • Geo-Powered Smart Cities
  • Geo-enabled Water Industry
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Public Safety & Emergency Response
  • Business Analytics & Location Intelligence
  • Geospatial Policy & Legal Issues
  • System Integration
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensors
  • Indoor Positioning
  • 3D & Augmented Reality
  • UAV

The conference is scheduled on 23-26 May 2016 in Beurs-World Trade Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Registration is now open. Visit and register before 29 February 2016 to avail early bird discounts.


About Geospatial World Forum

Now in its 8th edition, Geospatial World Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in geospatial sector and its application domain. It is the most premium global platform for geospatial community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, branding and networking with senior decision makers associated with geospatial world. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building.


About Geospatial Media and Communications

Geospatial Media and Communications is a geospatial knowledge company with a vision to make a difference in world economy and society. As an internationally-accredited organization, the company is working towards opening a new era of industrialization, while facilitating collaboration and demonstrating value and benefits of geospatial technology and information for governance, businesses and people. The company organizes in average 13 conferences in a year, hosting 15,000 delegates, 1500 speakers and 500+ exhibitors. Its media & public relations platform garners over 80,000 print and online subscribers. With 17,000 followers on social media, the company is arguably the most influential geospatial media worldwide. Visit for more details on what we do.