GEO Business, the UK’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, has announced that registration is now open! The show has grown year on year since its inception and the 2018 show looks set to be the most successful show to date with more exhibition space and a brand new seminar programme. The event will return to the Business Design Centre, in London, UK from 22-23 May 2018.
Since its record-breaking 2017 event last year, which welcomed 2,386 geomatics and geospatial professionals from around the world (a 48% increase since the launch in 2014), stands have been selling at an extraordinary rate and for the first time, the exhibition has expanded onto the upper level with only 4 stands remaining! Exhibitors span across the entire geospatial industry, showcasing cutting edge technology and solutions set to mould the future of the industry.
Recently confirmed exhibitors for 2018 include Survey Solutions Scotland, Land Registry, GAP Group, Phase One, Viametris, Surphaser/ MD3D, DHF Satellite and Ordnance Survey Ireland.
New for 2018 is a brand new free to attend seminar programme designed to demonstrate the remarkable impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment. The programme will feature case studies from companies demonstrating how they are reducing costs and risk, whilst increasing productivity. The latest in augmented reality, BIM, GIS & big data, laser scanning, mobile mapping, remote sensing & satellites, smart cities, surveying, UAVs, virtual reality and visualisation will feature within the fields of architecture & construction, commercial property, environmental, equipment theft, floods, forestry, heritage, highways, hydrography, mining, rail and tunnelling.
With geospatial technology now impacting on more and more industries, GEO Business is attracting visitors from a wider range of industry sectors than ever before. Show Director Caroline Hobden commented, “The geospatial industry is experiencing a huge transformation, everywhere you look at the moment you bare witness to the term ‘geospatial’. Innovative technology is steadily making its presence known in every-day life whether it is through the revolutionary capabilities of augmented/ virtual reality or the extraordinary data recorded by drones to name just a few, the world is sitting up and taking notice. Even the UK government budget made mention of geospatial at the end of last year and as a result we excitedly await further announcements about the Geospatial Commission whose focus will be on location aware technologies revolutionising the digital economy.”
The exhibition and seminar programme will run alongside a strategic senior level conference of invited speakers presenting and debating the role of geospatial in powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we live, work, and communicate. It is reshaping government, education, healthcare, and commerce – almost every aspect of life. The conference will celebrate, challenge and develop the role that geospatial has to play in maximising the digital economy as part of this revolution.
Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to attend the well-established commercial workshop programme hosted by exhibitors demonstrating their latest products and services and a full line up of innovative social activities designed for informal networking with colleagues old and new.
The exhibition, workshops and seminars are all free to attend. There is a fee to attend the conference with an early bird discounted rate for registrations before 16th April 2018. Public sector, association members and student discounts are also available. All visitors are encouraged to register online in advance to beat the queues onsite at www.GeoBusinessShow.com/register