The 2nd edition of Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence event is set to return – Geospatial World

International event organizer Montgomery Asia announces today this flagship trade fair and conference for the geospatial intelligence and location industry for Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia, is expected to return for its second edition in a largely in-person format. After its incredibly successful debut in a hybrid format in 2021, Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2022 is expected to double in size in terms of attendees and floor space, and will once again bring together the latest innovations in surveying and surveillance equipment. , sensors, robotics and mapping solutions, among others.

Scheduled for the 23e to 24e In March 2022, GCA 2022 and its two complementary industry profiles, Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia, will see the geospatial community converge at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center. Building on the experience of the 2021 edition, the event will once again feature a virtual component on www.GeoConnectAsia.com so that the wider Asian community can share some of the exchanges.

theme “Geospatial and location intelligence solutions for Asia – Underground, land and sea to sky”, GCA 2022 seeks to respond to the growing interaction between ground and satellite technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis, in a context of growth towards a geospatial 4.0 world. Visitors can expect a comprehensive showcase of the latest technologies and solutions for government and non-profit markets, and several verticals.

Singapore has long been established as a technology-centric trade gateway for the ASEAN region and beyond, and has always focused on improving geospatial capabilities to support intelligent services and solutions. Subject to the secure management measures and border policies in place, GCA 2022 is expected to position Singapore as the leading regional industry meeting place, hosting more than 80 international exhibitors and 2,500 trade visitors, as well as 100 companies, associations and agencies presenting all aspects of geospatial technologies. , digital construction and drone solutions.

Building on the success of 2021, over 30% of companies participating in GCA 2022 are new, including drone and antenna suppliers AECA Solutions, Amuse Oneself Inc, Viscoy and YellowScan; PhaseOne image capture experts; and the pioneers of Screening Eagle inspection technology.

The event will be honored by Guest of honor Edwin Tong SC, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister of Law, who will deliver the opening speech. Will also be present Colin Bas, Managing Director of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), and Dr Nadine Alameh, Chairman and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

Rupert Owen, co-founder of Geo Connect Asia, noted, “We are excited to bring Geo Connect Asia back in March 2022 as an in-person show and conference. As geospatial solutions become more applicable in most industries and more accessible via ground and satellite imagery, especially in the Southeast Asia region, the desire to meet and discuss developments and opportunities is evident. With ever expanding opportunities, we see the industry transforming into an exciting space in which to operate. Adding digital construction and UAV solutions as complementary industries in one single event will allow solution providers to experience first-hand a full range of exciting industry developments in Singapore. “

Geo Connect Asia Conference

The Geo Connect Asia 2022 conference will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry players to address some of the major global challenges. By encouraging interoperability, open sourcing, and sharing of key lessons from the pandemic, there are growing opportunities to improve productivity in predominantly traditional industries and accelerate rapid change in others. .

Spread over two full days, the conference will feature over 10 fireside discussions with over 50 industry-leading speakers, panelists and moderators. The overview of conference topics includes:

Digital twins for the built environment & climate resilient communities

Recycle, renew, refresh – reuse the urban landscape

Managing the future of city data – structure, sovereignty and sustainability

Coastal Resource Protection and Flood Planning, Recovery and Resilience

Building biodiversity and greening communities

Information mapping for sustainable information exchange

Earth observation and satellite innovations – microscopic analysis seen from the sky

Drones for good and possessions

Geo AI and robotics

Women in geospatial technology

Geo-entrepreneurship: creating a new wave of start-ups

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At the same time, GCA 2022 is organizing four expertise programs, namely Smart Agriculture, Digital Construction Asia, UAV Asia and Digital Underground Connect. Several free programs include Tech Talk and PropTech stages.

Live and virtual format

To remain accessible to interested stakeholders in the global geospatial industry under challenging conditions for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry, Geo Connect Asia 2022 will again be held in a hybrid format. Virtual attendees can attend a series of webinars, schedule online meetings, or use the event’s quick chat features.

GCA 2022 is supported by many Singapore government agencies including the Economic Development Board (EDB), Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Parks Board (NParks) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) with SLA and GeoWorks, the center of SLA’s geospatial industry, as strategic partners.

Ng Siau Yong, Director, Geospatial and Data Division and Data Director at SLA, said: “Liveable and sustainable cities are among the goals to be achieved as we recognize and anticipate new challenges. This involves not only fostering a vibrant geospatial ecosystem, but also developing a pool of geospatial capabilities, talents and networks in that space to contribute and share experiences. As the ideal platform to promote the adoption of geospatial technologies in the ASEAN region, SLA is confident and delighted to work closely with Geo Connect Asia towards this common goal. We look forward to seeing GeoMembers at Geo Connect Asia and also welcome more geospatial companies from around the world to join the GeoWorks community.

Dr Nadine Alameh, Managing Director of Open Geospatial Consortium, said: “I look forward to Geo Connect Asia 2022 as it will once again bring together experts and users from around the world to showcase the power of geospatial technologies to tackle the biggest problems of our time – from answering to At the heart of these challenges is our collective ability as a global community to make geospatial / location information findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). It is great to see the ASEAN community being at the forefront of this mission to advance innovation and interoperability, integrating geospatial awareness and knowledge into overall decision-making.

Argoon chuang, Digital Consulting Lead, Asia, at AECOM, said: “As infrastructure continues to shape our world and rapid advancements in technology provide new opportunities for digital transformation, Geo Connect Asia is an important platform on which industry leaders and experts can leverage each other. knowledge and ideas to solve today’s challenges and anticipate those of the future.

Sponsors

We are happy to announce that Planet Labs is back on board as a Silver Sponsor and that Satellogic is joining the list of new conference sponsors.

The partners

GCA is also proud to be well supported by an ever increasing number of event partners. Strategic partners include SLA, GeoWorks and SGTech as the association manager for the Singapore pavilion at GCA 2022. Joining them is a host of local and regional players Support partners, which include the Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS), the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES), the Container Depot Association (Singapore) [CDAS Logistics Alliance (Ltd)], Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Malaysia UAV Development Association (MUDA), Micro Builders Association Singapore (MBAS), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL), Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE), Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS) and World UAV Federation – Malaysia Chapter (WUAVF), among others.

Industry ambassadors

Thought leaders and industry experts from the geospatial sector will also be in attendance, sharing ideas, trends and challenges from across the region. These industry ambassadors include Argoon chuang, Digital Consulting Lead, Asia, at AECOM; Gerry Ong, President of the ASEAN Land Surveying and Geomatics Federation; John whitehead, Senior Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC, at Trimble Inc; Lanita idrus, editor at The Asia Miner; Dr Matt Benson, senior director of Think City; and Ng Siau Yong, Director, Geospatial and Data Division and Director of Data at SLA.

Conference Advisory Board

A conference advisory board was also convened to oversee the overall strategy, direction and content of the Geo Connect Asia conference. Board members include Andrew Bevan, Chief Technology and Digital Services Officer, Asia, at Jacobs, and Dr Erika Daughter T. Legara, Aboitiz Chair in Data Science at the Asian Institute of Management.

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