Montgomery Asia has announced the upcoming launch of GeoConnect Asia, which will take place at Suntec Singapore on 18-19 March 2020.
Focusing on a central theme ‘Global Solutions for Asia’s Geospatial Markets’, the inaugural exhibition will be supported by a series of conferences and seminars across various industry verticals such as asset management, building & construction, logistics, maritime, oil & gas, precision farming, mining, railways, smart cities and utilities.
The plenary session will include a leadership panel enabling ministries and government departments from across the ASEAN region to discuss cross border issues and standards for the industry. GeoConnect Asia 2020 is expected to attract around 2,300 visitors from the region and 65 participating companies from sectors such as aerial photography & surveying, building information modelling (BIM), earth observation & satellite, LiDAR, mapping & surveying technologies, remote sensing and UAVs.
GeoConnect Asia 2020 is supported by GeoWorks, an industry centre set up by the Singapore Land Authority, under the Singapore Geospatial Master Plan to bring together geospatial businesses, sectoral users, research institutions and the government to foster a vibrant geospatial ecosystem in Singapore. GeoWorks hosts 29 GeoTech companies, as well as 21 GeoPartners.
Tan Boon Khai, chief executive of Singapore Land Authority (SLA), commented: “We are delighted to support the launch of a new regional event that can drive the adoption of geospatial technology, applications and data in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region.
"Geospatial forms one of the key foundations that drives any country’s ambitions towards a Smart City, as it ultimately helps advance the country’s economic growth and productivity by improving business planning and resource management.
"GeoWorks was developed to encourage such an entrepreneurial approach towards the development of geospatial technology and applications, with the intent of sharing expertise and experiences between the public and private sectors.”
Chris McCuin, managing director, Montgomery Asia, added: “Geospatial serves the vital development interests of many industries which are key drivers to the economies of Singapore and the ASEAN region. It is an exciting time for the geospatial community as governments and private organisations increasingly look to harness such capabilities for sustainable growth.
"GeoConnect Asia is the culmination of many months of engagement with the geospatial community and we are delighted to be able to launch this new event with the support of industry stakeholders in 2020.”