International events organiser Montgomery Asia has announced its flagship geospatial and location intelligence industry trade show and conference for Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia, is set to return for its second edition in a largely in-person format and double the size.
Following a debut in a hybrid format in 2021, Montgomery says it expects Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2022 to be twice the size in terms of participants and floor space, as it brings together the latest innovations in surveying and monitoring equipment, sensors, robotics and mapping solutions, among others.
Scheduled to run 23-24 March 2022, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, GCA 2022 and its two complementary industry profiles Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia, will see the geospatial community converge. The event will again comprise a virtual component on www.GeoConnectAsia.com designed to enable the wider Asian community to share some of the exchanges.
Themed ‘Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky’, GCA 2022 will also seek to address the increasing interplay between ground and satellite technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, amid growing momentum towards a Geospatial 4.0 world. Visitors can look forward to a showcase of the latest technologies and solutions for government and non-for-profit markets, and multiple industry verticals.
Singapore is an established technology-centric business gateway for the ASEAN region and beyond, and GCA 2022 can help position it as the pre-eminent regional meeting place for the industry, hosting over 80 international exhibitors and 2,500 professional visitors, alongside 100 enterprises, associations and agencies.
Over 30% of participating companies at GCA 2022 are new, including drone and aerial providers, organisers say.
The event will be graced by Guest-of-Honour Edwin Tong SC, minister for culture, community and youth, who will deliver the opening address. Also in attendance will be Colin Low, chief executive of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), and Dr Nadine Alameh, CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Rupert Owen, co-founder of Geo Connect Asia, said: “We are delighted to bring back Geo Connect Asia in March 2022 as an in-person focused show and conference.. With ever-expanding opportunities, we see the industry being transformed into an exciting space in which to operate. The addition of digital construction and UAV solutions as complementary industries in one event will enable solution providers to experience first-hand a full range of exciting industry developments in Singapore.”
The Geo Connect Asia Conference 2022 will run over days and feature over 50 prominent industry speakers, panellists and moderators.
Concurrently, GCA 2022 is curating four expert stage programmes, namely Smart Agriculture, Digital Construction Asia, UAV Asia, and Digital Underground Connect. Several free-to-attend programmes include the Tech Talk and PropTech stage.
Geo Connect Asia 2022 will launch its full programme and registration in January 2022. For updates and announcements, visit www.GeoConnectAsia.com.