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Geo Connect Asia 2022: Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence event is back

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International events organizer, Montgomery Asia, today announced that Geo Connect Asia (GCA), the much anticipated flagship geospatial and location intelligence industry trade show and conference for Southeast Asia, will return to the physical sphere this June and explore the fast-developing solutions in the geospatial community. GCA 2022 will to host over 50 leading companies from around the world and draw 2,500 professional visitors and delegates.

GCA 2022, which is themed ‘Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky’, will take place on 1 and 2 June 2022 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. The key issues of data collection, storage, interoperability and utilization will be addressed in the conference. The Geospatial 4.0 world would advance a step closer to becoming a reality with the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics.

Visitors can expect a comprehensive showcase of the latest technologies and solutions for government, non-profit market sectors as well as multiple industry verticals.

GCA 2022 will be held alongside its two complementary industry profiles – Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia. It will also consist of a virtual component on www.GeoConnectAsia.com where participants will be able to schedule meetings, meet exhibitors and watch the live streaming conference online for virtual delegates.

The Guest of Honour of the event, Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, will deliver the opening address. Also attending the conference will be Colin Low, Chief Executive of Singapore Land Authority (SLA), who is set to deliver an industry address at this year’s event. The opening panel discussion will be – ‘Stepping into the metaverse – meanings, myths & opportunities’ and will be led by Keith B. Carter, Director of NUS Ripple FinTech Lab & Co-Director of CRYSTAL Centre, Information Systems & Analytics Department, School of Computing of National University of Singapore, Zurina Moktar, Head of Science & Technology Division of The ASEAN Secretariat and Pavel Bains, Co-founder and Executive Producer of MixMob, Richard Koh, Chief Technology & Security Officer of Microsoft Singapore.

Rupert Owen, Co-Founder of Geo Connect Asia, said, “Montgomery Asia is delighted to run the second edition of GCA with a more exciting programme line-up and in doing so meet the growing demand for geospatial, digital construction and drone solutions in a solutions-focused marketplace of overlapping technologies. We look forward to our continued collaboration with SLA as we collectively facilitate the knowledge transfer and sharing of key issues and best practices in these arenas.”

Geo Connect Asia Conference
Themed ‘Imagination meets reality: placing geospatial solutions at the heart of decision-making’, the Geo Connect Asia Conference 2022 will provide industry players with knowledge and insights on some of the world’s leading challenges in geospatial and location intelligence. Spanning two full days, the conference will cover over ten fireside chats that will feature over 60 prominent industry speakers, panelists and moderators which includes Tim Stonor, Architect & Urban Planner of Space Syntax, John Whitehead, Senior Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC of Trimble Inc, Nina Yang, Vice President of Singapore Institute of Planners, Faheem Khan, President Asia of Hexagon Geosystems, and Kevin Weil, President of Product and Business at Planet among many others.

The main conference themes explore the possible impacts of the metaverse though to the use of drones for good and goods:
● Stepping into the metaverse: meanings, myths & opportunities
● Fresh starts through innovative thinking: how can urban planning in Asia meet challenges, set new standards and deliver thriving places
● Managing the future of urban data: how could we address the key issues of structure and sovereignty
● Recycle, renew, refresh: the remodeling of the urban landscape
● Biodiversity and the greening of communities
● Building in climate resilience: connecting data and digital twins for sustainable communities
● Accessing multiple sources of mapping information for sustainable information exchange
● Geospatial innovations for sustainable transportation and customer satisfaction
● Earth observations & satellite innovations
● Stepping into the metaverse: challenges & opportunities for the geospatial community
● Geo AI & robotics: the pathways for improving performance using tracking, location and automation solutions
● Drones for good and goods: building excellence across ASEAN
● Innovative Drone-based solutions: revolutionizing business applications

GCA 2022 is also organizing three expert stage programmes: Digital Construction Asia Masterclass, Digital Underground Connect and UAV Asia. These programmes will act as deep-dive classes for participants to expand their knowledge on the latest geospatial challenges and solutions. The seating capacity for these will be limited.

The show floor will include a theatre to facilitate free and non-stop Tech Talks on geospatial, digital construction and drone industry developments.

Industry professionals who can not attend GCA 2022 in person have the opportunity to attend a series of webinars, schedule online matchmade meetings or utilise event quick chat functions via the virtual event page.

Ng Siau Yong, Director, Geospatial & Data Division and Chief Data Officer at SLA, strategic partner for GCA 2022 said, “Geospatial technology such as locational data and 3D mapping has tremendous potential to address climate challenges. It could also play an integral role for next stage of the Metaverse development. To this, SLA is pleased to work alongside Montgomery Asia to provide the geospatial community with an avenue for deeper industry collaboration to accelerate the region’s geospatial capabilities and tap on these emerging opportunities. At this edition of GCA, we also look forward to exchanging insights with the community in the areas of 2D and 3D geospatial data collection, development, utilization and management.”

Sponsors
As GCA 2022 makes a larger comeback this year, it is sponsored by a prestigious panel of industry partners, mainly Trimble, which returns to GCA 2022 as a Platinum Sponsor. Other returning sponsors are Planet Labs as a Silver Sponsor, AECOM and Synspective as event sponsors. Along with the sponsors line-up, GCA 2022 also welcomes the new sponsors IBM and Screening Eagle Technologies.

John Whitehead, Senior Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC of Trimble Inc, said, “We are proud to once again support GCA as a Platinum Sponsor. GCA’s well-established networks with industry leaders and trade associations make it a showcase for current and future needs, and sharing and exchanging of ideas, along with the presentation of new and upcoming technologies by key industrial experts at GCA, will definitely be the driving force for the progress of geospatial and location intelligence technologies.”

The Geo Market Place
Stellar line-up of leading solution providers
GCA 2022 gathers a broad spectrum of advanced technologies for the industries, thereby meeting a growing demand to source and enable the business processes in this space. The Geo Market Place, which covers over 1,200 sqm, will feature Geospatial Technologies (such as Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, Riegl, Trimble, 3D Target, Planet and more), Digital Construction (such as Mogul, Screening Eagle, Vizzio, Omnidots, SoftwareONE and more) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (such as Wingtra, AECA, masterscan, MF Academy, Viscoy and more).

Partners
GCA takes pride to be well-supported by more than 60 trade organisations, associations and government agencies including the Construction Industry Joint Committee (CIJC), GovTech Singapore (GovTech), Economic Development Board (EDB), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Parks Board (NParks) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Strategic Partners include the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), SLA’s Geospatial Industry Centre, GeoWorks, and SGTech as the association lead for the Singapore Pavilion at GCA 2022. This year, GCA has a host of local and regional Supporting Partners, which include the Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS), Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES), the Container Depot Association (Singapore) [CDAS Logistics Alliance (Ltd)], the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Malaysia UAV Development Association (MUDA), the Micro Builders Association Singapore (MBAS), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Project Management Association Singapore (PMAS), the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS), the Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL), the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), the SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE), the Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS), National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC), Nordic Innovation House, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Smart Cities Network and the World UAV Federation – Malaysia Chapter (WUAVF), among others.

Leading geospatial minds as Industry Ambassadors
Know the trends and challenges in geospatial sector as thought leaders and industry experts share insights. These Industry Ambassadors include Argoon Chuang, Digital Consulting Lead, Asia, at AECOM; Farizan d’Avezac de Moran, Founding Partner at GreenA Consultants; Gerry Ong, President of the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying & Geomatics; Matt Benson, Senior Director of Think City; Jan Schoderer, Sales Director, APAC at Vexcel Imaging; Lanita Idrus, Publisher at The Asia Miner; John Whitehead, Senior Director of Sales and Distribution, APAC, at Trimble Inc; Marcus Lim, Head of Strategic Partnerships (APAC), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Ng Siau Yong, Director, Geospatial Data Division and Chief Data Officer at Singapore Land Authority.

To apply as a sponsor or exhibitor, click here.

Registration for GCA 2022 is now open at www.geoconnectasia.com/register and the full programme can be found here.

For more updates and announcements, visit www.GeoConnectAsia.com.

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