With just three months to go before the inaugural Geo Connect Asia conference and exhibition kicks off in Singapore, organiser Montgomery Asia has announced the first wave of exhibitors and speakers who will be showcasing their latest innovations and sharing their deep insights.
Attendees will get an advanced look at some of the latest innovations from Trimble, as the industry giant has signed on as a Platinum sponsor at the conference and exhibition to be held 18-19 March 2020 at the Suntec Convention Centre.
John Whitehead, Trimble’s APAC Director of Sales and Distribution said, “Geo Connect Asia 2020 is coming at the right moment for the fast developing Southeast Asia region and there is a tremendous need for the benefits Asia’s geospatial and location intelligence industry can bring. Governments and companies are recognizing this and we are delighted to be a part of this event.”
Vexcel Imaging GmbH and Orbital Insight are also among the early exhibitors confirming their attendance, among the more than 60 exhibitors from across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America are expected to be on hand. Some of the novel technologies on show at GeoConnect Asia 2020 will include AR/VR, Digital Terrain Analysis, Earth Observation & Satellite, Instrumentation & Automation, LiDAR, Photogrammetry & Remote Surveys, Remote Sensing, Topographic Surveys, and many more.
Leading geospatial data expert Ng Siau Yong, Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority, will be a moderator at the conference, bringing valuable expertise on geospatial information governance, infrastructure and technology development, capacity building, and the use of geospatial systems in data analytics.
“The accelerating growth of the geospatial industry has mirrored the rising prominence and adoption of big data, augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and 3D technologies,” said Rupert Owen, Event Director, Montgomery Asia. “Amid growing investment in these technologies, the geospatial industry has emerged as a new space with immense potential, especially in the developing ASEAN market,” he added.
The theme for the inaugural event is ‘Global Solutions for Asia’s Geospatial and Location Intelligence Markets’, the exhibition and conference line-up provide a global stage for the industry’s pioneers to demonstrate the untold potential of these technologies.
Confirmed speakers include some industry stalwarts, along with leaders with startups representing some of the breakthroughs that are pushing the industry to new heights, including Jin Xi Cheong of Malaysia-based UAS solutinos provider Poladrone and Motoyuki Arai of Tokyo-based remote sensing startup Synspective, which secured $130 million in funding earlier this year. Other notable speakers include Ryan Bank of the Geospatial Intelligence Center, Open Geospatial Consortium president Bart De Lathouwer and founder and CEO of California-based geospatial analytics giant Orbital Insight, Dr James Crawford.
“Today it is ever more imperative to help the world understand what is happening on and to the Earth, with the increase in natural disasters, supply chain and manufacturing disruptions, national security threats and shifts in populations and construction demands,” said Dr Crawford. “All industries and government can improve their decision-making process using real-time and multi-source geospatial data.”
Geo Connect 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.
Registration is now open for the event, and potential exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to enquire through the conference website.