Southeast Asia’s inaugural geospatial services and location intelligence event is set to be the first large-scale hybrid event to be hosted in Singapore in 2021, combining plenary sessions and conferences to provide a forum for the digital transformation of industries.
Event organiser Montgomery Asia has announced that its highly anticipated flagship geospatial and location intelligence event for Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia, has gone hybrid. Bringing together the latest innovations in smart cities, digital construction, remote sensing and UAV, amongst many others, Geo Connect Asia 2021 will take place at the heart of Singapore, with both a physical event on 24th and 25th March 2021 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, as well as a virtual Geo Connect Asia 2021 for delegates and visitors.
Themed “Global Solutions for Asia’s Geospatial & Location Intelligence Markets”, Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2021 will be Southeast Asia’s inaugural online & offline conference and business-led geospatial services and location intelligence event. It is also set to be Singapore’s first large-scale physical-virtual event to-date in 2021, combining a two-day conference, technical talks and plenary sessions to provide a forum for an industry which is crucial to regional development as ASEAN economies continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic. GCA 2021 is where digital transformation embraces smart and sustainable cities as drivers of change and will provide a personalised meeting space for business and educational exchange.
A safe, trusted and innovative MICE experience
The organisers have worked with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to ensure the safety and well-being of attendees. This includes complying with Safe Management Measures (SMM) such as crowd density control and the use of TraceTogether to facilitate contact tracing for international visitors.
Geo Connect Asia Conference highlights
The event highlight is the Geo Connect Asia Conference themed, “Mapping the Data-driven Future Economy”. It will be led by high-level speakers and thought leaders from across the global geospatial industry, providing a strategic and collaborative platform for industry professionals, government agencies, start-ups and more to exchange knowledge, expand networks, and develop global solutions for burgeoning geospatial & location intelligence markets across Asia. The two-day conference will comprise various panel sessions where industry experts will share invaluable insights, provide responses to real and current challenges and will also facilitate both face-to-face and virtual business meetings to be conducted in the safe environment complying to Safe Management Measures (SMM).
The conference will feature 40 leading international speakers including Hwang Yu-Ning, Chief Planner & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore; Philipp Kandal, Head of Engineering, Geo, Grab, Singapore; Dr Winnie Tang, Founder & Honorary President, Smart City Consortium, Hong Kong; David Henderson, Chief Geospatial Officer, Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom; Robbie Schingler, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Planet Labs, United States; and Farizan D’Avezac de Moran, Senior Consultant, GreenA Consultants, Singapore. Key highlights of the GCA 2021 Conference include 10 keynote addresses, panel sessions and extensive dialogue. In-depth commentaries and expert analyses from key opinion leaders from across the diverse geospatial sector and beyond will focus on:
● Geospatial planning and solutions: the key to a robust and sustainable recovery.
● Building resilience and sustainability into the ASEAN digital economy.
● Earth observation satellites, remote sensing & drones: managing the data explosion.
● Sustainable and liveable cities.
● Digital twins: transforming the dynamics of connected infrastructure planning.
● Smarter infrastructure for sustainable cities.
● On the move: Smart transportation for Asia’s dynamic urban landscapes.
● Easily accessible data for the future of Geospatial Planning.
● Digital Innovation Roundtable: Putting 5G to work: intelligent use cases for ASEAN.
● The Digital Construction Asia Dialogue.
The event will also include complimentary technical seminars from global experts that have been curated for the geospatial community to learn more about current market insights, trends and the impact of innovative disruptive technologies that could bring positive change across the diverse range of industries relevant to GCA 2021.
For updates and announcements please visit www.GeoConnectAsia.com.
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