Airbus, Hexagon sign on to Geo Connect Asia 2020

By on 4 February, 2020

Satellite image of Singapore, courtesy of new Geo Connect Asia 2020 sponsor Airbus

Airbus and Hexagon will be joining Geo Connect Asia 2020, South East Asia’s first-ever geospatial services and location intelligence event taking place on 18 and 19 March at Suntec Singapore.

What organisers are calling an Asian event with a global audience, Geo Connect Asia 2020 announced the two new global exhibitors and sponsors who will be bringing their latest technologies and innovations to Singapore, with new Gold sponsor Airbus from France, and Silver sponsor Hexagon AB from Sweden joining Platinum sponsor Trimble Inc. from the United States.

Themed ‘Mapping the data-driven future economy’, the Geo Connect Asia 2020 Conference will also feature leading technology and non-government organisations with representatives from the likes of the World Bank, Southeast Asian mobile technology giant Grab, the UK government’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey, and others.

Singapore government’s Minister-in-Charge of The Smart Nation Initiative, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, will open the event with a ministerial welcome address.

“As March draws closer, Geo Connect Asia 2020 is shaping up to be the premier event for the geospatial industry in Southeast Asia, featuring a mix of world leading companies through to start-ups who are converting real-time data into critical information sets”, said Rupert Owen, Director at event organiser Montgomery Group.

“We are delighted to welcome industry leading companies including Airbus, Trimble, Hexagon and Mobileye, as well as companies at the forefront of new satellite technologies and satellite sourced critical data including Synspective and Orbital Insight”, he said.

“Their presence at Geo Connect Asia 2020 is testament to the growing cognizance that geospatial technologies are integral to the region’s continued economic development.”

Exhibition filling up

The exhibition space promises to blend surveying, digital twin and Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions for the construction sector, with support from industry leaders including Bentley Systems, Hexagon and Trimble. Singapore is also well represented, with a pavilion being organised by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV). The UAV and drone industry has a global footprint supported by industry leader DJI, Wingtra of Switzerland and Quantum-Systems from Germany. In addition, Mapping and infrastructure support technologies are backed up by leading companies in the satellite and remote sensing markets.

More speakers confirmed

A host of prominent figures across business and government will be moderating and speaking at the Geo Connect Asia 2020 Conference. With a strong ASEAN focus, one of the Conference Keynotes will be delivered by Professor Dr Hasanuddin Zainal Abidin M.Sc,. Head of the Geospatial Information Agency of the Government of Indonesia. Titled, ‘Relocating Indonesia’s capital city: how the challenges and opportunities can be enhanced by the application of geospatial information’, Professor Hasanuddin’s speech will highlight the challenges facing Jakarta as the city suffers from rising sea levels and land subsidence, and explore how geospatial technologies can be utilised in the search for a solution.

Other prominent speakers include Bart De Lathouwer, President of the Open Geospatial Consortium; Mark Roberts, Senior Economist at the World Bank; Philipp Kandal, Head of Engineering, Geo, at Grab; Nimrod Dor, Head of Business Development, Mobileye; as well as Sean Wild, Chief Product Officer at Up42, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space.

The Geo Connect Asia 2020 exhibition and conference will be held on the 18th and 19th of March 2020 at Suntec Singapore. The 20% early bird discount is av available until 29th February.

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