GITA Announces Partnership with INTERGEO

International Exhibitor Trade Mission to be a Key Highlight of the Collaboration

Aurora, Colo., May 8, 2007—The Geospatial Information & Technology Association is pleased to announce that it has established a new partnership with the organizers of the INTERGEO Conference, which this year will take place Sept. 25-27, 2007, in Leipzig, Germany.

GITA will work with the German Association of Surveying (DVW) on an International Exhibitor Trade Mission to help their respective exhibitors build or enhance their presence in the European market. GITA’s corporate members/exhibitors will be offered special exhibit packages at INTERGEO, and European exhibitors from INTERGEO will receive the same for GITA’s Annual Conference 31, which will take place March 9-12, 2008, in Seattle, Wash.

The exhibit packages being offered will include perks such as exclusive meetings for exhibitors to target customers and potential business partners. These could be especially valuable for North American companies that are considering establishing a European presence.

“It’s important that North American vendor companies have international contacts, and GITA is dedicated to providing the best possible opportunities for our corporate members to do that,” said Bob Samborski, GITA executive director. “This program will also benefit GITA conference attendees, as they’ll have the chance to see more European technology right here in the United States. It’s a win-win situation.”

The German Association of Surveying is focused on geodesy, geoinformation, and land management and is charged with promoting INTERGEO. HINTE GmbH, organizes the show’s trade fair—a professional environment for the success of geospatial professionals that shaped the face of INTERGEO right from the beginning.

"This is trade mission is great for everyone. We are looking forward to hosting GITA’s corporate members, and are pleased to offer our vendor companies a special exhibitor package at GITA’s Annual Conference 31," said Hagen Graeff, President of the German Association of Surveying.

If your company is a GITA corporate member and would like to participate in the International Exhibitor Exchange Program to INTERGEO 2007 in Germany, please contact GITA headquarters at

About GITA:
The mission of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is to provide excellence in education, information exchange, and applied research on the use and benefits of geospatial information and technology in business, utility, and government applications worldwide. Visit GITA on the Web at

With more than 17,000 visitors and delegates from more than 80 countries the INTERGEO in Leipzig will be the largest meeting point for the industry sectors geodesy, geoinformation, and land management in Europe and beyond. More information on the Web at