World Leading Exhibitors Make Contacts at the International Forum in South-East Europe

Istanbul/Karlsruhe, 19 March 2010. International companies like Leica Geosystems and Topcon/Sokkia, represented by its Turkish distributor Paksoy Tech.Serv.& Trade Ltd.Co., are among the exhibitors who will be using INTERGEO East as a global forum for making contacts. We are delighted that such renowned companies are taking part in INTERGEO East this year. It underscores the importance of INTERGEO East as the industry event for South-East Europe, said Olaf Freier, project manager and CEO of HINTE GmbH, the company responsible for organising the trade fair and conference for land management, geoinformation, the building industry and the environment. From 20 to 21 May Istanbul will be a magnet for companies and institutions from 13 countries around the world (conference starts on 19 May).

INTERGEO East is breaking new ground – literally. It is the first time that Istanbul will serve as the point of contact for geo experts to exchange know-how and information. From the outset, Istanbul – the only city in the world straddling two continents – symbolically reflects INTERGEO East’s aim of forging links to facilitate information sharing between industry professionals. Alongside exhibitors from Turkey and Germany, companies and institutions from China, Russia, Taiwan, Canada, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy and the Netherlands have also registered for the 6th INTERGEO East. As a result, Istanbul is not just the European Capital of Culture for 2010 (as the representative of a non-EU country), but also the centre of the geo industry.

INTERGEO has been a key tool for our marketing activities in Germany for more than 20 years. This year, we are taking part in INTERGEO East for the second time. We have seen from our own experience that the organisers are skilled and professional partners. The exhibition gives us the opportunity to showcase our new engineering software for roads and rail. Demand for the international version of our VESTRA solution is growing all the time. We are confident we will make new leads in Istanbul, says Jens Guenther, Managing Director of AKG Software Consulting GmbH.
Nikolaus Studnicka, Manager International Sales of Riegl LMS GmbH, also has high expectations of Istanbul: As a world leading manufacturer of 3D laser scanners for terrestrial, airborne and mobile surveying, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH this year is taking part in INTERGEO East for the third time. We are looking forward to working with our Turkish sales partner SEZA Ltd. and showing customers and interested parties from Asia and Europe our latest products and developments at INTERGEO East 2010 in Istanbul.

The three-day conference in Istanbul will focus on the topics of Networking world and Bringing space down. Conference Director Prof. Rahmi Nurhan Çelik has promised regional, international, technological and institutional sessions incorporating all the key areas of the geo industry. The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and the Istanbul Technical University Department for Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering are helping to organise INTERGEO East in Istanbul this year. Highlights of the conference programme include plenary sessions on Map Production and Updating (Thursday, 20 May) and Terrestrial and Aerial Laser Scanner Applications (Friday, 21 May).

The full conference programme is available at You can also find information on directions and accommodation here.

When INTERGEO East 2010 opens its doors in Istanbul from 19 to 21 May, it will be the first time that the event has been held in Turkey.

More detailed information for exhibitors and visitors is available at If you would like a registration pack or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Daniel Katzer of HINTE GmbH by phone +49 (0)721/93133-750 or e-mail