European Lidar Mapping Forum Sells 60% of Exhibit Stands in Just 4 Weeks!

Leading the LIDAR charge in Europe, the ELMF team are building on the phenomenal success of the first event last year and the market is supporting them all the way when they take the show to Austria in November. 
Exhibitors couldn’t be signing up faster – in just 4 weeks, since the launch of the second event, exhibitors old and new flocking to take stands with 60% of the floor plan already allocated.

Recent additions to the exhibitor list include FARO, Optech, Topcon Europe, Ixblue, Leica, Optech – and ESRI and Leica are so keen to have their presence felt that they have invested in two stands each! They will be joining the likes of Geocue, Riegl, Topscan, virtualcitySYSTEMS and many more exhibitors who are involved in airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial LIDAR and/or mobile mapping systems, including system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies. For a full exhibitor list, please go to

Where And When Is ELMF?
The second ELMF is taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Salzburg, Austria from 29 – 30 November 2011. Salzburg is often quoted as being at the heart of Europe. Centrally located, Salzburg is easily accessible for northern, southern, eastern and western European countries with excellent flights, road and rail connections. For more information please go to

Successful First Launch In 2010
Last year’s inaugural event attracted 613 professionals from the mapping, surveying and GIS industries representing 46 countries. The conference programme heard 46 technical papers presented by leading authorities in their field, supported by a sold-out exhibition with 51 of the top international organisations in attendance. The 2011 event is expecting to build on these statistics and once again look forward to welcoming the mobile mapping vehicles that will reside in the forecourt of the venue. To see a full review of the 2010 event, please go to

Call For Papers – Deadline 25th July 2011
The organisers are also enjoying a very positive response to the Call for Papers that was announced recently with many abstracts already submitted. The ELMF conference is a unique platform on which to launch the latest concepts from commercial or academic research, leading edge innovations in technologies, improved operating practices, reports on actual project experiences and to discuss new applications and markets being driven by the rapid improvements in LIDAR technology. Over two days the conference will focus on the use of LIDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management and GIS applications. The call for papers deadline is 25th July 2011 and abstracts can be submitted online at

Technical Workshops
Another exciting element to ELMF is the technical workshop programme. Hosted by exhibiting companies the aim is to provide novice operators and their managers and potential purchasers of equipment with an understanding of the basic principles and fundamental benefits and technology associated with LIDAR whilst providing the more seasoned experts with up-to-date information on current developments. For more information please go to

Can You Afford Not To Be There?
There are so many opportunities at ELMF to learn about the latest advances and technologies that will enhance your business and your own knowledge. Delegates can dip in and out of conference and workshop sessions and follow up with exhibiting companies at their booths to become fully aware of the products and opportunities offered within the LIDAR market. Registration will open shortly, but to ensure you receive an alert to when it goes live, please register your interest by emailing

Experience Counts
The organisers, Intelligent Exhibitions, have a successful record of 10 years of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum [ILMF] the premier international conference for LIDAR and Mobile Mapping which is held annually in the USA. With growing acceptance in Europe of the benefits of LIDAR in low cost mapping, the European LIDAR community wanted a showcase for their fast growing number of applications, and so the ELMF was born. The next ILMF is taking place in Denver, CO, USA from January 23 – 25, 2012

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We look forward to welcoming you Salzburg in 2011.