Changes in Economic and Political Structures and International Networking Dominate INTERGEO 2013

Essen/Karlsruhe, 30 January, 2013. The 19th INTERGEO, leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, will look at the significance of changes in economic and political structures, among other things. It is fitting, then, that from 8 – 10 October Essen is destined to show the transformation from a coal and steel region to one whose industry is based on technology and services. After all, few locations have been as greatly affected by these structural changes in the past few decades as the German Ruhr area. Strategic networking with Messe München International and the INTERGEO Advisory Board launched in 2012 will bring new impetus to the event.

INTERGEO 2013 promises to bring with it many developments that will strengthen its image as a significant source of inspiration for future national and international business. For example, the newly founded Advisory Board with partners Esri, Hexagon and Trimble will deal with strategic issues and discuss the industry’s socio-political role. The collaboration with Messe München International creates new opportunities for global communication through a worldwide network with six subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and over 60 offices abroad that are active in more than 90 countries. Messe München International thus provides INTERGEO with a globally comprehensive portfolio of services for exhibitors, visitors and media representatives. “The collaborative work between INTERGEO and Messe München International will not only have a positive effect in supporting exhibitors and winning new ones. I also expect to see a further increase in the number of international visitors,” says Olaf Freier, Managing Director of HINTE GmbH, which organises INTERGEO on behalf of DVW.

The host, DVW e.V. – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management – is expecting approx. 16,000 visitors and 1,400 conference participants from all over the world at this year’s event. At the heart of the conference are the topics of “property valuation” and “intelligent geoinformation – how to gather, process and put it to practical use” and the continuation of the INSPIRE conference under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Steering Committee for Spatial Information Germany, the German Association of Cities, the German Rural District Association and DVW e. V. Answers will also be given to questions of urban development and the challenges posed by the energy revolution.

The event days will be opened by keynote speeches from Garrelt Duin, Minister for Economic Affairs for North Rhine-Westphalia, Jürgen Dold, President and CEO of Leica Geosystems AG and Prof. Reiner Rummel from the Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy at Munich Technical University.

Attractive early-bird deals for exhibitors booking before 31 January 2013
INTERGEO 2013 is off to a good start. "We are currently around ten percent up on last year," says Olaf Freier. This is due in no small measure to the attractive early-bird deals. Firms that are quick off the mark can benefit from a significant cost advantage until 31 January.

More information about the early-bird discount and registration packs are available online in the exhibitors’ section at

Trade fair funding for new companies
Young companies and start-ups can receive funding to participate in fairs from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). It will cover 80 percent of their trade fair costs. More information about funding opportunities and registration packs are available online at

INTERGEO is the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. A total of 16,000 visitors from 80 countries came to the latest communication platform to find out about the innovations in the industry from 525 companies from 32 countries.

DVW e.v. – Gesellschaft für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement e.V. hosts INTERGEO. The 19th INTERGEO will take place from 8 to 10 October 2013 in Essen.