The GEO Business team, are delighted to announce that the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), have come on board as a collaborator of the event taking place in London from 28-29 May 2014, joining other leading industry organisations including the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Survey Association (TSA).
The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK’s geographic information industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of geographicaI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice and membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with geographical information.
Event Director Versha Carter commented on this recent exciting development, ‘We have been discussing with the AGI for some time how they could become involved with GEO Business and feel that their participation and commitment to the show adds another dimension ensuring that the whole geospatial community is catered for. We very much look forward to working with the AGI and welcoming them to the Committee.’
Anne Kemp, Council Chair of the AGI comments,’ We whole heartedly support the GEO Business event and feel that our involvement will not only help to enhance the programme but it will also offer our members a platform from which to do business with the whole community. I am looking forward to this event that will bring together the entire geospatial industry and by collaborating with other leading organisations like the TSA, RICS and ICES there will be a real sense of unity.’
GEO Business is a hands-on geospatial event that not only incorporates an international trade exhibition and a cutting edge conference, but also a programme of live workshops and demonstrations. It is an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase their capabilities and solutions in this fast moving industry. A current exhibitor list can be found at http://geobusinessshow.com/exhibitor-list/.
The Conference Technical Committee led by Conference Chairman Chris Preston from Network Rail recently launched a Call for Papers and is seeking papers and work-in-progress reports on all aspects of geospatial technology and applications with a particular emphasis on papers that address the key commercial and technical issues facing the industry. Interested parties should submit their abstracts by the deadline of 29th January 2014 online at http://geobusinessshow.com/conference/call-for-papers/.
GEO Business enquiries to:
For information relating to the conference programme and the call for papers, please contact Caroline Hobden at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to reserve your stand space, please contact Versha Carter at email@example.com. For further information, please visit www.GeoBusinessShow.com.
AGI enquiries to:
For information on the AGI contact +44 (0) 20 7591 3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd is the UK division on an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton. www.divcom.co.uk
The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference. www.cices.org
The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies. www.tsa-uk.org.uk/
RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881. Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name – FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: Regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance. www.rics.org
The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK’s GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is the membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI. http://www.agi.org.uk