Seminar Program at GEO Business 2019 – Call for Abstracts Announced

The organisers of the UK’s largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2019, have announced a call for abstracts for their seminar programme to be held at the Business Design Centre in London, UK from 21 – 22 May 2019. The cutting edge seminars, attracted an incredible 2602 attendees from 53 countries at its launch in 2018 and covered a variety of topics demonstrating the remarkable impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment.

The GEO Business team are looking for ground-breaking and stimulating abstracts that highlight the value and impact that geospatial data is having on delivering services and solutions to the world. The seminar programme will continue to run alongside the well-established commercial workshop programme which is hosted by exhibitors demonstrating their latest products and services and the strategic conference which will highlight how geospatial is at the heart of policy supporting the UK’s future economic growth.

Over the two day event, expert presenters will explore how geospatial technology has empowered people and projects to grow and evolve causing a huge upsurge in efficiency; as well as the pioneering opportunities the continued growth of this industry will bring.

Caroline Hobden, the GEO Business Event Director, said of the programme (that is due to be launched in March 2019), “We were absolutely thrilled with the feedback received following the launch of the GEO Business seminar programme at the last event.  These sessions allowed us to work closely with key presenters to fully explore the use of geospatial across key industry sectors utilising various technology applications.  Delegates came away feeling ‘fully informed’ and ‘inspired by cutting edge solutions’.   With that momentum in mind, we are excited to be launching the 2019 Call for Papers and welcome parties from across the globe to send us their abstracts for consideration and possible inclusion in the popular programme.”

The GEO Business team are looking for abstracts within a variety of industry sectors, however abstracts submitted in the following fields are of particular interest: Architecture; Engineering & Construction; Asset Management; Coastal/Inshore; Education; Environmental; Equipment Theft; Floods; Heritage; Highways; Instrumentation & Monitoring; Insurance; Railways; Robotics & Automation; Security; Tunneling; and Utilities.

Abstracts on the following technologies and applications are also of interest (but are not limited to): Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, BIM; Earth Observation & Satellite Applications; GIS & Big Data; Insurance; Laser Scanning & LiDAR; Mobile Mapping; Smart Cities; Surveying; UAVs and Visualisation.

All interested parties are asked to submit an abstract online at www.GeoBusinessShow.combefore the deadline of 21 January 2019.

GEO Business is designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information and the 2019 show is expected to attract over 3000 visitors from more than 50 countries. Incorporating an international trade exhibition, a cutting-edge conference, industry-focused seminars, live commercial workshops and an innovative programme of social events. The exhibition, seminars and workshops are all free to attend and online registration will open in January 2019.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit www.GeoBusinessShow.com

About Diversified Communications UK
Diversified Communications UK Ltd is the UK division of an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplaceinclude the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Businessevent in Southampton. www.divcom.co.uk

About GEO Business
GEO Business is the UK’s biggest geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Launched in 2014 and organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

About the Sponsors
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 Association for Geographic Information (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 a 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 isthemembership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI. http://www.agi.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 theprofession; 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 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 fordiscussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provideguidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies. www.tsa-uk.org.uk/

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) strives to promote and progress civil engineering. ICE was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828 where they declared that their aim was to “foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering”. That is still their aim today and they represent around 80,000 members worldwide. http://www.ice.org.uk/