London was the capital of the geospatial world last month – as GEO Business returned to the Business Design Centre in Islington, on 23-24 May, to showcase the best new products, services and solutions of the year. The UK’s biggest geospatial exhibition and conference enjoyed its fourth year of significant growth, serving up 2386 attendees to its 200 exhibitors. That’s a 19% increase in visitors from 2016 and a 50% increase since the show was launched in 2014. Notably, the show also attracted a large contingent of international visitors from 52 countries.
Caroline Hobden, event director of GEO Business, calls the support of the show ‘phenomenal’: “We have just experienced two of the most amazing days in GEO Business history and been overwhelmed by the positive reactions from our visitors, exhibitors, speakers, associations and media partners. We work hard every year to ensure that our content stays as fresh, and as relevant, as possible for our audience, and the support from the industry, as always, has been phenomenal. Judging by the wonderful feedback, GEO Business is meeting – and surpassing – the demands of the dynamic industry that it serves.
“This year’s line-up offered our visitors an unrivalled opportunity to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services, and get expert advice and inspiration from leading innovators and key thinkers. From the ‘buzz’ across the show floor, to the packed Keynotes, popular associated meetings, and commercial workshop theatres all full-to-the-brim, as well as the 200 exhibition stands that looked incredible – it was a very busy, valuable and productive two days for everyone involved. “We’re already looking forward to 2018. A host of loyal exhibitors and new companies are already on the waiting list to book their space for next May, so it looks like it’s going to be another hugely successful event,” she says.
GEO Business will return to the Business Design Centre, in Islington, London, on 22-23 May 2018.