An expanding list of industry leaders will be joining South East Asia’s first-ever geospatial services and location intelligence event taking place on 18 and 19 March at Suntec Singapore.
An Asian event with a global audience, Geo Connect Asia 2020 announced new global exhibitors and sponsors who will be bringing their latest technologies and innovations to Singapore.
The Gold sponsor is Airbus, the Silver sponsor Hexagon joining Platinum sponsor Trimble. Themed ‘Mapping the data-driven future economy’, the Geo Connect Asia 2020 Conference will also feature leading technology and non-government organisations with representatives from the likes of the World Bank, Southeast Asian mobile technology giant Grab, the UK government’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey, and others.
The exhibition is receiving excellent support blending surveying, digital twin and Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions for the construction sector, with support from industry leaders including Bentley Systems, Hexagon and Trimble. Singapore is also well represented, with a pavilion being organised by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV). The UAV and drone industry has a global footprint supported by industry leader DJI, Wingtra of Switzerland and Quantum-Systems from Germany. In addition, Mapping and infrastructure support technologies are backed up by leading companies in the satellite and remote sensing markets.
A host of prominent figures across business and government will be moderating and speaking at the Geo Connect Asia 2020 Conference. With a strong ASEAN focus, one of the Conference Keynotes will be delivered by Professor Dr Hasanuddin Zainal Abidin M.Sc,. Head of the Geospatial Information Agency of the Government of Indonesia. Titled, ‘Relocating Indonesia’s capital city: how the challenges and opportunities can be enhanced by the application of geospatial information’, Professor Hasanuddin’s speech will highlight the challenges facing Jakarta as the city suffers from rising sea levels and land subsidence, and explore how geospatial technologies can be utilised in the search for a solution. The extraction of groundwater in Jakarta has led to significant land subsidence, and Indonesia’s capital is now sinking by 12 centimetres (4.7 inches) per year in northern areas of the city.
Other prominent speakers include Bart De Lathouwer, President of the Open Geospatial Consortium; Mark Roberts, Senior Economist at the World Bank; Philipp Kandal, Head of Engineering, Geo, at Grab; Nimrod Dor, Head of Business Development, Mobileye; as well as Sean Wild, Chief Product Officer at Up42, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space.