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GEO Business, the UK’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, has announced that registration is now open! The show has grown year on year since its inception and the 2018 show looks set to be the most successful show to date with more exhibition space and a brand new seminar programme. The event will return to the Business Design Centre, in London, UK from 22-23 May 2018.

Since its record-breaking 2017 event last year, which welcomed 2,386 geomatics and geospatial professionals from around the world (a 48% increase since the launch in 2014), stands have been selling at an extraordinary rate and for the first time, the exhibition has expanded onto the upper level with only 4 stands remaining! Exhibitors span across the entire geospatial industry, showcasing cutting edge technology and solutions set to mould the future of the industry.

Recently confirmed exhibitors for 2018 include Survey Solutions Scotland, Land Registry, GAP Group, Phase One, Viametris, Surphaser/ MD3D, DHF Satellite and Ordnance Survey Ireland.

New for 2018 is a brand new free to attend seminar programme designed to demonstrate the remarkable impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment. The programme will feature case studies from companies demonstrating how they are reducing costs and risk, whilst increasing productivity. The latest in augmented reality, BIM, GIS & big data, laser scanning, mobile mapping, remote sensing & satellites, smart cities, surveying, UAVs, virtual reality and visualisation will feature within the fields of architecture & construction, commercial property, environmental, equipment theft, floods, forestry, heritage, highways, hydrography, mining, rail and tunnelling.

With geospatial technology now impacting on more and more industries, GEO Business is attracting visitors from a wider range of industry sectors than ever before. Show Director Caroline Hobden commented, “The geospatial industry is experiencing a huge transformation, everywhere you look at the moment you bare witness to the term ‘geospatial’. Innovative technology is steadily making its presence known in every-day life whether it is through the revolutionary capabilities of augmented/ virtual reality or the extraordinary data recorded by drones to name just a few, the world is sitting up and taking notice. Even the UK government budget made mention of geospatial at the end of last year and as a result we excitedly await further announcements about the Geospatial Commission whose focus will be on location aware technologies revolutionising the digital economy.”

The exhibition and seminar programme will run alongside a strategic senior level conference of invited speakers presenting and debating the role of geospatial in powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we live, work, and communicate. It is reshaping government, education, healthcare, and commerce – almost every aspect of life. The conference will celebrate, challenge and develop the role that geospatial has to play in maximising the digital economy as part of this revolution.

Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to attend the well-established commercial workshop programme hosted by exhibitors demonstrating their latest products and services and a full line up of innovative social activities designed for informal networking with colleagues old and new.

The exhibition, workshops and seminars are all free to attend. There is a fee to attend the conference with an early bird discounted rate for registrations before 16th April 2018. Public sector, association members and student discounts are also available. All visitors are encouraged to register online in advance to beat the queues onsite at www.GeoBusinessShow.com/register

For more information on stand sales or visitor registration, please contact Caroline Hobden at chobden[at]divcom.co.uk or call +44 (0)1453 836363.
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'Geospatial: The 4th Industrial Revolution’ is the powerful yet daunting theme of the GEO Business 2018 Conference, taking place on 23rd May 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London.

Simon Navin from Ordnance Survey comments, ‘There is no denying that we are in the middle of a technological revolution that is altering the way we live, move, work, and communicate with one another. Due to its velocity, scope and systems the transformational impact is unlike anything humans have experienced before. This new era is rapidly becoming known as the 4th industrial revolution and the conference will celebrate, challenge and develop the role that geospatial has to play in maximising the digital economy as part of this revolution.’

Plenary Session to Include Overview of Geospatial Commissions Objectives
The highly anticipated keynote from William Priest, the Director of the newly launched Geospatial Commission, will provide an overview of the Commissions’ objectives following the Autumn 2017 statement. Mark Enzer from Mott MacDonald will discuss the high hopes for Digital Transformation in the built environment to improve both the delivery of new assets as well as the performance of existing ones. He will touch on the growing concept of the Digital Twin. David Wood, as Head of Geography at Government Science and Engineering, will touch on growing the geography profession in government and the work he has done to develop a strategy to grow, professionalise and champion the role of the Geographer.

Senior Representatives from ESRI, Ordnance Survey, Google and HM Land Registry Participate in Panel Debate
Key areas of discussion around the future for geospatial will take place in the form of a panel debate featuring industry heavy weights Charles Kennelly the CTO of Esri UK, Miranda Sharp who heads up Smart City Practice at Ordnance Survey, Andrew Trigg the Head of Data at HM Land Registry and Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist at Google. Facilitator Abi Page from AGI laid out the focus of the debate. “This session promises to deliver lively participation both from the panel and the floor. We want answers to difficult questions like how is geospatial enabling the growth of existing and emerging industries? What is the future of the “traditional” geospatial industry as this revolution continues and how can the UK maximise value from data linked to location?”

Demonstrating How Geospatial Technology is Enabling Change
The conference aims to demonstrate how geospatial technologies and solutions are enabling change in society through community based projects, delivering new insights and information for the public good. Kicking off the session, from the official GEO Business charity Map Action is Alan Mills who will detail how aerial imagery can be used to improve the efficiency of aid delivery and disaster relief.

Self-professed Head Geek at Geeks for social change, Dr Kim Foale faces the challenge of creating genuinely socially engaged and impactful technological interventions to reduce social isolation by using three distinct worlds of knowledge — neighbourhood assets, academia, and technology. Closing out this session is Zulf Choudhary from Sparta Digital who will present on Augmented Reality and Geo location impacts. Geo-location like maps has been critical for thousands of years, but now there is new set of tools to both engage and excite users, tools like AR, Google Maps, GIS and GNSS.

How Geospatial Technology and Data Helps to Grow Digital Businesses
The early part of the afternoon will focus on how geospatial is helping to grow digital businesses on a global scale with real life success stories. Who better to talk about real life success stories than Laura Alderson who helped establish Ordnance Survey’s Geovation Accelerator programme and is now contributing actively to the set-up of the Geospatial Commission. She is looking at how we can unlock economic growth from our national geospatial assets. A key driver for this will be in enabling greater support for start-up digital businesses. One of their real life success stories is Flock, a London based “insurtech”, pioneering the use of real-time data to calculate insurance risks for drone flights. Ed Leon Klinger will discuss their mobile application that provides pay-as-you-fly insurance – geospatial data has been critical to their success.

Growing Business Through New Data Capture Technology and Requirements
The final session focuses on how businesses can grow through new data capture technologies. The Director for the National Centre for Earth Observation, John Remedios, poses the question, ‘Are your climate mission and analytics ready?’ Whilst James Bruegger aptly follows by giving an insight into Seraphim Capital’s year as a space investor. The session concludes with industry leading player Plowman Craven giving a view on how technology and innovation have constantly changed their business through new data capture methods and technology.

Show Director Caroline Hobden summarises the GEO Business event: “In addition to hosting yet another cutting edge conference, the GEO Business team has launched a brand new free seminar programme designed to demonstrate the remarkable impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global business environment. With over 75 presentations within 23 sessions covering various technologies and industry sectors from BIM, Laser Scanning and UAV’s to Heritage, Railways, Utilities and many more, there is something for everyone. As always, in amongst the presentations, 96 popular hands-on commercial workshops and popular social events, lying at the very heart of the show is the 200 company strong exhibition”. - This year” says Hobden, “the show sold out months in advance. It promises to be a very busy couple of days.”
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In addition to Jason's posts:

This Years GEO Business show features very enjoyable social events such as the Ale trial sponsored by varios exhibitors and the GALA Dinner, sponsored by PointCab. It will be taking place at the Emirates Station, Home of the Arsenal football club.

Please feel free to book you tickets here.
http://www.geobusinessshow.com/social/
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There is a session focused on laser scanning with some good speakers on 22nd May

http://www.geobusinessshow.com/topics/laser-scanning/
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