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Dubai to host Geospatial Intelligence summit

International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC)’s conference on “Defence Geospatial Intelligence” will be held under the patronage of UAE’s Ministry of Defence.

The announcement was made at a Press conference yesterday (April 8) which was attended by representatives of the UAE Ministry of Defence, Colonel Adel Ahmed Sultan and Major Yaqoob Yousef, and representative of Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Ahmed Saif Al Boloshi.

The region’s first and only focused geospatial intelligence summit will be held in Dubai from April 27 to 29 with participation of global experts from the world’s leading geospatial intelligence organisations.

“The three-day Geospatial Intelligence Middle East forum gives military personnel an opportunity to meet key decision makers and exchange best practice and learning,” said divisional director of Defence IQ, IQPC Middle East, Hugh James.

The summit will straddle the military civilian divide to drive forward regional geospatial development. With exclusive case studies from some of the global leaders in intelligence exploitation, this event tackles interoperability and integration head-on.

Topics covered include the future of GIS – what technologies are on the horizon that may radically impact the evolution of geospatial technology; future geospatial trends and technologies that could aid homeland security and civil resilience.

The summit includes several round table discussions allowing participants to unpack future defence and security requirements and how civilian authorities can contribute to national resilience.

Delegates will be addressed and discussions will be facilitated by those in the top of the field including representatives from the UAE Ministry of Defence, the UK MoD, Defence Communication Services Agency, the Open Geospatial Consortium and EU Satellite Centre