International events organiser Montgomery Asia has confirmed new dates for its flagship geospatial and location intelligence event for Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia.
The inaugural event had originally been slated to kick off in early 2020, but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. The revamped event will now go ahead at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24 and 25 March 2021.
The theme for the 2021 event is ‘Global Solutions for Asia’s Geospatial & Location Intelligence Markets’, and organisers expect it to be a focal point for the burgeoning ASEAN geospatial industry, combining an exhibition and range of conferences to provide a forum for an industry that is seen as crucial to regional development.
“We had a groundswell of industry backing for Geo Connect Asia 2020, and we appreciate the strong support we received leading up to and following the unfortunate postponement of the 2020 event,” said Montgomery Asia Event Director Rupert Owen. “Geo Connect Asia 2021 will see an increasing number of international exhibitors and leading industry players coming to Southeast Asia to provide technology solutions to the growing ASEAN market, making it the must-attend trade exhibition for geospatial industry stakeholders not only in Southeast Asia but also from all over the world.”
Mr Owen noted the important role geospatial technology must play in efforts to rebound from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
“As the region’s economies look to rebuild momentum, geospatial technologies and the associated data spinoffs will play a vital role in improving decision-making and accountability for both governments and enterprise in a post-Covid-19 world,” he said.
The newly announced Geo Connect Asia 2021 will feature an enhanced programme, plus two complementary side events devoted to industry verticals that are seeing accelerating demand for geospatial technologies and location intelligence.
Digital Construction Asia (DCA) 2021 will focus on the use of geospatial technologies to build smarter and greener, and with integrated solutions. Organisers say the side event will aim introduce best practices and solutions to address growing demand for an increasingly digitalised building and construction industry.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia 2021 will focus on the commercial applications of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles for specific markets where improvements in geospatial data collection, location intelligence, and imagery will enable enhancements in resource management and local, regional and national decision-making.
Led by Platinum Sponsor Trimble, exhibitors at Geo Connect Asia 2021 already make up a strong list of international companies including Fatos, Blue Marble Geographics, Changzhou Futian, the Geospatial Intelligence Centre, and Vexcel Imaging, among others.
“As we innovate, we must introduce newer and better technologies in a cost-efficient way to allow for wider adoption across industries,” said Jan Schoderer, Sales Director, APAC at Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “Geo Connect Asia 2021 is THE platform to showcase emerging technologies and products and network with the key opinion leaders across APAC in the geospatial services market.”
Geo Connect Asia 2021 will be held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on 24-25 March 2021. Organisers expect more than 80 international exhibitors and 2500 professional visitors from the region and beyond.