Geo Connect Asia 2022 launches with focus on addressing key regional challenges


Southeast Asia’s geospatial & location intelligence event for government, enterprise and the not-for-profit sectors is set for its second edition and will be held on 23rd and 24th March 2022 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The theme for Geo Connect Asia 2022 is Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia.

Geo Connect Asia is positioned to enhance the digital transformation of key industries and assist in addressing many of the real-time challenges facing decision-makers.

Geo Connect Asia is expected to be double the size in terms of participants and floor space occupied compared to its inaugural edition held earlier this year. The 2nd edition of Geo Connect Asia (GCA) and its two complementary industry profiles Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia which will take on a hybrid format, will include an exhibition and a series of conferences.

The digitalisation of business and government processes have accelerated in the last two years with increased attention paid to data collection, analytics and the management of information. Geospatial is at the heart of these actions and is positioned to incorporate new technologies, including AI, AR & VR, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT).

Geo Connect Asia 2022 builds on the partnerships forged at the March 2021 event and will feature a conference, expert stages, seminars and co-located events.

Key vertical markets with specific region-wide challenges include construction & infrastructure, disaster response, insurance & risk assessment, ports & maritime, precision agriculture, proptech & innovations in real estate, rail & road, retail & logistics, smart cities and utilities.

Rupert Owen, Co-founder of Geo Connect Asia, said, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to build on the positive response we received at the inaugural Geo Connect Asia this March. The extensive support from across government, enterprise and NGOs is driving an exciting agenda for the 2022 event, which will also aim to reflect the interests of the wider Asian region.

We look forward to welcoming all industry practitioners to Singapore, where there will be a strong focus on in-person meetings.”

Andrew Phua, Executive Director, Exhibitions & Conferences of Singapore Tourism Board, said, “The inaugural Geo Connect Asia which was successfully launched in Singapore earlier this year showcased that hybrid events can be held in a safe and innovative manner. It was the first large-scale pilot hybrid event in Singapore that trialled new event formats tapping on technologies to improve safe management measures. As Singapore transitions towards COVID-19 resilience, we expect larger MICE events to resume with the re-opening of our economy and look forward to hosting more key events.”

The 2022 event plans to bring together over 80 international exhibitors and 2500 professional visitors from the region and beyond. With a myriad of activities including technical seminars, product exhibitions and more, GCA 2022 will be the go-to geospatial event in Asia for in-person and online matchmade meetings.

GCA has proven to be the regional gateway bringing together the world’s biggest players in geospatial technology and location intelligence solutions in the heart of Singapore.

The GCA 2022 show aims to attract more than 100 enterprises, associations and agencies featuring geospatial, location intelligence, digital construction and UAV solutions.