International events organiser Montgomery Asia announces that flagship geospatial and location intelligence industry trade show and conference for Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia, is set to return for its second edition in a largely in-person format. Following its incredibly successful debut in a hybrid format in 2021, Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2022 is expected to double in size in terms of participants and floor space, and will once again bring together the latest innovations in surveying and monitoring equipment, sensors, robotics and mapping solutions, among others.
Scheduled for 23rd to 24th March 2022, GCA 2022 and its two complementary industry profiles Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia, will see the geospatial community converge at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Drawing on the experience from the 2021 edition, the event will again comprise a virtual component on www.GeoConnectAsia.com so that the wider Asian community can share some of the exchanges.
Themed “Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky”, GCA 2022 seeks to address the increasing interplay between ground and satellite technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, amid growing momentum towards a Geospatial 4.0 world. Visitors can look forward to a comprehensive showcase of the latest technologies and solutions for government and non-for-profit markets, and multiple industry verticals.
Singapore has long been established as a technology-centric business gateway for the ASEAN region and beyond, and has had a continued focus on advancing geospatial capabilities to support smart services and solutions. Subject to prevailing safe management measures and border policies, GCA 2022 is set to position Singapore as the preeminent regional meeting place for the industry, hosting over 80 international exhibitors and 2,500 professional visitors, alongside 100 enterprises, associations and agencies featuring all aspects of geospatial technologies, digital construction and UAV solutions.
Building on 2021’s success, over 30% of participating companies at GCA 2022 are new, including drone and aerial providers AECA Solutions, Amuse Oneself Inc, Viscoy and YellowScan; image capture experts PhaseOne; and inspection tech pioneers Screening Eagle.
The event will be graced by Guest-of-Honour Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, who will deliver the opening address. Also in attendance will be Colin Low, Chief Executive of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), and Dr Nadine Alameh, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Rupert Owen, Co-Founder of Geo Connect Asia, said, “We are delighted to bring back Geo Connect Asia in March 2022 as an in-person focused show and conference. As geospatial solutions become more applicable in most industries, and more accessible via ground and satellite imagery, especially in the Southeast Asian region, the desire to meet and discuss developments and opportunities is evident. With ever-expanding opportunities, we see the industry being transformed into an exciting space in which to operate. The addition of digital construction and UAV solutions as complementary industries in one event will enable solution providers to experience first-hand a full range of exciting industry developments in Singapore.”