“The dawn of a new era” – New GEO Business show unites geospatial industry

The international showcase that the geospatial industry had been waiting for, the inaugural GEO Business show has been hailed a big success. Queues of enthusiastic visitors marked the opening of the two day show. By the time doors closed, it had welcomed over 1,600 attendees from 39 countries and garnered a wealth of glowing testimonials.

The first of its kind in the UK

Combining a bustling central trade exhibition featuring 118 exhibitors showcasing the latest geospatial technology and services, with a packed conference programme of cutting-edge keynotes and presentations plus 96 commercial workshops, GEO Business delivered on its promise to provide an essential focal event – the first of its kind in the UK – for the entire geospatial industry. Busy, excellent, informative, important, and enjoyable – are just some of the words attendees have used to describe the show.

The show’s unifying vision was to promote closer collaboration across the geospatial community and to provide a platform that effectively showcases both the professionalism of this industry and the role that it will play in the future economic growth of our country. To cite the words of one exhibitor, Derry Long, business development manager at MBS Survey Software, the new show marked “the dawn of a new era for the geospatial community.”

Overwhelming response from industry

Tracey Stone, senior infrastructure product sales specialist lead EMEA at Autodesk comments “I was very impressed with the GEO Business 2014 event and would go so far to say it was one of the best events I have been to for a while. It was extremely well organised, the content of the conference and workshop programme was very good and the energy and buzz around the exhibition hall was very impressive”

“It was a great show. I was spoilt for choice, with the exhibition, conference and workshops sessions, it was difficult to fit everything into one day!” comments visitor Jeremy Murfitt, director at Everything is Somewhere Ltd.

“I attended GEO Business on both days and found the experience extremely informative and very interesting,” agrees visitor Terry McSweeney, senior land surveyor at Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure.

Summing up his GEO Business experience, John Fraser, Director at Leica Geosytems, UK concludes “The UK needs a show like GEO business, Leica Geosystems thoroughly enjoyed being present and assisting in creating the professional and positive vibe which such a show deserves. Let’s make it bigger, better and even more of an enjoyable experience next year”

Dates Announced for 2015

GEO Business will return to The Business Design Centre in London on 27-28 May 2015. To discuss booking at stand please contact Versha Carter on vcarter@divcom.co.uk or +44(0)1453 836363.  

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