Geo Connect Asia returns for 2022

By on 17 December, 2021

Geo Connect Asia 2022 will be held 23–24 March at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

The major geospatial and location intelligence industry trade show and conference focused on Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia, will return to Singapore in 2022.

Geo Connect Asia 2022 (GCA 2022) is scheduled for 23 to 24 March 2022, and will be accompanied two complementary industry events — Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia.

Following its successful debut in a hybrid format in 2021, 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.

With a theme of ‘Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky,’ GCA 2022 will seek to address the increasing interplay between ground and satellite technologies, and AI and data analytics, amid growing momentum towards a Geospatial 4.0 world.

The event organisers expect GCA 2022 to attract more than 80 international exhibitors and 2,500 professional visitors, alongside 100 enterprises, associations and agencies.

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).

“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,” said Rupert Owen, Co-Founder of Geo Connect Asia.

“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.”

Over two days, the conference will comprise more than 10 fireside chats featuring over more than prominent industry speakers, panellists and moderators. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Digital twins for the built environment & climate-resilient communities
  • Recycle, renew, refresh – repurposing the urban landscape
  • Managing the future of city data – structure, sovereignty & sustainability
  • Coastal resource protection and flood planning, recovery & resilience
  • Building biodiversity & the greening of communities
  • Information mapping for sustainable information exchange
  • Earth observation & satellite innovations – microscopic analysis from the sky
  • Drones for good & goods
  • Geo AI & robotics
  • Women in geospatial technology
  • Geo-entrepreneurship: creating a new wave of start-ups
  • What’s new in Maptech?

Concurrently, GCA 2022 is curating four expert stage programmes, namely Smart Agriculture, Digital Construction Asia, UAV Asia, and Digital Underground Connect. Several free-to-attend programmes include the Tech Talk and PropTech stage.

GCA 2022 is supported by numerous Singapore government agencies, including the Economic Development Board (EDB), Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Parks Board (NParks) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) with SLA and GeoWorks, SLA’s geospatial industry centre, as its Strategic Partners.

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