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New GEO Business Show Deemed a Success

June 13, 2014  - By
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Success of the inaugural GEO Business show, held in London May 28-29, means the new gathering will take place again.

The show saw more than 1,600 attendees from 39 countries. It combined a bustling central trade exhibition — featuring 118 exhibitors showcasing the latest geospatial technology and services — with a conference program of cutting-edge keynotes and presentations plus 96 commercial workshops.

GEO Business is organized in collaboration with the UK’s key geospatial and survey organizations — the Survey Association (TSA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).

“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,” the organizer said in a statement. “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’.”

“From the moment the doors opened, there was a real buzz on the show floor and it was evident that we had gained the support from the community in the launch of this show,” said Versha Carter, group exhibition director of GEO Business. “It was fantastic to see the entire geospatial industry united together doing business. There was a genuine sense of the industry coming together to connect and share their experiences and methods, to see how they could learn from each other and improve the way they work. We now have a really solid foundation from which to grow and develop the show, and are already looking forward to GEO Business 2015.”

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.