MAPPS (http://www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms, has announced a program providing first-class business, technical education, and market opportunities for its annual Winter Conference, to be held January 27-31, 2013 at the Trump International Resort in Sunny Isles (Miami) Beach, Florida.
Sessions will focus on education programs, networking to build business-to-business relationships, and ways to better manage a surveying, mapping or geospatial company. Topics on the conference program will include:
Mergers and acquisitions; human resources: performance evaluations and 360 reviews; health care reform: implementation in your firm and family; wealth management; National Geospatial Advisory Council (NGAC) update; indoor mapping; sensor fusion; automated feature extraction; thermal mapping; asset management; Florida market for geospatial services; Federal agency updates; location/mobile mapping; ethics; privacy issues and geospatial firms; legislative issues roundtable; geospatial excellence awards; CFO issues panel; and an important session on "big data" with Amazon, Esri, and Google all presenting.
January 27 - February 1
Trump International Resort
18001 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160