| Countdown to INTERGEO 2016. For you, this means getting your diary out, studying the conference program and selecting the perfect slots, because the INTERGEO conference will captivate you with the latest hot topics and gripping speakers. Some of the program highlights are set out below. But we already have one date for your diary – the online edition of the INTERGEO REPORT trade fair magazine will be published on Monday, 12 September.
With his keynote speech on the opportunities and challenges facing the geoinformation industry, Nigel Clifford promises a brilliant start to the opening day of the conference. As Chief Executive Officer of the British Ordnance Survey – probably the longest-established surveying authority in the world – Clifford will be describing how the Ordnance Survey has reinvented itself many times and is now setting new standards as a customer-oriented service provider for private and business customers. He believes that the geoindustry has an exciting future ahead of it and will be crucial for society. Clifford will be sorting and categorising. And with his many years of professional experience and a good portion of verve, he will be taking his audience on a journey through the geo IT sector and technologies.
From digital construction to smart city
Following on from Clifford, Bryn Fosburgh will guide his audience through the cities of the future. As Vice President, Geospatial, Civil Engineering & Construction, Buildings Industry at Trimble Navigation Ltd., he knows about the technological must-haves that will help prepare cities for their role as smart cities. Trimble is a technology company that will use this keynote speech to present itself as a solutions provider for the digital cities of the future – from the smallest imaginable unit of digital construction (BIM) to large-scale plans for smart cities.
Hamburg is leading the way
On the second day, Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg’s State Secretary for Culture, Media and Digital Affairs, and Dr. Sebastian Saxe, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer at the Hamburg Port Authority, will follow up on the themes of the previous speakers. No other city in Germany is working as hard as Hamburg on the process of intelligently digitalising its environment. From a very early stage, the political decision-makers made becoming a digital city a top priority and developed an inter-authority strategy. The city is clearly heading towards future sustainability. And as Germany’s largest sea port, the Hamburg Port Authority is keeping pace with the city’s development. The heart of the Port of Hamburg already has a digital beat – it already possesses an efficient infrastructure that controls and optimises processes in a remarkable way.
INTERGEO shaped by the smart city
The cities of the future will be digital. This is why INTERGEO is fully committed to smart cities as the major topic of 2016, as can be seen with the placement of Smart City SOLUTIONS as a theme and exhibition platform at INTERGEO, coupled with panel discussions, lots of exhibitors and conference slots. To showcase all the aspects of smart cities – from BIM to large-scale planning processes – and give visitors maximum benefit, INTERGEO relies on collaborations with partners such as the international BIM association Building-Smart e.V., Germany’s Federal Smart City Association “Bundesverband Smart City e.V.” and the SmartCity.institute from Hamburg.
Looking for a little taster? INTERGEO REPORT will be out
Can’t wait for INTERGEO 2016? From , the online edition of the INTERGEO REPORT trade fair magazine will provide a little taster – with exciting interviews, reports, features and of course the exhibitor catalogue and product overview!
INTERGEO, which consists of a conference and a trade fair, is the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held every year at different venues in Germany. The conference deals with current issues from politics, administration, science and industry, and had around 1,200 participants. At last year’s leading trade fair, more than 16,500 visitors from 90 countries discovered the latest innovations from 549 companies from 30 different countries.
Visitor, exhibitor and exhibition area statistics for INTERGEO are calculated and certified in line with the standardised definitions of the FKM (Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics).
INTERGEO’s continuing aim is to facilitate process optimization in numerous target markets with the geo-IT potential it showcases. Its forthcoming venues are the internationally renowned exhibition cities of Hamburg in 2016, Berlin in 2017 and Frankfurt am Main in 2018.