INTERGEO is kicking off 2018 with a forward-thinking conference programme. Under the headline “Geoinformation – the DNA of digitalisation”, this year’s event is focusing on the digital transformation of business and society. From 16 to 18 October 2018, the INTERGEO conference in Frankfurt will contextualise key developments and scenarios for a geoinformation-based digital future. “As a cutting-edge location for both businesses and universities that boasts an excellent international reputation, Frankfurt offers the perfect conditions for hosting this leading international trade fair. Over the course of three days, the spotlight will be placed on the products, solutions, know-how, innovations and visions behind geoinformation in the era of digitalisation,” explains Prof. Hansjörg Kutterer, President of the INTERGEO host, DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management). “And we confidently label geoinformation the DNA of digitalisation. After all, in the same way as humans are shaped by their genes, geoinformation is steering the digital revolution.”
The future of work – digital through and through
As the world’s leading trade fair and conference for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, INTERGEO sees itself as a trendsetter in a rapidly changing world where processes are becoming more efficient and results are improving. Kutterer presents this scenario: “The procedures and results of our work are all changing and new business models are coming to the fore. The change will be seamless and the future completely digital. Data, processes, results – all will be easily accessible from a digital, technical and legal viewpoint. Everything will be prepared and processed in the cloud using artificial intelligence processes, and we will use virtual and augmented reality methods for displaying and creating value. This will make combining, integrating and evaluating data a simple undertaking. The working processes that these end-to-end, web-based services and applications create will be far superior to today’s in terms of mobility and efficiency.”
The INTERGEO conference programme – setting global standards
As the leading trade fair and showcase of geoinformation expertise, INTERGEO’s conference programme reflects its aspiration to raise the bar on both a national and international scale. With 130 speakers, the event promises to be more diverse than ever before. Each day will start off with keynote speeches, followed by exciting presentations packed with expert insights and information. DVW President Professor Kutterer, for instance, will be talking about “Opportunities and challenges for the geoindustry in the era of digital transformation”. Professor Jürgen Döldner from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam will be examining artificial intelligence applications and virtual and augmented reality. A further keynote speech by Ron Bisio, from the international technology pioneer Trimble, will look at building information modelling and geoinformation for infrastructure planning.
The key focus of this year’s INTERGEO is on digitalisation in the context of geoinformation, smart cities and villages, virtual and augmented reality, UAV applications, career opportunities and recruitment.
Specialist trade fair still on the up
With some 600 companies lining up to exhibit, the trade fair in Frankfurt is set to record even further growth. With another six months to go until the start, 80 percent of the space is already reserved. “The market leaders all confirmed their attendance early on. We have noticed a marked increase in international companies and businesses operating in the areas of smart cities and drone technology,” says Christoph Hinte, Managing Director of HINTE Expo & Conference, which oversees the organizational management. Besides the traditional focus on marketing and sales targets, exhibitors are increasingly also using INTERGEO’s first-class B2B environment for recruitment.
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, which has more than 1,400 participants, deals with current issues from politics, administration, science and industry. In 2017, approximately 18,000 visitors from over 100 countries discovered the latest innovations and system solutions in the sector from 590 companies. 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 aim is to facilitate process optimisation in numerous target markets with the geo-IT potential it showcases. Its forthcoming venues are the internationally renowned exhibition cities of Frankfurt am Main in 2018, Stuttgart in 2019 and Berlin in 2020.
INTERGEO is hosted by DVW – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management.
HINTE Expo & Conference is responsible for the management of the specialist trade fair.
You can find videos, news and interviews on INTERGEO 2018 at www.intergeo-tv.com
Further information is available at: www.intergeo.de
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