GEO Business 2014 Show Highlights Innovative Conference

April 07, 2014 -- In just over seven weeks’ time on the 28-29 May 2014, the GEO Business 2014 exhibition and conference will open its doors at the Business Design Centre in London, UK. Not only will attendees be treated to a world class exhibition and see products and services first hand at the commercial workshop sessions, they also have the opportunity to hear what’s new and exciting in the fast moving geospatial industry at the innovative conference.

Hear from 49 industry experts presenting the latest commercial and technical issues facing the industry. Papers include:

Keynote Address
Neil Ackroyd, Acting Director General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, UK

Keynote Address: Government BIM Strategy and it’s geomatic opportunity
David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office/ Mace Group, UK

Keynote Address: BIM Meets Geospatial – how the GEO Industry needs to collaborate more
Anne Kemp, Director BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins Limited, Chair AGI, Chair ICE BIM Action Group, Vice-Chair BIM4Infrastructure, UK

Flood Damage Economics Method (FDEM) GIS based flood economic assessment
Paul Hart, Principal GIS Consultant, Black & Veatch, UK

Smart Cities – Data, cities, the quantified self and virtual reality
Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director, The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UK

Sustainable Coastal Management: hydrographic techniques to support beach restoration
Don Ventura, Hydrographic Business Development Manager, Fugro Pelagos, USA

High-definition 3D-city maps
Victor Shenkar, CEO, GeoSim Systems Ltd, Israel

Strategy through to delivery - the sustainable management of a safe and efficient railway in Great Britain
Neil Strong, Sustainability Specialist (Land), Network Rail, UK

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems – this changes everything
Lewis Graham, President/ CTO, GeoCue Corporation, USA

Underground utility detection, verification and location: Specification PAS 128
John Robinson, Managing Director, Subscan Technology, UK

Leveraging the value of digital cartography in survey planning for offshore wind farms
Dipaneeta Das, GIS/CAD Specialist, Mainstream Renewable Power, UK

Local and regional spatial data infrastructures: Why should decision makers care?
Andrew Coote, Chief Executive, ConsultingWhere, UK

GIS with Google Glasses and other wearables
Jaak Laineste, CTO, Nutiteq, Estonia

Heathrow Airport: challenges and solutions for a mini-City
Giulio Pagan, Technical Architect, Autodesk, UK

The “game-ification” of GIS: simulating the real world
Gavin Duffy, Managing Director, RealSim, Ireland

Stand in the Stones – using laser scanning and CGI to create a new virtual experience at Stonehenge
Paul Bryan, Geospatial Imaging Manager, English Heritage, UK

For the full conference schedule including all the presentations, please visit

Register for the conference online before the 11th April 2014 to take advantage of the early bird delegate rate of only £150. Register at Registration for the exhibition and commercial workshops is FREE of charge.

Running alongside the innovative conference is an international exhibition of more than 100 geospatial suppliers and over 80 commercial workshop sessions providing the visitor with the opportunity to see the latest releases first hand. For more information including a full exhibitor list and commercial workshop programme visit

Top up on your CPD (Continued Professional Development) and/or CCD (Continued Company Development) points by attending the GEO Business exhibition, workshops or conference. AGI, RICS, ICES, TSA and RGS (RDS-IBG CPD Assessed) are all agreed that attendance will all count towards annual CPD points. Members of other associations should check with their professional bodies directly to see if CPD/CCD can be applied.

Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd is the UK division on an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton.

GEO Business 2014 is the brand new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Organised in collaboration with The Survey Association (TSA), The Association for Geographic Information (AGI), The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for
discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) exists to represent the interests of the UK's GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is the membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI.

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference.

RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881. Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name - FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: Regulate and promote the
profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.


Sophie Potten,
Marketing Manager,
Diversified Business Communications UK
t. +44 (0)1453 836363


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