Industry experts line up for ESRI EMEA User Conference

26 September 2008, Aylesbury – ESRI (UK), the UK’s leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), today announced the vast array of industry track presentations taking place at this year’s Europe, Middle East and Africa User Conference, running from 28-30 October at London’s QEII Conference Centre.

Over 120 organisations representing nine different markets including Utilities, Telecommunications, Government, Business and Commercial, Defence and Public Safety, will be sharing their GIS experiences with delegates. Demonstrating the conference’s theme of ‘GIS for everyday life’, speakers include: RSA Group, Welsh Water, Kingdom of Bahrain, European Environment Agency, NATO, Cheshire County Council, Ordnance Survey, South Yorkshire Police, Transport for London, Government of Catalonia, Manchester Airport and BP.

“This year’s Industry Track programme is a real-life showcase for the far-reaching benefits of GIS, underlining how indispensable it is becoming in a wide range of industries,” commented Richard Waite, Managing Director, ESRI (UK). “GIS visionaries will be sharing examples of the positive business benefits GIS can bring – at department level, company-wide or even to the industry sector itself – enabling others in the GIS community to benefit from their experiences.”

The Industry Track programme containing the user presentations will be running on day two and three of the ESRI EMEA User Conference (Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 October 2008) following the opening day plenary session on Tuesday 28 October, where Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI Inc, will be joined by keynote speakers including David Shukman, BBC Environment and Science correspondent. For the full agenda and conference registration details please visit:

The ESRI Europe, Middle East and Africa User Conference 2008 will see more than 1,000 attendees from 60 countries gathering at one of the primary events in the EMEA GIS industry calendar. Limited opportunities remain for companies wanting to sponsor the EMEA User Conference. Current Platinum sponsors and exhibitors include IBM, Navteq and ITT.

About ESRI (UK)

ESRI (UK) ( is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.

Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Public Safety, Defence, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.

ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public sector clients such as Leeds City Council, Metropolitan Police, DCLG, The Environment Agency and businesses including RSA Group, Thames Water and The AA.

By building a deep understanding of its customers’ needs, ESRI (UK) is able to help businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of GIS. This process of enhancing sustainable business growth by developing solutions with the power to anticipate and meet industry specific requirements is known as Visionary Thinking.

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