Portland, Maine, April 10, 2013—SPAR Point Group, conference organizer and provider of news and market information for professionals involved in 3D data capture and imaging technologies, announced today that it has acquired International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) from UK-based Intelligent Exhibitions. The acquisition is part of a larger acquisition by Diversified Business Communications, owner of SPAR Point Group, in which Diversified acquired Intelligent Exhibitions, producer of international exhibitions and conferences.
“We are thrilled to have ILMF and ELMF in the SPAR Point Group portfolio,” said Lisa Murray, Director of SPAR Point Group. “These well-established, highly-regarded events further expand our reach into airborne LiDAR, bathymetry and mobile mapping technologies. Users are increasingly integrating data from multiple sources and it makes sense that as these technologies converge, the events that serve the market work together to support the industry.”
Ms. Murray added that the ELMF will take place alongside the SPAR Europe Conference on End-to-End 3D in Amsterdam November 11-13, 2013. ILMF will take place as a stand-alone event in Denver in 2014 and SPAR Point Group’s flagship event, SPAR International, will take place again in Colorado Springs, April 14-17, 2014.