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September 1, 2021
Geo Connect Asia 2022 launches with focus on addressing key regional challenges

Southeast Asia’s geospatial & location intelligence event for government, enterprise and the not-for-profit sectors is set for its second edition and will be held on 23rd and 24th March 2022 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The theme for Geo Connect Asia 2022 is Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky.

  • The geospatial analytics market in 2021 was estimated to be worth USD 59.5 billion, a figure that is predicted to rise to USD 107.8 billion by 2026.
  • Geo Connect Asia is positioned to enhance the digital transformation of key industries and assist in addressing many of the real-time challenges facing decision-makers.
  • Safe Management Measures (SMMs) play a major role in the organisation of a large-scale hybrid event with all day business meetings and conferences. Geo Connect Asia 2022 is a testament to the resilience of the MICE industry and its strong recovery.

Singapore, 31st August 2021 – International events organiser Montgomery Asia announces today the 2022 edition of Geo Connect Asia, Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence trade show and conference. Geo Connect Asia is expected to be double the size in terms of participants and floor space occupied compared to its inaugural edition held earlier this year The 2nd edition of Geo Connect Asia (GCA) and its two complementary industry profiles Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia which will take on a hybrid format, will include an exhibition and a series of conferences. Geo Connect Asia will take place on 23rd and 24th March 2022 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The digitalisation of business and government processes have accelerated in the last two years with increased attention paid to data collection, analytics and the management of information. Geospatial is at the heart of these actions and is positioned to incorporate new technologies, including AI, AR & VR, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT).

Introducing new markets – geospatial solutions in demand

Geo Connect Asia 2022 builds on the partnerships forged at the March 2021 event and will feature a conference, expert stages, seminars and co-located events.

Key vertical markets with specific region-wide challenges include construction & infrastructure, disaster response, insurance & risk assessment, ports & maritime, precision agriculture, proptech & innovations in real estate, rail & road, retail & logistics, smart cities and utilities.

Rupert Owen, Co-founder of Geo Connect Asia, said, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to build on the positive response we received at the inaugural Geo Connect Asia this March. The extensive support from across government, enterprise and NGOs is driving an exciting agenda for the 2022 event, which will also aim to reflect the interests of the wider Asian region.

We look forward to welcoming all industry practitioners to Singapore, where there will be a strong focus on in-person meetings.”

Ng Siau Yong, Director of the Geospatial & Data and Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority, said, “As a Strategic Partner of Geo Connect Asia 2022, SLA supports its mission to promote opportunity across the ASEAN geospatial community and to identify related solutions to assist in the economic recovery. The drive towards liveable and sustainable cities is a shared goal and one which requires increased urgency as new challenges emerge.

We aim to foster a vibrant geospatial ecosystem, to encourage knowledge exchange and the development of geospatial capabilities. We look forward to exchanging experiences at Geo Connect Asia 2022. We are sure the event will provide a great platform to promote the adoption of current and emerging geospatial technologies, both in Singapore and across the ASEAN region.”

Well-supported by event partners at Geo Connect Asia 2022

Montgomery Asia has established key event partnerships in both the public and private sectors. Strategic Partners include The Singapore Land Authority (SLA), GeoWorks and SGTech as the association lead for the Singapore Pavilion at GCA 2022. GCA 2021 is also supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). A growing list of Supporting Partners includes the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES), the Container Depot Association (Singapore) [CDAS Logistics Alliance (Ltd)], the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Malaysia UAV Development Association (MUDA), the Micro Builders Association Singapore (MBAS), the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), the SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE), the Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS) and more.

Andrew Phua, Executive Director, Exhibitions & Conferences of Singapore Tourism Board, said, “The inaugural Geo Connect Asia which was successfully launched in Singapore earlier this year showcased that hybrid events can be held in a safe and innovative manner. It was the first large-scale pilot hybrid event in Singapore that trialled new event formats tapping on technologies to improve safe management measures. As Singapore transitions towards COVID-19 resilience, we expect larger MICE events to resume with the re-opening of our economy and look forward to hosting more key events.”

The Geo Market Place

The 2022 event plans to bring together over 80 international exhibitors and 2500 professional visitors from the region and beyond[1]. With a myriad of activities including technical seminars, product exhibitions and more, GCA 2022 will be the go-to geospatial event in Asia for in-person and online matchmade meetings.

GCA has proven to be the regional gateway bringing together the world’s biggest players in geospatial technology and location intelligence solutions in the heart of Singapore.

The GCA 2022 show aims to attract more than 100 enterprises, associations and agencies featuring geospatial, location intelligence, digital construction and UAV solutions.

More than 30% of available floor space is now reserved by both regionally based and European based companies.

The strong support for Geo Connect Asia reflects the timely arrival for its next industry event. As government and enterprise accelerate the digitalisation of their processes, there is a growing appreciation of the need to invest in the collection, analysis and use of data as a business priority.

Geo Connect Asia 2022 will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 23rd – 24th March 2022. Comprising a two-day conference, forum, technical seminars, and a product exhibition, Geo Connect Asia 2022 will provide a one-stop-shop for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Exhibitors may register their interest to exhibit at Geo Connect Asia 2022 here. For updates and announcements, visit www.GeoConnectAsia.com.

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About Geo Connect Asia 2022

The first online & offline geospatial-themed event with a specific focus on Southeast Asia, Geo Connect Asia 2022 will bring the industry together for two days of focused discussion and networking from 23rd – 24th March 2022 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. The inaugural event will provide a hybrid strategic and collaborative business meeting platform for industry professionals, government agencies, and start-ups to come together to build and develop knowledge of global solutions for Asia’s geospatial & location intelligence markets. Discover how geospatial solutions and location intelligence can take your business to new heights, and meet and network with some 2,500 industry professionals physically and virtually, all sharing a collective vision of the global geospatial community.

Visit website: https://www.GeoConnectAsia.com

About Montgomery Asia

Established in 2016, Montgomery Asia is a fully-owned subsidiary of UK-based Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world since 1895.

Montgomery Asia focuses on the growing Asian market, bringing the group’s flagship events to this region as well as developing new trade shows that meet the needs of the Asian market.

Visit website: https://www.montgomerygroup.com/asia

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