GeoDATA Forum co-locates at GEO Business 2019

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GeoDATA Forum co-locates at GEO Business 2019

Post by Jason Warren » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:11 am

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GeoDATA Forum is a new event for data specialists focused on location intelligence and is co-
locating with the long established GEO Business event taking place 21 – 22 May 2019. This sector
has previously been served by a series of showcase events that were organised by Geoaware, part
of The GeoInformation Group. With the recent acquisition of The GeoInformation Group by Verisk,
discussions started regarding the benefit of holding a data focused event alongside GEO Business
which has now resulted in the launch of a new event but with the full support of Verisk who will
become an official sponsor.

Verisk’s UK Managing Director, Seppe Cassettari sees this as a positive step: “Since its inception
in 1999, our Showcases have drawn together over 15,000 delegates who each share one common
goal: to have access to an effective learning platform and gain more knowledge and share ideas
about spatial data, technology and services. We are delighted to say that Diversified
Communications share our vision and we are thrilled that they have agreed to take over the role of
organising an event to meet the needs of this industry. We will continue to support them, staying on
as sponsors and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with the new GeoData
Forum team.”

This new home for a focused geo data event will ensure attendees benefit from over 3000 industry
professionals who attend GEO Business each year. Event Director of GEO Business and now the
GeoDATA Forum, Caroline Hobden commented, ‘We are overjoyed to be organising the GeoDATA
Forum and truly believe that by bringing an event like this alongside GEO Business in May,
exhibitors and visitors alike from both shows will benefit from the new dynamic. It is important to us
that we continue to provide a niche forum for the geo data specialists, one that they have grown
accustomed to, at the previous Showcase events whilst experiencing everything that a larger and
broader show like GEO Business has to offer. We believe the synergy between the two will add
great value to attendees at both events.”

The GeoDATA Forum combines an exhibition and seminar sessions for professionals involved with
geospatial data software and services. This new event will see a dual track of speakers and
keynotes presenting thought provoking talks on a wide range of GIS related issues. Visitors can
explore the very latest in location intelligence with sessions featuring case studies on how GIS is
used to store, manipulate, analyse, manage and present spatial or geographic data.

Even before the official launch of the GeoDATA Forum, exhibitors including 1 Spatial, Cadline,
SCISYS and British Geological Survey have already signed up and the organisers are anticipating
the rest of the exhibit space to sell out soon. Matt White, Senior Business Development Manager at
1 Spatial commented “Focused geo data events provide a great opportunity for networking and
discussing the latest geospatial innovations. 1Spatial is delighted to support the event this year”.

Both events are free to attend and visitors will be able to enjoy the freedom of walking between the
two exhibition areas and enjoying all the seminar and workshop content that both shows offer. This
year, there is literally something for everyone!

Visitors are encouraged to register online in advance at www.GeoBusinessShow.com/register.

For companies interested in booking at stand at the GeoDATA Forum, please contact Caroline
Hobden at chobden[at]divcom.co.uk but act fast as stands are expected to sell out quick!
Jason Warren

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