South-east Asiaâ€™s flagship geospatial and location intelligence event, Geo Connect Asia, will be a hybrid event held in Singapore, on March 24 and 25, 2021.
Organised by Montgomery Asia, the event is expected to welcome some 1,000 in-person delegates to Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, as well as 1,200 virtual attendees. The virtual event showfloor will feature up to 50 companies, more than half of which are international firms.
For delegates attending in-person, GCA 2021 will feature Geo Suites, which are ballrooms converted into exhibition booths. Each Geo Suite will cater to a single exhibitor who can display their products and provide demonstrations on a stage and hold business meetings in pods located within the Suite. Geo Suites will replace a typical tradeshow floor as the main mode of interaction and minimise intermingling between cohorts of attendees.
Besides meeting pods to enable one-to-one meetings between exhibitors and attendees, larger meeting pods that are double in size will also be piloted at GCA to cater to two-to-two meetings. Business meetings can also be scheduled prior to the event, and continue their engagements after the show.
The GCA 2021 Conference is themed Mapping the data-driven future economy, and will be led by high-level speakers and thought leaders from across the global geospatial industry.
The first plenary session, entitled Geospatial Planning & Solutions; the Key to a Robust & Sustainable Recovery, will examine how geospatial solutions can support ASEAN economies in staging a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.
Other key topics the 40 speakers and panellists will be covering at the GCA 2021 Conference include On the Move: Smart Transportation for Asiaâ€™s Dynamic Urban Landscapes; Harnessing the Power of Satellite Imagery for a Sustainable Future; and Smarter Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities.