Singapore – Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2022, the second edition of Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence industry trade show and conference, took place from June 1-2 2022 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
Organised by Montgomery Asia, the two-day event was attended by 2,000 professional visitors and delegates. GCA 2022 showcased a wide range of solutions for the geospatial industry such as digital construction, surveying and monitoring equipment, sensors, satellite tracking, drones, robotics and mapping solutions, amongst many others.
Guest of Honour Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law; Rupert Owen, Co-Founder of Geo Connect Asia; and Colin Low, Chief Executive of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), addressed visitors, delegates and exhibitors in their opening speeches. The opening ceremony was followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SLA and the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) to jointly promote awareness of geospatial technologies and organise joint events as well as capability development programs that can provide solutions to address the challenges faced by the real estate and related industries.
Themed “Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia – Underground, Land & Sea to Sky”, GCA 2022 addressed the increasing interplay between ground and satellite technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics. Over 40 leading companies from 14 countries, such as Trimble, Planet, Screening Eagle, Leica Geosystems, Synspective and Vizzio Technologies, showcased their latest technologies and solutions for government and not-for-profit markets and multiple industry verticals.
GCA 2022 was held alongside its two complementary industry events – Digital Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Asia – and comprised a virtual component on www.GeoConnectAsia.com, where all attendees could schedule meetings to meet online and onsite with the exhibitors and watch the live streamed conference.
Rupert Owen, Co-founder of Geo Connect Asia, said, “Montgomery Asia is excited to host the second edition of GCA and is pleased to welcome the increasing number of international exhibitors, combined with a growing international delegate and visitor attendance. It is a real achievement to receive the support of over 60 industry partners, and we would especially like to thank SLA for their continued support as GCA’s strategic partner, enabling us to create a high-level conference programme for the geospatial community.”
The Geo Connect Asia 2022 Conference titled “Imagination meets reality: placing geospatial solutions at the heart of decision-making” aimed to address key issues of data collection, storage, interoperability and utilisation, and showcased the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics in spurring our advancement towards a Geospatial 4.0 world.