Intergeo is a leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries at Intergeo itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. Intergeo will be held October 8-10 in Essen, Germany.
The 19th Intergeo will look at the significance of changes in economic and political structures, among other things. Few locations have been as greatly affected by these structural changes in the past few decades as the German Ruhr area. Essen itself shows the transformation from a coal and steel region to one whose industry is based on technology and services. Strategic networking with Messe München International and the Intergeo Advisory Board launched in 2012 will bring new impetus to the event.
Intergeo 2013 promises to bring with it many developments that will strengthen its image as a significant source of inspiration for future national and international business. For example, the newly founded Advisory Board with partners Esri, Hexagon and Trimble will deal with strategic issues and discuss the industry’s socio-political role.
The collaboration with Messe München International creates new opportunities for global communication through a worldwide network with six subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and more than 60 offices abroad that are active in more than 90 countries. Messe München International provides Intergeo with a globally comprehensive portfolio of services for exhibitors, visitors and media representatives.
“The collaborative work between Intergeo and Messe München International will not only have a positive effect in supporting exhibitors and winning new ones. I also expect to see a further increase in the number of international visitors,” said Olaf Freier, Managing Director of HINTE GmbH, which organises INTERGEO on behalf of DVW.
The host, DVW e.V. — the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management — is expecting 16,000 visitors and 1,400 conference participants from all over the world. At the heart of the conference are the topics of “property valuation” and “intelligent geoinformation — how to gather, process and put it to practical use” and the continuation of the INSPIRE conference under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Steering Committee for Spatial Information Germany, the German Association of Cities, the German Rural District Association and DVW e. V.
Answers will also be given to questions of urban development and the challenges posed by the energy revolution. The event days will be opened by keynote speeches from Garrelt Duin, minister for Economic Affairs for North Rhine-Westphalia, Jürgen Dold, president and CEO of Leica Geosystems AG, and Prof. Reiner Rummel from the Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy at Munich Technical University.
Intergeo covers a wide variety of fields, ranging from surveying, geoinformation, remote sensing and photogrammetry to complementary solutions and technologies. Another field is processing, using and analyzing geodata on the Internet or in the field. Associated solutions will be presented and discussed by experts.
Intergeo will also highlight areas of innovation that are enjoying dynamic growth. Suppliers will showcase these future technologies at venues such as the OSGeoPark and the Innovation Park for young, innovative companies.