GEO Business 2016 Announce Call for Papers


The organisers of the geospatial event of the year, GEO Business 2016, have issued a call to those working at the cutting edge of geospatial developments to submit their abstracts for next year’s conference which will be held at the Business Design Centre in London from 24 – 25 May 2016.


The conference committee is seeking revolutionary and thought provoking abstracts that truly demonstrate the remarkable impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment. Over the two day conference, expert presenters will explore how geospatial solutions have enabled projects to run more efficiently, ensuring that they are delivered on time, whilst saving money and reducing risk. Topics of interest include:


  • Geospatial Economic Efficiency – case studies are welcomed that show how significant cost-savings were made following the implementation of geospatial technology.


  • Geospatial Infrastructure – with more building recently promised by the government, papers are invited showing how geospatial technology is key to efficient infrastructure solutions.


  • Geospatial Innovation – with geo-technologies being implemented in more and more industries case studies should explore new and innovative solutions.


  • Geospatial Sustainability – with sustainability becoming more crucial to business practices, examples should show how geospatial technology supports ecological monitoring and management.


All interested parties are asked to submit an abstract online before the deadline of 22 January 2016.


All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the technical conference committee headed up by Conference Chariman Ian Bush, and the full conference programme will be launch in March 2016.


Ian welcomed the call for papers and he remarked that; “On behalf of my fellow committee members, it gives me great pleasure to welcome interested parties to submit an abstract for the GEO Business 2016 Call for Papers. We look forward to receiving thought provoking abstracts from all corners of the industry and formulating an exciting programme that will educate, entertain and entice delegates from around the globe.”


Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition showcasing 200 of the most innovative international geospatial companies, and a full schedule of bespoke commercial workshop sessions – all FREE to attend, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the products and services of more companies, and in more depth than ever before.


For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit



Media enquiries to:

Sophie Potten, Marketing Manager, Diversified Business Communications UK

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Diversified Communications UK Ltd is the UK division of an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton.


GEO Business is the UKs biggest geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Launched in 2014 and organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).


The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference.


The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) exists to represent the interests of the UK’s GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as a whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is the membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI.

RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881.

Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name – FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.


The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.


The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) strives to promote and progress civil engineering. ICE was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828 where they declared that their aim was to foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering. That is still their aim today and they represent around 80,000 members worldwide.

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