2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

Geographic Information Expertise: Made in Europe

8 & 9 October 2014, Berlin, Germany


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New Sponsor for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are very pleased to announce AED-SICAD as sponsor of the 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014.

The company group AED-SICAD is Europe’s largest provider of state-of-the-art GIS applications based on the ESRI platform for the sectors Utilities (ArcFM UT) and Land Management (LM on ArcGIS product suite). The ArcFM UT Product Suite is the leading ESRI-based Utility Solution in Europe. It combines powerful server-based components for editing, analyzing, viewing, web-viewing and mobile viewing of network asset data. AED-SICAD is ESRI Platinum Partner.

New Media Partner for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are happy to announce MediaGEO as our new Media Partner.

MediaGEO is a cooperative company specialized in technical and scientific communication in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), geography "intelligent" space, the environment, cultural heritage and, more generally, in all areas of the territory in which may apply the most advanced and innovative ideas, solutions and technologies.
Activity continued research and the dissemination of these issues are our main activity, which is achieved through the design, implementation and management of communication channels such as traditional paper publications and online and spread through the modern social media.

With registration to imaGIne conference 2014 access to other events

With registration to imaGIne conference 2014 you can:

  • get free access to INTERGEO fair
  • get "combo" ticket for other INTERGEO conferences for only additional  €45 (tickets will be available on the spot)

See you in Berlin! Wir sehen uns in Berlin! Shihemi në Berlin! Vidimo se u Berlinu! Se dig i Berlin! Tot ziens in Berlijn! Näeme Berliini! Nähdään Berliinissä! Rendez-vous à Berlin! Viszlát Berlinben! Sjáumst í Berlín! Féach tú i mBeirlín! Arrivederci a Berlino! Гледате во Берлин! Se deg i Berlin! Do zobaczenia w Berlinie! Vemo-nos em Berlim! Vidimo se v Berlinu! ¡Nos vemos en Berlín! Vi ses i Berlin!

Press Release - Geographic Information: An Exciting Major Economic Growth Sector with Substantial Societal Impacts

According to a report published last year for Google prepared by the British research company Oxera the Geographic Information (GI) sector is estimated to be globally worth about $150 - 270 billion annually.  This is approximately one third the size of the global aviation industry. 
What is possibly even more important than the size of the GI sector is that Oxera estimates that it is growing globally by about 30% annually.   This represents truly outstanding expansion.  The fairly well known Google Maps and Google Earth represent a tiny tip of a major GI iceberg.  Nowadays hundreds of millions of smart phones in Europe have a location sensing ability and location based services are being delivered in real time on a rapidly increasing scale to citizens.  Businesses are increasingly becoming aware of the efficiency gains, cost savings and market discovery uses of GI.

Europe cannot afford to let the opportunities offered by this massive and rapidly expanding market slip away.

Anyone who is interested in promoting economic development, or more generally, just understanding how GI will change ordinary citizen’s daily lives and impact on businesses should attend EUROGI’s imaGIne conference in Berlin on 8 and 9 October.

EUROGI’s imaGIne Conference
A key aim of the conference is to showcase the best Europe has to offer in the GI field.

Smart cities, energy, demography, job creation and economic growth, environment, open information and transparent governance are some of the main fields in which the role of GI will be considered in detail during interactive sessions.  Another area of focus will be the European Union’s multi-billion investment in Copernicus, a satellite based initiative which in the coming years will provide massive amounts of new detailed GI which can be used across many fields.

As a practical example of the application of GI there will be a session which focuses on the insurance industry.  Examples of how costs can be avoided and efficiency gains can be made will be showcased.  Whilst the focus will be on the insurance industry delegates could get insights which apply to many other sectors, such as retail, transport, health, safety and security.
We all are acutely aware that we live in an increasingly globalised world.  Apart from focussing on specific areas such as energy etc and an industry (insurance) top speakers will place Europe in a global GI context; what are our current strengths and weaknesses and where are the globally emerging opportunities on the basis of new and emerging GI technologies.

Potential Delegates
Given the societal wide impact of GI potential delegates could come from virtually any economic, social, environmental or governance sector.  Business people, government policy makers as well as others from quite different backgrounds would all be welcome and would surely gain new and useful insights into how GI can benefit them in work, or leisure, environments.

The presentations and discussions will be aimed at a non-technical audiences so EUROGI particularly looks forward to attendance by non-technical persons, ‘the uninitiated’.  A key aim is to keep jargon to an absolute minimum.

Patronage and Speakers
In recognition of the importance of the GI sector and more specifically the imaGIne conference, the German Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriele, is the patron of the conference.

In line with the ‘showcase the best Europe has to offer’ aim EUROGI has lined up top level speakers in the various focus areas.  The speakers will be from the public and private sectors as well as from the European GI research community.
imaGIne and INTERGEO
The imaGIne conference will be held in the same venue and at the same time as the annual INTERGEO fair.  The fair provides a showcase for GI technologies and will have between 400 and 500 exhibitors.  Based on past experience about 15 000 people are expected to visit the fair.

Conference delegates are welcome to browse at the fair as part of a combined conference/fair offer.

Berlin: A Great City to Visit
Berlin is by far the main city tourist destination in Germany.  Visitors come to savour the cultural, entertainment, hospitality, gastronomic and retail services.  ‘Come to the conference, experience the City’; two great opportunities for delegates.

Press Release in .pdf format is available here.



Media Partner for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are happy to announce Behörden Spiegel as our new German Media Partner.

Behörden Spiegel is currently the most widely circulated independent newspaper for the public sector in Germany.
National, state and local authorities as well as public sector businesses form the sales pillars of Behörden Spiegel. In addition to subscriptions from the public sector, regular readers also include parliaments, trade associations, foreign missions, professional associations and public sector trade unions as well as industrial agencies. Many cities have dense distribution of Behörden Spiegel, particularly where top-level national and state authorities or central administrative establishments meet. Examples of bulk subscription recipients include the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, the federal office of defence technology and procurement in Koblenz, the federal administration office in Cologne, the federal criminal police office in Wiesbaden, the federal institute for occupational health and safety in Dortmund, the German meteorological service in Offenbach, the federal office of civil aviation in Braunschweig, the state ministry of the interior in Dresden and the ministries remaining in Bonn.

New Sponsor for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce Hexagon Geospatial as our new Sponsor for the 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014.

Hexagon Geospatial helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Hexagon Geospatial provides the software products and platforms to a large variety of customers through direct sales, channel partners, and Hexagon businesses, including the underlying geospatial technology to drive Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) industry solutions. Hexagon Geospatial is a division of Intergraph Corporation.

Media Partner for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce gis.BUSINESS as our Media Partner.
gis.BUSINESS is the geoinformation technologies magazine for the Germanspeaking
world. It provides well-researched, bimonthly reports on pioneering
technical developments and introduces practical applications for business,
administration and science. Thematically, the entire process chain is covered,
from data acquisition through analysis and evaluation to visualisation. Current
reports, interviews, plus news and views guarantee a comprehensive industry

Registration is Live!

Registration for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014 is now opened. Be sure to register by 31th August 2014 to take advantage of the discounted early bird rates. Explore the conference website for all the details on registration, the programme and keynote speakers.

Media Partner for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce Geoconnexion as our Media Partner. Geoconnexion is the leading publication for geospatial professionals in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

New Sponsor for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are proud to announce Esri as our new Gold Sponsor for the 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014.

“Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them.”

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically and became the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Esri software is being used in more than 350.000 organizations worldwide including thousands of local governments, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7.000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping activities and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet/cloud platforms.
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8 & 9 October 2014

Berlin, Germany
With a guided tour of the
INTERGEO fair on 7 October



New Sponsor for 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

We are very pleased to announce AED-SICAD as sponsor of the 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014.

The company group AED-SICAD is Europe’s largest ...

2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

Gold Sponsor                               Silver Sponsor
Media Partners