2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014

The 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014 will be held at Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany on October 8-9, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Geographic Information Expertise: Made in Europe”.

The key aim of the imaGIne conference is to showcase the best Europe has to offer in the GI field. The INTERGEO Fair will showcase a wide variety of GI related products and services.

Program highlights:

The 2nd EUROGI imaGIne Conference 2014 will be held at Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany on October 8-9, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Geographic Information Expertise: Made in Europe”.

The key aim of the imaGIne conference is to showcase the best Europe has to offer in the GI field. The INTERGEO Fair will showcase a wide variety of GI related products and services.

Program highlights:

  • Keynote presentations will provide a general overview of opportunities in the GI/GT sector, Europe’s global position in the rapidly expanding GI/GT field, big data, open data and the Internet of Things.
  • Parallel sessions will take place which are organised by EUROGI members (energy – Germany’s DDGI; job creation & economic growth – France’s AFIGÉO; environment – Ireland’s IRLOGI; demography – Denmark’s Geoforum; smart cities – Netherland’s Geonovum, open data – Hungary’s HUNAGI & Poland’s ISPIK), European Commission Directorates General and by European GI/GT associations. 
  • EUROGI will present its latest activities on “Market-Pull-Packs” for the European COPERNICUS infrastructure and then the GI industry will take over highlighting the new trend of using more real-time data for dynamic GI services.
  • The final session will consider/discuss resolutions which relate to advancing Europe’s positon globally in any of the thematic areas dealt with in the conference.

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

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.

EUROGI is the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information and draws its membership from across Europe.  Its main aim is to promote the widespread and effective use of Geographic Information and Geotechnologies.  

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