GEO Business 2019: Over 70% of Exhibitors From the Last Show Rebooked Their Stand Straight Away

GEO Business – the UK’s largest geospatial exhibition and conference, is well on track for another record-breaking show when it returns to the Business Design Centre, in London, on 21-22 May 2019

The vast majority of exhibitors rebooked their stands within 2 weeks of the launch date, and now the GEO Business team welcomes new exhibitors to join the ranks at the largest and most successful geospatial event in the UK.

GEO Business 2018 will be remembered as the show that broke records. Not only did the event sell more exhibition space than ever before (17% increase on the previous year) but they welcomed more visitors through the doors than previous years too. An incredible 2602 attendees from 59 countries went along to discover for themselves the vast range of technologies and services now available to them via several different platforms including: the 200+ strong exhibition; 94 hands on-workshops; 19 seminar sessions featuring 68 cutting edge presentations; the strategic conference and even the popular and renowned social events were a hot spot for innovative geospatial discussions.

Buoyed on by their excellent experience at the show, a staggering 70% of exhibitors eagerly rebooked their stands straight away securing not only the hottest locations but also a complimentary 30 minute exhibitor presentation spot too, a fantastic benefit of the exhibitor package. This is an unprecedented rate of sales for a show that only closed its doors three short months ago.

Organisers, Diversified Communications UK, are urging new suppliers looking to reach this important market to book early to ensure their place.

“We could not be more delighted with how GEO Business has developed these past few years. The 2018 outing packed an almighty punch; everywhere you looked the aisles were filled with quality buyers, the introduction of the seminar programme provided an extra depth to the content on offer and there was an incredible buzz in the exhibition hall across the two days. The success of the 2018 show is reflected in the high demand for space at our 2019 show, we are predicting another sell out event.” says show director Caroline Hobden.

“Since we launched the 2019 sales, new requests have been flooding in. It really does demonstrate just how important and essential GEO Business has become to the industry it serves.” she says.

Confirmed exhibitors for 2019 already include Topcon, Trimble, Leica Geosystems, Ordnance Survey, GAP Group, Bridgeway Consulting, GeoSLAM, SCISYS, ATMOS and many, many more.

“Having attended as a delegate for several years 2018 was our first time exhibiting. The turnout at the show, especially on our stand combined with our well-attended workshop made exhibiting at 2019 an easy decision.” says Chris Almond, Business Development Manager at Bibby Hydromap.

Barry Gleeson, BIM Programme Manager at Network Rail who visited GEO Business earlier this year commented “Excellent event and an essential part of the annual update on what the industry has to offer, and where the future opportunities and challenges lie. You shouldn’t miss this if you or your organisation wants to keep growing it’s knowledge and network”.

GEO Business will return to the Business Design Centre, in Islington, London, on 21-22 May 2019. The 2019 event will be using the same winning formula designed to maximise face-to-face interaction between exhibitors and customers: a two-day international exhibition of the latest technology and services; a programme of exhibitor presentations, cutting-edge seminar sessions, a strategic conference, and finally, visitors can also look forward to a full line-up of enjoyable social events for informal networking. For further information, please visit

To book stand space, please contact Caroline Hobden at or Sheila Ramaiya or call +44 (0) 1453 836363.

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 marketplaceinclude the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Businessevent 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 isthemembership 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 theprofession; 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 fordiscussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provideguidance 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.