A Record-Breaking GEO Business 2023 Receives Glowing Reviews

The UK’s leading annual event dedicated to the geospatial profession welcomed a record-number of attendees. 

Held at ExCeL London from 17-18 May, GEO Business showcased cutting-edge technologies, ground-breaking innovations, and an insightful education programme.

With over 3950 total attendees, the packed-out event served as a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and exploration of emerging trends.

Landhawk, a GIS land search and assessment Proptech platform provider, comments on their visit:

“GEO Business 2023 delivered on all fronts. As expected, it delivered a wealth of opportunities for learning, networking and collaborating.

“The London ExCeL was packed full of start-ups, established industry names, innovators and experts all keen to share recent developments in the geospatial technology realm.”

A “game-changing” event 

The successful show brought the geospatial community from all parts of the world together, fostering collaboration and unlocking new opportunities for growth.

Sorin Popa, a Video Producer and Point Cloud CAD, 3D BIM Fly Through Creator at 90 Degree travelled all the way from Romania to attend.

“GEO Business was an absolute blast, filled with innovation, networking, and a sense of belonging in the geospatial community. Attending was a game-changer for me,” says Popa.

Andrei Șueran, Managing Partner at GRAPHEIN echoed this, commenting: “I have yet to experience another summit that manages to gather professionals from all around the world in such a cosy setting, making learning from each other an enjoyable event.”

“Tech everywhere!” 

The bustling show floor featured over 100 leading companies, start-ups, industry bodies and organisations at the forefront of geospatial.

Attendees had the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of state-of-the-art technologies, including remote sensing, GIS software, drone mapping, LiDAR, and augmented reality.

The leading equipment manufacturers, software companies and service providers that exhibited included Certainty 3D (TopoDOT), Esri UK, GeoMax, GeoSLAM, Hexagon, L3Harris Geospatial, Microgeo, NavVis, Ordnance Survey, Reduct nv, RIEGL, Senceive, Spyrosoft, TopCon Positioning, and UCL.

Commenting on his visit, Geospatial Services Lead at Jacobs, Simon Navin noticed “tech everywhere! Again! Some amazing technology exists in our industry.”

This immersive exhibition unveiled the next generation of geospatial solutions, providing a glimpse into how these advancements are reshaping industries and revolutionising data-driven decision-making.

“It was mind blowing” 

The show didn’t just result in happy attendees, but exhibitors too. Many were thrilled with the result of the show and praised the quality of visitors and strong leads over the two days.

“It was a delight to connect with industry experts, learn new things, and expand our network,” says Slovenian company Flai, a cloud-based AI platform provider.

“The diversity in this field is truly inspiring and we had the opportunity to meet so many like-minded individuals! Great job, GEO Business. It was mind blowing!”

Kelsey Hughes, Global Event Manager at NavVis, who are regular exhibitors at the show, comments “Each year we see more and more value. This year was insane; the amount of people we got to talk to and reconnect with.”

First time exhibitors Location Data Scotland were also thrilled with their experience, saying: “We are heading back to Scotland with lots of new contacts. Thanks to GEO Business for inviting us and for building such an excellent Scottish Innovation Village!”

David Price, Managing Director at GeoMax, was happy with the footfall on their stand, saying: “The quality [of visitors] has been good. We’ve done deals and taken orders on our stand from clients that have gone from enquiry to sale during the course of a few hours.

He continues, “from a brand building and visibility point of view, I think we have to be [at GEO Business]. There’s no doubt about that.”

“Dynamic setup creates excellent opportunities” 

The CPD-accredited education programme at GEO Business was hosted across six stages. Over 120 carefully curated talks, workshops and demos were presented by expert speakers from across the profession.

Topics covered a range of different applications for geospatial, including the built environment, infrastructure, transport, utilities and energy, surveying, mapping, and land and natural resource management.

Speakers from 1Spatial, Arup, Atkins, Hexagon, Jacobs, Ordnance Survey, Geospatial Commission, Topcon and Wood PLC were just a few examples of big names in geospatial who were part of the line-up.

Asset Information Coordinator at Skanska, Sakshi Kosta, comments on speaking at the show: “It was such a privilege to present my ideas at the GEO Business event.

“It was a great experience to learn, inspire and spark conversations about my chosen subject while sharing insights.”

AISPECO, a manufacturer of advanced geospatial data collection, says:

“GEO Business is much more ‘open’ as a conference since all of the sessions happen right on the exhibition floor. This dynamic setup creates excellent opportunities for engaging conversations.”

Register now for GEO Business 2024 

The resounding success of GEO Business 2023 has set the stage for an even more extraordinary event next year, taking place at ExCeL London from 5-6 June 2024. Get ahead and register your interest by visiting: www.geobusinessshow.com/register-your-interest.

About GEO Business

GEO Business is the UK’s largest geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and application of geospatial information. It will take place on 5-6 June 2024 at ExCeL London. For more information and to register your interest in attending, please visit: www.GeoBusinessShow.com. GEO Business is organised by Diversified Communications UK, in collaboration with Association for Geographic Information, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering, The Survey Association and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

About Diversified Communications  

Diversified Communications UK is a fast-growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough and London. Diversified UK’s business portfolio includes GEO Business; Digital Construction Week; Ocean Business; Aquaculture UK; MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; Accountex; Accountex Summit North; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; British Tourism & Travel Show and more. For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.