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|Frankfurt/Karlsruhe, 16 October 2018 | “Digitalisation is turning our industry upside down. We can either take note of this or play an active role in the process. INTERGEO 2018 is the place to find people who have opted for the latter and promote geodesy, geoinformation and land management as independent skills in the digital revolution.” This was the thrust of the address given by Professor Hansjörg Kutterer, President of event host DVW, at the traditional opening ceremony for the INTERGEO trade fair and conference for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, held the evening before the event. In his view, our awareness of the wide-ranging facets of digitalisation will play a key role in its development. In the Emperors’ Hall of Frankfurt town hall, Kutterer called for people to use INTERGEO to gain a better understanding of digitalisation, create networks and present original ideas.
According to Daniel Katzer, who is instrumental in setting the focus of INTERGEO as Head of Trade Fairs and Conferences for the fair’s host Hinte GmbH, INTERGEO is continuously evolving. “We see ourselves today as a supplier of interactive solutions for the key issues of the future,” says Katzer, adding that the hosts have adopted a long-term strategy for this event – and the figures speak for themselves. Once again, INTERGEO will be featuring even more exhibitors and offering an even broader range of perspectives, with over 100 experts addressing the INTERGEO CONFERENCE. The fair is hosting 640 exhibitors from 40 countries, approximately ten percent more than last year. What’s more, over 17,000 visitors from more than 100 countries are expected this year. More so than mere figures, INTERGEO’s distinct portfolio of products, innovations, information and networking opportunities is a true testament to the event’s international recognition.
DiGEOtisation is taking hold
INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS (IAS EXPO) Europe’s leading event for civil drones
SMART CITY SOLUTIONS (SCSEXPO): Solutions for liveable cities
The great value of face-to-face interaction
The highlights of the next three days at a glance:
TUESDAY, 16 October 2018
In the INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS (IASEXPO) Best Practice Forum, Christian Janke will offer an insight into the cybersecurity of unmanned systems from 11.20 to 11.40 a.m. From 2.40 to 3 p.m., Kay Wackwitz will give an overview of the current state of the drone industry. And from 3.20 to 5 p.m., Dr. Christina Eisenberg will be presenting applications and topics relating to the practical aspects of drones.
On Tuesday, SCSEXPO opens its World Café. From 10.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m., guests will discuss “Mobility in cities”. From 2 until 5 p.m., specialists from the drone industry will give short presentations on “Drones in cities” before hosting roundtable discussions. From 1.30 until 2.30 p.m., a panel discussion on “Bee smart city” will be held in the forum.
WEDNESDAY, 17 October 2018
THURSDAY, 18 October 2018
INTERGEO Starting at 9.30 a.m., Prof. Joaquin Diaz, President of the BVBS, and Prof. Harald Simons, a senior executive at empirica AG, will open the third day of INTERGEO with their keynote speeches. Prof. Diaz’s topic will be the “Challenges of construction software in digitalisation”, and Prof. Simons will give a pointed, potentially controversial talk entitled “Real estate: When will Germany’s housing market turn?”
INTERGEO is hosted by DVW – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management.
Further information about the trade fair and programme at INTERGEO, the leading international event for the geo-IT sector from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Frankfurt, is available at: www.intergeo.de.