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FIG Working Week - the programme is out

By [email protected] - 23rd March 2017 - 17:58

Time has come: the 79th FIG Working Week, hosted by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL) and the Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI), is about to kick off.

From 28 May to 2 June, surveyors, land experts, geospatial professional and allies from all over the world will gather in Helsinki, Finland. It will be a time to meet again, to network, to take stock of the key challenges of our time within the surveying profession and to strategize about our future.

With already more than 1,000 registered participants gathering from XX countries, this is going to be one of the biggest FIG Working Weeks to date.

This year the conference programme is as rich as ever.

On Tuesday 30 Ed Parsons, Google, will set the scene for the FIG Working Week and the overall theme: Surveying the world of tomorrow – From digitalisation to augmented reality. Ed will talk about the activities going on both above and below the radar and the professional’s role in the future from an overall level setting the tone and context of our world.

But that is not all: New to the FIG Working Week? Join us at the session for newcomers on Tuesday to meet members of the council, the FIG Office and other participants who will experience the FIG Working Week for the first time. Do not miss this opportunity to learn more about FIG, on how to maximize your conference experience and making most of your attendance.

This FIG Working Week will mark a handful of firsts. A new format – quick presentations that we have decided to call Short Inspirational Sessions (ISS) – will officially make its debut. The presentations are short, sharp and specific, hence maximize information and idea gathering. Following the inspiring presentations there will be a lively discussion.

Finally, the technical programme offers 80 informative and exciting sessions covering the entire spectrum of the surveying profession reflecting the range of the ten FIG technical commissions, some organized by the commissions, some organized in collaborations with our partners, hereunder World Bank, UN-Habitat GLTN and FAO. Each of the 4 Platinum members of FIG, ESRI, TRIMBLE, BENTLEY and LEICA can also be found within the Technical Programme.

Oh, and did we mentioned our rich and vibrant social programme, culminating with a Gala Dinner as the famous Finlandia Hall?

Check the programme now:

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