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INTERGEO 2015 Review - 
Going global. 
Going great!

By [email protected] - 28th October 2015 - 10:34

As the 21st INTERGEO concluded in October, organisers HINTE GmbH announced a 15 percent growth in exhibitors and floor space and an attendance of 16,500 visitors to the world’s biggest independent trade fair devoted to geodesy, geinformation and land management. â©

Many of those exhibiting remarked on the senior status of contacts made at this year’s three-day event in Stuttgart1. The fact that half of the 540-plus exhibitors travelled from abroad reflects its growing international appeal. For example, the UK Pavilion hosted by GeoConnexion featured for the third consecutive year, with more exhibitors and double the floor space of last year’s expo in Berlin (see also page 50 in this issue). â©

Customised resultsâ©

It was apparent from both the exhibition and accompanying conference organised by DVW2 that concerted efforts are being made to integrate geo-based developments into mainstream IT. The result: simple, user-friendly, intuitive solutions that seek to deliver customised responses to customers’ requirements and those of Geospatial 4.0. â©

“Our technology must respond to the needs of an expanding global population. And we’re very optimistic we can do just that. INTERGEO, the key event where our international users gather under one roof, gave us the chance to demonstrate how we optimise workflows and simplify processes for our customers’ benefit,” said Eduardo Falcón, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the GeoPositioning Solutions Group at Topcon Positioning Group.â©

Flying highâ©

The launch of a special interaerial SOLUTIONS exhibition zone reinforces INTERGEO’s status as global communications hub for applications devoted to UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems). Cina Molawi, a first-time exhibitor at INTERGEO with start-up company “Sitebots”, reported that “INTERGEO is just the right platform for young, innovative companies involved in UAS. Thanks to an event that covers a broad industry spectrum, we welcomed a high proportion of decision-makers to our stand and succeeded in firmly positioning our products.”â©

Talent spottingâ¨

Once again, a key concern of many of businesses present at this year’s INTERGEO was the shortage of specialists. Needless to say, the trade fair is fast becoming an increasingly important recruitment forum. “We have to actively combat the shortage of specialists and join forces with universities and companies to attract young talent,” says DVW President Thöne.â©


As one INTERGEO draws to a close, the next already beckons. With its future-oriented focus on digital construction and smart cities, INTERGEO 2016 is moving to Hamburg. The city is already renowned for its international flair and positioned as a key centre for trade, architecture and innovation. “We have already received plenty of advance bookings for exhibition space and the signs are all positive for INTERGEO 2016!,” says Christoph Hinte, INTERGEO’s organiser and Managing Director of HINTE GmbH. â©


2. DVW (Gesellschaft für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement e.V - German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management)

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