Geo Connect Asia opens next week, featuring Digital Construction Asia and Drones Asia

Geo Connect Asia (GCA), the region’s leading geospatial industry event, will return next week on 15-16 March at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. It will take place alongside Digital Construction Asia (DCA) 2023 and co-located with the launch of Drones Asia (DA) 2023. The three-in-one event, held fully in person, is expected to bring together over 2,500 delegates and attendees from Singapore, the region and beyond.

With the theme ‘Advancing sustainable & resilient geospatial solutions for an interconnected world’, a key focus of GCA 2023 will be the use of advancements in geospatial technology and data interoperability to address regional challenges.

Supported by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), GCA 2023 will feature over 70 exhibiting companies and demonstrate the role played by the mix of geospatial, location intelligence, remote sensing and drone-based solutions.

Digital Construction & Drones Asia

Shining the spotlight on opportunities for enhancing productivity in the construction world, Digital Construction Asia (DCA) 2023 will focus on showcasing digitalised processes and improved workflows. By enhancing ground-based equipment with aerial capabilities and implementing technology such as AI, BIM and IoT, current challenges in construction can now be targeted via novel and more efficient approaches.  

In addressing the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry, the newly launched and co-located Drones Asia (DA) 2023 aims to create a focused platform for the complete drone ecosystem. This show plays a critical role in enabling AI in today’s geospatial marketplace, broadening the conversation as industry experts look into the application of drones and UAVs in the commercial and industrial world, exploring industrial adoption to improve productivity and efficiency.

Packed with two days of complimentary programmes, the UAV Innovation Theatre @ Drones Asia offers attendees the chance to learn how technology enables drone operations and discover how UAV-focused solutions are being successfully applied to specific projects and tasks.

GCA conference

The two-day conference comprises 10 main sessions featuring over 50 industry speakers, panellists and moderators. These include: keynote address, ‘Geospatial solutions for global challenges – a new era empowered by digital twin’ by Prof Abbas Rajabifard, professor and discipline leader, geomatics at the University of Melbourne; opening panel, ‘Driving sustainable solutions in the built environment through improved analytics’ by Esther An, chief sustainability officer, City Developments Limited; and ‘Interoperability of data on the move’ by Eugene Seah, president of buildingSMART Singapore.

“As we progress into a Geospatial 4.0 World, data is increasingly intertwined in today’s digital world where technology, sustainability and resilience work hand-in-hand to transform smart insights that enhance productivity and safety,” said Mr Seah, who is also global board member and chief operating officer of Meinhardt Group in Singapore.

“The conferences at GCA 2023 will encourage companies to have these conversations at a local and regional level, and further urge visitors towards building smart cities that are sustainable and resilient as we identify growth opportunities in the construction sector.”

In addition, attendees can deep dive into two Expert Stages (Digital Underground Connect, and Sustainability in Construction and Road) as well as a full programme of free-to-attend Tech Talks and the UAV Innovation Theatre.

GCA 2023 will be graced by Dr Amy Khor, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Transport and Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, who will deliver the opening speech. Other distinguished guests in attendance, besides Dr Khor and Prof Rajabifard, include Yeoh Oon Jin, chairman of SLA and Dr Nadine Alameh, CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium.

Organised by Montgomery Asia, GCA 2023 is supported by over 50 trade organisations, associations and government agencies, including BuildSG, buildingSMART, the Construction Industry Joint Committee, and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), among others.

The full programme can be found here.

Note: Registration for GCA 2023 is now open here. Apply ‘GCAPR15’ to enjoy 15% off the regular conference price. Exhibition admission is complimentary and pre-registration is encouraged to facilitate ease of entry into the halls.