The very first edition of the GIM International Summit is drawing ever closer. The conference committee has been working hard to ensure a varied programme for professional development, networking opportunities and a thorough update of the status of the geomatics sector. The Summit is set to be a dynamic and highly interactive combination of conference and workshops during which delegates will be expected to make a meaningful contribution by sharing their constructive thoughts and ideas. The event will be held from 10-12 February 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
James Kavanagh, director of RICS, one of the partner organisations, stated: “Our geospatial industries have many threats and opportunities before them and one of the best ways to help develop our future profession is through collaboration and knowledge transfer. There are numerous geo-specific conferences and events around the world but we believe that, by reaching out to kindred sectors such as housing, planning, technologists and future trendsetters, the forthcoming GIM International Summit is taking a tentative but brave step in this direction. It’s time to start a serious conversation with our client base and we believe the GIM International Summit can help to provide this platform. RICS has no hesitation in supporting and taking part in this ground-breaking event. Fortune always favours the brave.”
Wim van Wegen, editorial manager of GIM International and member of the conference committee, is keen to highlight the ‘out-of-the-box’ character of the Summit. “It is a conference that connects the geospatial sector with the challenges faced by modern society. The event will be fuelled by keynotes of some of the best speakers from outside the industry, combined with interactive workshops hosted by experts from within the sector. With a varied social programme in the vibrant city of Amsterdam as the icing on the cake, we guarantee that delegates will return home full of inspiration and enthusiasm at the end of an unforgettable few days.”