Themed “Geospatial & Location Intelligence Solutions for Asia –
Underground, Land & Sea to Sky, Geo Connect Asia 2022 (GCA 2022) is
expected to double in the number of participants and in floor space,
catering to a largely in-person format enhanced by a virtual component.
Scheduled for 1 & 2 June 2022, GCA 2022 will be held at Marina
Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre together with Digital
Construction Asia (DCA) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UVA) Asia. It is
expected to host over 80 international exhibitors and 2,500 delegates,
alongside 100 enterprises, associations and agencies.
GCA 2022 sees over 30% of new participating companies such as drone
and aerial providers AECA Solutions, Amuse Oneself Inc, Viscoy and
YellowScan; image capture experts PhaseOne; and inspection tech pioneers
Screening Eagle. This second
edition underscores Singapore’s position as a technology-centric
business gateway for the ASEAN region, particularly its interest in
geospatial innovations to support smart services and solutions.
GCA 2021 made a timely debut and contribution to key industry sectors
that needed geospatial technologies, especially for those that played
an active role in pandemic management. Geospatial data has provided
information on Covid-19 risk factors, setting-specific disease
transmission, forecasts of viral prevalence, and more.
Said Co-founder of GCA Rupert Owen, “As geospatial solutions become
more applicable in most industries, and more accessible via ground and
satellite imagery, especially in the Southeast Asian region, the desire
to meet and discuss developments and opportunities is evident.
“With ever-expanding opportunities, we see the industry being
transformed into an exciting space in which to operate. The addition of
digital construction and UAV solutions as complementary industries in
one event will enable solution providers to experience first-hand a full
range of exciting industry developments in Singapore.”
Moving forward, GCA has gained valuable first-mover advantage in
setting the organiser playbook for safety protocols and in adopting a
hybrid format. It was one of the foremost large-scale events to have
been given approval by Singapore Tourism Board to proceed in 2021 in the
midst of the pandemic. While engagement among attendees might be
contained due to safety distancing measures, it doesn’t detract from the
key purpose of attending GCA 2022.
Christopher McCuin, MD of the organiser Montgomery Asia shared that
they remain very focused on driving value for GCA, which means
facilitating business connections and transactions is the top priority.
“People are ready to get back to doing business and on the experiential
side of things, we will deliver the physical tech that they can see, and
they want to meet the people that are building and selling it. That's
what we'll focus on – we want to bring business back and facilitate that
McCuin added that holding GCA in Singapore has had its advantages in
bringing back the delegates and exhibitors to conduct business. “We're
getting good bookings from people who want to come. This year, we've got
a huge amount more from many other countries because of the VTL scheme,
and Singapore advertises itself very well. Yes, it's got very stringent
SMMs. But then again, the results of what the country has delivered are
fabulous. With a 91% vaccination rate, it provides a solid foundation
for getting large-scale events back on its feet."
People are ready to get back to doing business and on the experiential side of things, we will deliver the physical tech that they can see, and they want to meet the people that are building and selling it. That's what we'll focus on – we want to bring business back...
Christopher McCuin, MD of Montgomery Asia