March 9, 2015 – INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015, the first joint conference organized by European Commission and Geospatial Media and Communications, has made available its full conference programme. The 5 days conference, scheduled on 25-29 May 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, will feature 4 plenary sessions, an exclusive ministerial panel, 30+ thematic sessions, 35+ workshops, alongside an exhibition.
Within the 5 days, delegates can look forward to almost 500 total presentations by geospatial experts, industry leaders, policy-makers, researchers and high profile user organizations covering topics including Agriculture, Building Information Modelling, Land Information System for Smart Cities, Digital Single Market, Linked Data & Cloud Computing, Urban Resilience & Sustainability, Geospatial Policies, Crowdsourcing, Earth Observation, Indoor Positioning, Health, Coastal & Marine, Open Data, Big Data Analytics and plenty others.
Earlier this week, Geospatial Media and Communications announced the first line-up of the conference’s keynote speakers. The impressive line-up include policy makers: Karl Falkenberg, Director General of European Commission, DG Environment, Dorine Burmanje, Chair of Executive Board, Dutch Kadaster, Vladimir Šucha, Director General, Joint Research Centre, Michael Howell, Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, United States Government; industry leaders: Steven W. Berglund, President, Chief Executive Officer, Trimble, Raymond O’ Connor, Chief Executive Officer, Topcon, Olla Rollen, Chief Executive Officer, Hexagon; top user organizations: Arjen Frentz, Committee on Drinking Water, European Federation of National Drinking Water and Waste Water Associations (EUREAU), Netherlands, Giuseppe Sgorbati, Scientific Technical Director, Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, Italy; and others.
INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015 expects 2000 delegates from 80+ countries around the world. It is being co-hosted by the Directorate General for Territorial Development, Portugal (DGT) and supported by 25+ other international partners.
Interested delegates are encouraged to register before 10 March 2015 to avail early bird discount up to 30% off the regular fee. The full programme with complete speakers list is available on the conference website: www.geospatialworldforum.org