News in 2013

The World Came to Essen for the 19th InterGeo Trade Fair and Conference

8-11 October 2013, Essen Germany

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DVW President Karl F. Thöne at the Opening

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Prof. Reiner Rummel, Munich receiving the DVW Prize

This years InterGeo Tradeshow and conference, organised by German DVW, took place in Essen. Again this year, InterGeo was impressive both in the number of exhibitors and attracting participants from over 16,000 participants from around 80 countries.

Intergeo is the world’s largest conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management and is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue since it covers a wide variety of fields, ranging from surveying, geoinformation, remote sensing and photogrammetry to complementary solutions and technologies. This year the trade fair had around 500 exhibitors in three halls covering more than 25,000 square meters of floor space.

DVW President Prof. Dr. -Ing. Karl F. Thöne remarked that this year’s event drew a younger and more international crowd than in the past, which can be explained by a number of initiatives which aimed to bring students into contact with the workforce and gave them the opportunity to discuss the future of the industry as a whole.

The opening took place at the Ruhr Parliament building (Gebäude des Regionalverbandes Ruhr). DVW President Prof. Dr. -Ing. Karl F. Thöne welcomed both German and International representatives. Prof. Reiner Rummel, Munich, Germany received the DVW Prize during the opening due to his long term engagement in the Geodetic Research and giving this area visibility in a hasty changing global setting. Prof. Reiner Rummel was also one of the key note speakers at the conference.

Like earlier years FIG was represented at InterGeo with a stand promoting FIG in general, FIG Congress 2014 that will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and FIG Working Week 2015 which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Furthermore several FIG representatives from all over the world attended InterGeo. It was a pleasure for FIG office to meet and talk to several Corporate members.

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At the FIG stand promoting FIG Congress 2014, FIG Working Week 2015 and FIG. Sr Siew Siew Weng, Malaysia, President Sr Mohammad Azmi Mohd Zin, Malaysia, President Henning Elmstroem, Denmark, President Yanakiev Angel Krumov, Bulgaria, Hanne Elster, Louise Friis-Hansen and Co-congress director Hasan Jamil.

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The Malaysian local organiserstogether with FIG Office outside the Conference Center in Essen

Next year’s Intergeo will be marking the 20th anniversary of the event and will be held in Berlin from 7th to 9th October.

Louise Friis-Hansen
November 2013

19 November 2013