Now in its 8th edition, Geospatial World Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in geospatial sector and its application domain. It is the most premium global platform for geospatial community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, branding and networking with senior decision makers associated with geospatial world. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building.



Since the past few years, geospatial industry has seen major shift in its business models largely due to global demand of cloud-based and open-interoperable solutions. The advent of information technology and connectivity not only makes the world smaller, but creates stiff competition among industry players, especially in terms of exclusivity and quality of services. These fast-changing technology trends are cutting down gestation period and innovation life-span, resulting in profit vulnerability. How did the businesses respond?



Geospatial World Forum covers the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in the span of 4 days. With 300+ speaking slots available in 30+ thematic sessions, this is an excellent opportunity to present your work to 1500+ global audience from 90+ countries.

Important Dates


30 November 2015


15 December 2015

SpeakersRegistration Deadline

15 January 2016



I found the presentation session was very well organized and well managed by the moderator. There was a good participation from the audience as well.

Pierre Jorcin, GIS and Data Administrator, Naturalia-Environnement, France

Well organized show with relevant and cohesive streams that were very well attended.

Robert Jastram, Vice President of Sales, Luciad, Belgium

The INSPIRE-GWF has been a perfect opportunity to meet people from all over the world in a single place, sharing experience and visions about the future of the geospatial market and applications.

Massimo Zotti, Head of the Strategic Business Unit 'Government & Security', Planetek Italia, Italy

I thought the conference was very well organized, well put together and thoroughly enjoyable.

Doug Specht, Director, VOZ Geographic Information Systems, United Kingdom

In general the conference was a good meeting point. High level people and relevant companies represented. Overall, well organized and valuable networking for me.

HakanEngman, CEO, Agency9 AB, Sweden

For me the conference was an excellent opportunity to exchange information and experience with international colleagues and it was well and nicely organized.

Tomaz Petek, Deputy General Manager, Surveying and Mapping Authority, Slovenia

The conference was amazing - very strong opening and plenary sessions and very useful working sessions. Excellent speakers, very impressive!

RumyanaTonchovska, Senior Land Administration - IT Officer, UN FAO

I enjoyed the conference. I've noticed a big move towards new technologies such as linked data, open data, crowdsourcing ... A great opportunity for networking.

Tomas Mildorf, Research Fellow, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

It was excellently run and I thought the sessions worked very well. I look forward to attending your event again.

Lorraine McNerney, General Manager for Geospatial Systems, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Ireland

The conference was really well organized and alive. I liked the setup having a good choice in sessions and plenary meetings. I met a lot of colleagues that I had not seen for a while. I will certainly join Geospatial World Forum 2016 in Rotterdam.

Michel Grothe, Consultant, Geonovum, Netherland

We found the conference and exhibition to be very well organized and beneficial to our professional and business development objectives. The world was truly present at this conference and we were able to network with people from many different nations. For sure, we will be exhibiting and attending the Geospatial World Forum every year from now on.

Robert E. Zee, Director, Space Flight Laboratory, Canada

I was satisfied with the attendance and the follow-up discussions to my presentation in the Cloud/Linked Data track, so the event was well worth the time.

Hans Viehmann, Product Manager EMEA, ORACLE Corporation, Germany

It was a very grateful experience sharing knowledge on Web GIS with colleague from different countries and sectors such as public organizations and private companies. In general, I am really satisfied with the content of the whole conference.

Alicia Gonzalez, Geographer Engineer - SDI Department, National Geographic Institute, Spain

I enjoyed the conference very much. I think it was a good session in terms of the presentation and how they fitted together.

Tina Svan Colding, Data Distribution and Property, Danish Geodata Agency, Denmark

It was a great opportunity for me to learn and get involved with experts in these areas and to give my contribution to the discussions of some issues during the week of the event.

Rear Admiral Carlos Rodolfo (Ret.), Regional Vice President, AFCEA International´s Atlantic Region, Portugal

A well-organized conference with strong participation. It was a unique opportunity for people all over the world to get together and share their common passion for geospatial knowledge. I found plethora of interesting presentations and workshops, a spacious exhibition, and numerous opportunities for networking. I couldn't ask for more.

Panagiotis Tziachris, Spatial Information Manager, Soil Science Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Overall the event was very informative, and I also think it has been an excellent platform for the communication and networking among the geospatial community, as well as sharing and exchange new technologies / ideas on geospatial from countries throughout the world.

Sutha Veloo, Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia

We at GeoSolutions are very impressed with the GWF 2015, it was one of the best events we have attended in a while. It was well organised, the presentations and workshop programme was good and the energy in the exhibition area was impressive. Definitely the place to be for a GIS company.

Simone Giannecchini, Managing Director, GeoSolutions, Italy

The 2015 GWF was a valuable opportunity to present BlackBridge's satellite imagery products and applications. We were pleased to network with the diverse mixture of colleagues, organizations and markets that attended.

Jason Setzer, Cloud Product Manager, Blackbridge, Germany

I was very happy with the Earth Observation session, as were the other ISPRS speakers. We had a strong programme thanks to the collaboration between GMC, ISPRS and EARSeL. Geospatial World Forum is a very useful forum for collaboration.

Ian Dowman, Emeritus Professor, University College London, United Kingdom

I think the programme was structured well and that the various presentations fitted nicely together and were presented in just the right order.

Marie Haldorson, Director, Statistics Sweden

In general, I think it was a good joint organization between GWF and INSPIRE providing excellent networking opportunity.

Giacomo Martirano, Engineer, Epsilon Italia, Italy

I enjoyed the GeoHealth programme very much, because I did learn a few things and got in touch with other colleagues. The entire conference in general was really well organized.

Luis Serra, Senior Officer, Directorate-General of Health, Portugal

My general opinion about the Spatial Planning programme was favourable. I think the number of participants was reasonable for a parallel session and the vast majority of presentations were actually related with spatial planning.

Rita Nicolau, Researcher, Directorate General for Territorial Development, Portugal

Conference was well organized. Sessions within the exhibition hall were a nice idea to attract people and provide good networking conditions.

Christian Ansorge, Project Manager - SEIS and INSPIRE implementation, European Environment Agency, Denmark

I think the conference was successful, even beyond the technical contents, and the joint organization GWF - INSPIRE certainly was a remarkable added value for all the attendees.

Diomede Illuzzi, Senior Technical Manager, Planetek Italia, Italy

A lot of the discussions I found very insightful and valuable and I thought overall there was a good balance of technical and non-technical (legal, best practices, etc.) content.

Laura Delgado Lopez, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation, United States

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