Congress discusses new market trends in satellite images and geographical analysis systems in corporate management

Microsoft, Google, Oi, the Ministries of the Environment and Cities, Vale and USP are just some of the companies/institutions that will be taking part in the debates and panels of GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA

São Paulo - July 04, 2008 – Between 15th – 17th July, in the Imigrantes Exhibition Centre in São Paulo, dozens of specialists from the geoinformation sector will be meeting in the GEO Brasil Congress. The objective is to update managers and specialists technologically in an atmosphere that is ideal for looking for new business opportunities and forming new partnerships. The talks and workshops promoted by the exhibitors and partner entities will take place during the GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA (9th Geoinformation International Fair and Congress).

Important companies and institutions will be taking part in a wide range of debates and talks, such as: Google, Microsoft, Esri, Autodesk, Editora Mundo Geo, the Navy, the Army, the Ministry of the Environment, Cognatis, Brasil Telecom, Gita Brasil, Imagem, The Nature Conservancy, Orbisat, TBG, Infoterra, Esteio, Threetek, Surface, Lógica América do Sul, Promaps, Cemig, Geovector, Santiago & Cintra, Hexagon, DigitalGlobe, RapidEye, Spot Image, Abec SP, HGT, Seplam PR, IGC-SP, CTCG-PR, IGA-MG, ITCG-PR, CPRM, Vale, Geoexplore, USP, Wild, Engecorps, Sisgraph, Bentley, Nexus, CPqD, Apontador, Geometrik, Embrapa, Geoportal, Cobrape, Inflor, COM Braxis and BearingPoint.

Among the topics to be covered are: GEOTowns: Case Studies; Which Map does Brazil need?; The Infrastructure of Spatial Data; Geotechnology as applied to the Environment; Geoinformation in State Governments; Geowebsites in Public Administration; and New Technology in the Field.

For those attending the congress who wish to take part in all the events the organization is offering a special package, as well as group discounts for three people or more, students, teachers, university students and former-congress attendees. Information can be obtained by e-mail Email Contact or by phone.: (11) 2796-5311 / Fax: (11) 2694-0527.

Target public

GEOBrasil (9th International Geoinformation Congress) – Aimed at presenting the very latest trends in the areas of agricultural measuring, cartography, remote sensing and GIS, for professional users and producers of geoinformation applied to the areas of infrastructure, the environment, agribusiness, public administration, technical registers, security and business and engineering, generally.

GEO Oil and Gas (GEO Oil and Gas - 5th International Seminar on Geotechnologies for Oil and Gas) – Programme that focuses on the professionals involved with research, engineering, the environment, transport and the distribution of gas, oil and derivatives that use geotechnology.

GEO Towns (GEO Towns - 3rd International Seminar on Geoinformation for Town Management) – Directed at professionals who work in town administrations and institutions that provide municipal services that need geoinformation in their registration, territorial planning, finance, environment, health and education projects.

Full programme:

Panel: Global Infrastructure of Spatial Data – International experience

Debate: Geomarketing – Return on Investment

Panel: GEOTowns – Case Studies in Town Administration

Panel: GEO Oil & Gas – New Projects and Technology

Special debate: A Cartographic Void – Which Map does Brazil need?

Panel: National Spatial Data Infrastructure – Introducing the NSDI in Brazil

Panel: The Environment – Geotechnology Applications

Panel: GEOTowns – Projects of the Caixa Econômica Federal

Panel: GEO Oil & Gas – Information gathering using Radar and Laser Scanning

Panel: Geotechnology and Infrastructure - Telecom

Panel: Information gathering in the field – New technology

Debate: GEOTowns – Cartographic Basis and Technical Register

Panel: Geotechnology and Mining – Applications in the CPRM

Special debate: Geoweb – New Business Opportunities

Debate: Geotechnology and Infrastructure - Energy

Panel: Orbital Sensors – The latest in High Resolution

Debate: Geoinformation in State Governments - São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Paraná

Panel: Geotechnology and Mining – Applications in Vale

Debate: Geotechnology and Infrastructure – Major Engineering Projects

Debate: Neogeography and Professional GIS – Rivals or Complementary?

Panel: Agrobusiness and the Forest Sector – Applications of Geotechnology

Panel: Geo-referencing of Rural Properties – Reviewing the Norms

Special debate: CAD/BIM/GIS – Integration of Solutions

Panel: Geotechnology and Infrastructure - Sanitation

Panel: GIS – Interoperability and Open Standards

Panel: Public Administration – Geowebsites and e-government

Debate: ERP and GIS – Integration of Technology and Services

Further information:

GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA (9th Geoinformation International Fair and Congress)

Date: July 15 to 17, 2008
Opening hours: noon to 7 p.m.
Venue: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes Exhibition Center – Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5
Note.: Entry of people under 16 is prohibited, even if accompanied by an adult.


Date: July 15 to 17, 2008
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
E-mail: Email Contact
Tel.: (11) 2796-5311
Fax: (11) 2694-0527


Antonio Alves

Communication Coordinator
Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado
Tel.: +55 11 3060-5019
Fax: +55 11 3060-4946
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Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado
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Graziela Lavezo

Communication Assistant
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