6 great reasons to visit GeoCom18
With so many events in the calendar, you may be wondering what makes GeoCom a must-be-there conference. There are six great reasons to visit GeoCom18:
You’re curious; you’re keen to stay ahead of the game. You want to find out about the productivity challenges affecting a broad range of sectors – you’d like to hear how others have overcome the same problems you’re facing, but with a different approach.
You’re interested in location intelligence in general; you’re inspired by great speakers sharing their own experiences of working with geo, good or bad – perhaps they’ll relate to yours? And you like being the first among your colleagues (and competitors) to learn something new!
You like catching up with old friends, you enjoy making new contacts in the industry, too. But you love making contact with sector specialists and thought leaders from businesses and organisations that need Location Intelligence to work hard for them.
Maybe you’ve been to GeoCom before, you’ve heard it’s a great event to connect with colleagues, and you like the idea of having a few geodrinks at the end of the day! GeoCom has always been a great meeting place. It’s one of the highlights of our year, we hope it becomes one of yours too.
Each year, we ask our delegates for feedback on the event. In 2017, one of our delegates put this into words for us brilliantly:
“One of the great things about GeoCom is how inclusive it is. Geospatial is branching out at an incredible pace, we’re exploring more, we’re doing more, we’re achieving more with cross-sector counterparts – and for young professionals, in particular, GeoCom is an event where you can see just how important geospatial has become, and, perhaps, see how you can play a part in moving our industry forward too. It’s a great place to meet the right people. Geo is so varied – GeoCom is the event where it all starts to makes sense.”
The insights you’ll gain from GeoCom can be shared with colleagues, and used time and again in your work. We invite thought leaders and champions from every industry to present their experiences – you may see these speakers elsewhere, but you’re unlikely to see them all at the same time.
Continuous Professional Development means exploring new ideas that can help to shape your work; gathering experiences; building your professional network; exposing yourself to a wide range of knowledge bases. Attending events like GeoCom is a way of investing in your own career, and gaining a level of subject awareness that’s more valuable to clients and colleagues alike.
Our speakers will share their experiences, looking for ways to solve the productivity puzzle.
Delivering more goods and services, per person, per hour or year, depends on efficient and effective asset management – whether that asset is a person, a product, a pipeline, or even a piece of intellectual property.
It may be that you’re a newcomer to Location iIntelligence. It may not be embedded in your business yet, or perhaps you’re an early adopter and you’d love to find out how best to get everyone else interested.
It could be you’re a GIS specialist working in one branch of our industry, or for one organisation, but you’re interested in learning how much value you could offer to another.
In every way, GeoCom this year will introduce you to the potential for location intelligence as an answer to the question of productivity.
We’ll hand over to Rollo Home, Senior Product Manager at Ordnance Survey, who puts it in a nutshell:
“Attending a conference to network is probably one of the hardest things to justify, in terms of your time and your business’s investment in that time. But it’s probably one of the most important things you can do at a conference. It’s the reason you physically attend rather than just read articles on line. At GeoCom you get to meet industry colleagues from across the country AND to network with people from outside our sector, people working with geospatial who aren’t necessarily aware of what you can offer. They’ve come to meet people like you. It’s a great way for hands-on geographers to come along and hear about the challenges shaping their own work, first hand.”
AGI Member (£70 + VAT) £84.00
Student Member (£10 + VAT) £12.00
RGS-IBG Member (£80 + VAT) £96.00
Non-Member (£110 + VAT) £132.00
Ticket includes: All Presentations. Networking Opportunities. Access to Exhibition Area. Delegate Programme. Free Coffee, Tea and Biscuits. Free Lunch. Free Wifi. GeoDrinks. Don’t miss out.
Event Booking Terms
To register as a delegated for GeoCom18, you must complete our GeoCom booking form, which is hosted on our main website (agi.org.uk). Clicking any of the booking links on this website will take you to the booking form. All contact details must be provided at the time of booking. A contract between us will exist as soon as we have your reservation.
As an AGI member, the option to be invoiced for the event may be offered to you. Payment is required 30 days from invoice OR in advance of commencement of the conference. If you don’t pay in accordance with this provision then you may be refused entry. If you are a non member then payment is required on application. Payments by overseas delegates must be made by credit card. Purchase Order numbers will be accepted. AGI reserves the right to enforce late payment penalties.
Payments may be made in sterling by:
- Cheque, payable to AGI
- Debit card (Visa debit and Maestro)
- Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)
- BACS (please contact email@example.com for payment details).
To qualify for the Member registration fee, you must be an AGI Member and your Membership must be valid at the time you register. If a registration contains misrepresentations about entitlement to the registration fee, then AGI will reserve the right to render the booking invalid and all registration fees will be forfeit. Misrepresentation about status will also entitle AGI to cancel all other registrations made on behalf of the registered organisation concerned and all registration fees will be forfeit.
Note: each delegate registering as a Member must be directly employed by the AGI Member company concerned. Other delegates, employed by associated companies or as professional advisers to the Member company, will be considered to be non-Members and must pay the appropriate fees. Student delegates may be required to satisfy AGI of their status in full-time education before registration. Failure to do so will render their registration invalid.
Your Confirmation Invoice
It is vital to check carefully the details of your booking as soon as you receive your confirmation and let us know immediately if any information appears to be incorrect or incomplete. If you want to cancel or change your booking later, you may have to pay amendment or cancellation costs, which may be as much as the total cost of the booking.
Cancellations or amendments must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. AGI policy for booking cancellations and amendments is as follows:
- Up to 8 weeks prior to the event will receive a 100% refund.
- Up to 5 working days prior to the event will receive 100% refund, less a £20+VAT administrative charge.