The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and German Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW e.V.) announced a strategic partnership that will broaden the horizons of INTERGEO as a global and vibrant platform.
Both organizations will work towards enriching the INTERGEO 2022 conference, scheduled to be held in Essen, Germany, from October 18-22, 2022, with practical geospatial insights and solutions to create a smarter world. This partnership strengthens INTERGEO and enables extended benefits to the participating geospatial community.
WGIC will bring its extensive knowledge from its programs on geospatial policies, climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and industry-academia collaboration into the partnership. Further, WGIC will organize partner meetings and networking receptions to facilitate the cooperation of WGIC members and partners with the diverse geospatial industry at INTERGEO.
As part of this partnership, DVW e.V. will work closely with WGIC to assimilate its ideas and vision for the geospatial industry into the INTERGEO conference agenda. During INTERGEO 2022, WGIC will access the main EXPO STAGE to launch the first edition of the WGIC Trailblazer Awards to recognize and celebrate exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the geospatial industry.
Starting in 2023, WGIC will hold plenary sessions, workshops, round tables and other interactions in physical or hybrid modes at INTERGEO. The conference will offer opportunities for WGIC to release knowledge reports relevant to the global geospatial ecosystem.