Internationalization is the great differentiating factor of GEO Summit Latin America 2008

The purpose is to present innovations and trends, as well as to offer technology updates.

São Paulo, May 2008 - GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA 2008 (9th Geoinformation International Fair and Congress), which is considered the largest and most complete event in the field of Geotechnology in Latin America, will take place between June 15 and 17 at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes, in São Paulo. The event is organized and held by Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado - a joint venture between the largest exhibition organizer in the world and the largest in Latin America.

With the participation of approximately 50 exhibitors, which represent more than 100 of Brazil's major brands, GEO GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA 2008 is a continuation of the GEOBrasil series, which began in 2000. "As from this edition, our goal is to internationalize the event more and more, reaching visitors from all of South America especially", says José Danghesi, the event's Show Manager. "Besides, the event has become more comprehensive, managers and specialists become technologically updated and do good business", he adds.

For this year, the organizer expects the visit, in the 4,000-square meter exhibition area, approximately 3,600 professionals, who will be able to learn about key innovations and trends, as well as to promote business in the fields of land surveying, cartography, GIS, remote sensing, technical cadastre and GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Compass). About 80 lecturers will participate in conferences and seminars aiming to present the industry's innovations and trends, with priority given to discussions that are crucial for market growth, addressing technologies, policies and strategies.

Targeting the environment, public management, sanitation, telecommunications, power, geomarketing, mining, oil, gas, cadastre, and agribusiness markets, the event aims to gather, integrate and promote business between professionals in the supply chains of the fields of land surveying, geoprocessing, cartography, remote sensing, GPS and GIS and corporate users of these services.

Focused events

GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA 2008 offers its target public a series of options by means of simultaneous events connected by IT concepts associated with positioning and geographical analysis attributes. In this fashion, visitors can participate in a wide range of technical activities, visit the exhibition and do good business. Check out:

GEOBRASIL (9th International Geoinformation Congress) - Aimed at professionals that use and generate geoinformation applied generally to infrastructure, environment, agribusiness, public management, technical cadastre, security, business and engineering.

GEO OIL AND GAS (5th International Seminar on Geotechnologies for Oil and Gas) - Focused on professionals in the fields of research, engineering, environment, transportation and distribution of gas, oil and their products, who employ geotechnologies.

GEO TOWNS (3rd International Seminar on Geoinformation for Town Management) - For professionals working in municipalities and institutions that provide services to municipalities, who need geoinformation for projects involving cadastre, land planning, finance, environment, health and education, among other projects.


GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA serves the following sectors:

o Topographic and photogrammetric stations
o Land-based and aerotransported sensors (optical, laser and radar);
o Large format and precision scanners and printers;
o Data collectors and PDAs;
o Communication equipment.
o Satellite imaging / data
o Aerial photos;
o Maps, registries and digital models of terrain;
o Web content.

o GIS;
o Image processing and compression;
o Navigation, routing, monitoring and tracking;
o Data modeling;
o Cartographic production;
o GNSS and topographic data processing.

o IT and Databases;
o Publication of geographic data on the internet;
o Mapping;
o Registry and topographical surveillance;
o Consulting services ;
o Geomarketing;
o Corporate GIS project implementation;
o Specialist solutions.


GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA 2008 is supported by GITA BRASIL (Geospatial Information and Technology Association), GITA (Geoespatial Information & Technology Associations), ABCE (Brazilian Association of Electric Power Concessionaires), CREA-SP (Regional Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy of the State of São Paulo), ABIMAQ (Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers), IRIB (Brazilian Institute of Land Registry), SOBRATEMA (Brazilian Society for Equipment Maintenance and Technology), AEASP (Association of Agricultural Engineers of the State of São Paulo) and INPE (National Institute for Space Research).


Simultaneously to GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA, Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado will hold the first edition of EXPO GPS (Latin American Localization and Tracking Fair and Congress), whose objective is to meet the needs of a market specifically focused on localization and tracking technologies.

The only event of its type Latin America, it was devised with the purpose of congregating specialists and showing to society the economic and technological potential of localization services for transportation, security, logistics and mobility. EXPO GPS is supported by GRISTEC (National Association of Risk Management and Tracking and Monitoring Technology Companies)

Further information:

GEO SUMMIT LATIN AMERICA (9th Geoinformation International Fair and Congress)
Date: July 15 to 17, 2008
Time: 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.



More information for the press from:

Antonio Alves
Communication Coordinator
Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado
Tel.: +55 11 3060-5019
Fax: +55 11 3060-4946
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Elaine Tessarolo
Communication Assistant
Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado
Tel.: +55 11 3060-4945
Fax: +55 11 3060-4946
E-mail: Email Contact

About Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado
Set up in April, 2007, Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado is a joint venture between the world's largest fair promotions agency, Reed Exhibitions, which has been in Brazil since 1997, and the biggest in Latin America, Alcantara Machado Feiras de Negócios [business fairs], which was founded in 1956 and whose first event was FENIT (International Textile Industry and Fashion Trade Fair), held in 1958. The partnership started in 2006, with FEICON BATIMAT (International Construction Industry Trade Fair), which was followed by ISC BRASIL (International Security Conference and Exposition) and SISP (São Paulo Real Estate Trade Show).
Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado has offices in Sap Paulo and 140 employees. It organizes more than 30 business fairs in Brazil every year in the most diverse of industry segments. One of the promoter's objectives is to provide exhibitors and its clients with the opportunity of increasing their business, by bringing international events to Brazil and forming new partnerships.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser. In 2007 Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 39 fully staffed offices.
Reed organises a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 47 industry sectors, including:
Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, building & construction, electronics, energy, engineering, entertainment, environment, food & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT, jewellery, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, property, manufacturing, medical education, packaging & converting, printing & visual communication, security, sports & recreation, travel.
Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.
Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,052 million on turnover of £5,398 million.


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