Young Professionals Forum: part of Geo Spatial World Forum


Young Professionals Forum
Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 0900-1800
Beurs-World Trade Center, Rotterdam.


Professional development has been a major hurdle in geospatial industry of late. Continuous evolution in the areas of sensors for data acquisition, data management, real time analytics and visual interaction paradigms, together with the increasing prevalence of cloud computing, is affecting the capacity requirements in both government and private sectors. The future roles of young geospatial professionals are no longer seen as traditional geographers or surveyors, rather the market is demanding for data collection specialists, software developers, spatial analysts, 3D modeller, data integrators, etc.

Young Professionals Forum aims to provide a platform for students and industry to share the same stage and discuss how the next generation geospatialists can make a difference in our ever-changing industry. Senior executives of major public and private geospatial companies and young CEOs of start-ups will be invited to share inspirational stories and vision on the future trends and direction of the industry. Students will be given opportunities to present their research work (thesis) at the Forum in front of prospective employees, followed by a special pitch session by companies and government agencies to promote internships and job opportunities for students.

Target audience

Undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals under the age of 35.

Poster Contest

Students are invited to participate in an exclusive Poster Contest sponsored by Geospatial Media and Communications BV, highlighting innovative geospatial application research projects that could create new business opportunities in the industry. All posters will be presented and evaluated on 25 May 2016 at the Young Professionals Forum. Best Poster will be awarded €500!

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