Dates & Venue

Monday & Tuesday, 22 to 23 July 2019. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

Leading professionals to discuss geotech as an economic tool

The SA GeoTech 2019 conference programme has been announced, and is packed with presentations by leading geotech professionals. Presentations were carefully selected based on the conference theme “Geo-tech to drive new business opportunities and economic growth”.

The theme is very relevant given the state of South Africa’s economy. Geotech holds great potential because of its wide range of applications and relatively high return on investment. Geospatial professionals equipped with the best and most suited geotech, hold great potential for growing South African businesses and the South African economy.

SA GeoTech 2019 will explore geo-intelligence solutions across the entire design, construction and data value chain. It will focus on cutting-edge hardware and software technologies, information systems and solutions for planners, consultants, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, surveyors, GIS practitioners, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.

The conference cover topics including DesignTech, MeasureTech,  PositionTech, MineTech, ConstrucTech and ArchiTech. Important goals of the programme are to bring together compelling, high quality presentations by leading geo-professionals, on a variety of spatial topics, to promote learning and knowledge transfer, as well as being insightful and thought provoking.

Given the variety of topics, a wide target audience is expected, including professionals working in:

  • Design, measurement, visualisation, estimation, costing and data acquisition
  • Planners, architects, quantity surveyors, consultants, engineers, surveyors and GIS practitioners
  • Surveying, planning, engineering, construction, building, mining and project management
  • Civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, construction, and mining
  • Space-based, aerial, drone, land, mining and undersea surveying
  • Mapping, location intelligence, and location-based business

The two day geospatial conference programme has been accredited with 2 CPD points by the geospatial industry’s governing body, the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC). The programme also includes a BIM with GIS workshop, presented by the BIM Academy Africa. The workshop will help participants get to grips with the information models, processes and delivery methods required to make an impact in their BIM careers. BIM must speak to everyone’s needs, and requires an approach that facilitates learning with a bigger picture of collaborative information models in mind. It is a software agnostic workshop, accredited by CanBIM (Canada BIM Council) and White Frog, and is endorsed by the Northumbria University Newcastle. More workshops are expected to be announced shortly.

The conference also includes an accompanying exhibition of leading geotech companies.

Chris Yelland

Chris Yelland