The AGI is delighted to announce another Silver Sponsor for this year's AGI GeoCommunity conference - the UK Location Programme (UKLP).
The UKLP was set up to help and advise organisations to implement the UK Location Strategy and INSPIRE. The programme is intended to deliver significant changes in the management of location information – one that introduces a new, innovative, and joined up service for government, business and citizens.
David Cope, UK Location Programme Director said: "The UK Location Programme is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2012 AGI Geo Community Conference in recognition that it is the largest and most comprehensive conference for the Geographical Information community in the UK.
Understandably there is currently a lot of interest in the role that the UK Location Programme is playing in the construction of the UK Location Infrastructure and by having a stand, and the benefits afforded by the other opportunities that sponsorship provides, it will enable us to provide feedback and demonstrations of the work of the Programme.
The Geographical Information community is and will continue to be both a key contributor to, and a key beneficiary of, the UK Location Infrastructure because it represents one of the leading sectors where we expect to see the most immediate benefit from the work of the Programme."
Chris Holcroft, AGI Chief Executive added: "The AGI has been closely involved with the UKLP since its inception in a variety of areas. We are extremely pleased that the AGI GeoCommunity '12 conference is seen as an ideal platform for the programme to promote its important national activity, as well as a vehicle to engage with the broader geocommunity. We hope the UKLP Team have a successful and enjoyable event with us in September".
To learn more about the UK Location Programme see: http://location.defra.gov.uk/
More about AGI GeoCommunity
AGI GeoCommunity '12: Sharing the Power of Place will be held at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 18 - 20 September 2012.
AGI GeoCommunity is the largest and most comprehensive independent conference in the UK digital mapping and geospatial calendar. The conference provides real insight and leadership in current geographic information and location based issues via a range of keynote addresses and conference papers as well as by hands on training and face to face delegate networking.
The AGI GeoCommunity series has a proven reputation as a 'must-attend' event for a range of service delivery managers and information management and technology professionals. Previous delegates and speakers have been drawn from Central and Local Government, Utilities, Health, Emergency Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Marketing, Business Intelligence, Finance and Technology sectors.
AGI GeoCommunity '12 will open on the 18th September with the popular pre-conference 'Icebreaker' evening event and offer two full days of thought leadership, practical education, knowledge transfer and real world best practice and case studies.
AGI GeoCommunity ‘11 attracted 450 delegates. The residential format, introduced in 2007, is now well established and the event has proven its growth and sustainability. Feedback from last year’s delegates indicated that 97% of those polled thought the event offered value for money and 89% felt it fulfilled their expectations. 97% said the venue was ‘good’ or ‘excellent. A full report of delegate feedback is available on the AGI website.
AGI GeoCommunity '12 will also offer a select number of sponsorship spaces to showcase new products and services and network with delegates both at the sponsors' exhibition pods and in the conference sessions and social events. Prices are frozen for existing sponsorship packages and a new category has been created for Small Business and Education Members, plus companies that are AGI members can get additional booking discounts. The conference format will offer our sponsors an unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with the key practitioners and influencers across government and the commercial sectors.
AGI GeoCommunity Website: www.agigeocommunity.com