Major global technology conference plans unveiled

10th July 2008

<p>GIS software company ESRI has announced the key speakers for its annual ESRI Europe, Middle East and Africa User Conference, 2008.</p><p>The conference, which will take place between the 28-30 October this year, at the London's QEII Conference Centre, and will host more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.</p><p>Speaking first will be ESRI president, Jack Dangermond, who will present ESRI's vision of the future for GIS and who will "share his predictions for the industry".</p><p>In a statement made to the press Richard Waite, managing director at ESRI UK, said that: "This year, plenary speakers have been selected to show GIS innovation at its best and reflect the conference theme of 'GIS for everyday life'. </p><p>"Demonstrating how indispensable GIS solutions have become in a wide range of industries, the sessions will highlight the impact GIS has on day-to-day life," he added.</p><p>Some of the plenary speaker sessions already revealed include 'Bringing the real world into the classroom', from Steve Dunn and Mark Smith of the Geography Dept at The Grammar School of Leeds, and 'Rapid mapping for disaster zones around the world', from MapAction's director and OBE, David Spackman.</p><p>The ESRI Europe, Middle East and Africa User Conference is regarded as one of the principal events in the EMEA GIS industry calendar.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18679251-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>