Envitia sponsored, attended and spoke at the annual geospatial conference which was a culmination of the 2014 Geo: Big 5 series of events, which ran as a residential conference over two days in Warwick. Over 300 delegates attended the event, mainly Central Government Agencies, Industry and some local authorities. The conference was extremely busy with seven streams of presentations, special interest groups and forums being held across the two days, it was hard to choose from the breath of things going on.
Matthew Wood presented on ‘Seeing the geospatial wood for the trees’, describing a lot of the research work we have completed this year, on semantic searching, registry ideas and geo-locating unstructured tweets. It was great to present to the AGI audience how Envitia have changed over the last 3-5 years and how we are very much at the forefront of geospatial research. It was well received by existing customers and new contacts.
We decided this year to exhibit, something that we have not done for many years, but as it was our 25th birthday year so we thought we would go to town to celebrate with our customers and we really just wanted an excuse to have lots of cake, and it worked!
We sponsored the networking session on both days and had two fantastic ‘Envitia’ cakes to share with the audience. The cakes were displayed on our stand throughout the first morning. I have never known cake to get so much attention! I think about 70% of the attendees came and spoke to us to ask when the cake was being served. This enabled us to share the news that Envitia had been running for 25 years and so many people were very complimentary and pleased for us to have been so successful.
Overall the show was a worthwhile event. We were able to connect with our existing customers in one place, many who are located all over the UK. We made new connections, and informed this audience how successful Envitia are and the exciting work that we have been doing and that we continue to do over the next 25 years.
Sarah Cole, Account Manager