Accelerating Action Through Public-Private Partnerships

Hosted by Group on Earth Observations (GEO), organised by ZASPACE, and sponsored by Trimble and Esri, this November the Virtual Industry Track at GEO Week returns, focusing on boosting public-private partnerships with a view to encouraging national Earth observation initiatives through the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme.

Industry-renowned speakers will share their insights through curated panels, stakeholders will have multiple opportunities to network and explore partnerships, and 16 SMMEs will have the chance to present their Earth observations endeavours to attendees.

 

Join Us November 22nd - 23rd

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Speakers From All Corners

The 2020 event was a great success, with 436 registrations from 40 countries worldwide. The high calibre of international speakers was no doubt a formidable contributor to last year’s success, and this year’s quality of speakers will be no different.

The line-up of the 2021 Virtual Industry Track speakers includes the Director of the GEO Secretariat, Yana Gevorgyan; Esri Principal Product Engineer, Keith VanGraafieland; CEO and Founder of AgriSpace Africa, Ruvimbo Samanga, and more.

Yana Gevorgyan

Yana
Gevorgyan

Keith VanGraafeiland

Keith
VanGraafeiland

Ruvimbo Samanga

Ruvimbo
Samanga

Will Marshall

Will
Marshall

Aila Raquel

Aila
Raquel

Emmanuel Pajot

Emmanuel
Pajot

Valrie Grant

Valrie
Grant

Esther Ogbu

Esther
Ogbu

Company Profiling

The Virtual Industry Track at GEO Week 2021 will focus on presenting the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme with a priority to boost public-private partnerships which support national Earth observation initiatives.

In 2020 the Virtual Industry Track was a huge success and we are pleased to announce that it will take place again at GEO Week 2021. A global committee has been assembled with dedicated professionals working to connect the Earth observation industry with GEO Associates and the GEO Work Programme.

This year we are offering 16 small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) an opportunity to profile their work in Earth observations and interact with a panel of senior GEO Associates who will be there to help guide your business initiatives.

Submissions to present in one of the Company Profile slots is open to all SMMEs across the globe. This will be a virtual presentation illustrating how your business supports or complements the GEO Work Programme. This will be followed by a GEO Work Programme and GEO Associates feedback panel which will provide insights into how you can improve your engagements with the GEO community.

Please find below the logos of the companies profiled.

What Guests Can Anticipate

The Virtual Industry Track was created to connect both private and public entities for mutual benefit, to further advance global Earth observation undertakings.

The field of Earth observation carries potential in all things, from agriculture and sustainability, to social development, and even retail and the digital market. Over two days, the 2021 GEO Week Virtual Industry Track explores Earth observation and its multitude of cross-industry intersections. Attendees can expect unbeatable networking opportunities, deepening their industry knowledge, and engaging discussions with experts from all corners of the planet, and of this exciting field.

"Leveraging Public Private Partnerships" Panel members

Massimiliano Vitale

Massimiliano
Vitale

SVP, Berlin Operations

Planet

Gunter Schreier

Gunter
Schreier

Deputy Director

DLR - German Aerospace Center

Prashant Shukle

Prashant
Shukle

Senior Strategy Advisor

WGIC

Guo Ding

Guo
Ding

Professor, Earth observation and Data Center

China National Space Administration

"Funders" Panel members

Davis Cook

Davis
Cook

Director

Zaspace

Mike Sage

Mike
Sage

CEO Stuctured Finance Solutions

FNB

Rick Dunn

Rick
Dunn

CFO

Satellogic

Deven Govender

Deven
Govender

Co-Founder and Director

LionPride Investment Holdings

 

 

 

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Organizing Committee