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Why exhibitors exhibit

In the past, the conference has regularly attracted over 350 local authority attendees – making it one of the largest local government end-user events in the country.  

This year we expect over 450 delegates. Working with Ordnance Survey, for the first time this year's attendees will also include people from central government and the emergency services.

Attendance at the conference is strictly limited to the public sector, users of address and street data from the private sector and exhibiting companies, providing an excellent opportunity for suppliers to network with key geographic data experts from across the UK.


Our exhibitors say

"We had a very positive experience at our first ever GeoPlace conference and will definitely be looking at this event again next year"

"It was great to meet you at the GeoPlace conference last week. I just wanted to thank you and the GeoPlace team for a really great event which certainly was beneficial for us"

"A very well attended event!!"

"Excellent event"


Following the 2018 event, exhibitors stated that their key reasons for being at the conference were to:

•    "Show our software to existing and potential clients, see what is happening in the industry, gaining future ideas and thoughts"
•    "Brand awareness"
•    "Link with our customer base and potential new ones"
•    "Access to local government GI professionals"
•    "Prospecting for new business and seeing customers"
•    "Volume of local government personnel attending"
•    "Meet existing customers and get new sales leads"
•    "Demonstrate our software to prospective new customers"
•    "Engage with local gov GIS users"
•    "Reach an engaged, relevant audience in a new market"


Following the 2018 event, when asked;

100% of exhibitors agreed with the statement
"Would you consider exhibiting at future GeoPlace events?"


Delegates said:

"I just wanted to write to you personally and let you know that I really enjoyed yesterday's conference and that it was, as ever the best conference I attend. It was informative yet fun. It was thorough yet light hearted"

"Wow. You guys rocked today!! Please pass on my sincere congratulations to all the GeoPlace team. The day had a great buzz and aside from good presentations, it was good to see the passion and buzz from all the participants - delegates and sponsors alike"

"There was some fabulous thinking and effort put in to make the event even better. Having a local history tour the evening before the event is a fantastic idea. I thought it was inspired to introduce the exhibitors. I liked the coordination of the event to make it smoother with the free bus and the bacon sandwiches on arrival"

"I thought the organisation and overall event to be first class and could not fault it at all; which is a rarity these days and is a testament to the team who organised it.  I learned a lot, networked and caught up with people and issues so very well worth it"

"An excellent venue, good location, good catering and plenty of large enough breakout rooms. Scheduling of the agenda was very good with ample time for networking as well as sessions"

"I found the event to be excellent and would recommend colleagues to attend in future"

"The time of talks, networking opportunities and relaxing was well balanced.  -The whole event felt very professional and it was clear how much effort had gone in to the organisation and implementation of the event.    Thanks again for an enjoyable, informative and interesting day"

"I got some very good knowledge and contacts to help moving forward"

"The day was very useful and I would definitely attend again. Thank you for such a good event!"

"I thought it was very professional, very well organised and was surprised with the large amount of useful and practical information I was able to take away from it"

"My very first conference and I really enjoyed it, met some lovely people and received a few good tips. Thank you"

"An excellent event, good organisation and well run. Thank you to all involved for a very useful and informative day"

"I would mark you 10/10.  The conference was a success and I am looking forward to attending the next one"

"Congratulations on a wonderful conference!  This was my first GeoPlace conference and I was very impressed"