Transforming industries
with geospatial excellence

Expand your pipeline of growth opportunities

GeoWorld offers a swift and economical means to enhance your brand's visibility in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) market, offering many networking opportunities, cutting-edge knowledge and avenues for business expansion.

As the premier event for business advancement and collaboration within the vibrant MEASA geospatial arena, GeoWorld stands alone.


Go after new revenue streams in booming market segments


The Middle East and Africa region’s construction sector continues to demonstrate strong performance with a project pipeline surpassing $6 trillion.


From 2023 to 2027, the Middle East plans to launch 621 projects, mostly new builds, accounting for approximately 78% of the total projects in the region.


The Middle East and Africa defense industry's total addressable market is projected to increase from $204.5 billion in 2021 to $256 billion by 2030 outpacing global defense market growth.


The Middle East’s e-commerce sector is set for significant growth, projected to hit $50 billion by 2025, driven by tech advancements and government support for digital economies.


Rising population and incomes in Middle East and North Africa are increasing food needs. Leveraging AgriTech will drive agricultural growth, expected at 5.7% CAGR from 2021 to 2026.

* Data source: Deloitte / Morgan Philips

Elevate your brand and attract more customers

GeoWorld goes beyond just a trade show, offering industry professionals the opportunity to connect with leaders shaping the geospatial sector, engage in workshops and hear product pitches about the latest innovation

GeoWorld Exhibition

GeoWorld connects top brands with influential buyers from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia to explore the latest advancements provided by global manufacturers and local suppliers, driving innovation within the industry

GeoWorld Summit

The GeoWorld Summit brings together elite leaders to strategize on GIS, mapping and spatial analysis promoting exclusive collaboration and innovation to capitalize on premium opportunities in geospatial information.

GeoWorld Connex

GeoWorld Connex aims to raise awareness about the vital role of geospatial data in decision-making and data- driven initiatives. These sessions provide insights on innovative geospatial advancements, global landscape data and networking opportunities

Buyers are looking for your solutions to address their needs

  • Strategy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Investment - Wealth
  • Risk
  • Drones/UAVS
  • Aircrafts/Flights
  • Satellites
  • AI
  • Cloud
  • Blockchain
  • IoT
  • Immersive technology (AR/VR/XR)
  • Automotion & Robotics
  • Digital twin
  • Metaverse
  • GIS
  • Location intelligence
  • Spatial analytics
  • Map content
  • Indoor positioning
  • Terrestrial PNT
  • PNT Satellite
  • Navigation systems
  • Augmentation systems
  • GPR
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Software solutions
  • Engineering
  • Business intelligence
  • Automotive
  • Telecommunications

Meet the right buyers and close deals faster

Visitor profiles



  • Public Sector
  • Infrastructure & Urban Development
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Defense
  • Disaster Preparedness Management
  • Ports & Maritime
  • Mining
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
  • Retail
  • Agriculture

Job titles

  • CEOs/Directors/ General managers/Heads of department/Business owners
  • Heads of innovation
  • GIS project managers
  • IT managers
  • Engineers & Technicians
  • GIS Data Engineers
  • System integrators
  • GIS specialists
  • Geomatics engineers
  • Geospatial engineers
  • Remote sensing specialists
  • Consultants
  • Surveyors / Cartographers
  • Environmental Planners
  • Hydrologists

Build relationships with regional clients and drive profitability

GeoWorld provides a unique opportunity to gain exceptional exposure within the geospatial network of professionals in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region you are targeting.

A snapshot of where visitors will be coming from



Do months of business in only three days

GeoWorld offers a powerful platform for expanding your business through face-to-face connections and efficiently scaling your brand in lucrative regional markets.

Grow your business by entering the booming MEASA geospatial market where demand is rapidly growing

Build new partnerships using the UAE's strategic location for easy access to MEASA

Network with a highly targeted audience by showcasing your products to a new clientele and get more sales leads

Position your brand as a thought leader elevating your industry presence and standing out among competitors


GeoWorld Summit: Amplifying impact with geospatial intelligence

The geospatial industry's rising importance in the global economy demands increased knowledge sharing and collaboration. Governments and businesses use geospatial data to improve decision-making, essential for business planning, emergency response, and environmental management.

The GeoWorld Summit is a dedicated programme that brings together globally leading technologists, business leaders, researchers, academics, and enthusiasts from defence, urban development, banking, insurance, ports, maritime, utilities, land departments, agriculture, healthcare, and municipalities to discuss and explore the latest geospatial technology and data advancements.

Key Themes

Urban development

Transportation planning


Border security

Disaster management

National mapping

Geospatial data science

Meet the minds behind our advisory board

Discover the expertise of our distinguished geospatial industry leaders who contribute strategic insights, innovative thinking, and extensive knowledge to shape the success of GeoWorld within the MEASA market.

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Eng. Saif Matar Alqaydi

Head of GIS Section
Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure


Saif Al Qaydi is the Head of the Geographic Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates. Passionate about his work, Saif is dedicated to learning and practicing GIS. He is enthusiastic about spreading knowledge and actively engages with the community.

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Alison Watson

Senior Vice President
Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors


Alison Watson MBE is a land surveyor and the founder and Chief Executive of the award-winning UK education consultancy, 'Class Of Your Own.' She created the innovative “Design Engineer Construct!” (DEC!) accredited learning programme for secondary school students aged 11-18. This program is supported by leading companies, professional bodies, and universities through the groundbreaking 'Adopt A School' scheme. The DEC programme has expanded its reach to young people all around the world.

In 2019, Alison received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from Heriot Watt University and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. This recognition was bestowed in acknowledgment of her unwavering commitment to built environment education, teaching, and learning. Furthermore, she earned the 2019 Middle East Consultant ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award.

In 2018, in recognition of her perseverance and dedication to education, Alison was honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year Honours.

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Maitha Al Nuaimi

GIS Center Director 
Dubai Municipality


Ms. Maitha is currently the Director of the GIS Center department at Dubai Municipality. She holds the distinction of being Dubai's first female Emirati drone pilot specializing in 3D mapping. After undergoing rigorous training, Maitha obtained her professional drone pilot license from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Geographic Information System (GIS) with distinction from UAE University in 2012. Maitha furthered her education, obtaining two master's degrees—one in City Science and another in Big Data and Business Analytics. In 2019, she successfully completed the National Program of Artificial Intelligence.

Recognized for her exceptional achievements, Maitha was selected as one of the top 20 young individuals among emerging talents in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for the year 2021. This prestigious recognition is reserved for individuals under the age of 35 who have demonstrated outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

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Chris McGinty

Regional Chair  
Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors


Chris McGinty, a Chartered Land Surveyor, brings extensive experience in various regions, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Far East, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi (Licensed Surveyor), and Dubai (Registered Surveyor). His expertise covers measurement codes and standards, lease and title plan preparations, and practical measurement skills. A seasoned professional in land surveying, Chris excels in 3D data capture, ScantoBIM, Quality Assurance, and strategic business planning. Serving as an RICS assessor/trainer and the Regional Chair for UAECICES, he demonstrates a strong acumen for successful surveying business operations. Chris is a respected industry figure with a widespread network of global contacts.

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Aaron Addison

Executive Director
World Geospatial Industry Council


Aaron Addison serves as the Executive Director for the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) Secretariat, where his focus is geospatial industry outreach. He collaborates with companies and organizations worldwide, addressing challenges related to the policy, implementation, and communication of geospatial data. With 30 years of international experience spanning the public and private sectors, NGOs, and higher education institutions, Addison not only leads the Secretariat but also provides leadership for WGIC activities in education, workforce development, digital twins, and the recently initiated GeoAction Africa project. This project aims to examine the contributions that geospatial tools and services can make to countries in Africa. Beyond his operational and project management roles, Addison staffs the WGIC Policy and Industry/Academia committees, working to bridge the gap between education, research, and the geospatial industry.

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Dr.Eng. Khaled Nabbout

Co-Founder and General Manager


Dr. Eng. Khaled Nabbout earned his Ph.D. (Dr. Ing.) in 2007 from Dresden University of Technology in Germany through a collaborative research project with the International Institute for Earth Observation & Geo-Science in Enschede, Netherlands. Since 2006, he has been serving as the national delegate in Commission 3 for the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). In 2008, Dr. Nabbout assumed the role of Technical Director at the Arab Union of Surveyors. In 2011, he was appointed Ambassador for Foreign Arab Surveyors in Europe for the FIG steering committee.

In 2007, Dr. Nabbout became the Business Development Manager for the international Nasdaq company FARO ( Since 2013, he has been the co-founder and General Manager of Mena3D, a German company headquartered in Regensburg, Germany, with offices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Additionally, Dr. Eng. Khaled Nabbout played a pivotal role as a senior planner in a Borderline demarcation project between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen in 2001.

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Dr. Tarig Ali

American University of Sharjah


"Dr. Tarig A. Ali is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. He earned his PhD in Geoinformation and Geodetic Engineering from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University, USA, in 2003. Prior to joining the American University of Sharjah, Dr. Ali served as an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University and the University of Central Florida, USA, from 2003 to 2009.

Dr. Ali's research interests span Geo-information Science (GIS) and Digital Mapping, Geospatial Informatics, and applications of Geospatial Technology, including Satellite Sensing Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems, in Smart Cities. He also specializes in Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI). Dr. Ali has been honored with numerous awards, including the 2023 Earle J. Fennell Award by the United States National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), the Duane C. Brown Jr. Award from the Ohio State University in 2003, the Murrough O'Brien Education Award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association in 2004, the ETSU Faculty Excellence Award in 2005, and the Esri Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems in 2006.

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Ayman Mohammed

Senior Geospatial Data Specialist
RAK Municipality


As Head of the Future Foresight Committee, Ayman Mohammed has played a pivotal role in fostering innovation and strategic thinking within the organization, significantly contributing to its growth and development. With extensive project management experience and a diverse skill set beyond GIS, he has successfully guided the team to success. Ayman is a seasoned leader with expertise in future technology trends and artificial intelligence application, strategically implementing initiatives for institutional excellence.

His comprehensive skill set includes project design, analysis, and successful product implementation, covering GIS mapping, data conversion, analysis, and effective project and team leadership. Known for adaptability and a proactive approach, Ayman is committed to enhancing institutional excellence, eager to leverage his expertise by integrating his skills with the latest technological advancements in Government service

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Eng. Anwaar Alshimmari

Executive Director
Federal Geographic Information Center


Anwaar Alshimmari, the first Emirati engineer to judge Gulf-level engineering projects, brings over 23 years of experience in architectural engineering, urban planning, and transportation design. As the Executive Director of the Geospatial Governance Sector at the Federal Geographic Information Center, she leads innovation and strategy. Alshimmari, chosen by the UAE government, represents the country in the Government Upgrade Program globally. With a Ph.D. in Urban Planning Policies, she has actively evaluated 5000+ projects and engineers in international competitions. Notably, she served as Director at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and has judged prestigious awards, including the Emirates Young Scientist Award in 2023.

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Dr. Marwan Alzaylaie

Senior Manager-Geotechnical Engineering
Dubai Development Authority (DDA)


Dr. Eng. Marwan Alzaylaie is the Senior Manager-Geotechnical Engineering at Dubai Development Authority (DDA) since 2006. He oversees the review of geotechnical designs and supervises construction sites within DDA jurisdictions. With a Ph.D. in civil/geotechnical engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany, he previously worked as a Civil Engineer at Sharjah Municipality. Dr. Alzaylaie is actively involved in publishing papers, serves on organizing committees for international conferences, and holds positions in ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 217 and Deep Foundation Institute Middle East (DFI Middle East).

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Richard Budden

Deputy General Manager – Middle East, Africa & Central Asia


As Deputy General Manager, Richard Budden leads Esri's business in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, supporting customers, distributors and partners across the region. Richard helps organisations to understand the value that location intelligence and the geographic approach can bring to their business, and provides subject matter expertise and thought leadership on topics including smart cities, infrastructure and sustainability.

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Gaurav Jaisinghania

Associate Director


Gaurav Jaisinghania serves as an Associate Director at PwC in Dubai, bringing approximately 12 years of diverse international experience in management consulting. His expertise centers on strategy, business transformation, program and portfolio management, digital transformation, as well as cognitive and smart technologies, customer journeys, and user experience design. A renowned speaker, Gaurav has delivered presentations at numerous conferences and has been featured on platforms such as TED throughout Europe and Asia.

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