Asian Militaries Gather for Asia’s Largest GDI APAC Summit

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Military analysts at IHS Jane’s say that South-East Asian countries together increased defence spending by 13.5% last year, to $24.5 billion. And given their substantial budgets, our research has shown that the Asia Pacific (APAC) region will be investing significantly into geospatial intelligence. Leading international tri-services from the military will be gathering in Bangkok for the 5th Annual GDI APAC Summit to discuss how geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is becoming an increasingly crucial and quintessential practice in defence, intelligence and national security.

Enhancing mission effectiveness and success in today’s battlefields have become increasingly reliant on accurately understanding the context of the situation, precisely locating the activities / adversaries and rapidly getting the information to the operational personnel (warfighters, first responders, field personnel etc.). Today, organisations that are able to exploit the intelligence obtained through the integration of GEOINT and other multiple-intelligence (Multi-Int) sources are those which will be able to reap the full benefits of intelligence and GEOINT, and have an edge over others.

GDI APAC 2012, Asia Pacific’s largest GEOINT event, promises to shed some light on how leading international militaries have exploited these technologies to enhance mission effectiveness in the battlefield. Featuring leading figures like Rear Admiral Jonathan White, Commander of the US Navy’s Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, GDI APAC 2012 will focus on addressing the biggest challenges and opportunities in the market at the moment. Topics include GEOINT as a Force multiplier in a multi-Intel environment, Empowering the commander and warfighter in battlefield theatres, providing seamless integration of GEOINT with Multi-int, and developing cost-effective capabilities using the latest technologies and applications.

Featuring insightful and unprecedented briefs from military officers spanning over 10 countries, GDI APAC is a cannot-be-missed two day event on 12-13 September 2012.

About GDI APAC 2012:

The number one GEOINT summit for the Asia Pacific region, the 5th Annual GDI APAC 2012 conference will bring together senior GEOINT and multi-int practitioners, industry experts and thought-leaders. Hear key insights from leading practitioners such as Peter Seinfield, Assistant Secretary, Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, DoD, Australia and Colonel Steven Beckman, Assistant Director of Intelligence at the DoD, United States. Also hear from regional government defence organisations in India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Bahrain as they discuss the latest developments and updates on their respective GEOINT programmes.

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