Leica Geosystems GeoWorld Roadshow-UK’s Largest Geomatics Event Reaches Record Audience Attendance


Lawrence Dixon, Geomatics Sales Manager, presenting a live demonstration of the Leica Viva TS15 Imaging Total Station

Lawrence Dixon, Geomatics Sales Manager, presenting a live demonstration of the Leica Viva TS15 Imaging Total Station

(Milton Keynes, UK, December 2010) - Leica Geosystems is pleased to announce that its recent GeoWorld 10 UK and Ireland Roadshow attracted over 1000 delegates, making it the biggest event Leica Geosystems has hosted in its 18 year show history, and making it the largest Geomatics event in the UK this year.

From London, Leeds and Liverpool to Exeter, Dublin and Inverness, the Leica Geosystems team travelled the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland covering 1774 miles over 3 weeks. The 11 date tour delivered 221 individual presentations to 1017 visitors from the fields of civil engineering, land surveying and construction, 19 exhibitor companies and staff. In addition to the 11 shows the team hosted an education event dedicated to undergraduate and post graduate students at the University College London.

David Price, Managing Director comments: “We finished the tour in Edinburgh after 11 shows over 3 very challenging weeks. The aim was to launch the latest Leica Viva imaging total stations and 2 new GNSS instruments into the marketplace. The team have worked hard to make this show as slick and professional as it could be and after hitting the 1000+ delegate mark, I am rightly proud of what we put on. Nobody does it better.”

“I would personally like to thank every guest that took the time out of their busy schedules to come along to the shows, our partner companies who actively participated in the GeoWorld exhibitor zone as well as our staff who played an integral part in making our event a great success. The 2011 event will be different, but it will have to be very special to top this year’s event!”

Dietmar Backes, Geomatic Systems Manager, University College London (UCL) comments: “Inspired by the Leica GeoWorld 9 Roadshow we proposed to extend the tour with a teaching and learning event aimed at students, researchers and staff at University College London. In the planning and organisation of this event our friends at Leica Geosystems were incredibly supportive, and on the day itself, their enthusiasm and knowledge was a real inspiration. More than 60 students signed up to the event, gaining hands-on experience with the cutting-edge Geomatics technology. Elements from the GeoWorld roadshow augmented educational overviews and case studies, and students enjoyed a spectacular series of demonstrations and talks. This event was the first of its kind and marks the opening of a new chapter at UCL and Leica Geosystems’ longstanding friendship. The joint event was a brilliant example of academic and industrial engagement, which should pave the way for many more to come. UCL Geomatics is grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank David and his team for their continuing support of UK Higher Education.”

If you are interested in coming along to the next Leica Geosystems roadshow as a delegate or as an exhibitor please contact Rekha Voralia, Marketing Manager on +44 (0)1908 256547 or email 

For more information on Leica Geosystems’ new range of Leica Viva TPS and GNSS instruments visit http://www.leica-geosystems.co.uk/ or call +44 (0)1908 256500.

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