St. Louis’ top government, civic, economic development, academic, and business leaders to represent the nation’s emerging Center for Geospatial Excellence; St. Louis to host GEOINT in 2023 and 2025.
With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency slated to break ground on their new NGA West campus later this year, St. Louis’ top government, economic development, civic, academic and business leaders are promoting the City’s rapidly developing geospatial industry and elevating St. Louis region’s emerging role as the nation’s center for geospatial excellence.
To help industry media, businesses and talent better understand St. Louis’ geospatial ecosystem and advantages, the region will have a strong presence at GEOINT Symposium 2019. Among the highlights:
- St. Louis Mayor Krewson has been selected to deliver the Wednesday, June 5, Keynote Address
- There will be a panel discussion Wednesday, June 5, titled “St. Louis: Geospatial Center of Excellence.” The discussion will be moderated by Tara Mott, Co-Chair, USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group; Brett Markham, NGA West; Dr. Ken Olliff, VP of Research at Saint Louis University; Otis Williams, Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation and Christine Woodard, Co-Chair, St. Louis Area Geospatial Ecosystem Steering Committee, NGA
- St. Louis will host a “Mappy Hour” for attendees Tuesday evening and a young professionals’ networking breakfast on Sunday morning
As a sign of St. Louis’ fast growing role as the country’s center for geospatial innovation, GEOINT Symposium leaders have selected St. Louis to host GEOINT in 2023 and 2025. The St. Louis region is home to over 27,000 geospatial-related jobs and growing. St. Louis’ assets also include Geosaurus, a geospatial innovation space powered by Bayer and top academic geospatial programs at Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri.
At GEOINT in San Antonio, AllianceSTL – St. Louis’ private-sector regional economic development effort to attract and retain businesses, jobs, and talent – will have a special presence, including an exhibit booth and lounge, custom giveaways and a variety of materials promoting the theme “The Future of Geospatial is STLMade.” Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with top St. Louis leaders about site locations, workforce and business resources available in the St. Louis region, which is known for its strong defense, financial services, logistics and bioscience industries.
Many members of the St. Louis’ delegation will have booths at GEOINT 2019. They are:
- AllianceSTL (St. Louis Regional Economic Development Alliance) – booth 1442
- Saint Louis University – booth 1825
- University of Missouri Center for Geospatial Intelligence – booth 411
- Bae Systems – booth 625
- Booz Allen Hamilton – booth 771
- Esri – booth 439
- Harris Corporation – booth 423
- Planet Federal – booth 759
- SAIC – booth 401
- Woolpert – 853
Any members of the media attending GEOINT that wish to speak with someone from the St. Louis delegation should contact Courtney Mueller, who will be on-site on behalf of AllianceSTL (314-660-1518 or firstname.lastname@example.org).