Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

4 MAY 2023


Geospatial World Forum’s theme ‘Geospatial Caravan: Embracing One and All’ combines two important dimensions: the fact that geospatial industry is constantly growing and driving the digital age; and secondly, geospatial knowledge and services is integrating and embedding itself with workflows and business processes of almost every important industry, supporting sustainability of everything.

While geospatial industry sets out to disrupt the world economy, it’s important for the industry stakeholders to showcase our collective values in order to build an industry culture that is inviting, welcoming, and supportive.

The special session on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) will highlight the initiatives that are in place to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive industry, discuss the areas where improvements are required, and identify the actionable steps to make progress.


4th May
1530 - 1545 Opening Keynote
1545 - 1615 Reality of DEI in Geospatial Industry
1615 - 1700 Bridging Technology Accessibility and Ensuring Inclusiveness in Mapping Approach and Practices
Maarit Kahila

Maarit Kahila

CEO | Maptionnaire | Finland

Simon Navin

Simon Navin

EDI Council Chair | Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors | UK

Philipp  Meschenmoser

Philipp Meschenmoser

Research Associate | Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts | Switzerland

1700 - 1730 Female Entrepreneurship - The Climb to Success
1730 - 1830 Geospatial Women Networking Event