The bid

In June 2021, SSSI led the successful bid for Australia to be the host of the 2025 FIG Working Week in Brisbane. Australia has previously hosted two FIG Congresses (Melbourne, 1994 and Sydney, 2010), however this is the first time we have held a Working Week.

Check out our bid video.

The event

FIG2025 Working Week will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Sunday 1 June to Thursday 5 June 2025.

The theme for the event is Collaboration, Innovation and Resilience: Championing a Digital Generation.

Event Leaders

In partnership with the wonderful Louise Friis-Hansen, FIG Director and Co-Conference Director, we are pleased to announce the Australian Co-Conference Director is Steve Jacoby PSM

Steve is the Executive Director - Spatial Information within the Georesources team at the Queensland Department of Resources.  He has over 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in both the Queensland and Victorian governments.  He is the State’s ANZLIC member and previous chair.  In 2014 he was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Australian Honours List for services to land and spatial information.

Steve is looking forward to working with geospatial innovators, leaders and professionals from Brisbane and Australia broadly, to showcase the incredible work being undertaken across the sector.


The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is the premier international organisation representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying, geomatics, geodesy and geo-information community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.

It is a UN-recognized non-government organisation, representing more than 120 countries throughout the world, and its aim is to ensure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practise them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve. Ten commissions lead FIG’s technical work: 

Commission 1 - Professional Practice

Perception of surveying profession; professional practice, legal aspects and organizational structures; standards and certification; code of ethics and applications; under-represented groups in surveying; students and young surveyors; information technology management and professional practice; project management, quality and best practice

Commission 2 - Professional Education

Curriculum development; learning and teaching methods and technologies; educational management and marketing; continuing professional development; networking in education and training.

Commission 3 - Spatial Information Management

Management of spatial information about land, property and marine data; spatial data infrastructure – data collection, analysis, visualisation, standardisation, dissemination, and support of good governance; knowledge management for SIM; business models, public-private-partnerships, professional practice and administration.

Commission 4 - Hydrography

Hydrographic surveying; hydrographic education, training and CPD; marine environment and coastal zone management; data processing and management; nautical charting and bathymetric maps – analogue and digital, including electronic navigational charts.

Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement

The science of measurement including instrumentation, methodology and guidelines; the acquisition of accurate and reliable survey data related to the position, size and shape of natural and artificial features of the earth and its environment and including variation with time.

Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys

Acquisition, processing and management of topometric data; quality control and validation for civil engineering constructions and manufacturing of large objects; modern concepts for setting-out and machine guidance; deformation monitoring systems; automatic measuring systems, multi-sensor measuring systems; terrestrial laser systems.

Commission 7 - Cadastre and Land Management

Cadastre, land administration and land management; development of pro poor land management and land administration; development of sustainable land administration as an infrastructure for sustainable development to underpin economic growth; applications of innovative and advanced technology in cadastre and land administration; promoting the role of surveyors in land administration matters to the public and stakeholders.

Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development

Regional and local structure planning; urban and rural land use planning and implementation; planning policies and environmental management for sustainable development; re-engineering of mega cities; public-private partnerships; informal settlement issues in spatial development, planning and governance.

Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate

Valuation; investment in real estate and investment planning; real estate investment vehicles; real estate, development finance and land use feasibility planning; real estate economics and markets and market analyses; management of property and property systems; management of public sector property.

Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management

Construction economics, including quantity surveying, building surveying, cost engineering and management; estimating and tendering; commercial management including procurement, risk management and contracts; project and programme management including planning and scheduling.