Locate Conference

Locate is over for another year! An incredible few days with more than 150 speakers, 40 exhibitors and a record breaking 900+ delegates. Thank you to all the SSSI members who attended – we hope you found it as informative and thought provoking as we did, and we hope you had the chance to catch up with colleagues old and new over the three days.

For those who weren’t able to attend, read on for some of the event highlights….


The Co-Convenors & the Organising Committee did an amazing done in putting together a program of talks from across all sectors of our industry. From plenary speakers, to concurrent sessions, panels and The Hub, there was a wealth of options for delegates to participate in.

Click here to see the full program


Organisations from across the surveying and spatial sciences profession came together in the Market Hall to demonstrate their latest technology, share their experiences and offer delegates the chance to have a chat to them about their needs. 

Gala Dinner

The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards were held on the Tuesday evening - an outstanding opportunity to highlight the dedication and innovation of the professionals in our industry. 

Click here for more information on the winners of the 2018 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.


SSSI Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting

At Locate18 in Adelaide, an informal meeting of leaders from relevant professional associations and industry bodies was held.  It was so well received, that a more formal meeting of the group was convened at the ISNSW Conference on Australia Day this year and we are pleased to report that we continued this with an official Presidents’ Breakfast during Locate19. 

16 representatives from groups across Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN, came together for this genuine opportunity to discuss shared challenges, the future of the industry, and most importantly, ways of working together to achieve shared goals. 

Next steps

We are pleased to announce Locate20 will be held in Brisbane in April 2020. We hope to see many of you there! In the interim, continue the conversation in 2019 and join us at:

South East Asia Survey Congress | Thu 15 – Sun 18 Aug | Darwin | www.seasc2019darwin.com.au

SSSI Victoria Summit | Fri 30 Aug | Melbourne | Contact: Su Ling Meimaris – rom.vic@sssi.org.au

Location Intelligence Forum & Exhibition (LIFE2019) | 4 Sept 2019 | Optus Stadium, WA | Contact: Johanna Gastevich – rom.wa@sssi.org.au

SSSI Tasmania Conference | Fri 20 Sep | Hobart | Contact: Su Ling Meimaris – rom.tas@sssi.org.au

SSSI NSW & ACT Conference | Wed 25 – Fri 27 Sep | Goulburn | Contact: Megan Lavender – rom.nsw@sssi.org.au

Qld Surveying & Spatial Day | Fri 11 Oct | Brisbane | Contact: Katie Le Miere – rom.qld@sssi.org.au

Spatial Information Day | Fri 25 Oct | Adelaide | Contact: Imogen Craig – rom.sa@sssi.org.au