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The 2011 International Map Trade Association (IMTA) Global Conference and Trade Show will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from the 9th to the 11th of November. I want to encourage all CartoTalk members to attend this most worthwhile event.

The IMTA is a voice and resource for individuals, companies, firms and institutions who are engaged directly or indirectly in the production and sale of maps, globes, travel guides, spatial information and related products and materials. It is the foremost worldwide organization of the mapping and geospatial industry.

A meeting held during the conference that will be of particular interest to fellow CartoTalk members would be the Cartographers Forum. This forum is a well supported and attended event of IMTA conferences allowing cartographers to share in a discussion on the role and status of cartography. It’s a great way to facilitate the transfer of new cartographic technology and knowledge.

ESRI who are a great supporter of the IMTA will be conducting a training course on the 9th November prior to the start of the Bangkok conference. The course is titled Cartography with ArcGIS and is offered to all conference delegates for a small fee of AUD$150, representing great value. ESRI additionally offer notable incentives to join the IMTA with huge savings on their ArcView and ArcEditor licenses. Please see the IMTA website for details.

The conference will include a number of presentations by leading spatial professionals and business leaders. A Business Connect Session, (Speed Dating for Business), will be a hi-light of this year’s event. Additional forums for retailers, publishers and for the government sector are also held. It is a great way to meet with industry leaders and network with peers of our profession. There will be a number of social engagements held during the conference.

For information about the conference or to become a member of the IMTA please see our website at www.imtamaps.org or contact the IMTA Asia Pacific Executive Director, Noleen Zander on +618 8357 1777 or via email at imtaaspac@chariot.net.au

Thank you
Chris Schroder
Director – IMTA Asia Pacific

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