RIEGL LIDAR 2015 User Conference: Thrilling Success in Hong Kong and Guangzhou!

"One Conference, Two Exciting Locations". This year's RIEGL LIDAR 2015 in Hong Kong and Guangzhou was a great success - mirrored also in a record number of more than 550 total attendees from over 40 countries worldwide!

RIEGL LiDAR 2015 in Hong Kong and Guangzhou took place during the same week, which was a new and innovative approach to make the conference conveniently accessible to attendees from around the world.

Great Opening at RIEGL LIDAR 2015

The official welcome note was delivered by Mr. Christian Schierer, Austrian Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong.
Dr. Johannes Riegl, CEO, opened the conference with background on the conference concept and exciting and significant product introductions, as well as a brief company history and outlook to the future.
The featured keynote was delivered by Mr. Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery at ESRI, in a fascinating overview and outlook on how LiDAR is able to support ESRI's efforts to generate the map of the future. The final keynote was a technical presentation on RIEGL's core technologies delivered by Dr. Andreas Ullrich, CTO.

“We are very proud of the outcome of RIEGL LIDAR 2015. A record number of attendees, captivating keynotes and various fascinating presentation tracks with more than 100 speakers, significant product introductions, and almost 30 leading international companies from the geospatial industry as sponsors and exhibitors, all in the spectacular surrounding of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, made RIEGL LIDAR 2015 a remarkable industry event!” commented Johannes Riegl Jr., RIEGL Chief Marketing Officer. “Attendee feedback so far has been amazingly positive and we will see where our RIEGL LIDAR 2017 conference will take us” he added.

RIEGL used the conference to present innovative news in hard- and software:

  • Introduction of the NEW RIEGL VUX-1 Series of high performance LiDAR Sensors for KINEMATIC Laser Scanning; VUX-1HA High Accuracy, VUX-1 UAV, and the VUX-1LR Long Range

  • Introduction of the NEW RIEGL VP-1 ultra-compact, fully integrated helipod for Airborne Laser Scanning with VUX-1LR sensor, camera solution, and IMU/ GNSS

  • Introduction of the NEW RIEGL VMQ-450 Mobile Laser Scanning System featuring a single scanning head for cost effective mobile mapping

  • Introduction of the new upgraded software package RiSCAN Pro 2.1 featuring dramatic increase in speed of scan registration as well as faster processing speeds, HD image support, and many other improvements for the RIEGL VZ users

  • Important new announcement of RiACQUIRE 2.0 acquisition software for all RIEGL kinematic Solutions

Almost 30 leading international companies from the geospatial industry as sponsors and exhibitors!

Leading international geospatial firms such as the Platinum Sponsor Esri and Gold Sponsors Applanix, Flying-Cam and Trimble, informed the attendees about their products and services. In the 3D Exhibition Area, Euclideon showcased its unique Hologram Room, a special experience for users and shown for the first time at a manufacturer’s user event. ArcTron 3D showed spectacular data of one of the best mapped castles in the world, Castle Vianden in Luxembourg, now complemented by RIEGL RiCOPTER UAV datasets.

Various evening social events during the conference

Hong Kong Welcome Reception
It was the kick off evening of RIEGL LIDAR 2015 – an opportunity used to officially welcome sponsors and attendees on Monday May 4.

RIEGL Hong Kong Community Dinner
An unforgettable fun-filled themed evening in a unique setting on Tuesday May 5!The Jumbo Floating Restaurant for dining, sightseeing and enjoying cultural attractions is a renowned tourist attraction in Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter, within Hong Kong‘s Aberdeen Harbour. A perfect setting for a traditional Chinese dinner and the unprecedented flair that has already been joined by Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, David Bowie, Tom Cruise and other celebrities.

Guangzhou (Canton) Business Dinner
All Guangzhou-attendees enjoyed a nice evening with the RIEGL community, a great opportunity to expand contacts and experience the region‘s finest cuisine of Cantonese delicacies at Hilton Tianhe in the evening of Thursday May 7.