Plenary Programme

Plenary Monday 10:00 am Opening plenary

Official opening of the Conference with representatives from the Turkish government and the European Commission


Okan Erhan OFLAZ

Geographic Information System General Directorate


Director of Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre, European Commission



European Commissioner for the Environment (Video Message)



Minister of Environment and Urbanisation



Platinum Sponsor Ceremony



Plenary Monday 11:30 am INSPIRE and the landscape for sharing environmental information
Panel discussion
Moderator Hugo de Groof, European Commission, Directorate General Environment    
Panelists Santiago Borrero, Secretary General, Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)    
Cameron Easton, Scottish Centre for Ecology and Natural Environment  
Clare Hadley, Ordnance Survey, UK  
Stefan Jensen, European Environment Agency  
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development  
Paul Smits, European Commission, Joint Research Centre  
Plenary Tuesday 09:00 am    
  Ian Jackson, OneGeology Down to earth
Chris Steenmans, European Environment Agency Sharing environmental information in action
Johannes Mayer, Federal Environment Agency, Austria SEIS and better regulation
Plenary Wednesday 09:00 am    
  Erik van Praag,  Development Bank of Latin America, Santiago Borrero, Secretary General, Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) The CAF/PAIGH GeoSUR Program: Setting the Foundation for a Regional SDI in Latin America
John Herring, ORACLE, USA Smart Location - A unifying paradigm for geographic capability on the web
Ray Boguslawski, DEFRA, UK Beyond INSPIRE: a UK perspective
Closing Plenary 16:00 pm
Alessandro Annoni, European Commission, Joint Research Centre Wrap up of the conference
Ken Harkin, Sparx Systems, Australia Presentation of the CEN/TC 287 award for excellence
Announcement of the INSPIRE Conference 2013
The INSPIRE conference 2012 is organised by INSPIRE   |   Recommended links: INSPIRE GeoPortal & INSPIRE Forum