NavSat will take place at the Parc des Expositions in Toulouse, France, Europe's center for space technology, from April 27-29, 2004. The exhibition area will be the prime location for business-to-business networking and for partner and user meetings among the more than 200 companies that will participate. Operators, users and service providers from more than 30 countries will have the opportunity to share ideas, research and development results, and newly developed commercial value-added services and applications.
To emphasize how NavSat supports innovative applications for the commercial market worldwide, the exhibition will include an Innovation Village where new and small- to medium-sized companies will show their products. Inventors will also present their new products and services at an official demonstration area. In addition, inventors and creators will share unique technological innovations at The Space Awards Ceremony, a unique event that rewards industry advancement and promotes it to the business community.
The international conference will be exclusively dedicated to developing the technology solutions that meet users needs in multiple markets including location and navigation, imaging and the environment, defense and security, and telecommunications and multimedia. During the conference segment of the Congress, industry leaders, experts and decision makers will present their progress on two main themes location, positioning and navigation, and intelligent transport systems. Companies and participants developing applications in defense, security and telecommunications will meet in other specialized workshops and panels to promote their efforts.