Asia accounts for 30 percent of the earth's landmass and is home to nearly 60 percent of the world's population, with China and India being the two most populous countries of the world, accounting for 37 percent. The continent is the fastest growing economic region and the largest continental economy by GDP PPP. A prerequisite for economic sustainability is comprehensive security, to include food, water, energy and the ability to defend its sea, air and land assets.

Geointelligence is an extremely potent tool for defence and internal security. GeoIntelligence Asia 2016 will be dedicated to the highest level of geospatial knowledge exchange and networking within the Asian defence and security sector. It will focus on the perspectives and requirements of the decision makers who directly influence national security policy and procedures. The conference aims to bring together some of the most influential speakers and delegates in the geospatial technology domain from the Asian and international defence and security establishment and industry. The aim is not only to provide a platform which will benefit defence agencies but also informal exchange of dialogue and cooperation in this region to maximise uptake of geospatial information and technology for enhanced security.