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November 26, 2012

Packed Conference Sessions, Record Attendance at SPAR Europe 2012

14 November 2012 (The Hague, The Netherlands) – SPAR 3D announced today that verified attendance at SPAR Europe Conference on End-to-End 3D was 376, up 35% over the 2011 attendance figure. “We’re thrilled with the results of this year’s event,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR 3D Director. “The impact of an additional 100 qualified 3D professionals was clearly felt on the busy exhibit floor and in the full conference session rooms.” The three-day conference had 65 presenters, 3 keynote address, 2 plenary sessions and an exhibit floor full of solutions by leading software developers and hardware manufacturers. SPAR Europe took place 12-14 November at the World Forum in The Hague.

Participants came from 38 countries for a 3-day immersion into the latest trends on 3D data capture and imaging technologies. The conference program had 5 tracks – Industrial Facilities, Civil Transportation, Building & Architecture, New Technologies, Forensic & Security Planning, and Digital Cultural Preservation. Several sessions were standing-room only. Among the most popular were sessions that compared and contrasted 3D data capture methods, LiDAR vs. photogrammetry, indoor mobile mapping, BIM, new technologies and applications including augmented reality, handheld scanning, MS Kinect and more.

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Next year’s SPAR Europe will take place 11-13 November 2013 at the Passenger Vessel Terminal in Amsterdam. For more information, visit

About SPAR Europe

SPAR Europe Conference on End-to-End 3D brings together professionals from throughout Europe and beyond to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery.  SPAR Europe targets asset owners, engineers, technology developers and university researchers to present and discuss the latest tools and techniques for using 3D technologies to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, improve safety and mitigate risk. Fiatech, a consortium of large capital assets owners, will be holding a meeting 12 November 2012 in conjunction with SPAR Europe. For more information and to register, visit  

About SPAR 3D

SPAR 3D organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR 3D is wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications. For more information, visit and  

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