Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the largest conference of surveying professionals to be held between 11 and 14 May 2020 in Amsterdam. We expect over 1500 surveying and spatial experts from around 110 countries.

It is a real honour to host the FIG2020 Working Week in Amsterdam. We are certain that Amsterdam will host an event that surely will meet, if not exceed, all the expectations of a memorable and successful Conference. We are working hard to ensure a smooth organization of the FIG2020 Working Week, since The Netherlands was announced as the winning country to host the conference.

The week-long conference offers an interesting mix of plenary and technical sessions and workshops, a trade exhibition and a variety of side events and social functions. The technical programme will consist of over 500 presentations within the field of surveying, including best practice and new research.

During the FIG2020 Working Week, we will put the ‘Smart Surveyor’ at the centre stage. We will do so by preparing current and future generations of professionals, by sharing knowledge about approaches which work, by bridging the technological and the societal perspective, by educating our workforce, and by strengthening and developing our profession.

FIG Conference gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

  • Learn globally
  • Learn across silos from other countries, industries and pro
  • fessional roles
  • Make impacts on careers, organizations and communities

FIG Conference accelerates learning and impact through:

  • Methods to more quickly complete daily projects and stretch objectives
  • Network globally and locally to find expertise to more effortlessly achieve objectives
  • Enabling people and organizations to save time and money

The International Federation of Surveyors has been organizing conferences since 1878. FIG is the premier international organisation supporting the interests of surveyors and the advancement of the profession worldwide. FIG is an UN-recognised non-governmental organisation representing more than 120 countries through a federation of national member organisations.

We hope to seeing you and looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam.

On behalf of the organisers FIG and the organising partners:


Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen,
FIG Director and *Co-Conference Director
Mrs. Paula Dijkstra,
Co-Conference Director