INTERGEO East, due to be held in Istanbul in January 2009, has been postponed until 2010 because of the unstable current economic climate. A number of exhibitors have withdrawn their registrations at short notice or chosen not proceed with their plans to participate, citing the economic crisis.

Organiser HINTE cannot guarantee in that case the quality everyone has come to expect of INTERGEO East. The decision has been taken jointly with the organising committee in Istanbul.   "We very much regret the cancellation of INTERGEO East. Given better external conditions, we would have been delighted to continue the unbroken run of trade fairs into 2009. Over the course of five events in south-eastern Europe - in Belgrade, Zagreb and Sofia - INTERGEO East has already been able to carve a successful niche for itself," explains Olaf Freier, CEO of HINTE GmbH, Karlsruhe, and Project Manager of INTERGEO East.

Working in association with the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), the Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Civil Engineering and other network partners such as the DVW e.V. (German Association of Surveying - German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management) as licensors of INTERGEO East, HINTE GmbH will stage the event in Istanbul at the beginning of May 2010.