As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is honored to host the ISPRS first Geospatial Week in Africa and Middle East in 2023 (GSW-2023) that will be held under the auspices of H.E Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. The conference will be held in September 2023, at the InterContinental Cairo City stars Cairo, Egypt. AASTMT strongly believes that science is the key to the future and the cornerstone for nations' progress and prosperity. It is the primary factor for human achievements throughout all ages. AASTMT has a host of qualified professors and experts who are capable of supporting Arab and African countries in various scientific fields. The GSW will provide a platform for international scholars, graduate students, future scientists and industrial sectors to learn exchange knowledge and experiences of applying geospatial technologies for sustainable development for better quality of life for people around the world. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Cairo a vibrant, exhilarating, exotic, fascinating and welcoming city. Home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt. Cairo is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten monument you might stumble across while wandering around. Enjoy the Nile view, visit the great pyramids of Giza, walk through the capital's medieval markets by Khan El-Khalili, or walk down the Nile promenade. We look forward to working with the ISPRS council, commissions presidents, working group officers, and other sister organizations to have a successful technical program and a memorable social program. It is great to have the GSW coming to Egypt where most probably the first mapping systems were developed 1000s years ago. Welcome to GSW'2023 in Cairo, Egypt.