2021 Global Locate Masters

World’s Best Locate Technicians Compete for International Recognition

The Inaugural Global Locate Masters takes skills competition to a next level! This unique competition tests the abilities of top locate technicians from around the world using UTTO’s VR simulators. These simulators create complex locate experiences in an immersive environment that challenge a technician’s training, skill, experience and the attention to detail required for a successful locate.

This unique competition allows technicians the unprecedented opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a live audience of peers and industry leaders and evaluates their performance against other competitors. The competition recognizes, rewards, and shined a spotlight on the world’s best utility locating professionals by putting on display the years of experience, critical thinking, and mental agility each competitor brings to complete quality locates in a timely manner.

The top performer of the 2021 Global Locate Masters holds the title of Global Locate Masters champion and spokesperson until next year’s competition. This honor includes interviews for magazine features, publicity quotes in social media to promote excellence in locating, and recognition of this achievement, along with company recognition, in all 2021 media coverage associated with the Global Locate Masters.

Global Locate Masters is held during Damage Prevention Week at the Global Excavation Safety Conference in Tampa, Florida, March 23-25, 2021.

Unrivaled Opportunities

An Expo pass to the Global Excavation Safety Conference is provided to competitors as part of their registration for the Global Locate Masters, giving them access to equipment manufacturers, industry leaders, important resources and product demonstrations that will help improve performance in the field. All competitors are invited to the Wednesday night networking where Global Locate Masters prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony. Upgrade to Full Conference access for unique educational and networking opportunities at a deeply discounted price only available to competitors.

Locate technicians work every day to protect the public and the underground utilities we all rely on. Global Locate Masters is where they showcase the immense amount of skill it takes to do the job well. Competitors from around the world, from companies large and small, are competing for the right to call themselves the best – Are you? 

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