Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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Commercial UAV Expo is proud to partner with Commercial Drone Alliance as the Official Association Partner

What is the Commercial Drone Alliance?

The Commercial Drone Alliance is an independent 501c6 non-profit organization led by key members of the commercial drone industry. The CDA was founded in 2016 by industry veterans Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West. 

The CDA works collectively to merge policy with innovation to create relevant rules for operation. They educate on the economic benefits and humanitarian gains made possible by commercial drones, as well as advocate for their safe and responsible use. They bring industry together with the government to solve some of the challenges facing our industry.  They focus on expanding the drone marketplace, including by solving drone security issues. 


Collaborate with members and policymakers to craft policies that enable industry growth.
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Inform commercial end users about the vast benefits of drone technology and encourage scalable adoption.
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Grow the commercial drone industry by enabling timely and safe integration of drone technology.
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Who are Commercial Drone Alliance members?

Membership is open to end users, manufacturers, service providers, investors and relevant associations who demonstrate a passion and commitment for growing the commercial drone industry in a way that promotes safety and security.

Commercial Drone Alliance Involvement at Commercial UAV Expo:

Commercial UAV Expo has been partnering with Commercial Drone Alliance for years, and together provide a platform for Alliance members and other commercial drone professionals to gather in person to network, learn, and shape the future of the commercial drone industry.

The CDA supports the event through its active participation on the Advisory Board and by partnering on the development of Conference Program, ensuring education is timely and necessary.

CDA members that exhibit receive the CDA Member Marketing Promotional Package including floor stickers and a designation in the printed show guide noting their status as CDA members. CDA members that attend receive a free Exhibit Hall Pass or $100 off a Conference Pass.

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Lisa Ellman, Opening Keynote Remarks, Commercial UAV Expo 2022

Lisa Ellman

We’re bringing our industry together here at Commercial UAV Expo. Our goal each year is to bring together the smartest and brightest and most innovative in the industry and to curate and promote conversations that move our industry forward.

Lisa Ellman

Executive Director
Commercial Drone Alliance

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