Commercial UAV Expo content at Amsterdam Drone Week  

September 5-7, 2023  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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The 2022 Conference Program in Review

Commercial UAV Expo 2022: The biggest edition of the world's leading commercial drone trade show

In surpassing all expectations related to attendees, exhibitions and conference programming, the 2022 edition of the Commercial UAV Expo set a new standard as means of connection and source of education for everyone and anyone interested in commercial UAS technology, trends, and developments. More than 4,100 registrants had the opportunity to explore innovations and insights across 340 booths and learn from 180 speakers. However, this success is just a sign of things to come for the Expo and the drone industry as a whole.

As we grow and expand the event, each year is set to be better than the last in order to better cultivate the adoption of drones and establish connections with the people and technology that are driving these changes. There is no better place to educate yourself about the opportunities that are available when it comes to utilizing drones in construction, energy & utilities, drone delivery, infrastructure & transportation, mining & aggregates, public safety and more. Being able to engage with such a diverse and concentrated amount of individuals and providers that are focused on commercial UAV technology will drive changes that enable defined ROI for organizations and next-level integration for the drone industry as a whole.

The next edition of the Commercial UAV Expo takes place September 5-7, 2023 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. For anyone looking to get a better understanding of the specific ways in which drone technology can make an impact on your bottom line or how it can change the way you do business, this event will provide you with insights and answers on multiple levels. Stay up to date by inquiring about attending or exhibiting, and continue to follow  Commercial UAV News.

Day By Day Recaps

Things kicked off for the Commercial UAV Expo in a big way with outdoor flying demonstrations that allowed audiences to see drone technology in action. Ascent AeroSystems, Autel Robotics, Commaris, Frontier Precision, Skydio, Skyfront, Volatus Aerospace and Wingtra showcased what their solutions can do in real-world situations. However, that was just the start of what ended up being an especially impactful day.

Exhibitor showcases saw several presentations from companies than focused on everything from hardware to software to sensors to services. Each explained what their company had to offer in a way that allowed the audience to ask questions at the session and on the exhibit floor.

Want to learn more about the first day of the show? Click here to read the UAV News Day 1 Recap.

The Opening and Keynote of Commercial UAV Expo 2022 saw Skydio CEO Adam Bry detail how and why the reliability of drone technology is what the inherent value of the technology is based upon. He also explored how this value to defining ROI for a variety of uses. The big news at the event centered on the Matternet M2 drone delivery system being the first to achieve FAA type certification. David H. Boulter, FAA Acting Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, detailed the significance of this development with Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance.

On the conference program, sessions focused on construction, energy & utilities, AAM/UAM, and infrastructure provided an audience with a sense of what it can mean to enable ROI on a whole new level. The Regulatory Insights sessions gave attendees a sense of how they can move past regular challenges, no matter how small or large. On the exhibit floor, Draganfly introduced two new Aircraft and a long-range lidar, while StrixDrones showcased the innovative DroneDrop, a patent-pending drone delivery mailbox.

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The largest ever version of the Commercial UAV Expo concluded in a big way with a keynote and presentations that outlined a path forward for the drone industry. On the keynote, Jay Merkle from the FAA moderate a panel that consisted of Dallas Brooks, Jim O’Sullivan, Sean Cassidy and Tom Walker. They touched on the major news associated with Matternet scoring the first type certification while also detailing how different stakeholders and companies consider the future of market.

Elsewhere, a panel of incredible women shared career path stories and delivered actionable insight based on their successes, key challenges, important learnings, and their current activities in the industry. Eszter Kovács from DroneTalks moderated the discussion which featured Candice McHargue, Okeoma Moronu, Abigail Smith and Zehra Akbar. Other sessions highlighted what it means to see drone technology utilized in specific vertical industries that ranged from mining & aggregates to precision agriculture, while the drone programs in the enterprise session pulled together a slew of experts that outlined the approach stakeholders need to take when it comes to creating value with the technology in the short and long term.

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