1-3 December 2020 | RAI Amsterdam | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019 Conference Programme

Monday, 8 April

PreConference Product Previews (Conference Pass required)

Product Previews

earn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in Product Previews presented by exhibiting companies. Click the “+” below to see the full list of participating companies and presentation times.

13:00 – 15:00
Amtrium 1-2

Product Preview Schedule

13:00‐13:12 Trimble Inc. / Applanix
13:12 13:24 Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
13:24‐13:36 Pix4D
13:36‐13:48 GEOTECH Bratislava s.r.o.
13:48‐14:00 eSmart Systems
14:00‐14:12 Agrowing
14:12‐14:24 GeoInspect
14:24‐14:36 3D Target
14:36‐14:48 BM Power
14:48‐15:00 Simactive

15:00-15:30 Networking break – AmTRIUM Lounge

PreConference Product Previews – Continued 

Product Previews

earn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in Product Previews presented by exhibiting companies. Click the “+” below to see the full list of participating companies and presentation times.

15:35 – 17:00
Amtrium 1-2

Continued Schedule

15:36‐15:48 AceCore Technologies
15:48‐16:00 Agremo
16:00‐16:12 Embassy of The Republic of Poland in The Hague
16:12‐16:24 Geodirect
16:24‐16:36 Phoenix LiDAR Systems
16:36‐16:48 Sitemark
16:48‐17:00 C-Astral Aerospace

Workshop: How to Integrate Drones into Your Business Practices

Day 1
08 Apr 2019

How to Integrate Drones into Your Business Practices

Join Michal Mazur, Head of Drone Powered Solutions at PwC, and Michael Thoss, Co-founder or ethoss group, for an interactive discussion addressing the following key topics: 1.Considerations for in-house, outsourced...
Michal Mazur
Michael Thoss

Networking cocktails in the amtrium lounge

Networking Cocktails

Network with drone professionals from throughout Europe and beyond during this Welcome Happy Hour. Conference Pass required to attend.

18:00 – 19:00
Amtrium Lounge

Tuesday, 9 April

10:00 Exhibition Open (Closes at 18:30)

Opening Session & Keynotes

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

7 Key Trends Shaping Drone Industry in 2019

Michal Mazur is a partner at PwC and the head of PwC's global centre of excellence for image data analytics and artificial intelligence based on drone imagery. In 2016, PwC...
Michal Mazur

Starting a Drone Business in Europe – State of Play of EU Rules

This presentation will give a full overview of the development of the European regulatory framework that will open the drone services market. The audience should get a better view of...
Koen De Vos

JARUS SORA – A framework for the Specific Category

This presentation will provide an overview of the recently developed JARUS Specific Operation Risk Assessment. The audience will understand what the SORA is, what to expect from its use how...
Lorenzo Murzilli

Keynote Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will address the implementation findings, challenges and solutions based on new policy and regulation.
Philip Butterworth-Hayes
Andreas Lamprecht
Koen De Vos
Lorenzo Murzilli
Marc Kegelaers

10:30-11:00 Networking break – exhibit HALL

Exhibition Theatre Presentations

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Smart Cities & Urban Air Mobility

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Smart Cities & Urban Air Mobility Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will address the following topics: -High-performance urban environments are enabling advances in safety, security, and quality of life. How drones are part of revolutionizing the nature of...
Christoph Raab
Ralph Schepp
Jukka Hannola
Diana Cooper

drone hero coNTEST

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Exhibition Theatre Presentations

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Product Preview Presentations

Brief vendor presentations on latest product launches and innovations. A full schedule of companies and presentation times will be posted soon.

12:30-14:00 Lunch – exhibit HALL (available for purchase)

Safety, Security and Counter Drone Technology

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Safety, Security and Counter Drone Technology Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will address the following topics: -How to handle the misuse of drones? -How to get a better sense of the threats in your airspace and what active...
Michael Thoss
Knut Torbjørn Moe
Cyril Mugglin
Manu Lubrano
Frank Wallrapp
Didier Venneman

drone hero coNTEST

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

15:30 -16:00 Networking break – exhibit HALL

Disruptive UAV Technologies and Resulting Industry Opportunities

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Disruptive UAV Technologies and Resulting Industry Opportunities Panel Discussion

Concurrent advances in engineering and manufacturing technologies are pushing the pace of change and future drone capabilities and costs. This session provides you with an overview of next-gen UAS technologies...
Lucas van Oostrum
Paul Brooks
Luca Marongiu
Rich Kapusta

drone hero coNTEST

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Networking cocktail Reception – ExhibitION Hall 

Networking Cocktail Reception on the Exhibit Floor

Don’t miss Commercial UAV Expo Europe’s cocktail reception on the exhibition floor, sponsored by AirMap.

17:00 – 18:30

 

 

Wednesday, 10 April

10:00 Exhibition Open (Closes at 16:00)

Energy & Utilities

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Energy & Utilities Overview

Session Moderator: Kevin O'Donovan, A bit of This & That... Across the Energy Industry, end users are realizing time savings, better use of resources and worker safety benefits making the...
Kevin O’Donovan

APOLI: Automated Powerline Inspection Based on Adaptive Mission Planning at RWE Germany

This presentation will address: • In-Flight evaluation of mission camera • Automatic target (power line, insulator, etc.) identification • Feature Point Detection, autonomous decision making for flight mission
Nyamsambuu Bojin
Wolfram Hardt

Distribution Network Inspection with UAV’s

• Current network inspection – why and how? • Implementing UAV’s for grid inspection • Future possibilities and how to achieve them
Rasmus Armas
Henri Klemmer

Drone Inspections of Solar Assets: An ENGIE Case Study

- Why we use visual imaging data - Why we use monitoring data - The benefit of a complementary approach
Alberto Cajiao
Sebastian Falkenberg

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Energy & Utilities session.

Law Enforcement, Forensics, Public Safety & SAR

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Law Enforcement, Forensics, Public Safety & SAR Overview

UAVs have proven themselves very capable in search and rescue missions and turn out to be very cost effective in time and lives saved over ordinary search teams. By responding...
Perran Bonner

UAS Experiences at Lincolnshire Police Department

More details will be posted soon.
Kevin Taylor

UAS in the Voluntary Search and Rescue Sector: Setting up a national capability

How would you set up a national voluntary UAS Land Search and Rescue Capability? This short presentation looks at the story to date of the ‘Search & Rescue Aerial Association...
Dave Wright
Tom Nash

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Law Enforcement, Forensics, Public Safety & SAR session including panelist Darshan Divakaran from North Carolina Department...
Darshan Divakaran

10:30-11:00 Coffee break – exhibit HALL

Exhibition Theatre Presentations

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Surveying & MApping

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Surveying & Mapping Overview

In a market where innovation and staying up to date with technology is necessary for survival, it is crucial to network with your industry colleagues and business partners to get...
Will Tompkinson

The Drone: Toy or Professional Tool

Today, everyone can buy a drone for a few Euros. The user can take pictures, videos and can operate certain automations for piloting. It is therefore thought that the use...
Jean-François ROSSIGNOL

UAV Surveying as Standard Tool in Infrastructure Construction

The presentation demonstrates how one of Europes largest construction group has successfully implemented UAV surveying as a standard tool in large infrastructure projects and shows how derived data is utilized...
Philipp Mielke

Towards a Living Elevation Model

Het Waterschapshuis is responsible for joint efforts of the 21 public water agencies (aka boards) in The Netherlands. Het Waterschapshuis manages the national program for airborne LiDAR collection, together with...
Jeroen Leusink

Integration of UAV, Vessel, Laser and Satellite Derived Datasets in the Context

Coastal areas experience change via marine processes and other natural and anthropogenic causes. Coastal researchers and engineers can make use of data from multiple platforms and sensors in monitoring these...
Ronan O’Toole

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Surveying & Mapping session.

Precision Agriculture & Forestry

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Precision Agriculture & Forestry Overview

The agriculture industry is undergoing a shift from conventional to mechanized farming practices and is moving from traditional farm equipment towards state-of-the-art automated solutions. Rapid technology advances have led to...
William Metz

UAVs and Their Place within a Larger Precision Viticulture Framework

This presentation will review recent developments of UAVs and their place within a larger precision agriculture (viticulture) framework. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of UAVs as a remote...
William Metz

Sorting Fact from Fiction – Agricultural Drone use across Australian Agriculture

Fiona Lake will present an illustrated overview of the use of drones by leading innovators in Australian agriculture. A variety of agricultural enterprises will be included, from tropical crops such...
Fiona Lake

Towards 2030: Opportunities for UAS in the Farm Concept of Tomorrow

In 2030 our agriculture will be circular and more biodiverse with only minimum inputs of chemical fertilizers and crop protection. Promising initiatives are introduced as strip cropping, agroforestry and permaculture....
Chris de Visser

Power Line Vegetation Management Using the Latest UAV Sensor and Web Mapping Technology

The biggest barrier to adopting LiDAR for vegetation management is the processing and data management of the huge volumes of data that are collected during an UAV inspection flight. Routescene...
Gert Riemersma
Rafa Torro

The Next Generation of Field Agronomy Using Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Robotics and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing field agronomy providing early detection of diseases, pests, and other agronomic problems in field crops, allowing for better treatment and increased yields.
Simcha Shore

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 15 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Precision Agriculture & Forestry session.

Exhibition Theatre Presentations

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

The Commercial Drone Market – Size and Forecast 2019-2025

A comprehensive overview of the global drone market, DRONEII’s inaugural bottom-up market report dives deep into all the key trends surrounding the industry. The report is based on several months...
Kay Wackwitz

12:30-14:00 Lunch – exhibit HALL (available for purchase)

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Overview

Autonomous drones are beginning to see use in jobs that require smooth, consistent flying and AI is becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with in the drone industry. Right...
Elizabeth Traiger

In Pursuit of the Ultimate AI Solution and the Best Algorithms

• The Danish TSO - Energinets.dk quest and journey to preserve the best (world class, top line) transmission network. - In 2017, Danes had power in their sockets 99.995 percent...
Peter Lyck Ingerslev
Henrik Bache

National Grid using Artificial Intelligence to Check Drone Footage of 7,000 Miles of Wires and Pylons

This presentation will address: • Inspection of 7,200 miles of overhead lines around England and Wales and the use of drones to assess the steelwork, wear and corrosion, and faults...
Mark Simmons
Amjad Karim

Case Study in Elektro Ljubjana – Can AI Inspection Replace Human Labour in Fast-Overpass Power Grid Inspections

• Overview of power grid survey results – brief introduction of Elektro Ljubljana, previous experiences with helicopter inspections. Initial start of the project. • Overview of project results - what...
Martin Podlogar
Mantas Vaskela

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence session.

Construction 

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Construction Overview

Session Moderator: Kay Wackwicz, Drone Industry Insights One of the most rapidly growing sectors for drone integration is construction. The construction industry has discovered the many ways in which drones...
Kay Wackwitz

UAS for Construction: Experiences in Different Countries

Governments, developers and end-users are demanding safer, more cost-effective and sustainable solutions, delivered faster and to a higher quality – and without “innovation”, we will not be prepared to provide...
Luis Moratinos

Pix4D Data in Day-to-Day, Strategic Worksite and Project Management

Governments, developers and end-users are demanding safer, more cost-effective and sustainable solutions, delivered faster and to a higher quality – and without “innovation”, we will not be prepared to provide...
Julian Norton

Construction and the Hidden Value of Drone Based Mapping

This presentation will show the usage of drones for construction sites to realize surveying work. The digital transformation and the UAV as its part in the building industry - where...
Thomas Gröninger

Challenges of Introducing Drones in a Global Near-shore Construction Company

Drones are an excellent tool to quickly collect a lot of data to monitor construction sites, to calculate volumes and inspect infrastructure. To successfully integrate the use of drones into...
Jan Leyssens

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Construction session including panelist Darshan Divakaran from North Carolina Department of Transportation.

15:30-16:00 Coffee break – exhibit HALL

Data Management 

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Data Management Overview

Session Moderator: Jurgen Decloedt, VITO In order to take full advantage of the greater insight and efficiencies that drones can provide, companies require a clear strategy for how they will...
Jurgen Decloedt

Data Handling, Processing & Management at District Heating Company HOFOR, Copenhagen

• How to generate excellent thermal data inspection results • Dealing with thermal drift • How to integrate data management processing results in the back office • Machine learning to...
Henrik Grosen

Drones in the Process Industry

• Setting: immovable object (safety culture) vs unstoppable force (changing business models) • Drones: JAA! • Drone integration in existing and changing ICT and data infrastructure • Drones and 5G:...
Paul Cobben

How Vinci and Via IMC are Driving Digitization for Infrastructure and Construction using Aerial Data

• Documentation for documentation and better quality • Mass & volume calculation • 3D model (BIM) – and as built model
Alberto Cajiao
Dirk Ebersbach

Implementing a Data Protection & Security project in a Portugese Drone Company

The use of civilian drones for commercial purposes has been on the increase in the last decade and a lot of concerns have been raised since EU regulation does not...
Maria Varela
Bruno Martins

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a brief panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Data Management session.

Transportation & Infrastructure

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

Transportation & Infrastructure Overview

Session Moderator: Flavien Viguier, Altimetris Creating and maintaining transportation and civil infrastructure (roads, tunnels, highways, canals, bridges, harbors, airports) involves complex projects and myriad tasks that can often be made...
Flavien Viguier

The Swiss Federal Railways are taking-off

The Swiss Federeal Railways (SBB) has one of the most heavily used railway networks in the world. 10,000 trains transport 1.18 million passengers and 210,000 tons of cargo over 3000...
Nicolas Ackermann

How Drones Are Revolutionizing Infrastructure Inspections

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is leading the nation in drone implementation in both the areas of transportation & infrastructure. This presentation will talk about how NCDOT uses drones...
Darshan Divakaran

Groupe ADP -Threats and Opportunities of UAS use on Airports

Additional details coming soon.
Charles TELITSINE

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Transportation & Infrastructure session.

The Commercial UAV Event for:

 


Construction


Energy & Utilities


Forestry & Agriculture


Infrastructure & Transportation


Public Safety & Emergency Services


Security


Surveying & Mapping

 

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