8-10 April 2019 | RAI Amsterdam | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019 Conference Programme

Monday, 8 April

PreConference Product Previews (Conference Pass required)

Day 1
08 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.

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

Day 1
08 Apr 2019

Product Preview Presentations (Continued)

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

Workshop: How to Integrate Drones into Your Business Practices

Day 1
08 Apr 2019

How to Integrate Drones into Your Business Practices

details coming soon.
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

Global Industry Update and Market Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Presentation details will be posted shortly.
Michal Mazur

European Roadmap for the Safe Integration of Drones

Presentation details will be posted shortly.
Koen De Vos

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

Exhibit Hall Theater 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...
Vassilis AGOURIDAS
Ralph Schepp
Christoph Raab

drone hero coNTEST

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Exhibit Hall Theater 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...
Cyril Mugglin
Knut Torbjørn Moe
Daniela Hildenbrand
Manu Lubrano
Michael Thoss

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...
Iñigo Ezquerra
Paul Brooks
Bertrand GAUTHIER
Lucas van Oostrum

drone hero coNTEST

Day 1
09 Apr 2019

Networking cocktail Reception – Exhibit 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
Wolfram Hardt
Nyamsambuu Bojin

Automated Drone Inspections and Data Analysis

Presentation details coming soon.
Henri Klemmer

Solar PV Inspection Project

Presentation details coming soon.
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...

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

Exhibit Hall Theater 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...

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

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

Presentation from Het Waterschapshuis

Presentation details to come. Check back for more details.
Jeroen Leusink

Presentation from Geological Survey Ireland

Presentation details to come. Check back for more details.
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...

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

Presentation from Mapix Technologies Ltd

Presentation details will be posted soon.
Samantha Tonge

Panel Discussion with Presenters

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A with presenters of the Precision Agriculture & Forestry session.

Exhibit Hall Theater Presentations

Day 1
10 Apr 2019

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...
Lucy Craig

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
Tore Lie

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

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

Presentation from Ferrovial

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...
Jouni Ojala

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

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
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

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

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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