September 6-8, 2022  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

Agenda Session

Opening & Keynotes: FAA Drone Regulation Updates and Creating Value Across Market Sectors

Sep 08 2021

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM PDT

The Mirage Theatre

The Keynote presentations that open Commercial UAV Expo Americas set the framework for the event by providing essential regulatory and technological updates that are explored in greater detail throughout the show floor and in the conference program. These keynotes will allow attendees to better understand how they can legally and safely take to the sky in order to perform countless tasks in ways that have been shown to save time and reduce costs for drone program stakeholders of all sizes and types.

Drone Regulation Update from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson has previously talked about how safety is a journey, not a destination, and his Commercial UAV Expo Americas keynote will provide an essential update around this journey. Enabling the safe integration of drones into the airspace is top of mind for regulators, but what will it mean to do so while keeping the same levels of safety and reliability? This keynote will detail how the drone industry can join the FAA on this safety journey and help further define it.

Mapping the Market Curve of Commercial Drone Adoption Today…. And Tomorrow
Much media attention has been focused on the highly anticipated “hockey stick” growth of the U.S. commercial drone market that potentially represents hundreds of billions of dollars in market value. While much progress is being made by the FAA in partnership with commercial drone industry stakeholders worldwide, it is widely understood that it may take up to five to ten years before autonomous flight of commercial drones becomes a true mainstream reality. Nonetheless, that does not diminish the fact that enterprise drone use has indeed arrived, representing tens of billions of dollars in revenues and available market share NOW for pioneering drone technology companies. Join Jeremiah Karpowicz and AgEagle CEO Brandon Torres Declet in a highly engaging discussion regarding specific industries capitalizing on the power of UAV solutions today.

How Drones Are Transforming Healthcare and Instant Logistics
The Zipline story began in Rwanda and Ghana but has expanded across the world. Today Zipline designs, manufactures and operates the world’s largest automated on-demand commercial delivery service – making more than 175,000 commercial deliveries and flying more than 10 million autonomous miles to date. And Zipline is committed to a vision of the technology that is even bigger and will see them continue to transform instant logistics across the world. How are the innovations they’ve pioneered since 2014 impacting drone delivery in 2021 and beyond?

Cross-Pollination: Applying Lessons Learned from Drone Use Across Market Sectors
Featuring perspectives from various sectors, this conversation will focus on how to apply best practices from market sectors outside your own. Panelists will share approaches for cross-pollinating ideas and drone use strategy, how to balance security and mission delivery, and how integrating lessons learned across disciplines will inform drone use in the future.


Lisa Ellman

Commercial Drone Alliance & Hogan Lovells

Commercial UAV News

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.


American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Los Angeles City Fire Department

Chula Vista Police Department

In Partnership with Commercial Drone Alliance

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