September 15-17, 2020 | Paris Las Vegas | Las Vegas

Opening & Keynotes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Pavilion 1-3

Opening & Keynotes

Track Name: Tuesday 9:00 - 10:45
Session Date: Oct 29 2019 9:00 am - 10:45 am


Lisa Murray, Group Director, will welcome the crowd to Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019. Commercial UAV Expo Americas is the leading North American conference and exhibition exclusively focused on commercial UAV integration and operation for large enterprise, commercial users, with 200+ booths – more exhibitors than any other commercial drone event! The event, which has 3,000+ attendees, covers Regulation/Legislative, Security/Counterdrone Technology, Future of Robotics/Drone Technology and the integration/operation of UAS in numerous vertical industries and much more.


Lisa Murray

Diversified Communications

A Conversation with Administrator Bridenstine: A Vision for the Future

Unmanned systems are key to achieving NASA’s missions to the moon and Mars and the industrialization of space. Administrator Bridenstine will share his vision for value of drones and where these successes will lead.


From Imagination to Commercialization.

A big win for UPS and for the commercial unmanned industry was the FAA’s granting of the Part 135 certification to operate a drone airline with no limits on the size or scope of operations. Bala Ganesh, Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS will share not only the opportunities for transportation and delivery, but some insight into challenges and achievements of integrating a leading-edge drone program into a large and well-established airline system.


Bala Ganesh

United Parcel Service (UPS)

CEO Panel Discussion: UAS Insights and Strategies for Success in the Current Marketplace

While various reports continue to highlight the billions of dollars that commercial drone technology will eventually be worth, we’ve also seen headlines that claim the drone bubble has burst, contributing to market softness that will not allow the technology to truly take flight. Given these disparate narratives, people are wondering about the reality of the technology in the present and in the future. Hear from an esteemed panel of industry leading CEO’s on where they have found success (and perhaps made some missteps) in the current market along with their vision of future challenges and opportunities. Session Moderated by Gretchen West, President & CEO of Schiebel Aircraft Inc.


Gretchen West

Schiebel Aircraft Inc.

Mike Winn


Tom Walker


Adam Bry


The Commercial UAV Event for:



Energy & Utilities

Forestry & Agriculture

Infrastructure & Transportation


Mining & Aggregates

Public Safety & Emergency Services


Surveying & Mapping


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