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100+ Presenters and Panelists on Roster for Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Industry leaders will provide insights into key issues related to commercial drones

Las Vegas, NV – More than 100 thought leaders in the commercial UAS industry will present at the 5th annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas taking place October 28-30, 2019 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Commercial UAV Expo Americas is the leading event for professionals integrating and operating UAS in key vertical markets. Event organizers anticipate more than 185 exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees.

Attendees will hear from commercial drone visionaries at Airbus, FAA, FLIR, Facebook, Wing, and more. Among the dozens of new speakers confirmed for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 are Seleta Reynolds (Los Angeles DoT), Suzanne Van Cooten (National Weather Service), Jarrett Larrow (FAA), Todd Graetz (BNSF Railway), and Sarah Kohlsmith (SunCor Energy). Speakers will discuss pressing issues in the commercial drone sphere, including UAM, UTM, Expanded Operations, Security, Remote ID and AI and provide critical insights into best practices and new developments in eight vertical industries.

In addition to presentations and panel discussions in the main Conference Program and Exhibit Hall Theater, can’t miss highlights of the Expo also include a gathering of public safety leaders for the DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit; outdoor drone demonstrations, and Exhibitor Product Preview Presentations showcasing the hottest new companies and products; along with numerous vendor and association workshops.

Main Conference Program speakers include:

• Greg Agvent – CNN
• Dean Allen Barefield – Southern Company
• Keith Aubin – Enel Green Power
• Dusty Birge – UAV Recon
• Mike Blades – Frost & Sullivan
• Matt Burgess – USGS
• Philip Butterworth-Hayes – Unmanned Airspace
• Greg Davis – Overwatch Imaging
• Darshan Divakaran – North Carolina Department of Transportation
• Matt Edwards – State Farm Insurance
• Scott Farber – McCook Public Power District
• Wyatt Ferguson – Bechtel
• Phil Finnegan – Teal Group
• Luke Fox – WhiteFox Defense Technologies
• Amit Ganjoo – ANRA Technologies
• Shayne Gill – AASHTO
• Michael Goldschmidt – Port of Long Beach
• Todd Graetz – BNSF Railway
• Matthew Grassi – Precision Ag Magazine
• James Grimsley – Choctaw Nation
• Jeremy Groeteke – Corteva/Dupont
• Brendan Groves – U.S. Department of Justice
• Sanjay Gupta – AirFuel Alliance
• David Hansell – Facebook
• Grant Jordan – SkySafe
• Jesse Kallman – Airbus
• Curtis Kayton – Southwest Public Power District
• Philip Kenul – ASTM
• Sarah Kohlsmith – SunCor Energy
• Jarrett Larrow – Federal Aviation Administration
• Travis Mason – Airbus
• Robert McCoy – Crown Castle
• Michael McVay – Sky Source Aerial
• Jay Merkle – Federal Aviation Administration
• Bradley Middlemiss – Global Raymac Surveys
• Robert Moorhead – Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University
• Reinaldo Negron – Wing
• Todd Petersen – Los Angeles Department of Transportation
• Seleta Reynolds – Los Angeles Department of Transportation
• Joey Rios – NASA
• Jason Rolfe – Nevada Department of Transportation
• Gregory Saunders – Nevada Department of Transportation
• Todd Schlekeway – National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
• Mariah Scott – Skyward
• Peter Shannon – Radius Capital
• Oliver Smith – Skanska
• Christian Stallings – McKim & Creed
• Ken Stewart – AiRXOS
• Angela Stubblefield – Federal Aviation Administration
• Robert Sweet – Federal Aviation Administration
• Brandon Torres Declet – Measure
• Suzanne Van Cooten – National Weather Service- Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center
• Carissa VanderMey – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• Randall Warnas – FLIR
• Basil Yap – North Carolina Department of Transportation

“Our speakers are a who’s who list of experts,” said Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of Commercial UAV Expo Americas. “Together with our esteemed Advisory Board, we’ve crafted a program that provides practical, actionable, and cutting-edge information for commercial drone users, as well as a glimpse into the future for this dynamic and fast-growing industry.” More information is available here. Register for a Conference Pass before 9/15 to save $200 with Early Bird Pricing.

The bustling exhibitor floor – which is free for all attendees registering before October 28– continues to grow with 180+ of the world’s top UAS vendors showcasing cutting-edge airframes, components, software, and services. The current list of exhibitors for the 2019 event can be found at

About Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Commercial UAV Expo Americas, presented by Commercial UAV News, is an international conference and expo exclusively focused on commercial UAS integration and operation covering industries including Construction; Energy & Utilities; Forestry & Agriculture; Infrastructure & Transportation; Mining & Aggregates; Public Safety & Emergency Services; Security; and Surveying & Mapping. It takes place 28-30 October 2019 at Westgate in Las Vegas. Its European sister event takes place 1-3 December 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam. For more information, visit and

Commercial UAV Expo Americas is produced by Diversified Communications’ technology portfolio which also includes Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Commercial UAV News, GeoBusiness Show, International Lidar Technology Forum, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, SPAR, AECNext Technology Expo & Conference and AEC Next News. For information about exhibiting at Commercial UAV Expo, visit or contact Katherine Dow, Sales Manager, at [email protected] or +1.207-842-5497. For attending information, visit or email [email protected].

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