Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV, August 15, 2018 – Commercial UAV Expo, the leading event for professionals integrating or operating UAS in key vertical industries, will host full and part day in-depth seminars and trainings by leading organizations Airgon, Flyability, Microdrones, Pix4D, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and APSRS. Industry professionals can register now for the 4th annual Commercial UAV Expo and select workshops and trainings to add during the registration process.  The event will be held Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3 at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas.

“We understand the importance of in-depth learning and are pleased to be working with six leading organizations to offer our attendees critical educational opportunities outside the main Commercial UAV Expo conference program,” said Lisa Murray, Group Director of Diversified Communications and organizer of Commercial UAV Expo. “Our audience is very sophisticated and we continually strive to match their learning needs to our educational offerings.”  The workshops and training include:

High Accuracy Mapping with DJI Drones, presented by AirGon (GeoCue Group) will be held on Monday, October 1st at the Westgate Hotel from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  This seminar will walk the user through the entire process of preparing for, collecting and processing data using DJI drones in conjunction with AirGon’s highly successful direct geopositioning system, Loki. Special guest speaker, Andrew Carey, Director of Drone Operations, Rio Tinto will provide an overview of how Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies, uses drones in day to day operations.  There is an additional charge of $175 which includes lunch.  For additional information, click here.

Getting Started with Indoor Drone Inspection, presented by Flyability will be held throughout the week of Commercial UAV Expo – from Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th.  This one-day training will be led by Gregory Spirlet, Professional Services Engineer and Training Manager for Flyability who will teach the dynamics of Elios and how to perform an indoor inspection mission.  There is an additional charge of $500 per seat, with up to 3 participants per session.  For additional information, click here.

Tools Not Toys – How to Achieve Professional Grade Surveying with Drones, presented by Microdrones will be held on Monday, October 1st.  There will be three different sessions to help geomatics professionals make sense out of making drones a part of their work all taught by Dr. Mohamed M.R. Mostafa, Director, Microdrones.  There is an additional cost of $50 per session.  For more information, email [email protected].

Pix4D Advanced User Workshop, presented by Pix4D Training Team will provide a deep dive into two overarching topics on Monday, October 1st from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Westgate Hotel.   Pix4D Technical Trainers Jeffrey Miller and Angad Singh will lead the sessions.  The first will focus on best practices and troubleshooting methods for processing large datasets and the second session will focus on key aspects of the Pix4Dmapper workflow, such as editing the point cloud, understanding the “Processing Options,” and the “Quality Report.”  There is an additional charge of $349 for each session.  For more information, click here.

SUAS Advanced Inspection Operations, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will take place on Monday, October 1st from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.   This in-depth workshop will extend knowledge from beyond Part 107 qualifications to operational knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding sUAS utilization for inspections in construction, infrastructure, utilities, surveying and mapping. Details covered in this curriculum includes establishing workflows, safety program development and operation, flight operations considerations, and data handling.  Presenters are Scott Burgess, Associate Professor, and David Thirtyacre, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  The pre-registration price is $349 per person.   For additional information, click here.

On Thursday, October 4th The American Society of Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will present their annual UAS Technical Symposium as a two-part, full-day program. Attendees can register for Part 1 only (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) encompassing concepts of precise geospatial positioning, accuracy assessment, image and lidar data processing that are the foundation for high-precision mapping with drones. Full-day registrants will return for Part 2 (1:15 pm – 5:30 pm) to cover sensor and system design, integration, calibration, and best practices for project design including start-to-finish workflow and product quality control.  Presenters will include Dr. Mohamed M.R. Mostafa, Director, Microdrones; Karen Schuckman, PLS, CP, CMS, Professor, Penn State University; Christian Stallings, R & D Manager and Pilot, McKim & Creed; Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Chief Scientist and Sr. Associate, Geospatial Services, Woolpert Inc. For additional information, click here.

The Commercial UAV Expo main conference program will take place on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3 and will offer several keynote presentations, six plenary sessions, eight deep dive vertical industry sessions and more   For a list of sessions, speakers and a program overview, visit To register and save $100 before the event, visit

A full conference pass will also provide attendees access to Product Previews starting on Monday, October 1st from 2:15 – 6:15 pm where 20+ companies will provide sneak peeks into the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects.  The exhibit hall will offer more than 200 booths and will be open to conference attendees for a Welcome Happy Hour on Monday, October 1st from 6:30 – 7:30 pm; on Tuesday, October 2nd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Wednesday, October 3rd from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


About Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Commercial UAV Expo Americas, presented by Commercial UAV News, is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial drone market covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure; Aggregates & Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue (SAR).  The fourth annual Americas event is taking place October 1-3, 2018 in Las Vegas. Commercial UAV Expo Europe launched in Brussels in June 2017 and will take place in Amsterdam 8-10 April 2019. For more information, visit  and or email [email protected].

The events are organized Diversified Communications, a leading organizer of conferences, trade shows and online media with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Europe, Commercial UAV News, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference,, AECNext Technology Expo & Conference, AEC Next News and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.

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