Commercial UAV Expo Announces Highlights of Upcoming 2017 Event

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Live demos, workshops, networking events, product previews, and more to take place at the third annual event in Las Vegas next week

The third edition Commercial UAV Expo gets underway on Tuesday, October 24th and event organizers have announced a number of exciting happenings that will take place during the event. This year will feature more workshops, symposiums, live demonstrations, and trainings than ever before in addition to impressive keynote speakers, networking opportunities, product previews and many other activities. Commercial UAV Expo is expected to draw 2,500 participants, from across 7 vertical industries, who are integrating and operating commercial UAS in their organizations. The event will take place October 24-26 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Among other happenings, a few highlights of the event will include:

Workshops & Demonstrations
A number of workshops, symposiums, live demonstrations and trainings will be taking place in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo. Over the course of the week, companies and organizations including Flyability, AirGon, ASPRS, MicaSense, Pix4D and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems will deliver education opportunities ranging from product training and an outdoor flying demonstration for first responders, to a technical symposium where participants will have the opportunity to attain a UAS Mapping Certification. Find out more here.

Networking Events
Attendees and exhibitors will have ample opportunities to connect at the various networking events taking place throughout the week including a kick-off Happy Hour on Tuesday, October 24, on the Exhibit Floor. On Wednesday, October 25, there will be a networking breakfast from 8:00 – 9:00 AM on the Exhibit Floor as well as the Poolside Connect & Happy Hour taking place from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at the Westgate Resort & Casino Pool. Additionally, there will be another networking breakfast on the exhibit floor on Thursday, October 26th, the final day of the event. For additional details on networking events, click here.

Keynote Speakers
On Wednesday, October 25, the main conference program will open with an impressive line-up of keynote presentations to include:

  • Steps for Effective Drone Integration, Mike Winn, DroneDeploy; Hunter Cole, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Grant Hagen, The Beck Group
  • 2017 Commercial Drone Market Overview & Update, Mike Blades, Frost & Sullivan; Colin Snow, Skylogic Research.
  • Data Overload: How to Harness Data and Unlock Business Value, Anil Nanduri, Intel Corporation
  • Using Our Brains to Control a Swarm of Drones, Panagiotis (Panos) Artemiadis, Arizona State University

For more detailed information on the keynote presentations, please click here.

The full conference program has more than 70 presenters with numerous plenaries, vertical industry breakouts, demonstrations and networking opportunities.

Product Previews
On Tuesday, October 24, full conference pass holders will have the opportunity to learn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in the Product Previews presented by numerous exhibiting companies. The ful Product Preview schedule can be found here.

University Pavilion
There will be a dedicated area on the Exhibit Floor, the University Pavilion, in which leading Universities specializing in drone research will be exhibiting and sharing their latest research. Additional information on the University Pavilion and a list of the participating Universities can be found on our website here.

Furthermore, leading companies from multiple industries have already signed on to attend such as AECOM, Chevron, AT&T, Avangrid, Inc., Google, Intel, Balfour Beatty Construction, BP, City of Los Angeles, New York Police Department, Southern Co., Boeing, Airbus, San Diego Gas & Electric, U.S. Department of Transportation, BNSF Railway along with hundreds of other firms.

The global exhibition will feature 200 booths of cutting-edge airframes, components, software and services, all focused on industrial applications. See complete exhibitor list here.

Registration is still open for the conference. UAV professionals are encouraged to register in advance to save $100 compared to onsite prices and avoid long lines. Companies interested in learning about exhibiting may inquire here. Commercial UAV professionals may inquire about attending here.

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 third annual Americas event is taking place October 24- 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. Commercial UAV Expo Europe launched in Brussels in June 2017 and will move to Amsterdam 10-12 April 2018. For more information, visit and The events are organized Diversified Communications, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Europe, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.


Lee Corkhill, Diversified Communications
lcorkhill(at); 1-207-842-5520

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