Business UAV Expo Program & Speaker Line-Up

Organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of conference topics and a roster of industry leaders who will provide insights on real-world use-case and strategies at the 2024 event. With the theme “Drones in Action: Current Realities & Future Frontiers,” the education program focuses on how drone technology is solving problems and creating meaningful ROI. The event will take place September 3-5, 2024, at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.

Thought leaders from top organizations will share their expertise across informative and visionary conference sessions. Industry Tracks will include sessions focused on the fast-growing verticals of Construction, Energy and Utilities and Infrastructure and Transportation. A dedicated Policy track will provide up-to-the-minute updates on regulation, providing drone operators with need-to-know information directly from regulators. The Keynote Presentations will emphasize the importance of cultivating, supporting, and creating policies for drone programs, with more information announced in the coming weeks.

Within the conference, innovators, regulators, and end-users will share their expertise and visions and discuss the critical issues facing the industry. Detailed case-study sessions will showcase complex and successful drone projects across verticals, providing real-world insights that can improve workflows and demonstrate ROI.


Sessions include:


View the entire conference program here.


“Commercial UAV Expo is the most important global event for commercial drone professionals and those looking to enter the commercial drone market,” said Lee Corkhill, Group Event Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of Commercial UAV Expo. “This year’s conference program is the place to find commercial drone innovations and strategies that allow operators and end-users to move forward in the technology. This year’s educational program includes industry-focused tracks meant to sort out the challenges related to adoption while also showcasing how drones are creating value.”

Select sessions are produced with Commercial UAV Expo’s Official Association Partner, Commercial Drone Alliance, an organization that advocates for the commercial use of drones by reducing barriers to enable this game-changing technology.

Commercial UAV Expo has two co-located education programs available this year:

DRONERESPONSERS Public Safety Summit, presented by AIRT (Airborne International Response Team), is comprised of two days of programming designed to educate and prepare first responders, UAS program managers, and remote pilots at every experience level for public safety UAS operations.

FLYING HY Conference and Hydrogen Aviation Course, presented by HYSKY Society is the world’s leading hydrogen aviation event, featuring two days of hydrogen aviation education sessions.  The Hydrogen Aviation Course is an all-day course taking place the day before the FLYING HY Conference. These events bring together all pieces of the hydrogen aviation ecosystem: hydrogen production, hydrogen logistics, hydrogen infrastructure, hydrogen fuel cells and engines, and, of course, hydrogen aircraft.

Commercial UAV Expo kicks off Tuesday, September 3, 2024, with pre-conference programming, Live Outdoor Flying Demonstrations, and a Welcome Reception to kick off the opening of the Exhibit Floor. The newest addition to the Exhibit Floor is the Drone Pilot Hub, providing a unique learning opportunity for all pilots at different skill levels to meet with industry leaders and gain insight through short presentations available on all three days of the show.

The full conference program and exhibits run from Wednesday, September 4, through Thursday, September 5. Additional educational programming is hosted in the Exhibit Hall Theater, featuring compelling presentations and panel discussions about workforce development, safety systems, national drone programs, and more. The Exhibit Hall features an expanded exhibit hall with over 225 industry-leading solution providers showcasing their latest UAS solutions, including airframes, software, sensors, and services. The event is expected to attract 3,750 commercial drone professionals from around the world and is backed by more than 300 associations and media companies. Visit www.expouav.com for more information on attending or exhibiting, and register now for early bird rates!

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