Industry agrees. Said Topcon Director of Geospatial Sales Dave Henderson: “Moving forward, it is vital that the industry has an event dedicated to commercial UAV use. SPAR Point Group is uniquely qualified to host such an event given their history and expertise delivering top notch business and technology events for 3D precision measurement and imaging. They already have established relationships with providers and potential users in key market sectors eager to integrate UAV systems.”
“We are excited to connect the UAV community with potential customers in surveying and mapping, civil infrastructure, mining, construction, process, power and utilities, precision agriculture, law enforcement, security and emergency response,” said Murray. “These are natural markets for commercial UAVs, and ones in which we have established contacts. Seasoned professionals in aerial, mobile and terrestrial data capture technology are particularly interested in the business benefits UAVs provide, including potential cost savings, ease of use, immediacy of data delivery and increased accessibility.”
Commercial UAV Expo will feature an exhibit hall of UAV manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software providers and service companies. Organizers expect upwards of 1000 attendees and 80 exhibits in 2015. Las Vegas was selected for proximity to key players on the West Coast and an affordable and accessible location for the entire market. A two-day conference program will feature programming tracks including commercial applications, hardware and software options, cost considerations, the regulatory environment and data management and integration.
“In speaking with providers in the UAV sector, it is clear an event focused on industries suited to small UAVs is needed,” said Murray. “While the overall UAV sector is currently dominated by defense and military applications, it is hard to imagine any industry that will not be affected by UAV adoption. Our customers rely on our technology events to deliver the latest innovations on the market. They want to see what’s new and what’s next. Clearly, what’s next is the UAV, and we are excited to showcase this next wave of innovation at Commercial UAV Expo next year.”
For more information, visit www.expouav.com.
About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D measurement and imaging technologies. Content — delivered in-person and online — gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes Commercial UAV Expo, SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, International LiDAR Mapping Forum and SPAR Japan. For more information, visit www.SPARPointGroup.com.