Dozens of industry leaders have pledged their support for the Commercial UAV Expo, event organizer SPAR Point Group has announced. The inaugural event will take place Oct. 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


“The list of supporters grows every day, as more and more business learn about the new event exclusively focused on the commercial UAV market in North America,” says SPAR Point Group's Lisa Murray, event director. “SPAR Point Group is known globally as a market leader in producing events and emedia for 3D imaging technologies. Many of the individuals, companies and media sponsors who have pledged their support know us from having had positive, successful results at other events we produce.”

One of those companies, “Trimble is very excited to be a part of the inaugural Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas,” says Todd Steiner, marketing director for geospatial imaging solutions. “As the first commercial manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems to receive FAA approval for commercial operation of UAVs in the United States, we clearly see the incredible opportunities to leverage these exciting technologies to benefit our customers throughout a variety of industries, from surveying, mapping and GIS, to construction, agriculture, mining, utilities and much more. The market is champing at the bit to gain commercial access to UAVs and, with the U.S. market beginning to open up, an event like this is well timed and will undoubtedly be well attended.”

Supporters on board so far include:

Advisory Board

These industry leaders will lend their expertise and help shape the conference program as members of the Advisory Board:

  • Iain Allen, Senior Manager - GIS, Barrick Gold
  • Eric Andelin, LiDAR Services Technical Director, Michael Baker International
  • Gabriel Dobbs, Director of Policy and Business Development, Skycatch
  • Patrick Egan, Editor in Field, Americas Desk, sUAS News
  • Lewis Graham, President/CTO, GeoCue Group
  • Thomas Haun, Vice President of Global Strategy, PrecisionHawk
  • Dave Henderson, Director of Sales - Geospatial Solutions, Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Jesse Kallman, Head of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs, Airware
  • Curt Simon, Technology Director CTO Office, BP
  • Colin Snow, Founder and CEO, Drone Analyst
  • Baptiste Tripard, Sales Manager, senseFly
  • Peter van Blyenburgh, President, Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) International
  • Lucas van Oostrum, Chief Technology Officer, Aerialtronics

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Exhibitors include UAV manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software providers and service companies. These market leaders have confirmed their participation:

  • AirGon, LLC
  • Leica Geosystems/Aibotix
  • NovAtel
  • PrecisionHawk
  • RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems
  • senseFly Ltd
  • Silicon Forest Electronics
  • Trimble Navigation
  • Topcon

Media Sponsors

These top trade media have signed on as media sponsors:

  • AEC Café
  • AEC Magazine
  • American Surveyor
  • ASM
  • Coordinates
  • Directions
  • Drone Analyst
  • Earth Imaging Journal
  • GeoConnexion
  • GeoInformatics
  • GeoMatics World
  • GIM International
  • Informed Infrastructure
  • LiDAR News
  • POB
  • Sensors & Systems
  • sUAS News
  • xyHT


About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial UAV market in North America covering industries, including surveying and mapping; civil engineering and infrastructure; mining; construction; process, power and utilities; precision agriculture; and law enforcement, security and emergency response. Organized by SPAR Point Group, the inaugural event will take place Oct. 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


About SPAR Point Group

SPAR Point Group organizes conferences, and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D data capture and imaging technologies. In addition to Commercial UAV Expo, SPAR Point Group organizes the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International and SPAR Japan.