The drone industry has hit the ground running and the popularity of SPAR Point Group’s Commercial UAV Expo is a strong indicator of continued growing interest.

The exhibit floor for the Oct. 5-7 event completely sold out almost two months before the show’s launch, spurring event organizer SPAR Point Group to add space to handle the overwhelming demand.   

“UAS companies have thrown their support behind Commercial UAV Expo,” says Lisa Murray, Commercial UAV Expo director. “Many of them know us from exhibiting at other events we organize in the geospatial arena and are confident in our ability to deliver qualified asset owners and a strong return on investment.”

With the addition of a new hall, more than 100 airframe manufacturers, component and sensor suppliers, software providers and service companies from more than a dozen countries will be exhibiting at the inaugural event in Las Vegas. Exhibitors that have signed on in just the last few weeks include:

  • AgEagle
  • Antonelli Law
  • Benchmark Tool & Supply
  • Blue Chip Unmanned Aerial Solutions
  • Cardinal Systems
  • Cloud Ararat
  • ConnecDrone
  • DJI
  • PTFS/Dronewear
  • Express Drone Parts
  • Go Unmanned
  • Hawk Aerial
  • Microflown AVISA
  • Microhard Systems Inc
  • Multicopter Warehouse
  • North Dakota UAS Team
  • PCI Geomatics
  • Pix4D
  • Septentrio
  • SimActive Inc.
  • Skinner Law Group
  • SmartPlanes
  • US Forest Service

They join the growing list of market leaders already contracted for exhibit space.

“Asset owners/operators in key growth industries will find a vast array of UAV solutions on the exhibit floor to qualify and compare,” Murray says. There’s tremendous interest in UAV technology among commercial users because of its ability to collect critical data in a way that’s faster, safer, and more accurate than many other methods, she says. “Data is the lifeblood of so many industries and drone technology provides the opportunity to increase the volume, speed and accuracy for collecting and analyzing data.”

Hundreds of professionals representing asset owners and operators have already registered to attend Commercial UAV Expo, including decision-makers from these leading organizations:

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Bechtel
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Department of Transportation (multiple states)
  • DPR Construction
  • General Motors
  • New York City Transit
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Rio Tinto
  • Southern California Edison
  • The Beck Group
  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada
  • Walt Disney Company

In addition to the exhibit floor, the conference program features presentations from UAV industry experts sharing key insights into the issues asset owners face when implementing UAS, including systems selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations.

Registration is available online now and prices increase Sept. 15. Vendors interested in contracting for exhibit space in the newly expanded exhibit hall may contact Katherine Dow at  or 207-842-5497.

About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) market in North America. It covers industries including surveying and mapping; civil engineering and infrastructure; mining; construction; process, power and utilities; precision agriculture; law enforcement, security, search and rescue (SAR), and more. It is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR International and the International LiDAR Mapping Forum. Commercial UAV Expo will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.