Commercial UAV Expo opens today at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The expo and conference will have 120 exhibitors and it runs through Wednesday, Oct. 7. More than 1,500 attendees are expected, including many large-enterprise technology leaders from key growth sectors for UAS integration including: 

  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Mining; Construction
  • Process, Power & Utilities
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Law Enforcement, Security and Search & Rescue (SAR)

“The response to Commercial UAV Expo has been incredible,” says Lisa Murray, Commercial UAV Expo director. “Large-enterprise asset owners integrating or expanding their drone programs have very specific needs for education and solutions. They are thrilled that our conference program was developed with them in mind, and that exhibitors have the products and services to meet their specific requirements.”  

Each of the seven industries Commercial UAV Expo covers has a dedicated track. The program also has plenary sessions that address important issues that transcend industry, like systems selection and integration, applications, workflows, data management, insurance, safety, and legal and regulatory considerations. Keynotes will be delivered by Dyan Gibbens, CEO and founder of Trumbull Unmanned, whose presentation is entitled “UAVs: A vision for Global Asset Owners,” and  Patrick Meier, founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network, whose presentation is “Humanitarian in the Sky: Drones for Disaster Response.”

Additional features include:

Pre-conference Product Previews – Exhibitor Presentations
Monday, Oct. 5, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Milano Rooms
Welcome Happy Hour & Networking, sponsored by 3DR
Monday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall
“Escape to Margaritaville Reception,” sponsored by AeroVironment and Trimble
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Margaritaville
Drone Demo Cage, sponsored by Multicopter Warehouse
Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Wednesday, Oct. 7 | Exhibit Floor

“Women in Drones” Networking Luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Neopolitan 2, Caesars Palace

“Commercial UAV Expo is a one-stop shop for large-enterprise UAV professionals,” Murray says. “Attendees will access the education, products and connections they need to help them navigate this rapidly advancing technology.  What they learn at this conference could, quite possibly, change the way they do business.”  

Registration is still available online.  Attendees are encouraged to register in advance to avoid lines onsite.