Commercial Drone Alliance and Commercial UAV Expo Announce Elevated Partnership

by | May 31, 2023

Portland, ME – Commercial UAV Expo, the largest and fastest-growing global commercial drone trade show and conference, announced Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) as its Official Association Partner. In a reciprocal move, CDA announced Commercial UAV Expo as its Official Trade Show Partner. The announcements between these prominent entities solidify their shared commitment to advancing the commercial drone industry and fostering innovation and growth within the community. Together, they aim to enhance the overall experience and opportunities for professionals in the commercial drone sector at Commercial UAV Expo and beyond.
Commercial UAV Expo is the leading international commercial drone trade show and conference, focusing on the integration and operation of commercial UAS in select vertical markets, including construction, drone delivery, energy & utilities, forestry & agriculture, infrastructure & transportation, mining & aggregates, public safety & emergency services, security, and surveying & mapping. Launched in 2015, the next edition will take place September 5-7, 2023, at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.

The CDA is an independent 501c6 non-profit led by key members of the commercial drone industry. The organization works with the federal government and industry to promote U.S. global leadership in advanced aviation, enhancing understanding between the industry and the federal government by merging safety and security policy with innovation.                                                                                 

“We’re thrilled to be the Official Association Partner and continue to advocate for our industry at Commercial UAV Expo. Our goal each year is to bring together the brightest and most innovative in the industry and to curate and promote conversations that move our industry forward, and Commercial UAV Expo’s platform is imperative to this mission,” said Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance. 

“Commercial Drone Alliance has been a leading advocate and educator in the commercial drone space and an important partner for Commercial UAV Expo for many years.  It’s exciting to recognize their importance to the event by naming them the Official Association Partner,” said Lee Corkhill, Group Event Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of the event. “CDA supports Commercial UAV Expo through its active participation on the Advisory Board and by partnering on the development of the Conference Program and speaker line-up, ensuring relevant and timely education in an ever-changing industry.”

 In 2022, Commercial UAV Expo had a sold-out exhibit hall floor with 232 exhibitors and drew 3,405 drone professionals, earning the honor of becoming one of the “Fastest 50” growing tradeshows by Trade Show Executive; the 2023 edition is expected to surpass previous records.

Learn more about the CDA and Commercial UAV Expo partnership at

Full event information, including workshops, conference programming, networking events and more will be available soon. Registration is now open – register here.

About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo, presented by Commercial UAV News, is an international conference and expo exclusively focused on commercial UAS integration and operation covering industries including Construction; Drone Delivery; Energy & Utilities; Forestry & Agriculture; Infrastructure & Transportation; Mining & Aggregates; Public Safety & Emergency Services; Security; and Surveying & Mapping. It takes place September 5-7, 2023, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas NV. For more information, visit   For information about exhibiting at the Commercial UAV Expo, visit the Exhibitor Information page. For attendee inquiries, visit the Attendee Inquiry page or email [email protected].  

Commercial UAV Expo produced by Diversified Communications.  Commercial UAV Expo is part of Diversified Communications’ technology portfolio which also includes Commercial UAV News; Geo Week, Geo Week Newsletter, 3D Technology Newsletter, AEC Innovations Newsletter, Geo Business (UK) and Digital Construction Week (UK).      

About Commercial Drone Alliance

Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) was founded in 2016 by industry veterans Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West. The leading commercial drone non-profit works alongside government agencies and industry professionals to promote global leadership in advanced aviation and solve policy challenges. CDA educates on the economic benefits and humanitarian gains made possible by commercial drones, as well as advocates for their safe and responsible use.


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