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June 24, 2015
Commercial UAV Expo Announces 2015 Conference Program

Portland, Maine, USA, June 24, 2015 — The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced the 2015 Conference Program today.  The program will delve into key issues faced by large-enterprise organizations when implementing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), including systems selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Commercial UAV Expo will take place October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The full Conference Program can be viewed online here.

“We’re very excited to share the 2015 Commercial UAV Expo Conference Program,” said Lisa Murray, Director of Commercial UAV Expo.  “It’s been vetted by our highly respected Advisory Board and will give end-users the critical information they need to make informed decisions about the technology that’s revolutionizing countless industries.”

Presenters include experts from AECOM, Balfour Beatty, Barrick Goldstrike, Bechtel, CNN, DPR Construction, John Deere, Pacific Gas & Electric, Shell and the Small UAV Coalition.  The program is comprised of keynotes as well as plenary and breakout sessions.  More information about keynotes will be announced soon.

The Plenary Sessions and Panels cover topics of interest to all end-users integrating UAS into their operations regardless of industry, including:

  • Systems      Selection, Integration & Workflow
  • Considerations      for Hiring UAV Service Providers vs. an In-House UAV Program
  • Insurance      Considerations
  • Safety      & Legal and Regulatory Considerations
  • Update      from the FAA on Pathfinder Project

Breakout Sessions focus on UAV use in specific vertical market segments, including:

  • Civil      Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Law      Enforcement & Emergency Response
  • Precision      Agriculture
  • Process      & Power
  • Mining
  • Surveying      & Mapping
  • Utilities      & Inspection

In addition to the Conference Program, Commercial UAV Expo features an Exhibition of 100 booths of cutting edge solutions from the world’s top UAS suppliers, including Airware, Autodesk, Kespry, PrecisionHawk and SenseFly. View the current exhibitor list here.

“The exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to qualify and compare products and services from the world’s top UAS vendors, drone manufacturers, component suppliers, software developers and service companies at one time,” said Ms. Murray. “It’s critical for buyers to know which options are available and to talk with technical leads and peers about their needs.” Exhibitors will share product introductions and innovations in 20-minute “Product Previews” taking place Monday afternoon, October 5.

Event organizer SPAR Point Group has more than 15 years of experience producing world-renowned events and media in the geospatial arena, including SPAR International, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum and www.SPARPointGroup.com. Capturing Reality Forum (formerly European LiDAR Mapping Forum and SPAR Europe) and GeoBusiness Show are produced by the UK office of SPAR Point Group’s parent company, Diversified Communications. “We are uniquely positioned to produce an event focused on UAS in North America,” said Ms. Murray. “We have expertise in the geospatial market, know the players, and understand the challenges potential users are facing. Commercial UAV Expo will provide the answers, technology and connections end-users need.”

Registration is available online now. The early-bird deadline ends June 30. UAV professionals are encouraged to register early for the best rates.

About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Engineering & Infrastructure;  Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Security, Emergency Response, 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 International LiDAR Mapping Forum. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. Commercial UAV Expo will take place October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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