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10 Reasons to Attend the Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019

BY Isabella Lee
20 September 2019

The Commercial UAV Expo Americas is coming up fast, set for Oct. 28-30 in Las Vegas. Will you be there? In this article, we’re sharing 10 reasons you should attend. (Spoiler, one good reason to attend—you can meet UAV Coach staff, since we’ll be in attendance ourselves!)


This will be our first year attending, and based on what we know so far it’s going to be a rocking conference and exhibit. You can register with code SAVE100CB and take $100 off a full conference pass if you register by October 27, 2019.

10 Reasons to Attend Commercial UAV Expo 2019 in Las Vegas

If you want to start your own drone business or integrate drone services into your work, professional education and networking are vital. Of course, carving out time and money for these things can be tough, but the benefits are worthwhile. They’ll lead to increased efficiency, better collaboration, safer operations,  and valuable connections.

At Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019, you can count on:

1. Practical, actionable education developed by UAS experts

The conference will include deep-dive vertical industry sessions for professionals in construction, energy & utilities, forestry & agriculture, infrastructure & transportation, mining & aggregates, security, and surveying & mapping plus a two-day summit for public safety professionals.

2. A glimpse at the state of UAS and what’s to come

Keynotes, plenaries, and sessions on urban air mobility (UAM), UAS traffic management (UTM), expanded operations, remote ID, visionary sessions and more will give you foresight into what’s to come in the drone industry. Browse the program here.

3. Insights and best practices from 100+ top commercial drone ecosystem experts

More than 100 thought leaders in the commercial UAS industry will present at the conference. Attendees will hear from commercial drone visionaries at Airbus, FAA, FLIR, Facebook, Wing, and more. Among the dozens of new speakers confirmed for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 are Seleta Reynolds (Los Angeles DoT), Suzanne Van Cooten (National Weather Service), Jarrett Larrow (FAA), Todd Graetz (BNSF Railway), and Sarah Kohlsmith (SunCor Energy). See the list of presenters and panelists here.

4. More exhibitors (by far!) than at any other commercial drone show

More than 100 of the world’s top UAS vendors have signed on to showcase their solutions at the conference, allowing you to compare and qualify hundreds of solutions, engage with technical leads and current users, and find the right tools for the job. See the exhibitor list.

5. Free entry into the exhibition hall

Exhibits are free to visit for anyone who registers in advance for the event. Early commitments by vendors exceed those of any other commercial drone event in the Americas, making for a promising experience for registrants.

Comm UAV Expo Exhibit Hall

6. Training and education from leading vendors and associations

Here are a few of the workshops you can add on to your registration:

  • A True View of Drone LIDAR, presented by GeoCue
  • Advanced UAS Mapping Concepts, presented by ASPRS
  • AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) Certification, presented by Embry-Riddle
  • Processing Large Data Sets, presented by Pix4D
  • Practical UAS Project Operations, presented by MAPPS
  • Night Flight Training, presented by SMG

7. Connecting with peers and thought leaders from top organizations and government agencies

Here are a few of the organizations planning to be in attendance: AASHTO, AECOM, Arizona Dept. of Public Safety, AT&T, Balfour Beatty Construction, California Department of Corrections, FAA, Facebook, Google, Federal Highway Administration, Fluor, Hensel Phelps, Kiewit, McKim & Creed, Michael Baker Intl, SAM, Skanska, Southern Company, Whiting Turner, and numerous DOTs. Check out the networking events and see who you will meet.

8. Meet up with UAV Coach CEO & Founder, Alan Perlman

As we mentioned previously, this will be our first year attending the Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Our CEO & Founder Alan Perlman will be at the conference representing UAV Coach and Drone Pilot Ground School.

If you plan to go to Commercial UAV Expo Americas, we’d love to meet you. Please make sure to send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com to let us know you’ll be attending. We can’t wait to see you there!

9. Two-Day Public Safety Summit

DRONERESPONDERS, a non-profit organization that supports drone use in public safety, is hosting a two-day summit for public safety professionals at the conference. The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit will offer a robust discussion forum to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing first responders operating drones. Learn more about the summit here.

10. Outdoor Flying Demonstrations

Seeing drones and software in action provides much-needed insight into their capabilities. Six leading vendors will demonstrate a range of drone applications at Henderson Equestrian Park North. Airframe and sensor capabilities will be showcased and participants will be able to watch real-time processing solutions and the resulting data sets for the full end-to-end view of the technology. Drone experts will be on-hand to narrate real-world scenarios and field questions from the audience. Space is limited in this add-on event. Learn more about registering for the offsite flying demos.

That wraps up our 10 reasons to attend the Commercial UAV Expo Americas. If you know you’ll be attending the conference, chime in on this thread in our community forum.

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