After Hours? Drones? Yes, Please! InterDrone Announces Enterprise After Hours for 2018

BY Zacc Dukowitz
25 May 2018

Last year InterDrone 2017 had a big enterprise track for attendees, with sessions focused on enterprise drone applications like precision agriculture, surveying, mapping, infrastructure, inspection, law enforcement, package delivery, and search and rescue.

This year InterDrone will be expanding their enterprise track even further, with the addition of Enterprise After Hours and an even bigger emphasis on vertical-specific tracks.

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The Enterprise After Hours will take place in the evening on the first day of the three day conference, on Wednesday, September 5.

The event will have special networking sessions in dedicated rooms for different verticals, including:

  • Construction
  • Aggregates and Mining
  • Inspection ( both energy and
    infrastructure inspection)
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Public Safety
  • Surveying and Mapping

One of the main reasons people attend conferences like InterDrone is to network—to catch up with old friends, make new ones, look for work or find new employees, and to generally mingle and learn more about the drone industry from other people who work in it.

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This new after hours event is designed to foster these kinds of exchanges. The After Hours event will be broken up into different commercial sectors, so you can visit different rooms to talk to people working in different verticals.

In addition to the after hours event, InterDrone has created unique tracks with 60-minute panels and classes specific to each of the verticals mentioned above, which will be woven into the program.

InterDrone’s audience has become increasingly professional since its inception in 2015. With the addition of the Enterprise After Hours and specific enterprise tracks, we are ensuring we are delivering the most comprehensive program to the commercial drone industry.

– Katie Flash, Content Director, InterDrone

Since launching in 2015 InterDrone has been growing like crazy.

Last year the conference was selected as one of the “Fastest Fifty”—an elite list of the top fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. in any industry—by Trade Show Executive magazine. Shortly after receiving that recognition InterDrone was acquired by Emerald Expositions, the largest event producer in North America.

InterDrone, just like the entire drone industry, has matured. This was my third year [2017]
attending, and the focus has shifted from consumer to commercial enterprise with track and
vertical presentations, and discussions matching the growth we are seeing out in the field.

– Romeo Durscher, Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI.

Right now InterDrone is the largest commercial drone show in North America. To give you a sense of their size, this year the conference is expected to draw more than 3,500 UAV professionals from around the world.

In addition, the conference will feature more than 125 sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes conducted by renowned industry experts,  and over 165 companies showcasing the latest hardware, software and drone accessories in the Exhibit Hall.

InterDrone will be held this fall from September 5—7 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Learn more and register to attend now on the InterDrone website.

Zacc Dukowitz

Director of Marketing

Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A writer with professional experience in education technology and digital marketing, Zacc is passionate about reporting on the drone industry at a time when UAVs can help us live better lives. Zacc also holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial art, and is a widely published fiction writer. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John's College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or check out zaccdukowitz.com to read his work.

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