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2019 Commercial UAV Expo Americas to Break Exhibitor & Attendance Records

BY Isabella Lee
16 October 2019

When the doors open for the 5th annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas on October 28th, it will break all previous exhibitor and attendance records.


“More than 200 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees will unite for the event, a testament to the strength of the commercial drone market and evidence of the increasingly important role Commercial UAV Expo Americas is playing in the space,” said Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of the event.

The event runs from October 28-30 at the Westgate in Las Vegas.

What to Expect at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Commercial UAV Expo Americas is a platform where commercial drone professionals can get up to speed on the market and discover future opportunities. It brings together the right people, the latest solutions and the practical education commercial drone professionals need to maximize their organization’s efficiency, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. Here’s what to expect:


More than 200 companies will be exhibiting, making Commercial UAV Expo Americas the largest commercial drone event in the Americas, by far. Best-in-class solutions from the most influential companies will be on display, allowing attendees to make the most of their time by being able to compare and qualify solutions all in one place. See the full list here.


Attendees will learn from the best in a variety of educational formats: keynotes, plenaries, vertical industry sessions, hands-on workshops, outdoor flying demonstrations and more.


A lineup of industry leaders will provide meaningful insight into the state of the market and what’s to come. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and VP of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS Bala Ganesh will deliver keynote addresses followed by a UAS CEO Panel comprised of the leaders from DroneDeploy, Measure, DroneUp and Skydio moderated by Gretchen West, President & CEO of Schiebel Aircraft, Inc.

Plenaries & General Sessions

These are the topics everyone wants to learn more about, regardless of vertical industry. Expanded Operations, Remote ID, UAM and UTM will be tackled, giving attendees the information they need to adapt and plan.

Vertical Industry Deep-Dive Sessions

These practical, one-of-a-kind sessions will cover topics from platform selection to automation, data integration, workflows, scaling and security and provide critical insight into the issues and challenges unique to specific verticals.

DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit at Commercial UAV Expo Americas will unite drone operators and program managers across law enforcement, fire rescue, and other emergency services for strategic discussions and workshops surrounding the evolving use of unmanned aircraft systems. Topics will include program development and management, training standards and certification, mutual assistance, and more.

Vendor & Association Workshops

A variety of workshops are being offered to increase technical know-how:

  • A True View of Drone Lidar hosted by GeoCue Group
  • AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) Certification hosted by Embry Riddle
  • Intro to UAS Ops & Mapping & Advanced UAS Mapping Concepts hosted by ASPRS
  • Night sUAS (DRONE) CSI Demo hosted by Sundance Media Group
  • Night Flight Training hosted by Sundance Media Group
  • Part 107 Test Prep hosted by Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew
  • Practical UAS Project Operations hosted by MAPPS
  • Processing Large Datasets Workshop hosted by Pix4D
  • Latin American Commercial Drone Perspectives & Opportunities hosted by APD

Live Outdoor Flying Demonstrations

The most expansive live demos are only available at Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Eight leading vendors will show their drones and software in action, providing insight into their capabilities. Vendors include: AeroVironment, Autel Robotics, DroneNerds, FLIR, Geometrics, Leica Geosystems, LiDAR USA and MicaSense. Organization and support are being provided by Sundance Media Group.

Product Preview Presentations

More than 30 leading vendors will share their latest release and news, including AeroVironment, FLIR Systems, Wingtra, Boeing, LiDAR USA, Pix4D, Riegl USA Phoenix Lidar, Topcon Positioning Systems and Trimble/Applanix.

Exhibit Hall Theater

Free to all registrants, this programming includes University Research Developments, Enterprise Solutions for Scaling Drone Operations (sponsored by Airmap), Test Site Panel Updates, Launch Pad Presentations, and Product Previews.


Over 2,500 drone professionals will attend Commercial UAV Expo Americas this year, drawn by the education, exhibits, and opportunity to connect with one another. Registration is trending 30% ahead of last year and includes professionals from leading companies and government agencies from throughout the United States and 50+ countries. See who you could meet.

Discounted Registration for the Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Exhibits are free to visit for anyone who registers by October 27th. Registration is available online here. And make sure to use the code SAVE100CB to get $100 off a full conference pass if you register by October 27, 2019.

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