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April 11th, 2019
Amsterdam Drone Week and Commercial UAV Expo Europe to join forces

Amsterdam Drone Week and Commercial UAV Expo Europe have announced a new partnership to host a combined trade show and conference focusing on drones, taking place from 30 November to 4 December 2020.

Amsterdam Drone Week is the brainchild of RAI Amsterdam CEO Paul Riemens and Commercial UAV Expo Europe is organised by Diversified Communications, which also runs Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Both events were first held in Amsterdam in 2018.

Commercial UAV Expo Europe will, in the future, be hosted in cooperation with the Amsterdam Drone Week, under the motto ‘stronger together’. The decision to join forces will already be visible during the next edition of the Amsterdam Drone Week, on 2-6 December, where a pavilion will be set up for Commercial UAV Expo exhibitors. In 2020, the collaboration will become even more evident, as Commercial UAV Expo Europe will then be setting up and occupying an entire hall as part of Amsterdam Drone Week 2020.

For its part, the Amsterdam Drone Week will be hosting the ‘ADW: Global Urban Air Mobility Forum’. This international conference will take place for the first time in 2019 during the Amsterdam Drone Week. The conference will be organised in collaboration with the so-called EIP-SCC-UAM Initiative, which already counts 41 European cities among its participants. The goal is to facilitate the safe use of innovative drone applications such as ambulance drones.

“We are very focused on what is happening now. Who’s using drones commercially and for what purpose?’ explained group director Lisa Murray of Diversified Communications. “We focus on smaller drones that are used for applications such as inspections and monitoring and surveying & mapping within numerous sectors.

“The Amsterdam Drone Week is more focused on the big players and the direction that the drone industry will take during the coming five to 10 years including urban air mobility. Of course, that’s also very important for us. For example, the industry needs to know which regulations will be put in place in future. If the regulations formulated allow more people to actually use drones, the entire industry will benefit.”