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May 21st, 2020
Amsterdam Drone Week expands activities with hybrid summits

During these challenging times, technology shows amazing opportunities to implement innovations that could benefit the society. All over the world, drones are used for medical goods delivery, surveying, cleaning and food transportation. All inspiring initiatives to share within the UAM ecosystem. How can we bring the UAM industry to the next level? As collaboration is key to implement the new set of drone regulations and build an integrated sky. Amsterdam Drone Week will expand her activities in 2020 by organising two hybrid summits on 17 September and 1 – 3 December 2020

Amsterdam Drone Week, is an initiative of EASA and RAI Amsterdam and is organised in close collaboration with our founding partners Boeing, Airbus, KPN and City of Amsterdam and supported by CANSO, Commercial UAV Expo, DGMOVE and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. In the run-up virtual expert sessions and matchmaking will be facilitated to create additional networking moments and share knowledge through the entire UAM ecosystem. Paul Riemens, CEO of RAI Amsterdam: “We looked at new ways to reach out to the UAM industry during these challenging times. We see the ongoing need of connecting and sharing knowledge as things are moving in a fast pace. Technology is at hand to build a suitable new hybrid event that fits the demand of the UAM industry.”

ADW 2020: yearround knowledge sharing and networking

Amsterdam Drone Week will focus on year round knowledge sharing and networking. Nynke Lipsius, Event Director ADW, explains: “In September and December we will organise two hybrid summits. The hybrid summits consist of an online livestream with keynotes, panel discussions and interviews to reach out on a global scale and can also be visited live onsite. As connecting through the UAM ecosystem is key to move forward all delegates, partners and speakers can use ADW matchmaking to plan virtual or live meetings during the hybrid summits.

Collaboration EASA and Amsterdam Drone Week

The EASA High Level Conference on Drones will unfortunately not take place in its traditional format in 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus. The next conference is currently expected to take place during Amsterdam Drone Week 2021, scheduled for 7 December – 9 December 2021. “At this time all our resources and expertise are directed to the Covid-19 challenges we’re facing in the aviation industry.” says Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director.

ADW and Commercial UAV Expo Europe together in Amsterdam in 2021

In 2021 Amsterdam Drone Week will be co-located by Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam. Together we will cover the entire drone ecosystem from UAM to all vertical markets. Lisa Murray, Group Director Commercial UAV Expo Europe: ”This year we will join forces virtually. We look forward to welcome the entire drone industry live on 7 December – 9 December 2021 in Amsterdam with amazing demo’s.”

About Amsterdam Drone Week

Amsterdam Drone Week is the global platform for sharing knowledge on current air solutions, potential innovations and vital regulations. Creating valuable connections with all key players, knowledge institutes and authorities to co-create and co-operate to build the UAM ecosystem. It is a co-creating platform which showcases the latest technology and helps unlock the potential of drones and discovery of new applications. Through virtual hybrid summits, expert sessions and matchmaking, ADW connects the entire UAM value chain around drone regulations, new technology and future solutions. For more information visit: www.amsterdamdroneweek.com.