European Drone Summit to take place as part of Intergeo 2018

April 12, 2018  - By
A Sensefly eXom UAV inspects a structure. (Photo: Sensefly)

The first European Drone Summit will take place Oct. 15 in Frankfurt, Germany, to bring together stakeholders to discuss the future of drones in Europe. The summit is sponsored by UAV DACH e.V. and Interaerial Solutions of Intergeo.

In addition to being a smart, up-and-coming technology, commercial drones are also an integral part of the digitalisation of business and society. The EU member states have agreed to introduce legislation regulating the operation of unmanned aircraft in Europe that takes into account both economic potential and safety requirements.

The programme will be put together by UAV DACH experts and will explore legal aspects, technological issues and various application areas. Legislators, industry representatives and user groups will meet on the eve of Europe’s largest trade fair for commercial drones.

The following experts will speak (with more to be named later):

  • Peter van Blyenburgh, UVSI
  • Max Scheck, Vereinigung Cockpit
  • Jules Kneepkens, EASA a.D.
  • Martin Brandenburg, DJI
  • Andreas Lamprecht, AIRMAP
  • Jörg Seebach, DeDrone

UAV DACH is an association for commercial unmanned aviation in Europe. It represents the interests of 175+ corporate members from research, manufacturing and application located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

The Interaerial Solutions part of Intergeo is the largest commercial drone trade fair in Europe. It takes place Oct. 16-18, also in Frankfurt.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.