Perfect Lift-Off in 2015 Draws Strong Support for Commercial UAV Expo 2016

Organizers announce Exhibitors to Date and New Advisory Board Members

Portland, Maine, USA – March 23, 2016 – The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced today that its successful launch in 2015 has drawn strong support for the 2016 event, which is still more than seven months away.  “We’re thrilled by the support the industry has shown Commercial UAV Expo,” said Lisa Murray, Director. “The very specific commercial nature of the event, which focuses on key industrial sectors, has been extremely well-received and truly distinguishes Commercial UAV Expo from other UAV events. Participants interviewed at the 2015 event  lauded the commercial focus and the distinction.”

“Exhibit space is going fast, with 30% of the exhibit floor already under contract to dozens of market leaders,” said Ms. Murray. “They know Commercial UAV Expo is the best place to exhibit in order to put their products and services in front of asset owners seeking the best commercial drone education and widest range of cutting-edge solutions. Many participants were familiar with us from our other leading geospatial technology products. We tapped our extensive audience of more than 50,000 highly qualified geospatial professionals to deliver existing customers who trust and follow us, while our million-plus impression multi-media marketing campaign brought in new customers seeking information and products to integrate or expand their UAS capabilities.” At the 2015 event, more than 1,500 professionals from 49 states and 37 countries attended; 94% found new products or services at Commercial UAV Expo, and nine out of ten are involved in purchasing decisions. 

More than 120 companies from 14 countries exhibited in 2015. Following are the companies already signed on to exhibit in 2016.

Aeryon Labs Inc.
FLIR Systems
Futaba Corporation of America
Gowdy Brothers
Harris Corporation
Hexagon Geospatial
Laser Technology Inc.
Leica Geosystems
Orbit GT
Oxford Techonologies/OXTS
Perkins Coie LLP
Phase One Industrial
Poms & Associates
R4 Robotics Inc
SBG Systems
Silicon Forest Electronics
Technodigit – 3Dreshaper

In addition to companies, thought-leaders in the commercial UAV arena are supporting Commercial UAV Expo as Advisory Board members. “We’re very happy to welcome some new faces to the Advisory Board, who, along with returning experts, will ensure the conference program delivers the information large enterprise users need to integrate or expand their UAS program,” said Ms. Murray. The new members are:

  • Dyan Gibbens, CEO & Founder, Trumbull Unmanned  
  • Lia Reich, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, PrecisionHawk  
  • Gene Robinson, President, RPFlightSystems        
  • Dave Truch, Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organization, BP       
  • Scott Widmann, Project Manager, DPR Construction    

Commercial UAV Expo will take place October 31 - November 2, 2016 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Registration will open in April. Companies interested in learning about exhibiting may inquire here. Commercial UAV professionals may inquire about attending here

Asset owners in the industries Commercial UAV Expo covers are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for the conference program. Full information and the abstract submission form can be found here. 

About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial drone market covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure;  Aggregates & Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue (SAR). Commercial UAV Expo will take place October 31-November 2, 2016 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  

Commercial UAV Expo is organized by Diversified Communications, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR 3D Expo & Conference and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.

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