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Commercial UAV Expo Europe Announces Early Backers

By [email protected] - 8th February 2017 - 19:06

Advisory Board, industry organizations & media partners pledge support for Commercial Drone Conference & Expo 20-22 June 2017 in Brussels

February 8, 2017 (Portland, Maine, USA) – Diversified Communications, the organizer of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, a new conference and exposition focused on drone integration for industrial use, announced today dozens of early supporters of the event, including individuals on the Advisory Board, supporting trade associations and sponsoring trade media. The inaugural edition will take place 20-22 June 2017 at the SQUARE Brussels Exhibition Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Diversified also organizes Commercial UAV Expo Americas, the leading North American event for the commercial UAV market, and publishes Commercial UAV News. Supporters include:


Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Drone Business, Advanced Mobile Network Solutions
Nokia – Germany

Kasia Colombani, Senior Consultant
Drone Alliance Europe & RPP Group – Belgium

James Harrison, CEO & Co-Founder
Sky-Futures – United Kingdom

Dr. Oliver Heinrich, Attorney-at-Law and Found Partner
BHO Legal – Germany

Benjamin Hugonet, VP of European Sales
Airware – France

Julian Norton, Business Development Manager
Pix4d – Switzerland

Peter Slater, Aerial Solutions UAV Manager
Costain Group Plc – United Kingdom

Mark Vanlook, Chairman
EUKA – Belgium

Jürgen Verstaen, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer
UniFly – Belgium

Flavien Viguier, R&D Manager
SNCF Railway – France

Jeremy Wigmore, CEO
Aerialtronics – The Netherlands

>> View Advisory Board bios here.


AERPAS | La Asociación Española de RPAS
The Spanish Association of RPAS

ARPAS-UK | Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK

ASSORPAS | Associazione Italiana per I Light RPAS
The Italian Association of RPAS

BeUAS | Belgische Federatie coor de Onbemande Luchtvaart
The Belgian Federation of Unmanned Aviation

FPDC | Fédération Professionelle du Drone Civil
Professional Federation of Civil Drones

LARPAS | Latvijas TÄlvadÄ«bas Gaisa Kuǵu AsociÄcija
The Latvian Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

SVZD | Schweizerischer Verband Ziviler Drohnen
The Swiss Association of Civil Drones

UAV DACH | Deutschsprachige Verband fÏr Unbemannte Luftahrt
The German Association for Unmanned Aeronautics

UAVS | Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association


Drone Alliance Europe

EUKA, DroneCommunity EU & Drone Hero Europe 2017

Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.


  • AEC Café
  • Apogeo Spatial
  • Asia Pacific Fire
  • The BIM Hub
  • The BIM Forum
  • Civil + Structural Engineer
  • Commercial UAV News
  • Crisis Response Journal
  • BUILTR Labs
  • Directions Magazine
  • Drone Business Center
  • Drone Show Latin America
  • Drones X
  • ENR
  • GeoConnexion
  • GeoInformatics
  • GeoLearn
  • Geomatics World
  • Geospatial Solutions
  • GIM Internationsl
  • GIS Café
  • GIS Resources
  • GIS User
  • GPS World
  • Gulf Fire
  • Informed Infrastructure
  • Inside Unmanned Systems
  • International Fire Fighter
  • Jobs for Drones
  • LiDAR Magazine
  • LiDAR News
  • Mind Commerce
  • MundoGeo
  • Pit & Quarry
  • POB
  • Renewable Energy World
  • Rotor Drone Magazine
  • Skylogic Research/Drone Analyst
  • SPAR 3D
  • Tractica
  • Unmanned Systems Technology
  • UAS Magazine
  • xyHt

“We’re thrilled by the response we’re getting to Commercial UAV Expo Europe. The list of supporters grows every day, as more and more people learn about this new event exclusively focused on commercial UAV integration for large enterprise, industrial users in Europe that is organized by Diversified Communications,” said Lisa Murray, Event Director. “Commercial UAV Expo Europe is unique in that it is a pan-European event that will explore harmonization of standards, the intricacies of the regulatory landscape, and the commercial opportunities for drone business that will drive the market forward. Diversified Communications is known globally as a market leader in producing events and emedia in the technology sector. Many of the individuals, companies and media sponsors who have pledged their support know us from having had positive, successful results at other events we produce.”

“With Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Diversified Communications brings its winning formula to the rapidly growing European market.” In 2015, the company launched Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas. The event’s exclusive focus on drone integration in seven distinct industrial markets proved extremely successful; the second edition, held in October 2016 in Las Vegas, had more than 1,700 attendees and an exhibition with 170 booths of airframes, components, sensors and services.

>> Registration for Commercial UAV Expo Europe will open in early March, 2017. Drone professionals interested in receiving information about attending the event are invited to fill out an attendee inquiry form here.

>> Companies interested in receiving information about exhibiting are invited to contact Katherine Dow at [email protected] or at +1.207.842.5497.

>> A free report “Exploring Commercial Drone Opportunities and Regulation Across Europe in 2017” by Commercial UAV News Executive Editor Jeremiah Karpowicz is available for download here.

About Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo, presented by Commercial UAV News, 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). The European event will launch in Brussels, Belgium in June 2017. The North American event is taking place October 24-26, 2017 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, visit and

About Commercial UAV News
Commercial UAV News is a leading source of news, insight and analysis for the commercial drone market, focusing on Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure; Aggregates & Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue (SAR). In addition to daily news and a weekly newsletter, the site features exclusive industry-specific reports about how drones are being used in various markets. Jeremiah Karpowicz is the Executive Editor.

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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