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Feb 6, 2017 | Show Announcements

InterDrone Makes the “Fast Fifty? List of Fastest Growing Shows in US

Attendance was up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world’s largest commercial drone show

BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone? The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been named to the Trade Show Executive magazine list of fastest growing shows in 2016. InterDrone was one of only 14 shows in the country that was named in each of the three categories; fastest growth in exhibit space, growth in number of exhibitors and in attendance. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in 222 booths.

“We are honored to be recognized by Trade Show Executive for our rapid growth reflecting both the exciting growth of the commercial drone market and the hard work of our team. More than 260 media and association partners have helped build InterDrone into the largest dedicated commercial UAV event in the world, ? said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone.

InterDrone was the only drone show named to the list, which can be viewed here:

Last year, FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. “InterDrone 2016 took Vegas by storm. Enthusiasts from every state and over 50 countries gathered together to geek out over the latest products and services. I found myself mesmerized,” said Nathan Tennant, a Blogger and Instructor with UAV Ground School.

Exhibitors and sponsors included a cross section of the entire commercial drone industry including AeroVironment, PrecisionHawk, Yuneec, Intel, SenseFly, Insitu, Parrot, NovaTel, AUVSI, C-Astral, Brother, Airbus, SlantRange, Kodak, Flir, Parrot, AEGis Technologies, Sentera, and pavilions from Iowa, North Dakota and Nevada. 39 companies announced or showed new products at InterDrone.

InterDrone 2017 will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 6-8, 2017.

More information about the show is at For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at or +1 631-421-4158 x101.


BZ Media LLC is a 17 year-old high-tech media company producing industry-leading technical conferences and expositions and SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry.


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Ted Bahr

BZ Media LLC