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Aug 30, 2019 | News

Deputy FAA Administrator Daniel K. Elwell to Again Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone 2019

Marking the Fourth Consecutive Federal Aviation Administration Grand Keynote at the Annual Drone Industry Conference

NEW YORK ? August 30, 2019 ? InterDrone, the annual drone educational conference & exposition, today announced that Daniel K. Elwell, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give the Grand Opening Keynote address at InterDrone 2019, Wednesday, September 4 at 10:10 am. He will be joined by a high-level lineup of commercial drone industry thought leaders who will frame the state of the industry at the conference, being held September 3 ? 6 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

As deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Elwell helps oversee the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world, with a $17.5 billion-dollar budget, and more than 47,000 employees. The FAA is responsible for setting the federal regulations for the use of commercial drones in the United States.

“We are thrilled to have the deputy admin of the FAA return for his second year back-to-back to do the Grand Opening Keynote. This marks the fourth year an administrator from the agency will address the drone community at InterDrone,” said Mike Pehel, InterDrone Chairman, adding, “This yearly update connects the regulators to the pilots on the ground, ensuring the safety of our skies as we build the future together.”

The Grand Keynote address will be presented by PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen. Additional keynotes will be given by industry leaders such as Lorenz Meier, Co-Founder of drone software powerhouse Auterion, Tom Walker, CEO of on-demand drone services company DroneUp, and DJI public safety director Romeo Durscher. 

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About InterDrone

InterDrone, the drone educational conference, and exposition, is the commercial UAV industry’s largest annual event. InterDrone allows buyers and sellers to connect with other drone pilots, enterprise operators, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, and videographers, at the largest, commercially-dedicated international UAV event.

InterDrone boasts the most comprehensive conference program along with in-depth educational courses and special events, including the Enterprise After Hours, Policy Day, and the Women in Drones Luncheon”Which InterDrone spearheaded into an industry-acclaimed event”As well as meetups designed for networking and keeping drone operators up to date on the latest in drone news and the industry.

InterDrone is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with many shows dating back several decades. Emerald currently operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events, connecting over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupying more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

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