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Jul 31, 2019 | News

InterDrone Announces Policy Day As Part of the Largest Commercial Drone Conference in North America

Full-Day Policy Session Designed for UAV Professionals to Navigate Current and Future Regulatory Landscape

NEW YORK ? July 31, 2019 ? InterDrone, the annual drone educational conference and vendor exposition, announced today it has further expanded its content with the addition of a Policy Day session on Tuesday, September 3rd. An all-day event, Policy Day will be a series of in-depth discussions exploring some of the major policy and regulatory issues facing service providers and end-users. InterDrone, which is the largest dedicated international commercial drone event in North America, will be held September 3  ? 6 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas and is expected to draw more than 5,000 UAV professionals from around the world.

Designed for service providers, enterprise operators and public service agencies who are responsible for planning and managing operations, Policy Day will offer guidance on navigating through legal noise to ensure successful safe and compliant flight operations. Topics to be covered include:

  • Protecting your rights and understanding your obligations
  • Getting along with the FAA and other regulators
  • The state of CUAS. What can be done by private and public entities to protect critical infrastructure and public events
  • The latest updates on the upcoming Remote-ID  rule making
  • Securing waivers for complex drone operations

Presenters and panelists are high ranking subject matter experts from private companies such DXC Technology, Hensel Phelps, Kittyhawk, Skyward, SkySkopes, leading aviation lawyers and government organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Airforce, and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).

“The pace of drone innovation moves faster than regulation, but both the public and private sectors need to work together to build the future of the sky,” said Mike Pehel, Interdrone Conference Chairman, adding, “With Policy Day, our attendees can learn firsthand from members of industry and government on how to best prepare and succeed in this rapidly evolving ecosystem.”  

“Our goal is to connect the dots across a wide range of issues so that attendees can better plan their path forward,” said Christopher Korody, Policy Day curator, UAS Subject Matter Expert, and author of the widely read industry newsletter, Dronin? On. “The five sessions reflect the issues and likely regulations that we think are most likely to impact sUAS operations in the next two to three years.”

Interdrone 2019 will feature more than 120 educational sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes conducted by renowned industry, government, and regulatory experts, covering numerous commercial drone applications. The Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest commercial hardware and software from more than 100 leading manufacturers and innovators. Attendee registration is now open.

For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Jon McLoughlin at or 646-668-3746.

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 Connect vertical networking party, 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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