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The Worlds Top 2017 UAV Events in One Master List

The Worlds Top 2017 UAV Events in One Master List

If you're looking to take your passion for drone flying and turn it into a UAV-based business, then you should be getting yourself to as many UAV events as you can.

If you’re looking to take your passion for drone flying and turn it into a UAV-based business, then you should be getting yourself to as many UAV events as you can. These are great opportunities to see the latest drone technology, network with others in the industry, and be educated as to the latest legal and industry trends. We’ve put the list below together as your one-stop shop for the world’s top UAV events! See what’s happening in your area and get out to the drone conference or commercial unmanned aircraft forum closest to you.

North American Commercial Drone Events in 2017

CES – Unmanned Systems

When: January 5-8, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, USA


AMA Expo West

When: January 6-8, 2017

Where: Ontario, California, USA

Description: Hundreds of exhibitors, aviation, and aerospace experts will greet thousands of attendees at the 19th annual AMA Expo in Ontario California, January 6-8, 2017, at the Ontario Convention Center. The Expo offers the latest products in radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and more.


Commercial Applications For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uavs) Conference When: February 7-8, 2017

Where: Montreal, Canada


AMA Expo

When: February 24-26, 2017

Where: East Secaucus, USA

Description: The Expo offers the latest products in radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and more.


FAA UAS Symposium

When: March 27-29, 2017

Where: Reston, USA


Drone Fair Vancouver

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Burnaby, Canada

Description: DRONE FAIR is the first event of its kind in Canada. We are excited to bring together vendors, innovators, professional pilots and enthusiasts for an event that will entice, educate and elevate drone technology.​ Our purpose is to educate the growing market of recreational and commercial drone operators while celebrating the various local and international industries who have incorporated this technology into their current practices.


Spar 3D Expo & Conference

When: June 5-7, 2018

Where: Houston, USA

Description: 3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools are changing the landscape of how assets are managed, projects are pitched, and designs are created. From AEC to asset management…and more. Whether sensing with drones, mobile rigs or hand-held devices to AR/VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, cross-industry, 3D event in the market.


NAB Show – Aerial Robotics & Drone Pavilion

When: April 22-27, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Description: Content creators are always looking for fresh perspectives and new angles to propel their projects to new heights. The Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion always delivers. Find the industry’s leading experts ready to take you through all the aspects of employing aerial technology and couple that with dynamic exhibitor demonstrations built to give you an up-close and personal look at the latest technologies in action.


Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition (sUSBE)

When: May 4-5, 2017

Where: San Francisco, USA

Description: sUSB Expo the Silicon Valley Drone Show is a commercial sUAS event for business to business exchange of ideas on commerce. The Expo features guest speakers from around the world and a SAR workshop, new in 2017 sUSB Expo Demo Field Day.



When: May 8-11, 2017

Where: Dallas, USA

Description: The largest global community of leaders in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems will come together to shape the future of our industry. If you’ve never attended AUVSI XPONENTIAL – this is the one year you don’t want to miss. XPONENTIAL features exclusive speakers, innovative programs and dynamic educational opportunities that inspire and strengthen the people who are shaping the future of our industry.


Drone Focus Conference

When: May 31-June 01, 2017

Where: Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Description: This conference is designed to serve as a platform for you to build your business, your knowledge and simply get you in a room to network with fellow enthusiasts and learn more about what’s going on in our region.


Demand for Unmanned at AIAA Aviation

When: June 5-9, 2017

Where: Denver, USA

Description: DEMAND for UNMANNED® UAS symposium brings the UAS and aviation system stakeholders together to discuss and collaborate on research challenges and advancement strategies. Engineers, researchers, developers, pilots, and regulators from academia, government, and industry will explore how unmanned systems are catalysts for autonomy, robotics, and machine intelligence, and how they are transforming the nature of civil and military aviation. Discover cutting-edge technologies that will advance UAS developments and missions.


ICUAS’ 2017

When: June 13-16, 2017

Where: Miami, USA

Description: The 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS’17, will be held in Miami, FL, on June 13-16. The conference venue is the Miami Marriott, Biscayne Bay hotel. The hotel is close to the Miami Arts, Wynwood and Design districts and just minutes from the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is the only marina-front downtown hotel with incredible bay views. ICUAS’17 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a non-profit organization.


Energy Drone Coalition Summit

When: June 20-21, 2017

Where: Houston, USA

Description: The Energy Drone Summit is a forum dedicated to launching and growing drone / UAV operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major emerging segments within the drone / UAV ecosystem, with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users. This is the only event exclusively focused on the business and technology of drones / UAVs and the key challenges / solutions for how they are currently operating in the oil & gas, power, mining and chemical markets.


Northeast Drone Show

When: June 26-28, 2017

Where: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Description: The Northeast Drone Show is convening in Massachusetts in June to put a spotlight on the small UAS sector, specifically as it applies to the northeastern U.S. The two day-event will bring regional focus to national and international drone issues: technology; policy and regulations; safe and innovative end-use; business best practices; and more. Attendees, exhibitors and sponsors will have the opportunity to see new drones and related UAS technologies, learn about important topics affecting business operations, and build new relationships with both peers and partners. The Northeast Drone Show is here to provide a cost-effective, valuable forum for exchanging of ideas and building momentum in an exciting emerging sector.


Drones, Data X Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: San Francisco, USA


Drone Fair Calgary

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Calgary, Canada

Description: Drone Fair Calgary is a one day event to celebrate drone technology in a fun and educational environment. We are excited to bring together vendors, innovators, professional pilots and enthusiasts for an event that will entice, educate and elevate drone technology.


USI Conference

When: June 13-15, 2017

Where: Washington, USA

Description: Learn new skills and upgrade current ones. No matter how long you’ve been in unmanned systems or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Policy and Regulatory environment is effected by testing and progress, so we must strive to centralize regulations, new strategies and innovations for civil and public in unmanned systems happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of unmanned systems knowledge.


ASCEND Conference & Expo

When: July 19-21, 2017

Where: Portland, USA

Description: ASCEND is the essential Conference & Expo for the commercial UAS industry, developed by the team behind Drone360 magazine. It will help you go beyond the basics, the broad strokes, and the bullet points to find the actionable processes, detailed workflows, and critical analysis necessary to put drones to work in commercial business applications. Other events have begun to connect the UAS industry. ASCEND Conference & Expo not only strengthens those connections but goes further: Providing a detailed framework of programs, conversations, and workshops that connect businesses with concrete solutions. ASCEND aims to advance commercial UAS enterprises safely, collaboratively and profitably.


UAS Summit & Expo

When: August 21-23, 2017

Where: Grand Forks, USA

Description: During the course of three days, attendees of the UAS Summit & Expo will hear from 100+ industry experts about insight on commercial UAV manufacturing and distribution, UAS technology offerings, regulatory updates, business case models, commercial uses, payload offerings and other topics impacting the exciting, emerging commercial UAS industry.



When: September 6-8, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Description: Content focuses on advanced flying dynamics, chips and boards, airframe and payload considerations, hardware/software integration, sensors, power and software development. Classes focus on enterprise applications such as precision agriculture, surveying, mapping, infrastructure inspection, law enforcement, package delivery and search and rescue.


The Big Drone Show

When: September 27-28, 2017

Where: Toronto, Canada

Description: Setting the stage for what is to come in the future of UAVs, this event will provide an all encompassing view of the industry from the technology itself to the various applications, showcasing the immense value drones can bring to commercial businesses.


Drone World Expo

When: October 3-4, 2017

Where: San Jose, USA

Description: Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for you to capture data in a way that will have a tremendous impact on your business. Applications including imaging, photography, video and film, precision agriculture, construction, security and public safety, mapping and surveying, inspections, research and conservation, communications, parcel delivery, humanitarian efforts and more will be explained and demonstrated at this one-of-a-kind gathering. Learn about commercial strategies, platforms and payloads, data collection, safety, security, privacy, the current regulatory environment, international lessons learned, and the impact drones are having on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). – See more at: http://www.droneworldexpo.com/#sthash.LAMGybfK.dpuf


Commercial UAV Expo

When: October 24-26, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Description: With unparalleled education and more exhibitors than at any other commercial drone show, Commercial UAV Expo is the best choice for professionals who need to keep to keep up-to-date on technology, trends and developments for industrial drone applications.


USI Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: San Francisco, USA


The Drone Educators Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: San Bruno, USA


Unmanned Canada

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Edmonton, Canada


Arizona UAS Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Lond Scottsdale, USA


Spaceport America Drone Summit Truth or Consequences

When: September 22-24, 2017

Where: USA

Description: Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world.  The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, boasts 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot spaceway, and 340+ days of sunshine and low humidity.  Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers at Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, UP Aerospace and EXOS.


Drone Fair Ontario

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Oshawa, Canada


International UAV Show

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Toronto, Canada


National Drone Show

When: November 29-30, 2017

Where: Washington, D.C., USA

Description: The 2017 National Drone Show is an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media , with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).


International Drone Expo (IDE)

When: March 9-10, 2018

Where: Los Angeles, USA

Description: The 4th annual International Drone Expo (IDE), the premier gathering of the global commercial drone community, will take place March 9-10, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. IDE is the official marketplace for all things drone! We are just beginning a new era of aviation. The future is now and drones are here to stay!


UAS TAAC Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Santa Fe, USA



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: San Diego, USA

European Drone Conferences and UAV Events in 2017

Dronehack Journalism Day

When: January 21, 2017

Where: The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

Description: DroneHack brings together journalists, editors, storytellers, newsrooms, coders, developers and engineers to create innovative drone concepts for journalism. The Hack will design, test and fly drones that explore new ways to capture data. These include immersive video, 3D imagery and sensor data. Our hackers will hear from a range of drone journalists and innovators, and test their drones at the end of the challenge.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly used by a range of media creators. Although subject to strict aviation regulations, users are capitalising their ability to create aerial shots more cheaply than alternative methods. In light of this increasing uptake, DroneHack: Journalism hopes to move UAVs beyond simple image-capture, and explores the unique media and journalistic opportunities drones can offer.

Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Civic Drone Centre and Trinity Mirror, and bringing together a range of media partners, including Journalism.co.uk, the one-day workshop’s core aim is to design, build and fly drones that create new ways to capture stories.

CivilDRON 2017

When: January 25-26, 2017

Where: Complejos de los Duques de Pastrana, Paseo de la Habana 208, Madrid, Spain



Global Robot Expo 2017

When: February 2-4, 2017

Where: Pabellon de Cristal, Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain

Description: Global Robot Expo is the definitive trade show to measure the current state of robotics in every single field.  From educcation robotics to industrial, consumer, professional service robotics, healthcare, AI, software, Io T, smart cities, related technologies or drones.


Drones 2017: Accident and Investigation

When: February 21, 2017

Where: Cranfield University, UK

Description: Drones 2017: Accident and Investigation is the only drones event focused on the use of the technology for accident and investigation purposes. Learn about the implementation of drone technology in the emergency response service across the UK and how it could significantly reduce risk in your emergency response.


Roma Drone Campus 2017

When: February 21-22, 2017

Where: Department of Engineering, University Roma Tre (via V. Volterra, 62, Rome, Italy)

Description:  Rome Drone 2017 promotes professional training of individuals and the development of employment in Aircraft Piloting Remote (APR ) in business.


IDE Internationa Drone Expo

When: February 27 – March 2, 2017

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Description:  Showcased how mobile is the force behind every emerging innovation. Everything from connected cars, virtual reality, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, to 3D printing, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display.


U.T. SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security Expo & Conference 2017

When: March 2-3, 2017

Where: Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Nuremberg, Germany

 Description:  The Expo and Conference provides comprehensive overview of various applications of unmanned vehicles for safety related tasks.  It is the firs trade fair focusing on safety through and before unmanned vehicles.


Drone Days   

When: March 10-12, 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

    Description: DRONE-DAYS 2017 is a meeting platform and place to exchange ideas, open to professionals in the drone market, to amateurs, recreational pilots, high-tech enthusiasts and others.


Droni In Mostra

When: March 10-12, 2017

Where: Naples, Italy

Description: Drones in Show is the first UAV-Related Event in Campania. The first day of “B2B Day” is dedicated to the institutions and to the business, the next two days is the “Napoli Drone Show” which is dedicated to children and young people, workshops, light shows, music, entertainment. Educational institutions will present some works of students.



When: March 20-24, 2017

Where: Hannover, Germany

Description: CeBIT is one of the largest and most internationally represented digital business events. The exhibition topic was created to connect like minded and innovative people, who want to shape the use of unmanned systems across all sectors and industries. Using sports competitions as a driving force for technological development, Unmanned Systems & Solutions accelerates solutions for global challenges, new business models, and technological progress.


The Drone Show – International Drones Expo & Congress

 When: March 22-23, 2017

Where: Barcelona, Spain

   Description: The DroneShow is the first exhibition and congress of drones in Barcelona The main objective of The DroneShow has been to show the most innovative uses of UAV and the latest technological developments in civil drones and their professional and recreational applications.



When: March 30-31, 2017

Where: Zagreb, Croatia

Description: DRONEfest is the largest conference on unmanned aerial vehicles in the region. Each year, it gathers experts, amateurs, business and academic communities as well as state institutions in order to promote and build one of the industries of the future – the unmanned aerial vehicle industry and, most important, their use in business. The conference is the most important regional platform to connect those who develop solutions and define rules with potential users and buyers.



When: April 19-21 2017

Where: The Hague, The Netherlands

Description: The Unmanned Systems Expo (TUS Expo) is dedicated and focused on a business platform that brings together European and global companies from the entire Unmanned Systems supply chain with customers and end users, as well as providing opportunities for international collaboration and cooperation in the Unmanned Systems industry


Dronetech Europe

 When: May 10-11, 2017

Where: Bristol, United Kingdom

Description: The Dronetech Europe mega-conference provides the industry specific focus you need to take your drone projects to the next level. 6 tracks, covered across two days to explore advancements in your industry vertical. Hang off every word of seminars in Brunel’s Boardroom, get hands on in one of The Clocktower’s practical workshops or sit back and be inspired in Aerial Pixx, our in house cinema. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged. Our speakers are the pioneers of  the next generation of technology, disrupting and improving the world around us.



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Genk, Belgium


Unmanned Solutions Forum (USF)

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Bucharest, Romania


Roma Drone Expo & Show

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Rome, Italy


Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

When: June 13, 2017

Where: Enschede, Netherlands

Description: Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) systems are about to bring massive disruptions the transport sector. Stakeholders active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimize operations and revenues. UCA offer increased productivity and can open up new markets in areas where manned air transport is uneconomical and geographically limited. The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference brings together technology leaders, cargo operators and end-users to share the status of these exciting opportunities. The conference also addresses the benefits of unmanned cargo for military purpose such as unmanned transport of goods in high-risk areas.



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Madrid, Spain



When: June 2-3, 2017

Where: Pilsen, Czech Republic

Description: Throughout the day awaits Fair unmanned aircraft, to be viewed as the most famous machine manufacturers drones. You will learn a wide range of attractions, such as the use of unmanned aircraft for police, firefighters or even a farmer and you can look forward to an attractive and air samples.


Drone Expo

When: June 9-11, 2017

Where: Athens, Greece

Description: The application of UAV΄s technologies over already existing industrial, constructive or other productive functions, allows companies to create new enterprising and functional prototypes.

Every professional field has different needs and therefore seeks a variety of solutions motivated by UAV΄s technology.

DRONE EXPO the biggest exhibitional event of South Eastern European and South Eastern Mediterranean countries, will present aircrafts, accessories, sensors, software and services, concerning a wide range of applications.


UAV Remote Sensing Applications Course

When: June 12-16, 2017

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Description: One week course about photogrammetry and remote sensing techniques using UAV aerial images. A broad board of top level UAV professionals and researchers has been invited to share their knowledge and experience on a wide variety of UAV and remote sensing related topics.

The theory is combined with hands-on training with real UAV datasets and case studios of real applications explained by the professionals that carried them. Furthermore, during the full week, practical UAV mission flights are carried out in order to give to the participants a real case view of all topics discussed.


RPAS Conference

When: June 13-14, 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Description: RPAS 2017 is an international conference addressing RPAS policy & regulatory matters, operational issues, current & future applications, current bottlenecks, technical and performance requirements for civil RPAS {commercial, non-commercial (incl. governmental non-military)], system & sub-system developments, aerial work customer requirements, novel operations, operational experience & lessons learned.

The presentations will broaden the awareness of current & potential RPAS manufacturers (for civil & military users), operators [commercial, non-commercial (incl. corporate), governmental non-military & military], their potential customers, regulatory authorities & manufacturers.


Commercial UAV Expo Europe

When: June 20-22, 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Description: The leading commercial drone event in North America brings its winning formula to Europe! Commercial UAV Expo Europe has top-notch education and an exhibit floor of industrial-grade UAS. Don’t miss out if keeping up with the newest technology and developments is a priority.


Nordic UAS Event

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Odense, Denmark


Unmanned Global Systems

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Paris, France


Kappa Drone Festival

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Torino, Italy


Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Research

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Worchester, UK


Dronemasters Convention

When: September 1-3, 2017

Where: Berlin, Germany


Dronemasters Mobility Conference

When: September 15, 2017

Where: Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Drone Berlin

When: September 21-22, 2017

Where: Berlin, Germany

Description: DRONE Berlin Exhibition & Conference highlights advances right across the supply chain. From the parts to the whole, this manufacturing and engineering event showcases the latest innovations across a vast range of drones for commercial and recreational use. The exhibition runs concurrently with a number of #BuildingTheBestDrones workshops which attract technical leaders and executives from global technology companies to reveal what is driving demand, shaping novel technologies and new innovations at the cutting edge.


Interaerial Solutions

When: September 26-28, 2017

Where: Hamburg, Germany



When: October 3-4, 2017

Where: Barcelona, Spain


Find out about the current state of the drone industry and where it is heading

Understand the underlying technologies enabling commercial drones

Explore the business opportunities offered by drones

Understand legal and regulatory issues and progress in integrating drones into society and industry

Learn where drone technology is being successfully applied today through real use cases

Separate the hype from reality and understand what to expect with unmanned cargo aircrafts

Don’t miss your chance to meet key players from the drones industry!


Drone Experience

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Nantes, France



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Hamburg, Germany



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Zaragoza, Spain


Dronemasters Logistics – IAA Commercial Vehicles

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

            Where Hannover, Germany


LleidaDrone Professional & Amateur Conferences

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Lleida, Spain



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Modena, Italy



When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Constanta, Romania

Description: DronEast will continue in 2017 when we hope to see you again in order to consolidate the dialogue between the public authorities and the private companies in the RPAS field and to contribute to the development of this industry in the Eastern Europe.


Age of Drones

When: Autumn 2017

Where: Hamburg, Germany

Description: Age of Drones Expo is a unique event that allows companies meet the future and establish new connections that will have significant influence on their business. The two-day event will feature an exhibit hall displaying a variety of drones and accessories for commercial applications in cinematography and photography. The first day of an expo will give great opportunities for key manufactures, distributors, resellers of UAS as well as cinema and production studious to expand business connections, and share working experience with each other.


UAS-in-Daily-Life RAeS Annual Conference

When: October 3-4, 2017

Where: London, UK

Description: The 2016 annual UAS conference will provide an update on the latest applications – exploring some of the more interesting and challenging uses. This will be supported by a review of regulatory and technological progress towards Beyond Line of Sight operation for large and small, military and civil RPAS. In addition the conference will provide update on UK Government activity including its near term plans and an introduction to some new enabling research and development activities including low level traffic management will be provided.



When: October 5-6, 2017

Where: Torun, Poland

Description: DroneTech 2nd World Meeting  – is the second in Torun, an international meeting of scientists, businessmen and enthusiasts everything that is connected with modern technologies unmanned. It is a space in which participants have the opportunity to explore a comfortable and safe in exchanging experiences and learning. Event for people who want to participate in the exchange of ideas, technology and passion for a common revolutionary future of unmanned systems in the service of man. The project has a dimension of educational, recreational and business that, when one of the international meetings at inspiring combine this with the developing.


UAV Show

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Bordeaux, France


The Commercial UAV Show

When: November 15-16, 2017

Where: London, UK

Description: The 4th Commercial UAV Show, held in London, is the biggest UAV focused show within the European market. While our early years comprised of the most innovative hardware, it has evolved to incorporate the software behind these systems.This creates a complete industry education for 000s of end users coming from a diverse range of verticals, such as: agriculture, emergency services, surveying, infrastructure, mining, mapping and many more.


Drones, Data X Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Dublin, Ireland


Catalonia Smart Drone Event

When: November 17-19, 2017

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Description: The aim of the Catalonia Smart Drone event is to showcase the start-ups, companies and research groups, who are doing projects and real services related to the drone technology applied to Smart Cities. The Event will showcase several live demonstrations that will take place in the outdoor drone flight area, located between pavilions 1 and 2. The access to this area will be through exit 2.18, in the right side of the main Smart City Expo pavilion just before the Congress Area. During all the Smart City Expo you can meet the experts at the drone exibition zone (stand A-98) and on Thursday 19th at the Congress Area, in Room 4, two expert panels will present services and experiences related to drone technology applied to Smart Cities.


EASA High Level Conference

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Warsaw, Poland


UK Drone Show

When: June 20-22, 2017

Where: Birmingham, UK

Description: UKDS will be hosting some of the best names in the business for the latest camera products, demos and advice. Where you can witness the very best in 4K camera technology, on the ground and in the air. Innovation will also have a strong focus to give attendees a look at some of the headline technology in 2017. It will be looking at some of the cutting-edge work being done in the drone and related sectors by high-tech start-ups, university researchers and entrepreneurs.



When: December 5-6, 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Description: An international conference for the RPAS operators community focusing on the implementation of the European RPAS Roadmap, and on issues that are of particular importance to RPAS operators, e.g. national regulatory matters, insurance, privacy & data protection, civil RPAS operational matters, current & future applications [commercial, non-commercial (corporate, governmental non-military)], current bottlenecks, technical and performance requirements, aerial work customer requirements, novel operations, operational experience & lessons learned.


Countering Drones

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: London, UK


Latin American Drone Conferences and Commercial UAV Events in 2017

Drone Show Latin America

When: May 9-11, 2017

Where: São Paulo, Brazil


MexDrone International

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Teotihuacán, Mexico


Expo Drone Mexico

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Cuauhtémoc, Mexico


APAC (Asia & Pacific) Drone Conferences and Commercial UAV Events in 2017

Drone Show Korea

When: January 19-21, 2017

Where: Busan, South Korea



UAS4RS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing Applications) Conference

 When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Brisbane, Australia



When: March 22-23, 2017

Where: Rotorua, New Zealand

Description: The theme this year was disruptive innovations and the people behind them. The general consensuses was that we are in a new era of technology within the primary industry and, to survive, the sector must embrace the change and capitalise the opportunities – both nationally and globally.


Japan Drone

When: March 23-25, 2017

Where: Chiba, Japan


Connect Expo – Drone Summit

When: March 29-30, 2017

Where: Melbourne, Australia


Unmanned Systems Asia

When: Apr 18-20, 2017

Where: Singapore, Singapore


International Drone Expo

When: April 19-21 2017

Where: Chiba, Japan


IDE International Drone Expo

When: May 24-26, 2017

Where: Tokyo, Japan


UAV Show China

When: June 14-16, 2017

Where: Beijing, China


Shenzhen International UAV Expo

When: June 23-25, 2017

Where: Shenzen, China


RoboUniverse Conference & Expo

When: June 28-30, 2017

Where: Seoul, South Korea


IDE International Drone Expo Shanghai

When: June 28 – July 01, 2017

Where: Shanghai, China


World of Drones Congress

When: August 29-September 2, 2017

Where: Brisbane, Australia


Drone TechX

When: September 5-7, 2017

Where: Singapore, Singapore


USCEI (Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition India)

When: September 7-8, 2017

Where: Noida, India


China Commercial UAV Congress

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Shanghai, China


Commercial UAVs

When: not confirmed yet in 2017

Where: Brisbane, Australia


Africa/Middle East Drone Conferences and Commercial UAV Events in 2017

Drones Oman

When: February 27-28, 2017

Where: Muscat, Oman

Description: No matter what role you play in the drone industry, this event is a one stop shop for you to gain insights on this innovative technology and how it will be shaping the future. Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the key stake holders in the drones industry and discuss the upcoming opportunities for this technology in the region. Come and learn about the recent drone regulations, ensure safe drone operations and get answers to all your queries related to drones and their operations.


Unmanned World 2017

When: April 5-7, 2017

Where: Doha, Qatar


ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium

When: July 17-18, 2017

Where: Abuja, Nigeria

Description: The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium with the theme Remotely piloted aviation in Africa: sharing experiences and challenges will be held from 17 to 18 July 2017 in the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The event will provide a unique opportunity for States, international organizations and stakeholders to share experiences in addressing RPAS operations across the African continent and Indian Ocean focusing on challenges to be overcome and benefits to be obtained, identifying how existing rules need to evolve to facilitate entrance of the RPAS community into the civil aviation system, examining alignment between ongoing RPAS development and supporting regulatory provisions.


The Commercial UAV Show – Africa

When: August 23-24, 201

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

Description: The Commercial UAV Show Africa attracts visitors from a range of industries who come to learn about how businesses in many sectors are saving money and achieving vast increases in productivity and realibility through the careful application of UAV systems and technology.


Drones Middle East Conference

When: September 18-19, 2017

Where: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Description: The 3nd Drones Middle East Conference is developed with the help and expertise of some of the most innovative and forward thinking individuals who have been using UAVs for various corporate projects. This event will bring together individuals from various commercial communities to learn about how they can work with the local regulators to implement drones for their operations and use this technology to cut costs,save time, improve safety of employees and save lives. If you belong to any of the below mentioned industries then you should not miss out on the opportunity to attend this event and learn how you can benefit.



When: Not yet confirmed

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa


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