Invitation to Amsterdam Drone Week: platform for innovation

Invitation to Amsterdam Drone Week: platform for innovation

  • 15 November, 2019
  • Amsterdam Drone Week
  • Press Release News

Invitation to Amsterdam Drone Week: Platform for innovation

Second edition in RAI Amsterdam - press accreditation started

In less than a month, roughly 3000 professionals and 250 speakers from 51 different countries will converge on the RAI Amsterdam convention centre for the second edition of the Amsterdam Drone Week. Journalists are more than welcome; press accreditation has already started.

During this edition of the Amsterdam Drone Week, various European cities will present their urban mobility plans for the future, and a great many new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) cooperative structures will be announced focusing on new forms of mobility in the airspace.

Drone Arena and Showcase Area
Hall 11 will be transformed into a full-fledged Drone Arena where flying demonstrations will be presented focusing on various drone-related innovations and applications. For example, unmanned aerial vehicles will be shown that are used for safety & security (life-saving drones), inspection & infrastructure (sewer inspections), logistics & transport (parcel shipping by air), and agriculture & nature (crop inspection).

These innovations will also be exhibited in the so-called Showcase Area, where the newest UAVs will be shown. So-called eVTOLs, electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, will also be exhibited in Amsterdam. These are electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles that can serve as aerial taxis.

Amsterdam Drone Week is a collaborative venture between RAI Amsterdam and EASA, the European agency responsible for the safety of air traffic. Additional partners include the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, Airbus, Boeing, AirMap, Achmea and KPN.

About Amsterdam Drone Week
The second edition of Amsterdam Drone Week from 4 to 6 December will make RAI Amsterdam the most important global venue for exchanging knowledge and expertise on current as well as future air mobility solutions, innovations, and essential regulations. It will be the meeting point where all top-level players, large and small, commercial and non-commercial, from various industries, knowledge institutes and authorised bodies will come together. The central theme will be, ‘How can drones be integrated effectively and efficiently into our airspace and how can urban areas best respond to these new developments?’ For more information: www.amsterdamdroneweek.com.

About RAI Amsterdam
RAI Amsterdam is an international trade fair and congress organisation. It organises national as well as international events and operates the RAI Convention Centre located on the Zuidas in Amsterdam. Each year, RAI Amsterdam welcomes about 1.5 million visitors to a total of around 500 events including trade fairs, congresses, and corporate events. It also provides event-specific services to organisers, exhibitors, and visitors.

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