Global premieres at first ever Amsterdam Drone Week

  • 22 November, 2018
  • Amsterdam Drone Week
  • Press Release

A few days to go before the start of the first ever Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW) - 26 to 30 November. EASA and RAI Amsterdam are proud to host 18 different conferences and events including the EASA High Level Conference on Drones, hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

With visitors from over 70 countries, representing regulatory bodies, manufacturers, technology companies, service providers and smart city communities, educational institutions and end-users alike, Amsterdam Drone Week has become proud host of an international UAS community. In addition to new European regulations, the ADW event focuses on topics such as future Urban Air Mobility – as well as showcasing new drone applications.

 

Press schedule

Tuesday 27 November

09.00 – 10.15 Grand opening: The Future Starts Here
With Violeta Bulc (Commissioner of Transport, European Commission), Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management), Eric Allison (Head of Uber Aviation), Patrick Ky (Executive Director of EASA) and Paul Riemens (CEO of RAI Amsterdam).

10.30 – 11.00 Press Conference with Violeta Bulc (commissioner of transport, European Commission) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Dutch minister of Infrastructure and Water Management)
Drones are disruptive: what are the opportunities & challenges for Europe? A single European drone service market: what has been achieved and what still needs to be done? What benefits do drones offer Smart Mobility and other sectors?

12.30 Press Conference with Patrick Ky (Executive Director of EASA), Paul Riemens (CEO of RAI Amsterdam), Steve Nordlund, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing NeXt and Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President of Engineering Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
What is the importance of Amsterdam Drone Week as an international platform? Common European regulations for drones – Drone users can expect common European regulations supporting safe operations of drones by the second quarter of 2019. How will this work in practice?
 

Other interesting highlights

Tuesday 27 November

10.30 – 17.15 EASA High Level Conference on Drones
Hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, this annual EASA meeting brings together regulatory bodies and industry experts from around the world to explore and discuss topics related to the development of a common European market for drones.

10.35 – 10.55 Keynote Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Airbus Commercial Aircraft

13.00 – 13.30 Airbus, Urban Air Mobility, premiering on-site demo

13.30 – 17.00 Mobility as a Service: new business models 
With Eduardo Dominguez Puerta (Airbus), Steve Nordlund (Boeing NeXt), Michael Thacker (Bell), Eric Allison (Uber Aviation), Christiaan Hen (Royal Airport Schiphol), Michiel van Dorst (Air Traffic Control, the Netherlands), James Burgess (Wing GoogleX),  Koen de Vos (European Commission), Massimo Garbini (IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A) and Antonio J. Oliver Balsalobre (Vodafone Group).

14.40 – 15.00 Collaboration, regulation and innovation: the keys to unlocking the future of mobility
With Steve Nordlund (With Steve Nordlund (Boeing NeXt) and Amir Husain (SparkCognition)

 

Wednesday 28 November

09.00 – 13:00 EASA High Level Conference on Drones
Hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, this annual EASA meeting brings together regulatory bodies and industry experts from around the world to explore and discuss topics related to the development of a common European market for drones. The Declaration of Amsterdam will be presented during this part of the programme.

09.00 – 12.30 The 1st UIC2 Forum: Urban Air Mobility Initiative (EIP-SCC)
With: Vassilis Agouridas (UAM-EIP-SCC/Airbus), Kathy Nothstine (NESTA UK), Maria Kamargiani (ULC MaaS Lab), Jeroen Bartelse (Achmea), Jacob Groote (KPN), Christof Hellmis (HERE) and the UAM Initiative Frontrunner Cities / Regions.
Putting urban mobility into the 3rd dimension: Smart City Perspectives. What are the benefits UAM can bring to cities? The importance of public and social acceptance, regulatory framework and legislation.

 

Thursday 29 November

10.30 – 11.00 Innovating for the future 
With Tineke Bakker - van der Veen (Boeing Benelux & Nordics)

 

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Note: The press badge also provides you access to the EASA High Level Conference on Drones on Tuesday 27 November and Wednesday 28 November.

For visitor registration, click here.

Please find the whole programme of Amsterdam Drone Week here.

 

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