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More than 3,500 Commercial Drone Professionals from 54 countries Showcase UAV Market Growth at InterDrone 2016

Attendance up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world’s largest commercial drone show

InterDrone, September 19, 2016

BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone™, The International Drone Conference & Exposition held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas September 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day.

The second year of InterDrone leapt over every high bar that the first show had set,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “Its success reflects the exciting growth in the commercial drone market and the strong desire of businesses to take part in it. Attendance grew 26% and we had 58% more exhibitors and sponsors than last year. More than 260 media and association partners have helped build InterDrone into the largest dedicated commercial UAV event in the world.”       

Exhibitors and sponsors included a cross section of the entire commercial drone industry including AeroVironment, PrecisionHawk, Yuneec, Intel, SenseFly, Insitu, Parrot, NovaTel, 3D Robotics, eHang, Autel, AUVSI, Hubsan, C-Astral, Brother, Airbus, SlantRange, Kodak, Flir, Parrot, AEGis Technologies, Sentera, and pavilions from Iowa, North Dakota and Nevada. 39 companies announced or showed new products at InterDrone, including Yuneec, PowerVision Robotics, Parrot, Intel, Epson, Flir, Insitu, Lidar USA, Hubsan, Leptron, and Kodak. The showstopper was displayed by Japanese robotics company Prodrone, making its first appearance in the United States, with a large hexacopter sporting two robotic arms with claws capable of carrying 44-pound loads for a flight time of up to 30 minutes.

 

The technical conference featured 121 classes and panels that were led by 183 speakers. Christopher Karody, Editor, DroneBusiness.center said, “[InterDrone] brought together a ‘who’s who’ from every corner of the drone industry. The very considerable expertise and brainpower was showcased in a non-stop smorgasbord of sessions, keynotes and neat events.  This was one amazing conference and I am proud to have been part of it.”

The InterDrone 2016 Photo Gallery URL is  http://www.interdrone.com/interdrone-2016-photo-gallery

InterDrone 2017 will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 18-20, 2017.

More information about the show can be found at www.InterDrone.com. For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at ted@bzmedia.com or +1 631-421-4158 x101.


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