MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BZ Media LLC announced today the opening of InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is being attended by more than 3,500 drone builders, flyers and buyers and features 121 classes and panels, and nearly 160 exhibiting companies in 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta will deliver the Grand Opening Keynote address today at 10:00.
“InterDrone™ is the largest commercial drone conference and expo in North America this year, reaching every constituency in this red-hot market,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “More than 260 media and association partners on six continents have helped build InterDrone into the premier ‘Big Tent’ commercial drone event. Attendance is up almost 30% over 2015 and there are 56% more exhibiting companies than last year.”
Exhibitors and sponsors include AeroVironment, DJI, Precision Hawk, Yuneec, Intel, SenseFly, Insitu, DroneDeploy, NovaTel, 3D Robotics, eHang, Autel, AUVSI, Hubsan, C-Astral, Brother, SlantRange, Kodak, Flir, Parrot, AEGis Technologies, Sentera, and pavilions from Iowa, North Dakota and Nevada More than 180 drone industry experts are speaking at InterDrone.
Other show events include a Yes-Fly Zone for drone demos in the exhibit hall, product talks in the Drone Theatre, the InterDrone Film Festival, and the Women in Drones Networking Luncheon. InterDrone After Hours features four different types of informal gatherings for, respectively; DJI owners, entrepreneurs running their own Drone Service Businesses, Open Source projects for drones, and a session on repairing drones called Drone Talk.
Recently, DroneLife.com wrote about InterDrone, “We partner with many great conference and event providers in the drone market. But one has jumped out of the proverbial gate faster than all others: InterDrone. Only in its second year, InterDrone has become the CES (or Comdex for you old guys) of the new drone economy. This year’s event provides a vast tapestry of drone topics and knowledge sharing…” DroneLife.com July 27, 2016
BZ Media has also partnered with the CTIA–The Wireless Association® to allow attendees going to CTIA Super Mobility 2016 to also attend InterDrone. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 badge holders gain free “expo badge and keynote” attendance for InterDrone, while InterDrone badge holders gain free “expo badge” access to CTIA Super Mobility 2016, with express shuttle bus service between the event sites running during show hours.
Next year, InterDrone will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 18-20, 2017.
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