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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Policy, Regulatory & Innovation Forum

19th Consecutive Year

Brussels, Belgium

13-14 June 2017

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WHY ATTEND THE RPAS 2017 CONFERENCE

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Conference

19th Consecutive Year

This 19th annual conference is organized within the framework of the European RPAS Roadmap and related ongoing European policy, regulatory, preparatory & awareness creation activities.

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.

2 DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This conference is organized within the context of the ICAO RPAS Manual, Riga Declaration, the RPAS content in the EC’s “Aviation Strategy”, EASA’s “Technical Opinion, EC’s Drone-Rules.EU project, SESAR’s Outlook Study, EASA’s RPAS-related Task Forces, various national strategies and the increasing importance of the advisory role that JARUS stands to play.
With dedicated splinter meetings, RPAS 2017 will focus attention on topics of general concern, e.g. Geo-Limitation, Command & Control, Detect & Avoid, Low Level Operations, Low Level ATM Systems, Registration, Identification & Remote Interrogation, Specific Operation Risk Assessment (SORA), Industrial Standards, Safety Rules for Test Ranges, National Situational Reports, Product Safety & EC Marking, Remote Pilot Training & Flight School Qualification, Data Protection & Privacy, and RPAS-related insurance.

LOCATION: ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

Royal Military Academy
8 Hobbema Straat
BE-1000 Brussels
Belgium
Nearest metro stations: Merode & Schumann

CONFERENCE ADMITTANCE
Qualified delegates from all acceptable (UN & EU guidelines) countries can register. Admittance to the conference and the exhibition is only possible for registered delegates.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE
12.00 noon (Paris time) on 9 June 2017

36 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The speakers at this conference include representatives of the European Commission, European Union Agencies, NATO, national governmental & regulatory authorities, international organizations, European & Non-European industry (manufacturers & operators) – (micro companies, SMEs, large industrial concerns).

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Each day will feature a welcome coffee/tea, a morning & afternoon refreshment break. On both days lunch (not included in the conference fee) will be served in the Royal Military Academy’s cafeteria. The first day will be concluded by a conference cocktail. These refreshment breaks, lunches & cocktail will offer exceptional networking opportunities.

Conference Program - Sessions

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 13 JUNE  2017 – MORNING


Session 1 National Drone Initiatives

09.00-09.15

01 Review of the Current RPAS Situation in Japan

Kakuya Iwata

JAPAN UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA), Japan

 

09.15-09.30

02 The Spanish RPAS Commission – The Increase in Operational Domains & Compliance Matters

Guillermo Moratto Lara

AESA, Spain

(On behalf of “The Spanish RPAS Commission”)

 

09.30-09.45

03 What Civilian Drone Professionals are Waiting for the Short and Middle Terms

Stéphane Morelli

Féderation Professionnelle du Drone Civil (FPDC), France

 

09.45-10.00

04 The Public-Private Drones Roadmap of the Netherlands

Ms Ingrid Michon-Derkzen

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

 

10.00 – 10.15 Interactive Panel Discussion

10.15 – 11.00 Refreshment Break

Session 2  Policy & Regulations 

11.00-11.30

05 Development of the Future European Rules on Unmanned Aircraft

Koen de Vos

EC DG MOBILITY & TRANSPORT (MOVE), EU

 

11.30-11.45

06 Regulation: The State of Play & Way Forward

Antonio Marchetto

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EU

 

11.45 – 12.00 Interactive Panel Discussion

12.00 13.30 Lunch in the cafeteria of the Royal Military Academy

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2017 – AFTERNOON

Session 3  ATM & U-Space

13.30-13.45

07 JARUS: The Current State of Play & Priorities

Yves Morier

European Aviation Safety Agency ( EASA), EU (on behalf of the JARUS)

 

13.45-14.00

08 U-Space – The State of Play

Alain Siebert

Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SJU), EU

 

14.00-14-15

09 EU – China Aviation Partnership Project

Antonio Marchetto

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EU

 

14.15-14.45

10 RPAS ATM CONOPS

Dominique Colin

EUROCONTROL, Belgium

 

14.30-14.45

11 Strategy to Support U-Space Development

Christiano Baldoni

ENAV, Italy

 

14.45 – 15.00 Interactive Panel Discussion

15.00 – 16.00 Refreshment Break

Session 4 UTM & U-Space

16.00-16.15

12 U-Space Considerations & Experimentation

Thilo Vogt

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), Germany

 

16.15-16.30

13 RPAS Regulations & UTM in China

Liu Hao

Beihang University [Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (BUAA)], China

 

16.30-16.45

14 U-Space Considerations & Views

Mark Palmer

Thales ATM, France

 

16.45-17.00

15 UTM Systems – A Global View

Marc Kegelaers

Unifly, Belgium

 

17.00-17.15

16 UTM Architecture & Roadmap

Marc Kegelaers

UniFly, Belgium

(on behalf of Global UTM Association, International)

 

17.15 – 17.30 Interactive Panel Discussion

17.30 – 19.00 Drinks in the bar of the Royal Military Academy

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2017 – MORNING 

Session 5  Applications

09.00-09.15

17 Inspection of Power Grid Components – End-User Requirelents & Drones Limitations

Uwe Meinberg

Brandenburg Technical University, Germany

 

09.15-09.30

18 RPAS in Private Security: Responding to Threats , Seizing Opportunities

Catherine Piana

Co-Federation of European Security Services ( CoESS), Belgium

 

09.30-09.45

19 UAS for Agriculture: News Frontiers for Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

Giacomo Rambaldi

Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU ( CTA), The Netherlands

 

09.45-10.00

20 Using RPAS at Airports: A New reality

Robert Jonker

Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands

 

10.00 – 10.15 Interactive Panel Discussion

10.15 – 11.00 Refreshment Break

Session 6 National Status & Initiatives

11.00-11.15

21 SUA operations & Proficiency in the UK – Now and Under EASA

Matthew Lee

ARPAS-UK, UK + On behalf of UK National Drone Industry Action Group

 

11.15-11.30

22 DroneRules: An Awareness Tool for germany

Oliver Heinrich

BHO Legal, Germany

(on behalf of the DroneRules.EU Consortium)

 

11.30-11.45

24 Perspectives and ATM Impact of Detect And Avoid Integration in Tactical and MALE RPAS

Eduardo Filipone

CIRA, Italy

 

11.45 – 12.00 Interactive Panel Discussion

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch in the cafeteria of the Royal Military Academy

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2017 – AFTERNOON

Session 7 Applications & Innovation

13.30-13.45 

24 Patroller, A Multi-mission RPAS Focused on Military and Homeland Security Missions

Paul Vassy

Safran Electronics & Defence, France

 

13.45-14.00

25 Satellite Navigation for Drones

S. Mangoni & C. Senatore

EuroUSC-Italia, Italy

(on behalf of the REAL Consortium)

 

14.00-14.15

26 Registration & Flight Authorization: Safety Before Complexity in a Step-by-step Approach of UTM

Georg Schöne

Colibrex (LS telecom), Germany

 

14.15-14.30

27 Establishing a Company-Internal RPAS Flight Organization

Paul Tobias

ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik, German

 

14.30-14.45

28 Drone Zone Austria – Design of a Web Portal for Safe Drone Mission Planning

Prof Gernot Paulus

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

 

14.30 – 14.45 Interactive Panel Discussion

14.45 – 15.45 Refreshment Break

Session 8 Innovation

15.45-16.00

29 RPAS: Safety Conformity Assessment & Regulators Requirements

Julian Gallego

Alter Technology TUV Nord, Spain

 

16.00-16.15

30 RPAS & Communication Infrastructure

Alexis Martin

Access Partnership, UK

 

16.15-16.30

31 DronesRules: Project Status update

Norbert Frischauf – SpaceTec partners, Belgium

(on behalf of the DronesRules.EU consortium)

Ulrich Hoffmann – Lufthansa Technik, Germany

(in the process of becoming a DronesRules.EU consortium member)

 

 

16.30-16.45 Interactive Panel Discussion

16.45-17.00 Closing Remarks + End of Conference

 

TBA = Presentation confirmed but name of speaker is to be announced

TBC = Presentation to be confirmed

Presenting Organisations and Their Affiliations

Access Partnership, United Kingdom

  •   Communication experts
  •   Member of UVS International

 

AERPAS, Spain

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of UVS International

 

AESA, Spain

  •   National Aviation Authority
  •   Spanish RPAS Commission
  •   Member of JARUS
  •   Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel

 

Alter Technology TÜV Nord, Spain

  •   Procurement, engineering & testing services
  •   Member of AERPAS

 

ARPAS-UK, United Kingdom

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of National Drone Industry Action Group (NDIAG)
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China

  •   Academic institution
  •   Member of GUTMA
  •   Member of JARUS
  •   Member of ICAO RPAS Panel

 

Blyenburgh & Co, France

  •   RPAS-related consultancy, publishing & event organizing
  •   Member of DroneRules.EU Consortium
  •   Member of SkyOpener Consortium
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Brandenburg University of Technology (B-TU), Germany

  •   Academic institution
  •   Member of CURPAS
  •   Member of UAV-DACH
  •   Member of UVS International

 

BHO Legal, Germany

  •   High technology & aviation law experts
  •   Member of UAV-DACH
  •   Member of European Drone Lawyers Network
  •   Member of DroneRules.EU Consortium
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  •   Academic institution

 

Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), Italy

  •   National Research Organisation

 

Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands

  •   Design, production of & supply of services with RPAS
  •   Member of DARPAS
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Colibrex, Germany

  •   Design & production of airborne radio frequency measurement instruments + RPAS registration & authorisatiion management tool.
  •   Member of GUTMA
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS), Europe

  •   EU association representing the private security industry

 

Civil Use of RPAS (CURPAS), Germany

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK

  •   National governmental entity; initiator of the UK National Drone Industry Action Group (NDIAG)

 

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), Germany

  •   National Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
  •   Member of GUTMA

 

DGAC, France (for reference only)

  •   Nat. Aviation Authority & Air Navigation Service Provider
  •   Member of JARUS
  •   Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group

 

DroneRules.EU Consortium, European Union

  •   Consortium funded by the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission within the context of the COSME Programme

 

Dutch Drone Platform, The Netherlands

  •   National test range co-operation initiative

 

ENAV, Italy

  •   National Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group

 

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik, Germany

  •   Design & production of electronic systems & software
  •   Member of UVS International

 

EUROCONTROL, International

  •   Inter-governmental organisation committed to air traffic management & the safety of air navigation.
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
  •   Member of JARUS
  •   Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel

 

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union

  •   European Union Agency
  •   Member of JARUS
  •   Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel

 

European Commission (EC), European Union

  •   Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs (GROWTH)
  •   Directorate General for Mobility & Transport (MOVE)

 

EuroUSC-Italia, Italy

  •   Qualified Entity
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Fédération Professionnelle du Drone Civil (FPDC), France

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of the French Civil Drone Council
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Global UTM Association (GUTMA), Switzerland

  •   International association registered in Switzerland
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group

 

Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA), Japan

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of UVS International

 

Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS)

  •   International group of cooperating national aviation authorities

 

Lufthansa Technik, Germany

  • Internationally licensed  aviation-related service provider & creator of an initiative to minimize risks in unmanned aviation (in process of becoming a DroneRules.EU consortium member)
  • Member of UAV-DACH

 

Ministry of Infrastructure & The Environment, The Netherlands

  •   National governmental entity leading the national public/private drone roadmap initiative
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group

 

National Drone Industry Action Group (NDIAG), United Kingdom

  •   National public/private initiative overseen by the Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy

 

NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre, The netherlands

  • Company involved with identifying, developping & applying advanced technological knowledge in the area of aerospace

 

REAL Consortium, European Union

  •   GSA-sponsored consortium, aiming at developing navigation systems for relatively small drones, to improve the accuracy & integrity of satellite navigation by exploiting the signals provided by EGNOS

 

Safran Electronics & Defence, France

  •   Design & production of RPAS & associated electronics
  •   Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils

Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), EU

  •   EU public/private partnership managing the development of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Programme
  •  Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group

 

Space Tec Partners, Belgium

  •   Programme management company
  •   Member of the DroneRules.EU consortium

 

Spanish RPAS Commission, Spain

  •   National public/private initiative overseen by AESA

 

Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), The Netherlands

  • Joint international institution of African, Caribbean & Pacific (PAC) Group of States & EU involved in activities related to the deployment of RPAS in agriculture

 

Thales – ATM Business Line, France

  •   Design & production of ATM & UTM systems

 

UAV-DACH, Germany (for reference only)

  •   National RPAS association
  •   Member of UVS International

 

UniFly, Belgium

  •   Design & manufacture of UTM systems
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
  •   Member of GUTMA
  •   Member of UVS International

 

UVS International, International

  •   European & International RPAS association
  •   Member of EASA’s General Aviation Sectorial Committee
  •   Member of EASA’s RMT.023 Drone Expert Group
  •   Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
  •   Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
  •   Member of the ICAO «Space Learning» Group

COORDINATED WITH

European & International Organizations

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY

RPAS 2017

13 & 14 June 2017

Registration deadline : 12.00 (noon) on 9 June 2017

SPONSORING


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship of the RPAS 2017 conference permits to be directly identified with this technically informative international
conference. The event is organized for the international RPAS community, in response to the requirement expressed by UVS
International members for an event where current & future governmental non-military & commercial civil RPAS operators,
RPAS manufacturers, pilot training companies, R&D organizations, insurers, academia, as well as current & potential customers
can interface with each other, as well as with regulatory authorities and traditional aerial work suppliers.
Within the framework of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative, and in co-ordination with the European Parliament,
European Commission, European RPAS Roadmap Implementation Coordination Group, International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Eurocontrol, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), standards
organizations, JARUS, SESAR JU, various national CAAs & ministries, EC-financed consortia, as well as with the International
RPAS Coordination Council (national associations), this is Europe’s principal RPAS Regulatory, Policy & Innovation Forum,
addressing the current & future aspects of RPAS-related regulatory & policy issues.

LUNCH SPONSOR2 Opportunies(13 & 14 June 2017)

Benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Lunch Sponsorship on conference promotional literature,
programme, lunch tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 6 page advertisement/advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to 30 June 2017
– Bare floor space for a pop-up stand (supplied by sponsor) or a presentation wall
(supplied by sponsor) (both 2m linear) – 1 Table can be provided.
– Free nominal entry for 2 conference delegates (both days).
– Half page advertisement in the 2017 edition of the RPAS Yearbook.

COCKTAIL SPONSOR1 Opportunity(13 June 2017)

Benefits include:
– Can give a welcome address at the cocktail.
– Signage recognizing Cocktail Sponsorship on conference promotional literature,
programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page colour advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to
30 June 2017.
– Flags with sponsor’s logo (supplied by sponsor) on bar & all tables.
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days).
– Half page advertisement in the 2017 edition of the RPAS Yearbook.

COFFEE BREAK SPONSOR 2 Opportunities (13 & 14 June 2017)

Sponsorship is per day (morning & afternoon breaks) & benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Coffee Break Sponsorship on conference promotional literature,
programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 4 page colour advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to
30 June 2017.
– Flags with sponsor’s logo (supplied by sponsor) on beverage stations & all tables.
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days).
– Quarter page advertisement in the 2017 edition of the RPAS Yearbook.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Delegate Bags (supplied & delivered by sponsor)
Incl. 1/4 page advertisement in the 2017 edition of the RPAS Yearbook
Lanyards & badge casing (supplied & delivered by sponsor)
Incl. 1/4 page advertisement in the 2017 edition of the RPAS Yearbook

CONTACT INFORMATION

For pricing & additional information contact Peter van Blyenburgh:
Tel.: 33-1-46.51.88.65 – pvb@uvs-international.org – pvb@uvs-info.com

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