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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.

SPEAKERS

To be posted

COORDINATED WITH

European & International Organizations

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY

RPAS 2017

14-15 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 SPONSOR
2 Opportunies
(14 & 15 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 SPONSOR
1 Opportunity
(14 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
(14 & 15 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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ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY 8 Hobbema Straat, BE-1000 Brussels, Belgium. Nearest metro stations: Merode & Schumann

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