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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.

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 EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (TBC)

Antonio Marchetto

European Aviation Safety Agency ( EASA), EU

 

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 JARUS: The Current State of Play & Priorities

Mike Lissone

EUROCONTROL, International

(on behalf of the JARUS Secretariat)

 

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

23 Dutch Drone Platform: Objectives & Considerations

Tjerk Gorter

Qanbridge Technology, The Netherlands

(on behalf of Dutch Drone Platform)

 

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

Eduardo Filipone

CIRA, Italy

 

13.45-14.00

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

Paul Vassy

Safran Electronics & Defence, France

 

14.00-14.15

26 Satellite Navigation for Drones

Filippo Tomasello & Marco Ducci

EuroUSC-Italia, Italy

(on behalf of the REAL Consortium)

 

14.15-14.30

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

Georg Schöne

Colibrex (LS telecom), Germany

 

14.30-14.45

28 Establishing an Internal RPAS Flight Organization

Paul Tobias

ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik, Germany

 

14.30 – 14.45 Interactive Panel Discussion

14.45 – 15.45 Refreshment Break

Session 8 Innovation

15.45-16.00

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

Prof Gernot Paulus

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

 

16.00-16.15

30 RPAS: Safety Conformity Assessment & Regulators Requirements

Julian Gallego

Alter Technology TUV Nord, Spain

 

16.15-16.30

31 RPAS & Communication Infrastructure

Alexis Martin

Access Partnership, UK

 

16.30-16.45

32 DroneRules: Project Status Update

Tim Searle

SpaceTec Partners, Belgium

 

16.45-17.00 Interactive Panel Discussion

17.00-17.15 Closing Remarks + End of Conference

 

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

TBC = Presentation to be confirmed

SPEAKERS

In alphabetical order

Cristiano Baldoni

ENAV, Italy

    ENAV, Italy   Bio Data Currently appointed as Head of Communication Navigation Surveillance Meteo and ICT Security Organisational Unit, he’s responsible for the implementation of ENAV Investment Plan related to CNS and operational ground communication network (ICT) infrastructure for ATM

Dominique Colin

Eurocontrol, Belgium

     EUROCONTROL, Belgium   Bio Data Retired Colonel from the French air force after 25 years of service, Mr Dominique COLIN has an extensive and comprehensive knowledge and experience of the military aircraft operations, strategic planning, the joint procurement constraints and

Koen de Vos

EC DG Mobility & Transport (MOVE), EU

   European Commission DG Mobility & Transport (MOVE), EU Bio Data:  Koen de Vos (Belgian, born on 21 March 1962) studied law (1985) and economics (1987) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He started his career at the centre for development studies

Marco Ducci

EuroUSC Italia, Italy

   EuroUSC Italia, Italy Bio Data Marco Ducci got a master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Rome «La Sapienza» in 2009 and obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2012. He joined Deep Blue in November 2012 working on

Eduardo Filipone

CIRA, Italy

  CIRA, Italy Bio Data    Edoardo Filippone graduated cum laude as an Electronics Engineer in 1989. Since 1990 he is research engineer at CIRA, in the Flight System Department, involved with modelling, control of aircraft & space vehicles, trajectory optimization, flying quality

Julian Gallego

Alter Technology TÜV Nord, Spain

    Alter Technology TÜV Nord, Spain Bio Data Julian Gallego is Equipment & Certification Commercial Manager at Alter Technology TÜV Nord. He graduated as Aeronautical Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and holds a master degree in International Relations

Prof Paulus Gernot

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

       Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria Bio Data  Gernot Paulus holds a PhD from the University of Salzburg in Austria and has been appointed Professor for Geoinformation at the Department for Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies at Carinthia University of

Tjerk Gorter

Qanbridge Technology, The Netherlands (on behalf of Dutch Drone Platform)

    Qanbridge Technology, The Netherlands (on behalf of Dutch Drone Platform) Bio Data      Tjerk Gorter (MSc) finished his studies of Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1985. He worked 7 years for Philips Electronics in business strategy, product

Liu Hao

Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China

   Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China   Bio Data     Secretary General of UAS Commission of Chinese Society f Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA); Board member of the Global UTM Association; ICAO Instructor on the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS); Advisor to

Dr Oliver Heinrich

BHO Legal, Germany (“Drone-Rules.eu” Consortium member)

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Robert Jonker

Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands

      Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands   Bio Data     Robert Jonker, co-founder of Clear Flight Solutions, studied Industrial Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After his studies he worked in product design and product engineering

Kakuya Iwata

Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA), Japan

           Bio Data      Kakuya Iwata is senior researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Technology & Science (AIST). He studied Gallium Nitride semiconductors (1998) at the University of Osaka, Japan and Zinc Oxide semiconductors (1998-2004) in AIST.

Marc Kegelaers

UniFly, Belgium

   UniFly, Belgium   Bio Data   Marc Kegelaers is currently co-owner and CEO of Unifly – a company that has created the next generation Air Traffic Control software to manage drone traffic, and he is a member of the GUTMA Board of

Matthew Lee

ARPAS-UK, United Kingdom

     ARPAS-UK, United Kingdom   Bio Data Matthew Lee is an aviation professional with 10+ years of experience as a pilot in the UKs leading airlines. He has transitioned his skills to the unmanned environment where he is both an operator

Mike Lissone

EUROCONTROL, International (on behalf of the JARUS Secretariat)

  EUROCONTROL, International (on behalf of the JARUS Secretariat)   Bio Data Mike Lissone is the RPAS ATM Integration manager for EUROCONTROL. He has been the main contributor to the development of the RPAS R&D roadmap. Seconded by EUROCONTROL to JARUS, he

Antonio Marchetto

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EU

     European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EU Bio Data : As EASA RPAS Technologies Expert Antonio Marchetto is involved on regulatory as well as certification activities in the civil unmanned aircrafts domain. He has been particularly engaged in the process leading

Alexis Martin

Access Partnership, UK

  Access Partnership, UK Bio Data      As Director, Technical Advisory and Market Access, Alexis provides support to telecom clients and ensures existing and ground-breaking technologies benefit from rapid and consistent access to the relevant spectrum.Before joining Access Partnership, Alexis was the Asset

Uwe Meinberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meinberg, Brandenburg Technical University, Germany

      Brandenburg Technical University, Germany   Bio Data Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meinberg, Head of Chair «Industrial Information Systems» at the Brandenburg University of Technology and managing director of a consulting company, is active more than 30 years in the field

Ingrid Michon-Derkzen

The Netherlands

Ingrid Michon-Derkzen   Bio Data Ingrid Michon studied law and started in 2001 her career in the national government. She worked as a policy officer and a project manager, in the fields of safety and security. In 2015, she started as a

Guillermo Morato Lara

AESA, Spain (On behalf of «The Spanish RPAS Commission»)

  AESA, Spain (On behalf of «The Spanish RPAS Commission») Bio Data       Guillermo Morato Lara holds master’s degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Physical Sciences and Law and Diplomas in Business Administration and Finances. He works at AESA (Sp. NAA) in the development of

Stéphane Morelli

Fédération Professionnelle du Drone Civil (FPDC), France

  Fédération Professionnelle du Drone Civil (FPDC), France   Bio Data  Stéphane Morelli graduated from Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées. He has retired from the French Army in 2011, after a career dedicated to leadership

Nico Nijenhuis

Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands

   Bio Data : Nico Nijenhuis (29) studied Applied Physics and Engineering Fluid Dynamics at the University of Twente. During his studies he spent time in Malawi, Africa with local tobacco farmers, wrote his Bachelor thesis at CERN in Geneva, and did an internship at

Mark Palmer

Thales - ATM Business Line, France

Thales – ATM Business Line, France Bio Data     Mark Palmer is currently the Innovation Director for Thales Air Traffic Management Business Line. He is leading the innovation across 8 Sites and 7 Countries. Before this role Mark has served as the head

Paul Tobias

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik, Germany

   ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik, Germany Bio Data     Tobias Paul is project manager at ESG within the experimental systems department. He is the responsible programme manager for the unmanned flying mission avionics testbed UMAT. In addition, he has a long years lasting

Catherine Piana

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

   Co-Federation of European Security Services (CoESS), Belgium   Bio Data      Since August 2014, Catherine Piana is the Director General of CoESS, which acts as the voice of the private security industry in Brussels vis-à-vis European institutions and other key stakeholders in

Giacomo Rambaldi

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

    Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), The Netherlands Bio Data     Giacomo Rambaldi is Sr. Programme Coordinator ICTs at the Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in Wageningen, Netherlands. He has 34 years of professional

Georg Schoene

Colibrex (LS telcom), Germany

   Colibrex (LS telcom), Germany Bio Data    Georg Schöne is a radio communications expert with more than 25 years of experience in fixed, mobile and broadcast radio communications industry, frequency spectrum management, monitoring, software architecture and development. He is holder of a

Tim Searle

SpaceTec Partners, Belgium (On behalf of the DroneRules Consortium)

   SpaceTec Partners, Belgium (On behalf of the DroneRules Consortium)   Bio Data     Tim Searle is a senior consultant at SpaceTec Partners, working on cost benefit analyses, feasibility studies and managing projects for the space industry. A dual national of New Zealand

Alain Siebert

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

    Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SJU), EU Bio Data  Alain Siebert is responsible for all economical and master planning aspects of the SESAR Joint Undertaking. In this position he is also responsible for corporate risk management, performance, SESAR demonstration activities

Filippo Tomasello

EuroUSC - Italia, Italy

   EuroUSC-Italia, Italy (On behalf of the REAL Consortium) Bio Data  Bio Data       Filippo Tomasello was flight test engineer in Italian Air Force until 1984. Subsequently, he was responsible in ENAV (Italian civil Air Traffic Control) for R&D and modernization projects, for

Peter van Blyenburgh

Blyenburgh & Co, France & UVS International

(“Drone-Rules.eu” Consortium & RAVT Cooperation Group member)

Paul Vassy

Safran Electronics & Defence, France

   Safran Electronics & Defence, France   Bio Data     After graduating in Aerospace Engineering (SUPAERO), Paul Vassy has occupied several positions on UAV projects including Chief Engineer on the SDTI program (French version of the tactical RPAS SPERWER), project manager on retrofit

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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

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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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