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WHY ATTEND THE RPAS 2018 CONFERENCE

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Conference

20th Consecutive Year

RPAS 2018 will focus on RPAS-related standards (open & specific categories) & standard scenarios (specific category). The event will feature 2 plenary sessions during which the national Civil Drone Councils (CDCs) will present their activities, 16 workshops (in 4 parallel tracks) which will each address a specific topic & come to a conclusion on it, and 2 plenary sessions during which the moderators will report on the conclusions of their workshops.

2 DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This conference has as objective to: a) Permit Civil Drone Councils (CDCs) to present their objectives & activities to each other; b) Motivate CDC representatives to jointly tackle subjects of common interest that have to be urgently addressed by industry; c) Create the basis for a coordinated multi-country approach relative to drone-related matters that are decided on national level; d) Contribute to defining the drone community’s opinion on the priorities (in the fields of standards & standard scenarios); e) Evaluate possibilities of accelerating the process of creating the required standards & standard scenarios; f) Prepare coordinated opinions that could be inputs for the EASA Workshop on standard scenarios in Cologne, Germany on 9-11 July 2018. In dedicated workshops, the participants will address topics of general concern, including standards & standard scenarios.

LOCATION: Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure

Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure
Robert-Schuman-Platz 1, DE-53175 Bonn, Germany

CONFERENCE ADMITTANCE

Qualified delegates from all acceptable (UN & EU guidelines) countries can register. Admittance to the conference is only possible for registered delegates whose conference fee payment has been received (if a conference fee is applicable).

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE

12.00 noon (Bonn time) on 29 June 2018

Conference & Workshops

During the 2 plenary sessions in the morning of 3 July, Civil Drone Council representatives will present recent, current & upcoming activities.
During the afternoon of 3 July and the morning of 4 July, themed workshops will take place in 4 parallel tracks.
In the afternoon of 4 July, the moderators of the workshops will report the conclusions of the workshops during 2 plenary sessions.

PRINCIPAL TOPICS

Civil Drone Councils (recent, current & upcoming activities)
Product Safety Standards (C€ Marking) (Open Category)
Standards (Specific Category)
Standard Scenarios (Specific Category)

Recommanded Attendance

Drone Manufacturers
Drone Operators
Drone Pilots
Flight Schools
Test Ranges & Training Facilities
U-Space /UTM Manufacturers
Regulatory Authorities (national)
National Drone Associations
Research Organisations
Universities
Qualified Entities/Designated Orgs
Air Navigation Service Providers
Communication Service Providers
Other Service Providers
EC & EU Institutions
Standard Organisations
Aviation Stakeholder Orgs

Conference Timing - Sessions

Tuesday       3 July 2018

 

08.00 – 09.00   Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.00 – 10.25   Plenary 1 – CDC Updates (DE & FR)

10.25 – 11.00   ♦ Refreshment & Networking Break

11.00 – 12.15   Plenary 2 – CDC Updates (ES & NL)

12.15 – 13.30   ♦ Lunch & Networking

13.30 – 15.00   Workshops 1 & 2 & 3 & 4

15.00 – 16.00   ♦ Refreshment & Networking Break

16.00 – 17.30   Workshops 5 & 6 & 7 & 8

17.30 – 19.00   ♦ Drinks & Networking

Wednesday 4 July 2018    

 

08.30 – 10.00   Workshops 9 & 10 & 11 & 12

10.00 – 11.00   ♦ Refreshment & Networking Break

11.00 – 12.30   Workshops 13 & 14 & 15 & 16

12.30 – 13.30   ♦ Lunch & Networking

13.30 – 15.00   Plenary – Workshops 1-8 Report Back

15.00 – 15.45   ♦ Refreshment & Networking Break

15.45 – 17.15   Plenary – Workshops 9-16 Report Back

17.15 – 17.30   ♦ Conference Wrap-up & Closing

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY

RPAS 2018

3 & 4 July 2018

Registration deadline : 12.00 noon (Bonn time) on 29 June 2018

SPONSORING


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship of the RPAS 2018 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, RPAS operators, pilot training companies, R&D organisations, 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 organized in co-ordination with the European Parliament, European Commission, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Space Agency (ESA), EUROCONTROL, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), standards organizations, JARUS, SESAR JU, various national CAAs, various EC-financed consortia, as well as with the members of the International RPAS Coordination Council (national associations), this is Europe’s only conference dedicated to civil RPAS policy, regulatory & related innovation issues.

LUNCH SPONSOR - 2 Opportunies (3 & 4 July 2018)

Benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Lunch Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme, lunch tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 6 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to 31 Dec. 2018.
– 2 Free-standing pop-up banners (supplied by sponsor) can be exhibited.
– Free nominal entry for 2 conference delegates (both days).

COCKTAIL SPONSOR - 1 Opportunity (3 July 2018)

Benefits include:
– Welcome address at the cocktail
– Signage recognizing Cocktail Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to 31 Dec 2018.
– 2 Free-standing pop-up banners (supplied by sponsor) can be exhibited.
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days).

COFFEE BREAK SPONSOR - 2 Opportunities (3 & 4 July 2018)

Benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Coffee Break Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 4 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-conference.com up to 31 Dec. 2018.
– Flags with sponsor’s logo (supplied by sponsor) on beverage stations & all tables.
– 2 Free-standing pop-up banners (supplied by sponsor) can be exhibited.
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days).

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyards (supplied & delivered to conference venue by sponsor)

Brochure & Data Sheet Posting on conference web site.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital InfrastructureRobert-Schuman-Platz 1, DE-53175 Bonn, Germany

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