Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2019 dubbed a ‘huge success’ following 72% attendance increase

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The third annual Commercial UAV Expo Europe has been reported as a success with attendance up by 72% on 2018 to 1179.

The exhibition at RAI Amsterdam earlier this month played host to 50 organisations showcasing drones, systems and services.

65 countries were represented and over 100 publications, portals, analysts, associations, user groups and cooperating events supported the event.   

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Lisa Murray, group director at Diversified Communications which organised the event, commented: “We had an excellent response to this year’s Commercial UAV Expo Europe. Attendees were thrilled by the opportunities to network, increase their knowledge, and compare and qualify best-in-class UAS. For their part, exhibitors noted the steep increase in attendance over the last edition as well as the quality and knowledge level of the delegates.”

As part of this year’s event, organisers announced that next year’s expo will be part of Amsterdam Drone Week.

Lisa Murray made the announcement together with Paul Riemens, CEO and chairman of the executive board at RAI Amsterdam, organiser of Amsterdam Drone Week.

Murray said: “Rather than being competitive, this is a complementary partnership. Amsterdam Drone Week is very focused on urban air mobility, air taxis and u-space while Commercial UAV Expo is more focused on commercial applications for sUAS, so it’s really bringing the whole drone ecosystem together.”

Riemens added: “We see a lot of synergies between the two companies and these two events and a lot of potential to grow this event into something that’s going to play a role at a global level.”

CDP attended this year’s event and reported live from the show on the breaking news that the expo was planning on teaming up with Amsterdam Drone Week from next year.

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