Amsterdam Drone Week will expand its activities in 2020 by organising two hybrid summits on 17 September and 1-3 December 2020,
According to the organisation:
“Amsterdam Drone Week, is an initiative of EASA and RAI Amsterdam and is organised in close collaboration with our founding partners Boeing, Airbus, KPN and City of Amsterdam and supported by CANSO, Commercial UAV Expo, DGMOVE and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. In the run-up virtual expert sessions and matchmaking will be facilitated to create additional networking moments and share knowledge through the entire UAM ecosystem. Paul Riemens, CEO of RAI Amsterdam: “We looked at new ways to reach out to the UAM industry during these challenging times. We see the ongoing need of connecting and sharing knowledge as things are moving in a fast pace. Technology is at hand to build a suitable new hybrid event that fits the demand of the UAM industry.”
“Amsterdam Drone Week will focus on year-round knowledge sharing and networking. Nynke Lipsius, Event Director ADW, explains: “In September and December we will organise two hybrid summits. The hybrid summits consist of an online livestream with keynotes, panel discussions and interviews to reach out on a global scale and can also be visited live onsite. As connecting through the UAM ecosystem is key to move forward all delegates, partners and speakers can use ADW matchmaking to plan virtual or live meetings during the hybrid summits.
“The EASA High Level Conference on Drones will unfortunately not take place in its traditional format in 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus. The next conference is currently expected to take place during Amsterdam Drone Week 2021, scheduled for 7 December – 9 December 2021. “At this time all our resources and expertise are directed to the Covid-19 challenges we’re facing in the aviation industry.” says Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director.
“In 2021 Amsterdam Drone Week will be co-located by Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam. Together we will cover the entire drone ecosystem from UAM to all vertical markets. Lisa Murray, Group Director Commercial UAV Expo Europe: ”This year we will join forces virtually. We look forward to welcome the entire drone industry live on 7 December – 9 December 2021 in Amsterdam with amazing demos.”
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