FAI International Drones Conference and Expo

Lausanne, Switzerland,

13 Sep
-
15 Sep 2019

Programme

Day 1: Friday 13 September

Conference (professionals)

Expo (public)

Day 2: Saturday 14 September

Symposium (public)

Expo (public)

Day 3: Sunday 15 September

Expo (public)

Day 1: Friday 13 September 2019

2019 FAI/DIAS International Drone & Digital Aviation Conference

Delivering the Future: Digital Aviation Technologies to Enable Sustainable & Scalable Solutions

- Event for the professionals (B2B) –
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AM   Curated and Moderated by Simon Johnson
Vice-President
Drone Industry Association Switzerland (DIAS)
AM   Opening Speech Robert Henderson
President
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)

Morning Session

AM KEYNOTE Protecting the skies in the drone era Christian Struwe
Policy Lead
DJI
AM Drone Tech4Impact Resilient, Multi-functional, and Agile Drones Prof Dario Floreano EPFL Robotics (LIS)
Foldable drones for search and rescue missions Prof Davide Scaramuzza University Zurich
Fully autonomous navigation and physical interaction with the environment Prof Roland Siegwart ETH Zurich (ASL)
Novel drone navigation solution for GPS denied and low visibility environment Prof Jan Skaloud EPFL Mapping (TOPO)
AM Life Changing DroneApps Drones for mitigating risks and optimising rescue operations Edward Anderson
Program Lead Urban Resilience
The World Bank
    Networking lunch    

Afternoon session 1

PM KEYNOTE NextGen doesn’t happen by accident - schools and universities fostering breakthroughs Prof Martin Vetterli
President
EPFL
PM U-Space
Implementation
Europe's progress to make (un)manned aviation safe, secure, quiet, clean and impactful Koen de Vos
Regulatory Senior Expert
European Commission
Airspace is a public good Lorenzo Murzilli
Leader of Safety & Risk Management WG
JARUS
Transforming the way goods are transported Reinaldo Negron
Head of UTM (TBC)
Wing - Google X

Afternoon session 2

PM Urban Air Mobility Let humankind fly freely like a bird Felix Lee
Overseas Managing Director
Ehang
Why helicopter operators are going to love eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off & Landing) Thomas Pfammatter
CEO
Dufour Aerospace
Proving the concept: the first flight of the PAV (Personal Aerial Vehicle) John Langford
CEO
Aurora Flight Sciences - Boeing
How public and private sectors need to collaborate to gain public acceptance and plan cities for UAM Virginie Robyr
Project Director
Smart Geneva
PM KEYNOTE Creating a new digital aviation industry Henri Seydoux
CEO
Parrot
PM Conference conclusion      
    Networking cocktail    
         

In addition to:

    FAI Drone & Digital Aviation Expo    
    Live Drone Activities and Presentations    
    EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2019 (FAI World Cup)    
Day 2: Saturday 14 September 2019

2019 FAI/EPFL International Drone Symposium
Sports, Innovation, Safety

- Event open to the public –
Free entry

13:00-14:00 Large Drone Racing – Freespace    
Nivitec    
Urban Air Mobility - Ehang    
UV Prod    
Drone Soccer Presentation    
14:30-15:30 Motion Pilot    
Dronistics    
Association Suisse de Drones    
Autonomous System Lab (ETHZ)    
16:00-17:00 The future formula racing of the air - Quadcopter    
Agropoly    
WeRobotics    
RigiTechnologies    
       

In addition to:

  FAI Drone & Digital Aviation Expo    
  Live Drone Activities and Presentations    
  EPFL Open House    
  EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2019 (FAI World Cup)    
Day 3: Sunday 15 September 2019
       
  FAI Drone & Digital Aviation Expo    
  Live Drone Activities and Presentations    
  EPFL Open House    
  EPFL Drone Racing Cup 2019 (FAI World Cup) - Finals