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Terrapinn’s The Commercial UAV Show Asia: Is Asia Ready for Commercial Drones to Take Flight?

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — With their increasing popularity and affordability as well as their almost unlimited applications in civil industries, UAVs or drones are increasingly taking off for commercial missions. How can businesses effectively adopt these unmanned aerial vehicles to save money, time and lives? What will be the best way to manage these drones from the regulatory and safety point of view?

On September 1, the leading regulators from across the region will be gathering at Terrapinn’s The Commercial UAV Show Asia to discuss the future plans to improve RPAS regulation in the region. Leading the panel discussion is Mr Daniel Ng, Director, Aviation Industry Division, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Mr Jim Spillane, Senior FAA Representative, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Mr Michael Rudolph, Head, Aviation Regulations & Safety, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Siddappaji Basavaraju, Senior Scientist and Head, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Ms Analiza Dofitas, Head, Regulatory Standards Development Division, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The panel will be moderated by Professor Douglas Marshall, President, True North Consulting.

On Day 2 of the conference (2 September 2016), Mr Zhao Li, Vice President, Commercial Drone, Ehang Inc. will highlight how they have successfully and safely carried a passenger on-board a fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle — the first in the world and a breakthrough within the UAS industry. Rakuten, which has also joined in the race for drone delivery, will also share their trials and plans underway for future delivery deployments.

Speakers at the 2016 edition of The Commercial UAV Show Asia come from Asia Pacific and globally. They include:

Adam Kilpatrick, Chief Technology Officer, Unmanned Research Aircraft facility, University of Adelaide
Anuar Ahmad, Project Lead, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Associate Professor, Department of Geoinformation, University Teknologi Malaysia
Arnel de Mesa, Deputy Project Director, Department of Agriculture Philippines Rural Development Project
Ben Chung, Program leader, Global Center of Excellence, Cisco Innovation Center, Cisco
Bryan Graham, Science Leader, Forestry Industry Informatics, SCION
Claro Jose Manipon, Senior Geologist, Silangan Mindanao Mining Co. Inc., Philex Mining Corporation
Claus Nehmzow, Digital Innovation Organization, BP
Dhimas Wiratmoko, Researcher, Soil Science & Agronomy Research Group, Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute
Dirk Gorissen, Data innovation consultant, The World Bank, Founder, Machine Doing, Head of R&D, Skycap
Ganesh Subramaniam, Associate Professor, Panimalar Institute of Technology
Hamdan Omar, Research officer, FRIM
Hideaki Mukai, Section Manager, Drone Project Promotion Section, Rakuten
Jessie Mooberry, Former Vice Director, Uplift
Jim Coyne, Technical Director, UAS International
Lian Pin Koh, Director, Unmanned Research Aircraft facility, University of Adelaide, Founding Director,, Australia
Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Energy and Renewables Advisory, DNV GL
Sek Aun Tan, Research officer, FRIM
Ryan Crow, Technical Marketing Engineer, Alta Devices
Ben Chen, Professor, National University of Singapore
Chris Chung, Head of Strategic Research, Lloyd’s Register Energy
The event, organized by Terrapinn, is expected to attract over 1,000 attendees with featured case studies on the drone deployments in the mining, utilities and energy, agriculture, transport and delivery, search and rescue, humanitarian efforts and more.

5 up-and-coming start-ups – RAN Systems, Overwatch Imaging, Giingo Labs, SkyEye and Propeller Aerobotics – will also be present to pitch their start-ups to the industry.

Alongside the conference is an exhibition with over 50 emerging technology exhibitors showcasing products, solutions and services from companies like Yuneec, Alta Devices, SenseFly, Riegl Laser Measurement Systems Gmbh, PT. Aldara Sarana Nusantara and more. The Drone University and Demo Theatre will equip attendees with all they need to know about UAVs. The event will also be co-located with The IoT Show Asia 2016.

About The Commercial UAV Show Asia 2016/The IoT Show Asia
Date: 1-2 September 2016
Conference opening hours: 09:00 am
Venue: Level 4, Hall 406, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

About Terrapinn
Terrapinn is a business media company. Its products are trade exhibitions, conferences, training solutions and electronic and print publications. For more information, please visit

Note: Press registration for the conference is compulsory and advance scheduling for speaker / sponsor interviews is recommended. Final issuance of press passes is subjected to Terrapinn’s discretion. For your press pass, please contact the following:

Jessica Foong
Tel: +65 6322 2715

Source: Terrapinn Pte Ltd
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Written by asiafreshnews

August 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

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