Berlin/Karlsruhe, 20 March 2017. Virtually no other sector is growing and becoming more professional at a faster rate than UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The focus has long since moved beyond technical aspects such as drone hardware or software. The acquisition of attractive startups such as MAVINCI and Ascending Technologies by global players like Intel in 2016, and the great interest being shown in the technology by investors through global companies such as DHL, Mercedes, Yamaha, Amazon and Airbus, demonstrates that the emphasis has shifted to the wide range of possible applications for drones. The focus is increasingly on optimization and on improving the efficiency of business processes and workflows.
Clear leadership aspiration of INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS
In September 2017, these companies will turn their attention to Berlin. INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS, which is taking place from 26 to 28 September as part of INTERGEO, the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, is not simply bringing Europe’s largest drone show to the German capital. It also has the clear aspiration of becoming established as the number one industry gathering for commercial and civil drone applications in Europe.
Berlin welcomes experts from around the world
At Messe Berlin, global industry experts – including top decision-makers from the worldwide UAS community, managers from large industrial groups and political representatives – will meet suppliers, manufacturers of drones and accessories, service providers and commercial drone users from various industries.
Forum also reflects diversity of user industries
The three-day programme of the INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS Forum covers the full range of possible uses and intelligent applications for drones in areas such as construction planning and monitoring, inspection tasks in the energy and water sectors, real estate, insurance, agriculture, forestry and disaster prevention. This makes the trade fair the only platform that combines all relevant drone applications at a single location.
Initial reports are expected regarding implementation of Germany’s new drone regulations, which were passed by the upper house of the German parliament just a few days ago. The Forum will also provide details about how to obtain the “driving licence” required for drones weighing 2 kg or more and about implementing the obligation to register drones weighing over 250 g – because these two regulations will provisionally enter into force on 1 October, just a few days after the trade fair.
New marketplace for suppliers of drone parts
Suppliers, companies offering accessories and service providers now have their very own exhibition area – the INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS Supplier Zone – which offers the ideal environment for discussing matters such as sourcing and partnerships.
For the first time ever, the Startup Zone will offer young and innovative startups in the sectors covered by INTERGEO and INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS a dedicated platform for showcasing their products and concepts to potential investors and industry representatives.
DRONE THINK TANK launched
Initiated by INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS, the first DRONE THINK TANK was launched in Berlin on 7 March 2017. It is intended as a catalyst for a sector that is growing fast and changing all the time. The objective is to use the DRONE THINK TANK to discuss developments, initiate ideas, develop new formats and form networks. Initial ideas from the launch meeting will already be in evidence at INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS 2017 in Berlin. The founding members are Kay Wackwitz from DRONEII, Benjamin Federmann from AIBOTIX, Lelia Miklos from CopterCloud, Michael Wieland from CopterView, Michael Niesen from Intel and Juliane Jähnke from INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS.
About INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS
INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS, consisting of exhibition, forum & flight zone, is Europe’s leading platform for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). It visits a new German city each year in tandem with INTERGEO. The Forum deals with current issues from politics, administration, science and industry. The Flight Zone in the outdoor zone offers live demonstrations of the various flight systems and thus delivers an all-round experience of products and the market.
With the wealth of potential on offer, INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS highlights the wide range of applications for UAS that already exist and provides a glimpse of future markets. Its forthcoming venues in the years ahead are also internationally renowned exhibition cities, including Berlin in 2017 and Frankfurt in 2018.
HINTE Messe- und Ausstellungs-GmbH is the host of INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS. Umbrella association UAV DACH and research company DRONEII are once again the partners of INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS in 2017.