The UAV Conference 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus. 

This exiting event will now be held in November 2020. 

Please keep watching this page for further updates.

Futuring the UAV Industry

Running over two days, the Conference will cover a wide range of challenges facing the industry, and will cover commercial examples of how UAVs are creating opportunities to grow the New Zealand economy.

Conference speakers and attendees are expected from NZ and overseas.  We expect more than 200 attendees including NZ and overseas UAV aviation participants, government departments, academic institutions, and other technology-focused entities.

Conference Schedule

Subject to change. 

8:30
Registration Foyer

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8:30
Registration Foyer

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09:10
Powhiri Foyer
09:10
Powhiri Foyer
09:00
Introduction Day 2 Foyer
09:00
Introduction Day 2 Foyer
09:15
Welcome Foyer
  • 09:10 Powhiri
  • 09:15 Welcome and Opening Address - Vice Chancellor
  • 09:25 Minister - Hon Twyford
  • 09:30 Introduction and UAV Industry Overview

 

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09:30
Welcome Foyer
  • 09:10 Powhiri
  • 09:15 Welcome and Opening Address - Vice Chancellor
  • 09:25 Minister - Hon Twyford
  • 09:30 Introduction and UAV Industry Overview
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09:50
Keynote - MOT Hall A
09:50
Keynote - MOT Hall A
09:25
Keynote - UPS, Part 135 USA Hall A

Keynote - UPS, Part 135 USA

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09:25
Keynote - UPS, Part 135 USA Hall A

Keynote - UPS, Part 135 USA

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09:45
Keynote - Google Wing Deliveries Hall A

Google Wing Deliveries

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09:45
Keynote - Google Wing Deliveries Hall A

Google Wing Deliveries

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10:05
IATA, Future of Air Transport, Dave Morgan Hall A

IATA, Future of Air Transport, Dave Morgan

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10:05
IATA, Future of Air Transport, Dave Morgan Hall A

IATA, Future of Air Transport, Dave Morgan

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10:10
Keynote - CAA Hall A
10:10
Keynote - CAA Hall A
10:30
Plenary Panel - Regulatory Challenges Hall A

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10:30
Plenary Panel - Regulatory Challenges Hall A

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10:30
Plenary Panel - UAV Delivery systems - Key Drivers Hall A
Plenary Panel - UAV Delivery systems - Key Drivers
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10:30
Plenary Panel - UAV Delivery systems - Key Drivers Hall A
Plenary Panel - UAV Delivery systems - Key Drivers
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10:30
Break

Tea and Snacks

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10:30
Break

Tea and Snacks

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10:30
Break

Tea and Snacks

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10:30
Break

Tea and Snacks

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11:00
Case Study - Jarus SORA Hall A

Case Study - Jarus SORA

11:00
Case Study - Field Air Hall B

Case Study - Field Air

11:00
Case Study - Pyka Hall A

Case Study - Pyka

11:00
Case Study - Westfield Monitoring Hall B

Case Study - Westfield Monitoring

11:20
Case Study - Accident Report Analysis Hall A
Case Study - Accident Report Analysis
11:20
Case Study - Accident Reporting Hall B

Case Study - Accident Reporting

11:20
Case Study - To be announced Hall A

Case Study - To be announced

11:20
Case Study - Insurance Hall B

Case Study - Insurance

11:40
Industry - Event Airspace Co-ordination Hall A

Industry - Event Airspace Co-ordination. 

11:40
Academic - BVLOS Challenges CAA Hall B

Academic - BVLOS Challenges CAA

11:40
Case Study - BHP Hall A

Industry - Event Airspace Co-ordination. 

11:40
Academic Hall B

Academic - To be announced

12:00
LUNCH

Lunch

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12:00
LUNCH

Lunch

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12:00
LUNCH

Lunch

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12:00
LUNCH

Lunch

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13:00
Keynote - NASA - Administrator Hall A

Keynote - NASA - Administrator

13:00
Keynote - NASA - Administrator Hall A

Keynote - NASA - Administrator

13:00
Keynote - Cora - Wisk, Merv Hughes Hall A

Keynote - Cora - Wisk, Merv Hughes

13:00
Keynote - Cora - Wisk, Merv Hughes Hall A

Keynote - Cora - Wisk, Merv Hughes

13:30
Keynote - Uber Air Taxi Hall A

Keynote - Uber Air Taxi

13:30
Keynote - Uber Air Taxi Hall A

Keynote - Uber Air Taxi

13:15
Keynote - UTM - Airways, Trent Fulcher Hall A

Keynote - UTM - Airways, Trent Fulcher

13:15
Keynote - UTM - Airways, Trent Fulcher Hall A

Keynote - UTM - Airways, Trent Fulcher

13:30
Keynote - UTM - MBIE Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

13:30
Keynote - UTM - MBIE Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

13:45
Plenary Panel -Airspace Co-ordination of the Future Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

We encourage you to take part. 

13:45
Plenary Panel -Airspace Co-ordination of the Future Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

We encourage you to take part. 

13:45
Plenary Panel -Challenges for Urban Air Transport Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

We encourage you to take part. 

13:45
Plenary Panel -Challenges for Urban Air Transport Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

We encourage you to take part. 

14:00
Case Study - (to be announced) Hall A

To be announced

We encourage you to take part. 

14:00
Case Study - (to be announced) Hall B

To be announced

14:00
Case Study - Fire Service Hall A

Case Stude - Fire Service.

14:00
Case Study - BECCA Hall B

Case Stude - Becca

14:20
Case Study - (to be announced) Hall A

To be announced

14:20
Case Study - (to be announced) Hall B

To be announced

14:20
Case Study - Baltimore Trial Hall A

To be announced

14:20
Case Study - To Be Announced Hall B

To be announced

14:40
Academic - To be announced Hall A

To be announced

14:40
Academic - To be announced Hall B

To be announced

14:40
Academic - To be announced Hall A

To be announced

14:40
Academic - Big Data Hall B

To be announced

15:00
Break - Displays

Break and Displays

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15:00
Break - Displays

Break and Displays

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15:00
Break - Displays

Break and Displays

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15:00
Break - Displays

Break and Displays

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15:30
Keynote - Proton - Rocketlab Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:30
Keynote - Proton - Rocketlab Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:30
Keynote - To be announced Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:30
Keynote - To be announced Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:50
Keynote - Zephyr - Airbus Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:50
Keynote - Zephyr - Airbus Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:50
Keynote - To be announced Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

15:50
Keynote - To be announced Hall A

Keynote - UTM - MBIE

16:10
Plenary - Benefits and Challenges of High Altitude UAVs Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

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16:10
Plenary - Benefits and Challenges of High Altitude UAVs Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

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16:10
Plenary - Futuring the UAV Industruy Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

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16:10
Plenary - Futuring the UAV Industruy Hall A

Plenary will be lead by: 

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16:30
CLOSE
16:30
CLOSE
16:30
CLOSE
16:30
CLOSE
16:40
Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar Hall A

Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar

16:40
Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar Hall A

Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar

16:40
Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar Hall A

Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar

16:40
Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar Hall A

Networking/Exhibition and VR Room - Virtual Hangar

Conference Schedule

Subject to change. 

22 April 

09:00  Pohwiri and Welcome

09:30  Keynotes (MOT and CAA)

10:30  Plenary Panel (Regulatory Changes)

10:30  – BREAK – Displays

11:00 – 12:00
Stream 1
Aviation System Safety
Case Studies

11:00 – 12:00
Stream 2
Airworthness
Case Studies

12:00 – 13:00 – LUNCH

13:00  Keynotes (NASA, UTM – Airways, UTM – MBIE)

10:30  Plenary Panel (Airspace Co-ordination of the Future)

14:00 – 15:00
Stream 3
Cinematrography/Photography
Case Studies

14:00 – 15:00
Stream 4
Energy and Utilities
Case Studies

15:00  – BREAK – Displays

15:30 Keynotes (Proton – Rocketlab, Airbus)

Plenary Panel (High Altitude UAVs)

14:30  – CLOSE

Networking, Exhibition, VR Room – Virtual Hangar

23 April 

09:00  Introduction Day 2

09:05  Keynotes (Google Wing, IATA Future of Air Transport

10:30  Plenary Panel (UAV Delivery Systems – Key Drivers)

10:30  – BREAK – Displays

11:00 – 12:00
Stream 5
Agriculture/Forestry/Mining
Case Studies

11:00 – 12:00
Stream 6
Infrastructure/Costruction
Case Studies

12:00 – 13:00 – LUNCH

13:00  Keynotes (Cora – Wisk, Uber Air Taxi)

10:30  Plenary Panel (Challenges for Urban Air Transport)

14:00 – 15:00
Stream 7
Public Safety and Emergency Services
Case Studies

14:00 – 15:00
Stream 8
Surveying and Mapping
Case Studies

15:00  – BREAK – Displays

15:30 Keynotes (To be determined)

Plenary Panel (Futuring or the UAV industry)

14:30  – CLOSE

Networking, Exhibition, VR Room – Virtual Hangar

Event Speakers

Nimrod Barshad
Sculptor, Conceptual Artist
Nimrod Barshad
Painter, Conceptual Artist
Tommy Martinez
Painter, Conceptual Artist

Sponsors & Partners

Making this event possible.

Become a Sponsor

Bronze

$ 1,500
  • Logo on Conference Program and Website
  • Exhibition Area 2.4 x 2.4
  • 1 Attendee for full Conference
  • Material in Conference Pack

All prices exclude GST

Silver

$ 3,000
  • Logo on Conference Program and Website
  • Exhibition Area 3.6 x 2.4
  • 2 Attendees for full Conference
  • Material in Conference Pack

All prices exclude GST

Gold

$ 5,000
  • Logo on Conference Program and Website
  • Exhibition Area 6.0 x 2.4
  • 3 Attendees for full Conference
  • Material in Conference Pack
  • 20 Minute presentation opportunity
  • Company Info in Program

All prices exclude GST

Directions to the Event Hall

Date: To be announced
Time
Location: Auckland University of Technology, 55 Wellesley St. East, Auckland 
Hall: AUT University WA Conference Rooms

  • Auckland Sky Tower
  • Viaduct Basin 
  • Auckland CBD
  • Albert Park

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