FAI International Drones Conference and Expo

Lausanne, Switzerland,

13 Sep
15 Sep 2019


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
Drone Industry Association Switzerland (DIAS)
AM   Opening Speech Robert Henderson
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)

Morning Session

AM KEYNOTE A new era for aviation TBC  
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
PM U-Space
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
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
Why helicopter operators are going to love eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off & Landing) Thomas Pfammatter
Dufour Aerospace
Proving the concept: the first flight of the PAV (Personal Aerial Vehicle) John Langford
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 A new era for aviation TBC  
PM Conference conclusion      
    Networking cocktail    
Day 2: Saturday 14 September 2019

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

- Event open to the public –
Free entry

Topics will be presented in:
Morning Session 1 – from 10h00 to 11h00
Morning Session 2 – from 11h30 to 12h30
Afternoon Session 1 – from 14h00 to 15h00
Afternoon Session 2 – from 15h30 to 16h30

Tentative programme and speakers
Drones Sports Giant Drones    
Drone Soccer and Teamsport    
The future formula 1 of the air    
Drones Society Innovation Urban Air Mobility    
Drone Flight Simulator Presentation    
Showcases from EPFL    
Drones Safety Protecting the public, the role of the police    
Benefit of membership in local airsports clubs    
Role of Civil Aviation Authority as a partner    
Day 3: Sunday 15 September 2019