The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) says it will host its annual Unmanned Systems Europe Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22-23.
Taking place at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, the event is aimed at advancing the global unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community and promoting harmonization of regulation, integration and culture, according to AUVSI.
Jacqueline Foster, member of the European Parliament; Koen De Vos, senior drone expert at DG MOVE – Mobility and Transport at the European Commission; Ron van de Leijgraaf, senior policy advisor of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment; and Eric Sivel, chairman of Joint Authorities on Rulemaking for Unmanned Systems, will be present at the conference.
Other scheduled participants include representatives from the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment, the French National Railway Co. and the U.K. Ministry of Transport.
AUVI says panel sessions will provide practical intelligence to manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, commercial operators, regulators, policymakers and academics. The sessions will cover topics such as airspace integration, emerging markets, the needs and challenges of end-user operations, insurance and legal considerations, standards development, and opportunities for regulatory collaboration.