Commercial UAV Expo and Drone World Expo are coming together in 2018 to create one event dedicated to the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry.
On Wednesday, Lisa Murray, director of Commercial UAV Expo, announced the acquisition of Drone World Expo by Diversified Communications, the organizers of both Commercial UAV Expo Americas and Commercial UAV Expo Europe. Diversified purchased Drone World Expo from JD Events.
Murray made the announcement during her welcoming remarks at Commercial UAV Expo, which is taking place this week at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas:
“Since 2015, the market has exploded with drone events, making for a congested and complicated landscape for customers to choose from,” she said. “The acquisition of Drone World Expo by Diversified Communications takes two leading commercial UAS events and unites them to form the largest commercial drone event in the market. By coming together, we’ll be able to deliver more qualified buyers to vendors than if had we continued separately, making it easier for vendors and buyers to meet in one place annually for all of their drone business.”
Gretchen West, senior advisor at law firm Hogan Lovells and co-executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, has acted as Drone World Expo’s advisory board chair and will continue to play a vital role going forward.
“On behalf of the Commercial Drone Alliance and along with my fellow co-executive director, Lisa Ellman, we are thrilled to support this merged event and will continue our focus of bringing the most relevant, timely and critical content to the Commercial UAV Expo with the most prominent decision-makers in our industry,” says West.
The 2018 event will take place Oct. 1-3 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will be organized by Diversified Communications under the leadership of Murray.