Amsterdam Drone Week: One of the largest and more complex cyberspace conferences to date: December 1
Updated: Nov 5, 2020
Amsterdam Drone Week: One of the largest and more complex cyberspace conferences to date: December 1st-3rd
Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW), not deterred by Covid-19 and all the social distancing implications surrounding this, has organised another major event, the third to date, for between the 1st and 3rd of December, where the Dutch city will be the epicentre of the global UAM industry… at least in cyberspace, anyway, reports a press release.
ADW Hybrid 2020 takes place completely online for both delegates and partners. Through “an intelligent matchmaking platform” delegates, speakers and partners are matched and can easily connect and meet virtually during the event.
Paul Riemens, CEO of RAI Amsterdam and initiator of the Amsterdam Drone Week, who believes the industry must keep connected, explains, “To effectively reach a level of safe future mobility, cooperation within the UAM ecosystem is crucial. Especially in these hard times where things are even more challenging and uncertain.”
The release goes on to say that the whole global UAM industry is invited to watch, listen and participate in discussions with more than 100 speakers. The main themes in the programme include Urban Air Mobility, Rules and Regulations, Safety & Security, Technology & Solutions and Integrated Skies.
Keynote speeches, live interviews and panel discussions will be broadcast from the ADW Mainstage in RAI Amsterdam with partners and speakers from EASA, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, KPN, Airbus, ENAV, EVERIS, GSMA, NLR, City of Amsterdam, Achmea, TwijnstraGudde, Embassy of Poland, Boeing and Wing.
In the ADW Theatre demonstrations and presentations will take place on the latest use cases and solutions and from the ADW Break Out Rooms workshops, parallel sessions, meetings and seminars are held.
On the ADW Mainstage Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management and ambassador of the Amsterdam Drone Week, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, will officially open ADW Hybrid 2020 at 9am on Tuesday, December 1st. Then, Patrick Ky, Director of the European Aviation Authority EASA, will give an update on the U-Space opinion and have a live discussion with Simon Hocquard, Director General of CANSO, the global organization of air traffic controllers, under the heading: “What requires a safe and secure Urban Air Space”.
The first day will then discuss and explore what it takes to build the UAM ecosystem in Europe. A delegation of European mayors will be present on behalf of the EU UAM Initiative to discuss “Urban Airspace and the role of cities”.
The following day CANSO and GUTMA will discuss the next steps on “Integrated Skies”. And on the Thursday, the final day, aviation authorities from Europe (EASA) and Singapore (CAAS) will discuss global drone rules and regulations. The ultimate goal is to set the next step towards a roadmap for an UAM infrastructure on a global scale. In line with the authorities, Wing will open up the discussion of “Open source as a foundation to interoperability”.
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