InterDrone, Largest Commercial Drone Show, Opens in Las Vegas

FAA Administrator Huerta, Intel CEO Krzanich Deliver Keynotes at most comprehensive industry event; brings together more than 3,700 drone builders/flyers/buyers, more than 170 exhibitors and sponsors

Melville, New York, UNITED STATES

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BZ Media LLC announced today the opening of InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is being attended by more than 3,800 drone builders, flyers and buyers and features 125 classes and panels, and more than 170 exhibiting companies in nearly 270 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave Opening Remarks, followed by a Grand Keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich who treated the crowd with a live drone demo and announced a new platform called Intel Insight.

In addition to the keynotes, a slew of new product announcements was made by exhibitors on Day 1.

“InterDrone™ is the largest commercial drone conference and expo in North America this year, reaching every constituency in this red-hot market,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “More than 320 media and association partners on six continents have helped build InterDrone into the premier ‘Big Tent’ commercial drone event.”

Exhibitors and sponsors include a cross section of the entire commercial drone industry including: AeroVironment, Precision Hawk, Intel, Autodesk, Northrup Grumman, DroneDeploy, Novate, Bentley Systems, RIEGL, Flair, Yuneec, Cisco, NVIDIA, pix4D, Walkers, SlantRange, Kodak, AUVSI, Dendron, Agis Technologies, Sentera, Powervision, prodromes, Dassault Systems, and Espon.

InterDrone was named to the Trade Show Executive magazine list of fastest growing shows in 2016 and was one of only 14 shows in the U.S. that was named in each of the three categories; fastest growth in exhibit space, growth in number of exhibitors and in attendance.

Other keynotes are being delivered by:

* Greg Agvent, Senior Director of News Technology, CNN
* Charles Bergan, VP Engineering, Qualcomm
* Michael Chasen, CEO, PrecisionHawk
* Romeo Dustier, Director of Education, DJI
* Biren Gandhi, Distinguished Strategist, Corporate Strategy, Cisco
* Dr. Michael Jiang, Global CEO, Yuneec
* George Mathew, CEO, Kespry
* Ted B Miller Jr., CEO, Visual Intelligence
* Wahid Nawabi, CEO, AeroVironment
* Deepu Talla, Vice President, General Manager, Tegra Unit, NVIDIA
* Mike Winn, CEO, DroneDeploy

InterDrone also includes a Yes-Fly Zone for drone demos in the exhibit hall, product talks in the Drone Theatre, the third InterDrone Film Festival, and the Women in Drones Networking Luncheon. InterDrone After Hours featured four different types of informal gatherings for, respectively; DJI owners, entrepreneurs running their own Drone Service Businesses, Open Source projects for drones, and a session on repairing drones called Drone Talk.

Next year, InterDrone will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 5-7, 2018.

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