We combed the massive list of drone events from around the world, to bring you what we see as 2019’s best.
These events are organised for you by month. They range from expos, to conferences, to drone racing events.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the international stage where next-gen innovations are introduced to the market. As part of the show, CES features the latest and greatest in drone technology.
This is one of the largest unmanned systems events in the world, attracting 2500+ international visitors and 100+ exhibiting organisations.
RPAS CivOps 2019 is an international conference focusing on policy and regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators.
The Drone Show Korea 2019 gathers domestic and foreign drone experts and is the largest drone event in Asia.
If you missed these conferences in January, don’t worry. They are typically annual events, so stay tuned for our 2020 list.
UVS-Oman 2019 brings together academians, researchers, engineers, industrials, and regulators to increase awareness, share views, and exchange ideas and field experiences on numerous aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS).
The event brings stakeholders together from all sectors of the UAV industry to “help define the rules and concepts that will govern the future of drone operations.” This conference has been postponed due to the US government shutdown.
This expo is brought to you by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. This conference is not dedicated specifically to drones, but drones are being increasingly featured at the conference due to their growing popularity.
This 2 day event is one of the leading drone shows in Spain, and focuses on civil drone applications.
NY Drone Film Festival celebrates the art of drone cinematography. The festival provides a platform for filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work.
The Drone Zone is Australia’s leading drone expo and attracts professionals and companies from all sections of the Australian drone industry.
Japan Drone Expo is a leading drone show in Japan. The theme for the 2019 event is the commercialization of drones.
Drone Days is a B2B drone event that brings manufactuers, service providers, training centres, universities and startups together, and links them with enterprises whose core business and activity could benefit from drones.
The Drone Champions League (DCL) is the world’s first live high-speed race series for drones. The DCL starts the 2019 season at the world-famous Snowpark Laax.
This is the only pan-European event focused on drones for industrial use. Commercial UAV Expo Europe is a must attend event for keeping up with latest drone-tech developments.
AUVSI Xponential is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. The event attracts technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defence sectors.
On this day, hundreds of teams throughout the world will hold events to educate those outside of the drone community about the ways drones beneficially contribute to society. In 2018, more than 40,000 people in 150+ countries took part.
You can join a team here.
The International Drone Expo showcases trending drone technology and provides wide-ranging B2B opportunities for attendees. The Expo sees 55,000+ attendees from all parts of the world.
Drone Expo International is the largest and most diverse event of its kind in the eastern United States. The show is for drone enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals.
RoboUniverse is the first professional
The German Drone World Cup is a race held in the lead up to the FAI World Cup.
A similar event is held in France.
The 2019 event is yet to be confirmed.
The 2019 event is yet to be confirmed.
InterDrone is the largest commercial drone event in North America.
World of Drones Congress is about the business of drones and how drones can be applied to industry, business and the delivery of government services. Over 1,200 delegates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond are expected to attend the event.
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 is a leading drone conference and expo. The Expo is an excellent choice for professionals looking to stay up-to-date on the latest in UAS technology, trends and developments.
This is the leading B2B event for the Canadian drone (UAV) industry.
The AMA Expo West 2019 is brought to you by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Drones are being increasingly featured at AMA Expos due to their growing popularity.
The National Drone Show expo features UAV video capture technology, a drone flying cage, educational sessions, panels
The UK Drone Show is Europe’s leading consumer drone technology expo.
These are the events that we think are at the forefront of the rapidly growing global drone industry.
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