SPAR Point Group Will Launch Commercial UAV Expo Next Year in Las Vegas

November 30, 2014

SPAR Point Group, a division of Diversified Communications, will launch the Commercial UAV Expo Oct. 5-7 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

As organizers of 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group already has a position established in the data capture and imaging technology space. 

“We have been listening to our customers and watching the market for some time,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group director.

She added, “While it is well known that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a game-changing technology, the regulatory environment and concerns over safety have kept commercial growth to a minimum. Given the potential benefits of approved commercial UAV use and global market projections of $12 billion for commercial UAVs during the next decade, the time is right to launch this event.”

Commercial UAV Expo will feature an exhibit hall of UAV manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software providers and service companies. 

Organizers expect upwards of 1,000 attendees and 80 exhibits next year at the launch. Las Vegas was selected for proximity to key players on the West Coast and an affordable and accessible location for the entire market. 

A two-day conference program will feature programming tracks including commercial applications, hardware and software options, cost considerations, the regulatory environment and data management and integration.

 “We are excited to connect the UAV community with potential customers in surveying and mapping, civil infrastructure, mining, construction, process, power & utilities, precision agriculture, law enforcement, security and emergency response,” Murray said.

She added, “These are natural markets for Commercial UAVs, and ones in which we have established contacts. Seasoned professionals in aerial, mobile and terrestrial data capture technology are particularly interested in the business benefits UAVs provide, including potential cost savings, ease of use, immediacy of data delivery and increased accessibility.”

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