InterDrone Acquired – DRONELIFE

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 13, 2017 — BZ Media LLC introduced right now that InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, the biggest producer of commerce exhibits in North America. InterDrone 2016 drew three,518 attendees from 54 totally different international locations on 6 continents and the occasion featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors. The 2017 occasion can be managed and produced by BZ Media on behalf of Emerald.

Emerald Expositions is the biggest operator of enterprise-to-enterprise commerce exhibits within the United States, with their oldest commerce exhibits relationship again over 110 years. They at the moment function greater than 50 commerce exhibits, together with 31 of the highest 250 commerce exhibits within the nation as ranked by TSNN, in addition to quite a few different occasions. Emerald occasions join over 500,000 international attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition area.

“We are very proud of InterDrone and how it has emerged so quickly to be the industry leading event for commercial UAV applications in North America,” stated Ted Bahr, President of BZ Media. “We decided that to take the event to the next level required a company of scale and expertise like Emerald Expositions. We look forward to supporting Emerald through the 2017 and 2018 shows and working together to accelerate the show’s growth under their ownership over the coming years”.

InterDrone was simply named to the Trade Show Executive journal record of quickest rising exhibits in 2016 and was certainly one of solely 14 exhibits within the nation that was named in every of the three classes; quickest development in exhibit area, development in variety of exhibitors and in attendance. InterDrone was the one drone present named to the record.

InterDrone 2017 will happen September 6 – eight, 2017, on the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and, along with a big exhibition flooring, options three subconferences for attendees, making InterDrone the go-to vacation spot for UAV academic content material in North America. More than 120 courses, panels and keynotes are introduced below Drone TechCon (for drone builders, engineers, OEMs and builders), Drone Enterprise (for enterprise UAV pilots, operators and drone service companies) and Drone Cinema (for pilots engaged in aerial images and videography).

“Congratulations to Ted Bahr and his team at BZ Media for successfully identifying this market opportunity and building a strong event that provides a platform for commercial interaction and education to this burgeoning industry”, stated David Loechner, President and CEO of Emerald Expositions. “We have seen first-hand the emerging interest in drones in our two professional photography shows, and we are excited at the prospect of leveraging our scale, experience and expertise in trade shows and conferences to deliver even greater benefits to attendees, sponsors, exhibitors at InterDrone and to the entire UAV industry.”


Alan is CEO and Publisher of DroneLife. He is serial entrepreneur, energetic angel investor, and a drone fanatic. He co-based to deal with the rising business marketplace for drones and drone expertise. Prior to, Alan co-based, ThinkingScreen Media, and

Alan has a wealthy publishing background. At Ziff-Davis Publishing, Alan was EVP of ZDNet the place he helped construct and promote the expertise publishing powerhouse. Have an fascinating startup within the drone area? Please contact Alan at [email protected] or on LinkedIn.

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