Lady Gaga’s unbelievable drone-packed efficiency on the Super Bowl final weekend went a great distance towards proving that the drone business goes mainstream, as does the latest information that InterDrone has simply been chosen as one of many “Fastest Fifty”—an elite checklist of the highest quickest rising commerce reveals in the U.S. in any business—by Trade Show Executive journal.
Being named to the checklist in any respect is a distinction to be pleased with it, however InterDrone was additionally considered one of solely 14 commerce reveals in the nation to be named in three classes: 1) Fastest Growth in Exhibit Space; 2) Fastest Growth in Number of Exhibitors; and three) Fastest Growth in Attendance.
Can we simply say: Woot woot—that’s improbable!
One of the nice issues about this recognition is that it’s awarded primarily based purely on the numbers. InterDrone killed it in 2016, with attendance up 26% and exhibit area up a formidable 48% from 2015, and a complete draw of three,518 attendees from 54 totally different nations on 6 continents, in addition to 155 exhibitors and sponsors in 222 cubicles. That is to say, this recognition is properly earned.
“We are honored to be acknowledged by Trade Show Executive for our fast development reflecting each the thrilling development of the business drone market and the onerous work of our staff. More than 260 media and affiliation companions have helped construct InterDrone into the biggest devoted business UAV occasion in the world.“
– Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone
InterDrone was the one drone-focused commerce present named to the “Fastest Fifty” this 12 months—you possibly can see the total checklist of commerce reveals that have been acknowledged right here.
A Reason to Celebrate
InterDrone’s success is one thing all of us in the drone business can have fun, as a result of it’s a bellwether for the place we’re all headed. That is (pun meant)—UP.
In 2016, when FAA Administrator Michael Huerta gave his keynote at InterDrone, he famous that in the primary month of the Section 333 sUAS rules there have been solely 7 approved operators, whereas the brand new Part 107 rules and certification course of boasted hundreds of individuals.
Further, he famous, three,000+ folks studied for and took their Aeronautical Knowledge Test the very first day the rules went into impact, on Monday August 29th, 2016.
We can solely think about what these numbers will appear like this September.
We’ve talked on right here earlier than about serving to to alter public notion of drones and the individuals who fly them, and positively the bigger the drone neighborhood grows, the extra there are drone ambassadors doing this work throughout private and non-private sectors. Kudos to InterDrone for main the way in which, and for all of their success.
Below is Michael Huerta’s keynote final 12 months. Even although this was solely 5 months in the past, we really feel just like the business has come to date since then.
InterDrone 2017 is shaping as much as be even larger and higher than 2016. The convention will likely be held on the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 6-Eight, 2017.
The convention has gotten so huge that some drone corporations are selecting it as their venue for launching new merchandise, which has traditionally been completed at CES. We can’t wait to see what surprises are in retailer this 12 months.
Regarding skilled growth at InterDrone 2017, there are three tracks to help UAV pilots: Drone TechCon for drone builders, builders, OEMs, and engineers; Drone Enterprise for enterprise UAV pilots, operators, and drone service companies; and Drone Cinema for pilots engaged in aerial images and videography.
Find out extra about attending and exhibiting by visiting the InterDrone web site. And ensure that to hitch their electronic mail checklist to get all of the updates because the convention approaches.
Last 12 months FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta (quoted and featured in the video above) and Yuneec CEO Tian Yu gave Grand Keynotes. Wonder who will kick issues off this 12 months…?
Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A author with skilled expertise in schooling expertise and digital advertising and marketing, Zacc is obsessed with reporting on the drone business at a time when UAVs might help us reside higher lives. Zacc additionally holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial artwork, and is a extensively revealed fiction author. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John’s College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or try zaccdukowitz.com to learn his work.