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European High Level Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Conference

New Opportunities for Europe’s civil society, mobility, security and industry

Brussels, 1 July 2010

Webstreaming from 09.00 till 18.00 (Languages: Original, DE, EN, FR, IT, ES)

Objectives

The Conference is the first one of its kind worldwide, reaching beyond the community of experts and developers. With an expected audience of about 400 senior decision makers, it will bring together Member States officials, European Union institutions representatives, end users and Industry leaders. Key-note speakers will include high level representatives of the European Commission, EDA and Industry.

The Conference aims to:

  • Increase public awareness on the European industry base in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems sector;
  • Increase public awareness about the significant potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems applications for the benefit of the citizens as well as for their governments;
  • Present the potentialities offered by Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the protection of our planet environment and resources;
  • Raise political awareness to overcome current obstacles in Europe to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

This approach will ensure that a common European policy will address the required research and development activities, establish a European regulatory framework, and ultimately enable state as well as civil end-user the safe and secure operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Europe.

A common vision for Europe

The philosophy of this conference builds on the European vision of coordinated efforts towards innovation for a better life acknowledging the added value of UAS designed, produced and used in Europe.

This event marks a cornerstone in the efforts undertaken by the European Commission and the European Defence Agency. As the first European joint civil/security/defence initiative in the field of UAS, it widely opens the path to sustainable technological innovation and bridge into a future European UAS market. As the first UAS conference especially designed for European leaders, it creates an important opportunity to address the subject within a wider community, outlining its benefits for the European citizens and the shared approach among all end user communities.

This will lead to the creation of a positive environment for industry enabling the necessary investments and business prospects taking advantage of the European market opportunities which the perspective of the open airspace creates. While demonstrating the need for a partnership between defence and civil authorities.

Essential information - registration

Registration is now closed . Please be aware that your registration does not directly lead to enrolment for the conference. You will receive a confirmation via e-mail shortly after registration. Invitation letters will only be issued once all registrations have been received.

Information on the event will be updated on the event website at regular intervals. The preliminary program shall be posted and regularly updated. The final program will be distributed at the event. To ensure your registration on the mailing list, please email EC-UAS-CONFERENCE-BRUSSELS-2010@ec.europa.eu your full contact details.

Translation shall be provided during the whole event in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Related documents

Programme and presentations

Programme pdf - 55 KB [55 KB]

Presentations part 1 zip - 12 MB [12 MB]

Presentations part 2 zip - 16 MB [16 MB]