Westminster eForum

The future for UK drones policy - regulation, innovation and commercial application

Morning, Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will consider the future for the usage, regulation and commercialisation of drones in the UK.


It takes place following the Government’s announcement that it will seek to bring forward a draft Drone Bill in the summer of this year and that new laws governing drone usage will come into force in July - seeking to ensure safety whilst also setting out aspirations to put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development.


In the context of further initiatives, including Project Chatham and the government-funded Flying High Challenge, which will support cities in the development of drone technology that can transform critical services, delegates will discuss next steps for promoting the development of the UK drone industry - including infrastructure, innovation, insurance and commercial applications.


Following the publication of the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposed regulatory framework for drones, planned sessions will consider regulatory and safety priorities, including geofencing, licensing and cyber security.



Guests of Honour

Dr Eamonn Beirne

Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport

Louis Barson

Head, Future Sectors, Business Growth Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guests of Honour

Louis Barson

Head, Future Sectors, Business Growth Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr Eamonn Beirne

Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport

Chair

Adam Holloway MP

Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones

Speakers

Andrew Sage

Account Director, Airlines and Airspace, National Air Traffic Services

Dr Yoge Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Blue Bear

Nishita Dewan

Project Lead, Flying High Challenge, Nesta

Richard Butterfield

Director, AmeyVTOL and Head of Innovation, Ferrovial Services

Claire Temple

Associate Director, Commercial and Regulatory Disputes, Osborne Clarke

Dr Alan McKenna

Lecturer, Kent Law School, University of Kent

Christian Struwe

Head of Public Policy Europe, DJI

Gareth Sumner

Foresight Manager, Transport for London