Westminster eForum

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

Morning, Tuesday, 11th September 2018

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



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


With a draft Drones Bill due to be published later this year, it will be an opportunity to discuss the recently-announced Government consultation on proposed additional enforcement and regulatory powers to address drone misuse - including fixed penalties, counter-drone technology, age restrictions and regulation of apps - and follows the announcement earlier this year of new laws governing drone usage, including the introduction of height limits, further restrictions around airports and online safety tests for users, as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency’s proposed regulatory framework.


Delegates will also discuss next steps for positioning the UK at the forefront of drone development - looking at key issues around infrastructure, innovation, insurance and commercial applications - in the context of Project Chatham and the government-funded Flying High Challenge, which will support cities in the development of drone technology that can transform critical services.


 



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

Keynote Speaker

Elaine Whyte

Director, Technology and Investments and UK Drones Leader, PwC

Chair

Adam Holloway MP

Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones

Speakers

Kathy Nothstine

Cities Lead, Flying High Challenge, Nesta

Andrew Sage

Head, Drones Policy and Strategy, National Air Traffic Services

Robert Garbett

Chief Executive, Drone Major Group and Chair, National Committee on Drone Standards, British Standards Institution

Dr Yoge Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Blue Bear

Tom Chamberlain

Underwriting Manager Aerospace and General Aviation - London, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Richard Butterfield

Director, AmeyVTOL and Head of Innovation, Ferrovial Services

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