Westminster eForum

Commercial drones in the UK - regulation and airspace management, emerging use cases, and sector development

Morning, Friday, 13th December 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss UK drones policy, the future regulatory system, and opportunities for commercial application of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the UK.


Delegates will discuss priorities for policy and regulation in the new parliament affecting commercial and civil drone operations in the UK in the context of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill.


Speakers


Keynotes:


  • Dr Eamonn Beirne, Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport;
  • Jim Cranswick, Director, Unmanned Aviation, Deloitte; and
  • Sophie-Louise O’Sullivan, Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Civil Aviation Authority.

Further confirmed speakers: Jeff Bevan, Airport Operators Association; Tom Chamberlain, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; Sue Daley, techUK; Tris Dyson, Nesta Challenges; Richard Gill, Drone Defence; Anna Pages Maso, Connected Places Catapult; Christian Struwe, DJI; Special Sergeant Kevin Taylor, Lincolnshire Police Drone Unit and and Elaine Whyte, PwC.


The agenda


  • Developing the UK’s drones policy: the draft Drones Bill and next steps for supporting the UK’s commercial sector;
  • Designing the UK’s regulatory regime to support safe and innovative commercial operations;
  • Safety, security and priorities for the draft Drones Bill;
  • Realising the potential of drones - innovation, emerging use cases and policy priorities;
  • Meeting the challenge of airspace management; and
  • A case study on commercial drone deployment.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference


This Westminster eForum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; DCMS; DIT; DfT; Environment Agency; Government Legal Department; Government Office for Science; HMRC; HSE; MoD and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Dr Eamonn Beirne

Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport

Sophie-Louise O’Sullivan

Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Civil Aviation Authority

Keynote Speakers

Jim Cranswick

Director, Unmanned Aviation, Deloitte

Graham Brown

Chief Executive Officer, ARPAS-UK

Dr Eamonn Beirne

Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport

Sophie-Louise O’Sullivan

Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Civil Aviation Authority

Speakers

Christian Struwe

Head of Public Policy Europe, DJI

Sue Daley

Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Special Sergeant Kevin Taylor

Chief Pilot, Lincolnshire Police Drone Unit, Lincolnshire Police

Anna Pages Maso

Senior Systems Engineer, Connected Places Catapult

Tris Dyson

Executive Director, Nesta Challenges

Jeff Bevan

Drone Policy Lead, Airport Operators Association

Richard Gill

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Drone Defence

Elaine Whyte

Director, Technology and Investments and UK Drones Leader, PwC