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SkyTech 2016 UAV Conference & Exhibition to be held in January at London

Published on 28 October 2015
SkyTech will be attended by experts from across the UAV industry

SkyTech 2016 is a two-day tradeshow dedicated to advancing the global commercial UAV industry

After the success of the first SkyTech event in April of this year, the organisers are delighted to announce the launch of SkyTech 2016, organised in collaboration with SUAS Global, RUSTA and Flightpath Consulting, which will take place on the 27th & 28th January 2016 at the Business Design Centre, London.

Advancing global commercial UAV industry

SkyTech 2016 is a two-day tradeshow dedicated to advancing the global commercial UAV industry. SkyTech aims to serve as a platform to encourage growth, further education and advance safety within this emerging market. Now in its second edition SkyTech is more than doubling in size and will feature 70 exhibitors, 50 speakers and over 3000 attendees.

SkyTech 2016 will provide information, connections and marketing solutions through an exhibition, conferences, workshops, product launches, live demonstrations and networking events. SkyTech is also a media platform and press day for the UAV industry across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

SkyTech will be attended by experts from across the UAV industry, bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, government, academia, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies. SkyTech will also bring together buyers from a range of targeted industries including agriculture, environment, oil & gas, infrastructure, utilities, construction & property, policing, fire service, search & rescue, media, broadcasting and mining.


SkyTech’s exhibition is completely free to attend and will feature the latest in cutting edge technology and services from across the global unmanned aviation industry.

Bookings for exhibition stands are now being taken. Organisations booking exhibition space before the 15th July 2015 will receive an early booking discount. Alongside its exhibition SkyTech will also feature a number of conferences and break-out workshop sessions providing information tailored to all aspects of the commercial UAV industry.


SkyTech’s breakout workshops are must-attend sessions for new and prospective UAV users. These free to attend, interactive sessions will give you everything you need to know about UAVs; get to grips with regulation & safety, meet with qualification providers and discover the next steps for incorporating UAVs into business.

UAV industry conference

SkyTech’s main conference will accommodate 500 delegates. Over the course of two days senior level speakers will present on matters of regulation, safety, investment, funding support, insurance, data protection, privacy and liability across the UK and globally. Industry leaders will showcase next generation technology and services through dedicated product launch sessions, whilst leading academics will provide the latest updates on industry research.

The survey industry conference

SkyTech will also feature a two day conference dedicated to the rapidly expanding UAV survey industry. This conference will showcase the range of survey applications suited to UAV technology through a combination of academic, industry and end user led case study sessions. Day one will focus upon innovative uses for UAVs within the fields of agriculture and the environment, whilst day two will consider the role of UAVs for the oil & gas, mining, utilities, infrastructure and construction industries.

Applications conference

SkyTech’s applications conference will take place on the second day of the event. Manufacturers, solution providers and end users will present the latest advances and applications for UAVs within the fields of policing, search and rescue, fire service, security, real estate, media and broadcasting.

Charles Maxwell Ltd are delighted to be organising SkyTech 2016 in collaboration with a number of industry leaders:

SUAS global

SUAS Global is a support organisation specifically focused on the high growth Unmanned Air System (UAS) and RPAS industry. The objectives of the organisation are as follows:

  • To act as a voice for its members in order to drive the development of international standards for the UAS and RPAS sector.
  • To liaise with worldwide legislative and regulatory organisations such as the CAA on behalf of its members.
  • To provide guidance and support in matters of airworthiness and operational safety
  • To provide business development, marketing and technology guidance and advice.
  • To provide industry specific and general business discounts and benefits.

SUAS-Global employs advanced technology to deliver a globally accessible network for operators, manufacturers, standards and regulatory organisations. The network, combined with the development of operator focused apps provide members with the latest and most relevant tools, information and guidance.


Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA) is the new centre of excellence for commercial UAV, UAS and drone pilot training in the UK. RUSTA is a CAA approved National Qualified Entity for Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) conceived in 2014 to counter demands for training requirements due to the exponential growth in the SUAS industry. RUSTA is passionate about flying and safety. Our goal is to ensure every Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), drone or SUAS operator can confidently fly within the safety standards and legal requirements set by the CAA. Whether you or your company's operators need specific UAV flying training, or training in order to obtain a Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) from the CAA, RUSTA's courses will ensure you get the best service to keep you and your customers safe.

Flightpath consulting

Flightpath Consulting supports users and suppliers of drones and drone technologies with its in-depth legal and commercial expertise. It was founded in 2014 by Joseph Dalby and John Wright, both practicing Lawyers and Drone Pilots. Flightpath was established to meet the growing need for key regulatory and commercial assistance on the use of drone technologies for a variety of civil and commercial applications. The use of UAS is extending into a number of sectors, including construction, agriculture and journalism. Like many new technologies, UAS bring with them a wide range of legal issues, from privacy to air safety and these issues will intensify as the industry grows. Flightpath works closely with Regulators, Government, private sector, Industry trade bodies and operators, using their legal expertise to bridge the gap between regulation and innovation.

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