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Paris, France

16 & 17 January 2018

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WHY ATTEND THE RPAS CIVOPS 2018 CONFERENCE

The European Civil RPAS Operators & Operations Forum

RPAS CivOps 2018 is an international conference focusing on policy & regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators. It will address operational matters, current & future applications, standard operational scenarios, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), operational experience, operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety
rules, data protection & privacy, insurance, and the upcoming European Union RPAS regulation. The presentations will broaden the awareness of current & future RPAS operators, their potential customers, national regulatory authorities, ANSPs, RPAS manufacturers service providers, national public/private partnerships, European Commission, European Union agencies, and investors & the press.

The objective of the RPAS CivOps conference is to:

  • Increase awareness relative to currently on-going civil RPAS operations [commercial & non-commercial (corporate, research, governmental non-military)];
  • Give current civil RPAS operators the possibility to state their case;
  • Contribute to identifying the civil RPAS community to itself;
  • Highlight the diversity of current & potential civil RPAS applications and present business case examples;
  • Disseminate information on the currently on-going civil RPAS-related regulatory activities in various fields (including “product safety”);
  • Permit potential customers of RPAS flight services to express their requirements;
  • Create a forum for current and future civil RPAS operators, and the representatives of the organizations that are involved in preparing the future for civil RPAS operations, to interact;
  • Present novel civil RPAS applications;
  • Discuss critical issues such as responsibility, liability, insurance, privacy & data protection;
  • Promote interaction with the decision makers in Brussels.

The RPAS CivOps conference brings together representatives of the following communities and organizations:

  • Current civil RPAS operators [commercial & non-commercial (corporate; research, governmental non-military)];
  • Organizations currently involved in preparing the future regulations for civil RPAS on a national & European level (incl. European Commission, EASA, SESAR JU, EUROCONTROL, JARUS, and various standards organizations);
  • National Aviation Authorities ;
  • National data protection agencies ;
  • Insurance companies (underwriters & brokers);
  • National associations involved with RPAS;
  • National working groups involved with RPAS;
  • Current & potential customers of RPAS flight services;
  • Flight training schools;
  • Manufacturers of civil RPAS (all aircraft types of all sizes);
  • Manufacturers of sub-systems for RPAS (including imagery & non-imagery sensors).

2 DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This conference is organized within the context of the Riga & Warsaw Declarations, the upcoming Helsinki Declaration, the RPAS content in the European Commission’s “Aviation Strategy” proposal to the European Parliament, EASA’s Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05, the EC’s Drone-Rules.EU project, SESAR’s Outlook Study, SESAR’s U-Space Blueprint, the “SORA” document published by JARUS, ongoing national initiatives, and the conclusions of UVS International’s Survey of Civil Drone Operations.
See “Community Info” in the main menu bar for the relevant reference documents.

Location Map & Suggested Hotels

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile
French National Aviation Authority
50 rue Henry Farman
F-75720 Paris, France

Nearest metro stations:
– Balard ( M8)
– Issy Val de Seine (RER C)

Location Map & Suggested Hotels

The DGAC is located in south western Paris, just outside the ring road around Paris and overlooks the Paris Heliport.

A list of selected hotels (3 categories: close to the venue, non-traditional & charming, apart/hotel) is available.

Click HERE for additional information.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The speakers at this conference will include representatives from the European Commission, European Commission agencies, DGAC, French Civil Drone Council and other national public/private partnerships (e.g. Japan, Netherlands, Spain), OECD, EUROCONTROL, JARUS, standards organisations, national aviation authorities, national drone associations, drone operators & manufacturers, U-Space/UTM experts, research organisations, as well as drone operation end customers.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Each day will feature a welcome coffee/tea, a morning & afternoon refreshment break. On both days lunch (not included in the conference fee) will be served in the DGAC’s cafeteria. The first day will be concluded by a conference cocktail. These refreshment breaks, lunches & cocktail will offer exceptional networking opportunities.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – PLENARY & SPLINTER SESSIONS - TO BE UPDATED

 

SPEAKERS - To Be Updated

ORGANISATIONS & COMPANIES PRESENTING – To Be Updated

COORDINATED WITH

European & International Organizations

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY

RPAS CIVOPS 2018

On 16-17 January 2018

Registration deadline : 12.00 (noon) on 12 January 2018

SPONSORING


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship of the RPAS CivOPS conference permits to be directly identified with this technically informative international
conference. The event is organized for the international RPAS community, in response to the requirement expressed by UVS
International members for an event where current & future governmental non-military & commercial civil RPAS operators,
RPAS manufacturers, service suppliers, pilot training companies, R&D organizations, insurers, academia, current & potential
customers can interface with each other, as well as with regulatory authorities and traditional aerial work suppliers.
Within the framework of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative, and in co-ordination with the European Parliament,
European Commission, European RPAS Expert Group on Drones, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Space Agency (ESA), EUROCONTROL, European Civil Aviation Conference
(ECAC), SESAR JU, European UAS Standards Coordination Group (EUSCG), JARUS, DGAC, French Civil Drone Council &
various other national public/private partnerships, various national CAAs, ASD, various EC-financed consortia, as well as with
the International RPAS Coordination Council (federation of 31 national associations), this is Europe’s only RPAS event,
that is totally dedicated to civil RPAS operators & operations + related regulatory & policy aspects.

Conference - 1 Opportunity

– Signage recognizing Conference Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme, lunch
tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– 2 Roll-up Posters (supplied by sponsor) on left & right hand side of stage
– Free nominal entry for 3 conference delegates (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

LUNCH SPONSOR 2 Opportunies (16 & 17 January 2018)

Benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Lunch Sponsorship on conference promotional literature,
programme, lunch tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 6 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Bare floor space for a pop-up presentation wall (supplied by sponsor)
(supplied by sponsor) (both 2m linear).
– Free nominal entry for 2 conference delegates (both days) – Registration obligatory

Cocktail - 1 Opportunity (Day 1)

– Welcome address at the cocktail at the end of thre first day.
– Signage recognizing Cocktail Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Roll-Up Posters (supplied by sponsor) can be exhibited at the cocktail.
– Free nominal entry for 3 conference delegate (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

Coffee Breaks - 2 Opportunities (Day 1 or 2)

– Signage recognizing Coffee Break Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 4 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops. com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Flags with sponsor’s logo (supplied by sponsor) on beverage station & all tables.
– Bare floor space for a pop-up presentation wall (supplied by sponsor) (2 m linear)
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

Brochure or Data Sheet Posting

Posting on conference web site – www.rpas-civops.com – up to and including 31 January 2018.

Lanyards

250 Units supplied & delivered by sponsor to organizer – Freight, custom duties paid

CONTACT INFORMATION

For pricing & additional information on sponsoring opportunities contact Peter van Blyenburgh at:
Tel.: 33-1-46.51.88.65 – Fax: 33-1-46.51.05.22 – pvb@uvs-international.org – pvb@rps-info.com

SEE VENUE

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile
(DGAC) – National Aviation Authority
50 rue Henry Farman, F-75720 Paris, France. Nearest metro stations: Balard (M8)

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