An intersection of cutting-edge innovation and real-world applications, XPONENTIAL 2018 brought all things unmanned into sharp focus.
Thousands of leaders and innovators from industry and defense came together to share perspectives and gain insight from one another. This year's event was unlike any other and we hope you join us next year in Chicago as we take XPONENTIAL 2019 to the next level.
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At AUVSI XPONENTIAL we showcase the latest and greatest technologies from organizations all around the globe. It’s a snapshot of where we are as an industry and illustrates just how much we’ve grown in the unmanned systems ecosystem.
With exhibitors coming from countries worldwide, it’s important to highlight what progress and advancements are being made at both the international and state levels. Check out the list of international and state pavilions below to see what they’re doing for the industry!
Located in Western Canada, the province of Alberta is a dynamic place to live and do business. As a known leader in responsible resource development across all sectors, the province is also showing leadership on the environment and in research and innovation. With a flexible capital market and a highly educated workforce, Alberta offers many opportunities for success.
The province will continue to strengthen and expand relationships with international partners by identifying new areas of collaboration that have potential to create more investment, jobs and revenue.
"What we can do goes beyond your imagination”, the slogan of recent Chinese UAV industry shows the strength of China Pavilion organized by SUNSHINE, AUVSI's exclusive representative in China. We bring together a group of Chinese top UAV enterprises which represent the latest innovative technology and manufacture/integration capacity in China market. We are dedicated to provide the best products and best services to Int'l markets. China intelligent manufacturing will help to develop the global UAV industry.
Contact Sheila Chu to become part of the China Pavilion!
By combining the efforts of a vibrant testing environment with a strong UAS ecosystem in the international league we want to accelerate the drone innovation and use hereof – with the aim of creating Denmark’s fastest growing market by the end of 2022 as well as bringing drones and people together as trusted friends. Part of our vision is that Denmark should aim to be a first mover country for enhancing people´s senses through groundbreaking drone technology – in favor of citizens and the society.
Contact Jakob Hansen to become part of the Denmark Pavilion!
Organized by Business France, the French Pavilion features innovative companies on the UVS French market. UAVs and equipment manufacturers, aerial imagery specialists and drones operators look forward to presenting you their company, products and services.
Business France is a government agency supporting the international development of the French economy that was formed through the merger between Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency. It advances and promotes business throughout France, and by French companies abroad. If you are interested in exhibiting within the French Pavilion, please contact Delphine Siou.
Korea Aerospace Industries Association(KAIA) is an agency responsible for Korea Aerospace industry receiving support of Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. KAIA makes a contribution to the economic growth of Korea by leading a development of Korea aerospace industry. Our main activities are to host Seoul ADEX exhibition, promote research & PR and operate businesses for aerospace parts development. In particular, the Korean Robot Aircraft Competition that has been held every year since 2002 developed UAV which is capable of delivery, escort and mid air docking through an investment project in training specialists.
KOTRA (Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), under the Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy was established to contribute to the development of the national economy by performing work such as trade promotion, investment between domestic and foreign companies, and support of industrial technology cooperation.
ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public business organization which works worldwide with the objective of promoting the internationalization of Spanish companies in order to improve their competitiveness, as well as boosting foreign investment in Spain. ICEX offers its services through 98 Economic and Commercial Offices worldwide.
Under the umbrella of ICEX España, Exportacion e Inversiones, companies from Spain are present at XPONENTIAL, exhibiting their innovative products and services in the AUV industry.
Contact Silvia Romeu to become a part of the Spain Pavilion!
The UAS Centre of Excellence (UAS CE), the largest Canadian test site, is once again leading a growing Quebec commercial delegation to attend the XPONENTIAL 2018 edition. Back in 2016, the Quebec government established for the first time a series of specific objectives under the renewed Quebec aerospace strategy. The Quebec UAS sector is therefore getting organized and ready to engage the community in various projects. The Quebec skies have already welcomed multiple BVLOS operations and are ready to support your project.
Contact Marc Moffatt to become a part of the Quebec Pavilion!
UAS Colorado is a nonprofit industry advocacy group that is committed to promoting and improving the aerospace industry in Colorado, specifically supporting the safe integration and use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the benefit of the general public.
Kansas Aviation is heavily invested in UAS, and will host business and technology experts that produce over 70% of general aviation aircraft in the world. Known as “The Air Capital of the World,” Kansas maintains a rich and vibrant ecosystem for building successful aerospace companies. World-renowned research, suppliers, and skilled aerospace workforce all reside within only a few miles – making Kansas a great place to produce return on investment.
Unmanned aircraft are flying medical supplies across the Chesapeake Bay. Driverless vehicles are being tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Undersea vehicles are plying the waters of the Bay and offshore in the Atlantic. Combining significant federal investment in our state; entrepreneur and research investment programs with partner universities; industry impact from small businesses to large defense OEMs; Maryland is where you want to be on the cutting edge of this technology and industry.
Nevada is the premier destination for the autonomous systems industry (UAS, self-driving automobiles, industrial robotics); the only place where companies can set up shop and start working with unmatched testing amenities. AUVSI Nevada Chapter promotes responsible UAS operations through education, outreach and advocacy. This year, we are showcasing our member activities in Southern Nevada where our corporate members operate the largest privately-owned commercial UAS Testing Range in the world.
New Mexico has a long history of aerospace advancements and is home to three Air Force Bases, White Sands Missile Range, and NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory. Commercial aviation operators benefit from our pipeline of former military personnel to support avionics, maintenance, repair, and component manufacturing. NM continues to revolutionize the drone, satellite, and space industry and remains on the forefront of discovery and innovation with the first purpose-built, commercial space launch facility: Spaceport USA.
UAS Central is the hub for information and news about the rapidly growing UAS industry in NYS. UAS Central includes the coordinated public private partnerships driving industry leading initiatives including: Project U-Safe, accelerating commercial UAS operations in NYS through the creation of the nation’s first fully instrumented UTM Management Corridor (managed by the Nuair Alliance), Genius NY, the world’s largest business competition focused on UAS and Griffiss Int’l Airport, home to 1 of 7 FAA designated test sites.
North Dakota, along with its stakeholders and partners, is committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations, and educational institutions may pursue new and exciting opportunities with UAS. To date, North Dakota has invested over $43 million for UAS initiatives and is collaborating with public and private partners to advance the industry. North Dakota offers legendary business opportunities with world class expertise from our research universities, easy access to government officials and a network for existing high-tech businesses.
The Ohio Pavilion highlights the work of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, leading the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for the USAF’s air, space and cyberspace forces. Through unparalleled research, tomorrow’s technology and strategic partnerships, AFRL gives our warfighters unmatched advantage in the field. Balancing a legacy of success with a pursuit of innovation, AFRL is uniquely positioned to support the warfighter’s urgent needs and evolving demand to defend America. Find out why AFRL calls Ohio home.
The State of Virginia offers a stable and friendly regulatory climate, a unique geography with ample testing locations including an FAA designated UAS Test Site, a plethora of civil businesses and existing technology firms, an ample and well-trained workforce, and a host of education institutions conducting advanced research and training the next generation in industry leaders.
Interested in organizing a pavilion for your state or country? Contact Alex Mann for more details! Here are just a few of the perks our pavilions receive:
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