At the world’s largest (virtual) event for unmanned and autonomous systems, you’ll find your momentum, that something extra that gives you a competitive edge – your X factor.

Only AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 allows you to discover groundbreaking innovation, immerse yourself in new ideas, gain new perspectives and experience everything you need to elevate your business from the comfort of your own home.
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From energy to transportation and construction to defense, join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships. SEE WHO ATTENDS
Explore today’s proven capabilities and tomorrow’s advancements through virtual exhibits, community Q&A, and roundtable discussions with hundreds of manufacturers and service providers. SEE WHO'S EXHIBITING
Get practical solutions and easily implementable ideas you can put into action right away through live-streamed and on-demand educational sessions covering the industry’s most pressing topics.

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Important Dates and Information

Virtual Platform Launch

Note: only registered attendees can access the virtual platform and virtual booth. 

September 28, 2020

Virtual Platform Coffee Talk

  • Zoom Link 
  • Meeting ID: 865 9877 2303
  • Passcode: 447699
  • Phone: +1 301 715 8592

October 1, 2020

1:00pm EST

XPONENTIAL 2021 Rebook

Rebook will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020. You will receive an email by Thursday, October 5 with your rebook time. This will be the time that you can log into the system and select your physical booth location for XPONENTIAL 2021 scheduled for Atlanta May 3-6.

October 7-8, 2020

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Propelling Drone Innovation: Development, Testing and Deployment Opportunities in an “Open Skies” Environment

  • Session Number:2103
Tuesday, October 06, 2020: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM


Daniel Bangser
Trade Commissioner and Deputy Head for Investment Promotion
Swiss Consulate in New York
Marcel Kägi
Manager, Innovation and Digitalization Unit; Head of Strategy
Federal Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland
Martin Fuchsberger
Drone Harmony
Mélanie Guittet
Chief Business Development Officer / Co-Founder


LIVE Q&A Roundtable Scheduled, OCT 7 @ 12:30 PM ET

This presentation highlights the absolute importance of innovation, now more than ever, for advancing and expanding the UAV/UAS industry. Presented from the perspectives of both the developer and the regulator, our presenters will speak to the holistic approach necessary in order to move from the lab to the market, and ultimately to the skies.

Our speakers are a senior official from Switzerland’s forward thinking regulatory authority, FOCA, which in July 2020 announced a joint effort with the FAA to co-develop harmonized standards and measures for integrating UAS into shared airspace; and two senior executives from companies that use data to advance drone applications across industries, discussing their platforms as well as the challenges and opportunities of the ecosystem in which they have flourished. These companies are INVOLI, whose technology enables drones to safely share the sky with manned aviation, and Drone Harmony which automates mission planning in the most challenging vertical inspection scenarios.

With a long history of achieving global milestones, Switzerland is today a bellwether to the UAV/UAS sector with commercial, research, academic and governmental bodies all in alignment. The “Home of Drones” is a leading location for developing both the technologies and the companies behind them, due to its robust R&D ecosystem, pragmatic regulatory body, active U-Space program, ongoing BVLOS activities, and highly productive and cost effective business environment. 

Switzerland presents globally unique conditions for researchers, professors, developers, and service providers in the UAV/UAS sector. The ongoing U-Space and SORA (specific operational risk assessment) initiatives, linked to a pragmatic regulatory authority, allow companies to advance their technical development and test new paradigms in a real-world environment. As the industry continues to evolve and expand, special-purpose drone technologies with unique capabilities are being developed to address increasingly specialized tasks. All-purpose UAV platforms are giving way to new and unique technologies that are themselves creating unforeseen use cases and new business opportunities. For the industry to continue to expand we must encourage and rely upon a continued stream of innovation, perhaps more than ever before. No country provides a better foundation for innovation than Switzerland, and this added-value is what propels new technologies to the forefront. 

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