Previous editions

USA 2018 | Italy-2017 | Venlo-2017 | 2016 | 2015| 2014

USA 2018

Kinston, North Carolina-USA 2018. On March 20, 2018, the global Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference took place at North Carolina Global TransPark, USA. This 6th edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft conference organized by Jakajima was hosted by North Carolina Global TransPark and supported by US Cargo Systems.

Fast-growing start-ups active in the field, such as LUCA Air, Elroy Air, Sabrewing Aircraft, Dronamics, Romaeris & more were present at the conference to discuss the topics in focus. Furthermore, the Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) touched on the potential and challenges of unmanned aircraft for cargo… Read more


Italy-2017. On November 23, 2017, the 5th edition of the global Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference took place at Rivalta di Torino, Italy. This conference organized by Jakajima was hosted by Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business which operates in the design, additive and traditional manufacture and maintenance of aeronautics engines. The event was supported by Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft.

The conference focused on UCA development projects, business models and potential applications.

During the conference, internationally renowned speakers from Avio Aero, International Transport Forum of OECD, German Aerospace Center, Unifly, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, Nimbus, Aha and Watify introduced UCA development projects and potential applications. Read more


Venlo-The Netherlands-2017. The 5th edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference took place on June 13, 2017, at Maasport Venlo, The Netherlands.

The conference was part of a two-day global multimodal unmanned event, which also included Cargo Innovation Conference, Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, and Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference.

The event was successful, bringing together over 100 speakers and attendees, who discussed the latest trends and tech updates in unmanned cargo transportation.


2016. The third international edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference took place on May 26, 2016, at Twente Safety Campus in Enschede, The Netherlands.

The conference brought together around 50 specialists from all over the world together to assess the potential of UCA and discuss related topics. Professionals in logistics, aircraft manufacturers, regulators, system developers and airlines were present at the conference, benefiting of full of opportunities to network, share knowledge and create new partnerships. Read more


2015. On February 5th, 2015, the 2nd edition of the UCA Conference took place at World Forum The Hague. The conference was a success, attracting 50+ delegates, speakers and sponsors from many countries and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants.

In addition, efficient networking was seen around the professional exhibition of the TUSExpo, where leading companies had settled with innovative products and services.

Speakers from University of Twente, Joint Transport Research Centre of the International Transport Forum and OECD, University of Southampton, Airbus Defence and Space, SESAR Joint Undertaking, DBJ Capital, Wings For Aid, European Shippers’ Council, Dronamics, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University succeeded in inspiring the international attendees with their thorough and documented presentations. Read more


The following presentations of the 1st edition of the UCA Conference can be downloaded in .pdf: Read more