The following speakers have confirmed to be part of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference program
More speakers will be added soon, so please check for updates!

9:00 9:30 Welcome and Registration
9:30 9:35 Pieter Hermans jakajima Opening, Moderator Pieter Hermans, Jakajima, More information Jakajima
9:35 9:45 Welcome and official opening, Riccardo Procacci, President & Chief Executive Officer, Avio Aero, More information
Avio Aero program
9:45 10:15 Paolo Salvetti Paolo Salvetti, Sales Director, Product Growth Leader Military Advanced Turboprop, Avio Aero, on “UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model”, More information Avio Aero program
10:15 10:45 Hans HEerkens Hans Heerkens, Assistant Professor, University of Twente / Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, The Netherlands, More information; Read the interview PUCA
10:45 11:30 Break and Coffee
11:30 12:00 Alain Lumbroso Alain Lumbroso, Economist, International Transport Forum of OECD, on “A policy perspective on the deployment of UCA”, More information
12:00 12:30 Koen Meuleman Koen Meuleman, Co-Founder & CFO, Unifly, Belgium, on “UTM, a key enabler for umanned cargo transportation”, More information unifly logo
12:30 14:00 Break and Lunch
14:00 14:30 Raffaello CesoniCristina Ballesio Raffaello Cesoni, Business Development Engineer, Nimbus

Cristina Ballesio, Technical Engineer, Nimbus,
on “An innovative Concept of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft”
More information

Paolo Bellezza Quater program
14:30 15:00 Maron Kristofersson Maron Kristófersson, CEO, Aha, Iceland, on “If we can make it (work) here, we’ll make it anywhere…”, More information aha
15:00 15:30 Break and Drinks
15:30 16:00 florian adolf program Florian-Michael Adolf, Researcher, Team Lead, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, on “Unmanned Low-altitude Air Cargo – Towards Demonstration With A Specific Operational Risk Assessment”, More information
16:00 16:30 Donatello Gianni Donatello Gianni, President, U-Avitalia, Italy, on “First flight and real project for future development of Cargo UAV by RTI U-AVITALIA / PIAGGIO AEROSPACE  / BCUBE in partnership with ENAC, the Civil Aviation Authority of Italy”, More information U-AVITALIA program
16:30 17:00 Eleonora Zoboli Eleonora Zoboli, Consultant, Watify Consortium Representative, Watify Campaign, on “The Watify Campaign for the modernisation of European industry; opportunities of involvement for unmanned cargo aircraft institutional and business players”, Read more  watify
17:00 End of Conference

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, we invite you to take a look at our Call for speakers.


Topics to be covered are:

  • UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
  • UCA configurations: what could – and should – UCA look like?
  • Regulation: where are UCA allowed to fly, and under which conditions?
  • Societal benefits: what can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
  • Industrial participation: how can UCA contribute to innovation and what opportunities do they generate for new enterprises?
  • Market analysis