Speaker Partners

Below you can find the speaker partners for the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which took place on June 13, 2017, at Maasport Venlo, The Netherlands.

IATAThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the global trade association of airlines.

Our 265 members comprise 83% of total air traffic. Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment.

The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.

Romaeris CorporationRomaeris Corporation is a privately owned aerospace technology company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

The company is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and aircraft telemetry and health monitoring systems.

PUCAThe Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft was founded by the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2011.

The aim of PUCA is to stimulate development of unmanned cargo aircraft . Members are manufacturers, academic institutions and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Kenya, the U.S. and other countries.

HVAThe Aviation Academy performs practical scientific research relating to real-life cases and problems in the aviation sector. Our goal is to improve and innovate professional practice.

We perform all of our research projects in close cooperation with industry, governmental agencies and scientific institutions or universities. This ensures a solid connection with state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, as well as a focus on the most urgent and current problems and challenges on the shop floor.

dlrThe German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
Port of RotterdamThe Port of Rotterdam Authority manages, operates and develops the port and industrial area of Rotterdam in a sustainable way and is responsible for maintaining a safe and smooth handling of all shipping.

Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port with 466 millions of tons and 12 million TEU.

Israel Aerospace IndustriesIsrael Aerospace Industries (IAI) is recognized as a key player in the delivery of state-of-the-art systems for the defense and commercial markets.

IAI has several business centers: Missile Defense, Unmanned Systems, Naval Systems, Intelligence Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR, Modernization & Upgrade, Homeland Security (HLS) & Cyber, Ground Systems, Commercial Aviation, Aircraft Conversions, and Aerospace Engineering and Development Center.

With respect to Unmanned Systems: With over 40 years of experience and 1,500,000 operational flight hours, in support of key military operations around the world, IAI is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of unmanned systems.

M prime EnergyConsulting SME headquartered in Paris specialized in strategic industries (aerospace, defense, energy, transport).

MPrime Energy is one of the main provider of strategic studies for the French Ministry of Defense for capability development, organization and processes reform, export markets, and industrial policy.

UNICEF InnovationUNICEF’s Office of Innovation identifies, pilots and scales new solutions that show great potential to positively impact children in the near future. We find these solutions clustered around $100billion industries in frontier technology spaces, including blockchain, artificial intelligence and UAS.

The UNICEF Innovation Fund provides early-stage investment for companies in new and emerging markets, supporting and connecting clusters of explorations and teams that generate scalable platforms. UNICEF has been exploring the use of UAS to support its development and humanitarian work, focusing on applications for transport, imagery and connectivity.

BAROBARO designs, builds and may operate highly proficient Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for many kinds of air transportation purposes.

These drones operate in a Vertical Take-Off and Landing mode and fulfil a wide range of freight (and passenger) transportation requirements under almost all climatic conditions. BARO VTOL-RPAS provide the missing link in intermodular cargo transport.

ums skeldarUMS SKELDAR is a world leader in the design and manufacture of both vertical take-off & landing (VTOL) and fixed wing high-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Formed through a joint venture between UMS AERO Group and Saab, UMS SKELDAR is Europe’s only provider of both Rotary and Fixed Wing platforms. The company is headquartered near Basel in Switzerland, with twin manufacturing facilities in Switzerland (Möhlin) and Sweden (Linköping) and offers a comprehensive unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions portfolio.
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