Commercial UAV
InterDrone is the world’s largest dedicated commercial drone show in the world.

InterDrone was launched in September 2015 and serves the commercial UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) market. Drones are also known as unmanned systems, UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems), and RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircraft), but drone is the most common term.

InterDrone 2015 hosted 2,797 attendees and in 2016 that number increased 26% to 3,516 visitors from 54 countries. The number of exhibitors grew 57% from 99 at the first event to 155 in 2016 and included Intel, Yuneec, Airbus, AeroVironment, Epson, Kodak, Insitu (Boeing), Parrot, Flir, 3D Robotics, AUVSI, Autel Robotics, and Hubsan.

More than 260 media and association partners on six continents helped build InterDrone into the largest dedicated commercial UAV event in the world. “A great show for us. InterDrone has become the CES for the new drone economy,” wrote Alan Phillips, Publisher, of

InterDrone 2016 featured the second annual Women in Drones Luncheon networking event which was sponsored by Intel and tripled attendance to more than 180 participants. The show debuted a special session called Diversity Rising: Opportunities for Minorities in the Commercial Drone Industry, sponsored by the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), and held a STEM session called Drones, Software, and Data Analysis in STEM Education – Tomorrow’s Workforce.

39 companies announced or showed new products at InterDrone, including Yuneec, PowerVision Robotics, Parrot, Intel, Epson, Flir, Insitu, Lidar USA, Hubsan, Leptron, and Kodak. The showstopper was displayed by Japanese robotics company Prodrone, making its first appearance in the United States, with a large hexacopter sporting two robotic arms with claws capable of carrying 44-pound loads for a flight time of up to 30 minutes.

The InterDrone Film Festival received more than 300 submissions from 21 countries and winners in six categories were announced at a reception. Frank Shroth, Editor, said, “There is a tremendous amount going on at the InterDrone trade show! Exhibitor and attendance numbers were both up substantially and a persistent excitement and enthusiasm level was omnipresent at the conference.”

The technical conference featured 121 classes and panels that were led by 183 speakers. Christopher Karody, Editor, said, “[InterDrone] brought together a ‘who’s who’ from every corner of the drone industry. The very considerable expertise and brainpower was showcased in a non-stop smorgasbord of sessions, keynotes and neat events. This was one amazing conference and I am proud to have been part of it.”

InterDrone 2017 is scheduled for September 6-8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

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