InterDrone 2015 Closes

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BZ Media LLC
announced today that InterDrone(TM) The International Drone Conference
& Exposition held at the Rio in Las Vegas Sept 9, 10, and 11 drew 2,797
attendees from 48 different countries around the world as well as all
fifty states. The event featured nearly 100 exhibiting companies in 148
booths. Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones,
delivered the Opening Keynote address and called that moment in time as
the equivalent of the dawn of the Internet.

Fourteen companies announced new products at InterDrone, including DJI,
which chose to announce its new Zenmuse X5 and X5R drone cameras at
InterDrone instead of a much larger European broadcasting show. The
InterDrone Film Festival received more than 300 submissions from 19
countries and winners in five categories were announced at a reception.

“Our original goal with InterDrone was to be the largest commercial
drone conference and expo in North America this year, but clearly the
entire world wanted to be part of this event,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman
of InterDrone. “More than 150 media and association partners on five
continents have helped build InterDrone into the premier ‘Big Tent’
commercial drone event in the world.”

Thomas Haun, VP, Strategy and Globalization, PrecisionHawk noted that,
“InterDrone had a nice balance with everyone from Fortune 500
enterprise-level customers down to individual drone operators. There
were a lot of professionals regardless, whether it was agriculture,
insurance or oil & gas, it was a really good mix. The variety of
conference content created a buzz at the show and we will definitely be
back next year!”

Exhibitors and sponsors include Diamond Sponsor Multicopter Warehouse,
3D Robotics, DJI, PrecisionHawk, Yuneec, DroneDeploy, Pix4D, Intel,
Cisco, Epson, and Accel Partners. The InterDrone technical program was
spread across three conferences, Drone TechCon(TM), for builders,
engineers and software developers; Drone Flyer(TM) for UAV pilots and
operators; and Drone Business(TM) for drone dealers and service
businesses. 138 drone industry experts taught sessions or spoke on
panels at InterDrone, and just over 1,000 of the nearly 2,800 attendees
took the full three days of technical classes and sessions.

“Being a first-time show and coming here from New Zealand we weren’t
sure what to expect but it was fantastic for us. The level of clientele
coming to our booth were right up our alley for our high-level drones
[$45,000-$60,000]. We sold 5-6 units on the first day alone. InterDrone
hit our target market perfectly and we’ll definitely be back, said
Shaun Mitchell, CEO of Altus.

“InterDrone was an amazing event. Our workshop was completely full and
the film festival was packed. I was impressed by the amount of talent
under one roof. It looks like the drone industry has chosen their go-to
event by attendance alone, said Robert Rodriquez, President of the
Society of Aerial Cinematography

Troy Jensen, and Analyst for Piper Jaffray reported, “InterDrone held
in Las Vegas, inspired confidence in the UAS industry, especially the
commercial UAS market. Almost all the companies attending the
conference indicated ‘strong interest in UAS technology and an
inflection in demand, despite the current regulatory environment.’
Following talks with multiple company executives, industry contacts and
UAS users, we walked away from the conference incrementally more
bullish about the UAS industry and specifically the commercial UAS

Jeff Fassbinder, Director of Marketing at Yuneec Aviation Technology
said, “traffic volume at InterDrone was greater than we expected. We
had a really good mix of customers, including dealers who we were not
particularly expecting. We are looking forward to exhibiting again next

InterDrone 2016 will be held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
from September 7-9, 2016.

More information is at For information on
exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at or +1 631-421-4158 x101.


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