DAY #1 – 13 November

13th Nov : Day - 01
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00

Emerging trends and the evolving landscape of the aerial cities

  • Ewa Gowers   Sunil Budhdeo  

This session provides a detailed analysis of the latest trends, challenges, and successes in aerial urban development as reported by cities, regions, and Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) since the last Aerial Cities event. Participants will explore significant advancements and ongoing hurdles in integrating aerial solutions into urban environments. The discussion will also examine regional variations in adoption and regulation, offering a comprehensive overview of the evolving landscape of aerial mobility across different territories.

15:00 - 15:45

Trends and opportunities: An industry perspective on the past successes and challenges ahead

  • Ronald Liebsch   Glen Lynch  

After many trials and experiments, a few sustainable business models are emerging and consolidating. The panel session will explore what are the ingredients of success and what it takes to align technology, regulation and profitability in the drone industry.

15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:00

Investor views on scaling businesses

  • Dario Di Martino   Nichola Bates  

In this session, key stakeholders from both private and public investment sectors (already invested in drones or AAM) will share their insights and perspectives on the drone and eVTOL markets following a particularly challenging year in 2023. Participants will discuss the impacts of these challenges on market dynamics, investment trends, and future opportunities. The conversation aims to shed light on how investors are navigating the evolving landscape, adapting strategies, and identifying areas with potential for significant growth despite recent adversities.

17:00 - 17:45

Funding a scalable business model

  • Eric Brock  

This session dives into the critical factors that make ventures attractive to investors, focusing on access to capital as a cornerstone of business success. Industry experts and seasoned investors will discuss the "secret ingredients" that set successful companies apart in securing funding. Participants will gain insights into effective strategies for attracting investments, understanding investor expectations, and navigating the financial landscape to fuel growth and innovation.

17:45 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:30

Gala Dinner

Speakers, sponsors and government representatives only