Top 5 Reasons Why Aerial Cities is the Place to be this November! 

This November 13th-14th, London will host DroneTalks’ Aerial Cities 2024 conference, connecting executive level stakeholders to unlock the integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and drone technologies into our cities worldwide. Set up to accelerate collaboration and innovation, this exclusive, invitation-only event will bring together the key leaders from the AAM and drone sectors, regulatory authorities, service users, and urban planning communities to pave the way for drones in the urban environments of our future.

Last year, the Aerial Cities 2023 conference marked a key moment in the journey toward integrating AAM into our urban landscapes. There were over 130 executives, 5+ investors, more than 30 AAM and drone companies, 8 CAAs, 20+ cities and governments, and over 20 first responders, telecom, and mobility firms in attendance from the executive level. The event nurtured collaboration, innovation, and common aspirations for what lies ahead in the drone industry.

Aerial Cities 2024: What lies ahead

This year, Aerial Cities aims to heighten these conversations and collaborations, with a keen focus on actionable outcomes and strategic partnerships. The conference will take into account the major roles that cities and governments alike play in the world of Urban Air Mobility, while analysing the blockades that are preventing cities and governments from advancing further when it comes to using drones. 

The key points of interest in Aerial Cities 2024 vary, but 5 of these points stand out, and are the main reasons why Aerial Cities 2024 is the place to be this November:

  • Elite Networking
  • Direct User Insights
  • Future Visions
  • Focus on Revenue Generation 
  • Exclusive Panel Discussions with different Government Officials and their Roles 

Elite Networking: 

Our invite-only, VIP event means that only C-Level executives, governments, and users in the industry are invited to attend, which ensures that meaningful and relevant networking takes place. You will have the opportunity to meet with peers, potential collaborators, investors, and experts in the regulatory fields in London this November! 

Direct User Insights: 

At Aerial Cities 2024, you will get a chance to gain a firsthand understanding of the essential needs driving AAM innovation from the perspective of end-users, laying the groundwork for user-centric development. This year the main focus will be the ports and industrial users.

Last year, we had prime examples from police officers who used drones in their daily operations, as well as from hospitals who have used drone services to enhance their transport needs. 

Future Visions: 

Attending Aerial Cities 2024 will allow you to participate in shaping the discourse on urban air mobility, focusing on sustainable, efficient, and scalable integration into urban environments. The future of the drone industry is bright, and it is growing rapidly. The Aerial Cities event allows for visionaries within the industry to express their views, thoughts, and ideas, which will advance urban air mobility in the future. 

Focus on Revenue Generation: 

How can we turn investment into revenue generation? This has been a major discussion within the drone industry recently, and will be a primary focus in Aerial Cities 2024. The event will give you the opportunity to understand the next steps in creating revenue for your operations in cities or regions, as well as how you can make AAM and drone operations financially sustainable within your organisation. 

Exclusive Panel Discussions with different Government Officials and their Roles: 

A primary focus of cities and governments in the context of UAM is to ensure that the benefits of urban air mobility are accessible to all segments of the population, no matter in which city or government around the world. This involves addressing potential disparities in access to these new modes of transportation and ensuring that UAM services contribute to, rather than worsen, urban inequalities. Governments play a key role in developing policies which prioritise equitable access and integrate UAM solutions into broader public transportation strategies.

Aerial Cities 2024 serves as a unique platform for these government officials and stakeholders to collaborate, share insights, and pave the way for the future of urban air mobility, in order to secure a more sustainable and innovative future.

Our Advisory Board: 

One of the best reasons to attend Aerial Cities 2024 is due to its prominent advisory board, consisting of distinguished leaders and visionaries from across the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and drone industry, regulatory bodies, cities, users and investment firms. Every board member brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a unique perspective to the table, ensuring that the conference addresses the most prevalent issues facing urban air mobility today. Their insight will guide the conference’s direction, content, and discussions, aiming to foster innovation, collaboration, and progress in integrating AAM and drone technologies into urban environments.

  • Astrid Szogs, Nordhessen: With a focus on regional development and innovation, Astrid brings critical insights into how AAM can be integrated into regional planning and infrastructure.
  • Lorenzo Murzilli, Murzilli Consulting: A recognised expert in AAM and drone regulation, Lorenzo’s input is invaluable in navigating the complex regulatory landscapes and fostering dialogue between the industry and regulatory bodies.
  • Eszter Kovacs, DroneTalks: As the CEO and Co-founder of DroneTalks, Eszter’s expertise lies in connecting industry stakeholders and promoting knowledge exchange within the drone ecosystem.
  • Enda Walsh, Irish CAA: Representing the regulatory perspective, Enda’s participation ensures that regulatory considerations are front and centre in discussions about the future of urban air mobility.
  • Christoph Selig, Unisphere: Christoph’s background in sustainable and automated flight solutions brings an essential focus on environmental and technological advancements in AAM.
  • Eric Brock, Ondas Holdings: Offering a deep understanding of the importance of data connectivity and network solutions, Eric’s expertise supports the development of robust AAM communication infrastructures.
  • Susan Roberts, Ondas Holdings: Susan is an aviation executive, who specialises in disruption and innovation to pursue new business strategies and models.
  • James McClearen, blueflite: With a focus on innovative delivery solutions, James contributes valuable insights into the operational potential of drones in urban and commercial contexts.
  • Juliana Kiraly, Eve Air Mobility: Juliana’s experience with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft brings a futuristic vision of urban transport to the advisory board.
  • Barbara Pareglio, GSMA: Barbara’s expertise in mobile technology and connectivity underlines the critical role of telecommunications in the AAM ecosystem.
  • Graham Brown, ARPAS UK: Representing the UK’s drone association, Graham’s perspective ensures the interests and innovations of drone professionals are well represented.
  • Ewa Gowers, UK CAA: Ewa’s role emphasises the importance of regulatory frameworks and safety standards in the evolution of urban air mobility.
  • Ronald Liebsch, Amazon: With Amazon’s pioneering work in drone delivery, Ronald provides a unique view on the commercial and operational possibilities within the AAM sector.

Spotlight on our esteemed event partners and sponsors: GSMA and Ondas

As we get ready for Aerial Cities 2024, a cornerstone of our event’s success and innovation lies in the generous support of our distinguished event partners, GSMA and Ondas. Their collaboration highlights the significance of cross-industry alliances in shaping the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and highlights the key role smart cities and investment firms play within our industries. 

GSMA: Connecting the world

GSMA stands at the forefront of mobile innovation, representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide and uniting over 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Their support for Aerial Cities 2024 signals the critical intersection between mobile technology and AAM, emphasising the importance of connectivity and communication technology in the seamless operation of drones and AAM within urban environments. 

The company’s involvement brings to the forefront the potential for 5G and future telecommunications technologies to enable more efficient, safe, and integrated AAM operations, propelling the industry into new heights of possibility and performance. GSMA also brings vast knowledge regarding smart cities and connected devices to the program. 

Ondas Holdings: Investing in the future

Ondas Holdings Inc. is a key force in the technological advancement and digital transformation of industrial and government operations. Ondas operates at the nexus of innovation and capital growth, focusing on acquiring and scaling high-potential technology companies within the private wireless data and drone solution sectors. Through strategic investments in its wholly owned subsidiaries—Ondas Networks, American Robotics, Airobotics, Iron Drone, and Ardenna—Ondas Holdings leverages its technological expertise and market position to drive revenue growth and set new standards in secure, efficient, and sustainable operations. 

With a presence in key global innovation hubs in Massachusetts, California, and Israel, Ondas Holdings embodies the essence of a forward-thinking entity, propelling the future of connectivity and automation in critical infrastructure and services.

We’re also proud to announce our esteemed partners and sponsors for this year’s event:

Each sponsor and partner brings a wealth of expertise and innovation, making DroneTalks’ Aerial Cities 2024 a crucial event in the evolution of Urban Air Mobility.

Secure your spot at Aerial Cities 2024 today! 

Are you a C-level Executive or working for the government?

Make sure to secure your place in London this November to benefit from networking and user insights, to have the opportunity to listen to industry leaders discuss revenue generation, and to see what lies ahead in the drone industry! Mark your calendars for 13-14 November 2024 and be part of the movement that’s setting the course for the future of our cities.

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