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Real Business and Opportunity in the Global Drone Economy

The World of Drones Congress 2019 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 26 to 27 September 2019. Delegates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond are expected to attend and the congress will feature a fascinating Expo with over 30 exhibitors from Australia, China and Japan. 

With a focus on driving the drone industry through business and innovation, WoDC 2019 connects drone leaders, businesses and academia with the latest industry developments, applications and policies. 

Connect, collaborate and co-create with domestic and international UAV business representatives, drone pilots, manufacturers, application developers, researchers and more.

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WGCDR Samantha Freebairn


Session 3.1: National Drone Defence Industries Forum

Wing Commander Samantha Freebairn is a former C-130H Hercules and C-17 Globemaster pilot, with experience flying combat and humanitarian relief missions. She wrote the policy, which enabled her return to active duty flying after having children, was the first women in Australia to instruct pilots in the C-17A simulator and is currently the Deputy Director of the Australian Air Force Cadets aviation activities.


In 2014, Samantha won the QLD Telstra Business Women’s Award in Business Innovation for the Graduate Pilot Scheme, which incentivises military aviation to women who had never previously considered it. This helped in successfully doubling women pilot numbers in the Air Force in 2 years, when they had remained stagnant for the prior 30 years. In 2016, she was named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in their list of 100 most influential leaders under 40.

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