MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
Queensland is delighted to host the inaugural World of Drones Congress 2017.
The Congress will examine the expanding role played by drones in our society, from our burgeoning film industry to natural disaster preparation and recovery. They are helping to improve and, in the case of search and rescue, save the lives of Queenslanders.
Queensland is a state of innovation, with drone−friendly policies attracting major industry players such as Japan's Terra Drone, which chose Brisbane as its new base in the Asia Pacific region. My Government is committed to taking drone technologies to the next level with a recently announced investment of $1 million, as part of our $10 million Advance Queensland Platform Technology Program.
The funding will help develop and test cutting−edge RPAS technologies used to monitor infrastructure across critical industries, including LNG, agriculture, mining, energy, telecommunications, and environmental management.
This includes our first−of−its kind partnership with The Boeing Company, in conjunction with Insitu Pacific, Telstra and Shell's QGC project, which will create one hundred new aerospace industry jobs in Queensland.
The Queensland Government is pleased to be the principal government sponsor of the first World of Drones Congress, with its theme of Developing the Drone Economy in the Asia Pacific.
My best wishes for a very productive and enjoyable congress.
ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP
PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
2017 Principal Government Sponsor
As Principal Government Sponsor, the Queensland Government is proud to support the inaugural World of Drones Congress in Brisbane, an event that positions Queensland as a leader in the rapidly developing drone economy. Through its Advance Queensland initiative, the Government is leading a culture of innovation by supporting research and development into high-tech industries that drive future growth.
2017 Principal Academic Sponsor
University Town Creative Park
2017 Exhibition Sponsor
Aerial Hotshots Pty Ltd
Australian Smart Communities Association
Aviassist Pty Ltd
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Commonwealth Bank Australia
Conservation Farmers Inc.
Emesent Autonomy / Data61
Hoffman Kelly Chartered Accountants
IDS Australasia Pty Limited
Mira Robotics Corporation
Queensland University of Technology
Terra Drone Australia Pty Ltd
The Australian Army
The Ripper Group International
The University Of Queensland
University of Southern Queensland
We are delighted to announce our partnership with CIEC Exhibition Co., Ltd. CIEC is a supporter of the Congress and is marketing the World of Drones Expo throughout China and all Chinese territories. If you are a drone-related company in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or any Chinese territory, CIEC can assist you with exhibition enquires, space sales and reservations. Please contact CIEC directly:
Mr Thomas Ge
Deputy General Manager
Tel: (86-755) 88312315