You will find the current list of the World of Drones Congress confirmed keynote and plenary speakers below.   New speakers will regularly become available.


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Dr Jonathan Aleck


General Manager, Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy & International Strategy (LARPIS)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)


Dr Renee Bartolo


Principal Research Scientist
Supervising Scientist Branch, 
Department of the Environment and Energy


Prof Des Butler

Professor Of Law

Faculty Of Law, Queensland University Of Technology (QUT)


Peter Corlett

Regional Sales Manager – APJ



Jackie Dujmovic


Hover UAV


A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez


Founding Director of UAS for Remote Sensing Lab


Dr Stefan Hrabar

Principal Research Scientist

Emesent Autonomy / Data61


Dr Catherine Ball


Chief Executive Officer

Remote Research Ranges


Eddie Bennet


CEO & Chief Remote Pilot

The Ripper Group International


Jack Clarke

Head Of Aviation

Aviation High School


Peta Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

River City Labs


Haidar Baqir


Project Manager

Global Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Cell, United Nations World Food Programme


Dr Rowan Brookes

Director of Education & Course Director

Monash University


Atlanta Daniel 

Investment Director

Blue Sky Venture Capital


Steven Flynn




Dr Kasper Johansen


Senior Research Fellow

The University of Queensland


Nigel Jones


Owner Pilot



Dr Yubin Lan


Professor and Director

South China Agriculture University


Dr Laura Margheri 


Programme Manager

Aeronautics Department, Imperial College London


Dr Cheryl McCarthy

Research Fellow - Mechatronic Engineering

University of Southern Queensland


Mike Monnik

Senior Cyber Security Consultant

BAE Systems


Brendan Mulcahy



Classify Consulting


Stephen Oh

Co-Founder & CEO



Gary Pohlner

Flight Safety Investigator

Virgin Australia


Her Excellency
Menna Rawlings CMG


High Commissioner

British High Commission 


Lloyd Russell


Managing Director

Conservation Farmers Inc


Warwick Penrose


Managing Director


James Rennie

Australian UAV


Tristan Perez


Professor in Robotics, Science and Engineering Faculty



Nathan Quadros


Program Manager

CRC For Spatial Information


Senator Janet Rice

Australian Greens Senator

for Victoria


Jacqueline Slaviero

Founder and Director

One Giant Leap Australia


Nate Smith

Technical Project Manager
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


Steve Taitoko

Managing Director



Brooke Tapsall


Airport UAV (AGICS OU)


Kate Zambelli

John Bradfield Urbanization Scholarship Winner 2016



James Dean


Sensat Surveying Ltd


Principal Government Sponsor

Major Sponsor



World of Drones Congress Secretariat

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PO Box 177, Red Hill Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia

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