THURSDAY 26 September 19

Plenary Session Drones in Space

Chair: Kylie Walker, Science & Technology Australia, Australia

Morning Tea

Plenary Session Autonomous Transport Systems

  • Ted Goranson, AI Specialist, United States of America

  • Rory Houston, Skyy Network, Australia

  • Japan Skydrive, Toyota, Japan


Concurrent Session

National Drones Defence Industries Forum

Chair: Retired Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Australia

Concurrent Session

Business, Movies & Media

Chair: Alan Jones, M8 Ventures, Australia

  • Mikaela Jade, InDigital, Australia

  • Carys Kaiser, BBC, United Kingdom

  • Chairman Yang, Shenzhen Drone Manufacture Association, China

Afternoon Tea


World of Drones Education


Smart Cities & Property 

Welcome Reception - Flying Futures:
Opportunities in the Drones Ecosystem

FRIDAY 27 September 19

Plenary Session National Drone Safety Forum

  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

  • Phil Swinsburg, Google Wing, Queensland Australia

  • Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland Australia

  • Diana Cooper, PrecisionHawk, United States of America

Morning Tea

Plenary Session Drones in Disaster & Humanitarian Response

  • Rob Whittle, Queensland Police Service, Australia

  • Cliff Sweatte, United Nations, Italy

  • Gemma Alcock, Skyboard Rescuer, United Kingdom

  • Rob Sutton, Mirragin Unmanned Systems, Australia

  • Ronan Sweeney, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australia


Concurrent Session

Geospatial, Data & Land Use

Chair: Lorraine Tighe, Esri, United States of America

  • Dr Stuart Minchin, Geoscience Australia, Australia

  • Dr Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University, Australia

  • Dr Kate Devitt, Department of Defence - Science and Technology, Australia

  • Andrew Stewart, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Australia

  • Dr Stephen Xu, Central Queensland University, Australia

  • Marcus Bulstrode, Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Australia

Concurrent Session

Unmanned Traffic Management & Counter-Drone Capabilities

Chair: Jackie Dujmovic, Hover UAV, Australia

Plenary Session Drones Futures & Closing Remarks

Congress End

Program outline is indicative only and is subject to change.



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