DroneTalks CEO Eszter Kovács and co-founder Lorenzo Murzilli are proud to announce Aerial Cities 2023, which will happen from 8th-9th of November 2023 in Bern, Switzerland. The second edition of Aerial Cities is building on the success of the first that took place in 2022, with over 130 stakeholders (both government and commercial) participating.
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and drone organisations in the industry are scaling up operations and expanding to urban environments. While cities struggle to understand the impact these innovative aerial technologies could have, drone organisations are also failing to communicate with governments and regulators about the infrastructure and frameworks needed for airborne operations at scale.
The goal of Aerial Cities is to create cross-functional collaborations and share information about the needs and capabilities of other industries. The ability to speak in person about these topics enables all stakeholders to connect about existing infrastructure and how this can be adapted for the widescale use of drones in the future.
✓ AAM and drone decision-makers
✓ City and government officials
✓ Drone service users
By connecting these stakeholders during the event, we’re able to foster an environment where everyone can begin to understand each other’s capabilities and move toward the future of aerial cities.
Because Aerial Cities is designed to connect European urban government officials and city planners with executives from the drone and advanced aviation industries alongside drone service users, we’ve made sure that our event is VIP-only. That means important decision-makers from the entire industry will be there during the 2-day event, where we can focus on bridging the gap between all stakeholders.
Last year, we were able to facilitate important conversations between industry stakeholders to empower and promote the mutual understanding and collaborative mindset needed to work towards creating the aerial cities of the future.
Tickets will not be on sale for the event, but if you feel like we’ve missed you or your organisation, feel free to submit an application to attend or sponsor the event or email our sales manager Katherine Dow for any questions.
The Aerial Cities 2023 advisory board will be responsible for curating the panel discussion topics and the exclusive invitation list for the guests. The board has been chosen to represent both government, city and private industry stakeholders.
The advisory board members are as follows:
Aerial Cities 2022 was a huge success with over 130 industry leaders from around the world coming together to speak about the future of drones in urban environments. Some of the speakers included major investors, CAA decision-makers, government officials and C-level executives from major drone organisations.
“Really enjoyed the event, variety of topics, multiple networking opportunities, top level professionals. Good work!”
“Great event, a fantastic combination of quality networking, good food, and drinks!”
“It was an honor and a privilege to be able to take part!! The atmosphere, the people, the opportunities to speak directly with "the right" people were really great, and made for making new, interesting contacts.”
Eszter is the CEO & co-founder of DroneTalks Group and Aerial Cities.
Eszter is an expert writer in multiple drone-focused online magazines such as Commercial UAV news and Commercial Drone Professional. She is also an advisor for various start-ups such as Globhe and drone-related initiatives such as AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV shows. She is a board member of the Swiss Drone Industry Association.
As an expert in technical innovation in the drone sector, Eszter has contributed to several companies' growth, leading complex implementations and mentoring and advising leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation. In 2020 Eszter successfully led the Global UTM association with 40 + UTM ecosystem leaders through its restructuring for six months.
From 2016 - to 2019, Eszter successfully led the GSMA Drone Interest Group, growing it from 10 mobile operator members to nearly 40 finding solutions to leverage cellular connectivity in the aviation environment.
Eszter is passionate about boosting diversity; in 2020, she launched an event series, "Women Behind the Drone Revolution", which is still running successfully intending to highlight female leaders' activities related to drones.
Eszter holds a BA in Military & Safety Engineering from the Hungarian National University of Public Services and is currently attending Boston University's digital leadership studies. She was born in Hungary and resides in Bern, Switzerland.
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