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 Kovács is the CEO and co-founder of DroneTalks Group, which is a collection of services and platforms advancing the entirety of the drone industry ecosystem. Currently, members of the DroneTalks Group include DroneTalks, DroneTalks Jobs and Aerial Cities.
DroneTalks is an online platform created to spread ideas and educate professionals in the drone industry ecosystem. Our educational content empowers people of every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the industry and the innovative ideas within it.
DroneTalks Jobs is the first job portal tailored for the drone industry. The platform connects emerging organisations with skilled professionals seeking new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.
Aerial Cities is an exclusive, invite-only event for decision-makers in the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries. The event enables governments, cities, CAAs, private drone organisations and users to collaborate and strategise the future of urban drone operations.
Eszter Kovács is also a drone industry expert and regularly contributes to major magazines about the latest trends; these include publications such as Commercial UAV News and Commercial Drone Professional. In addition to this, she is an advisor for several start-ups, such as Globhe. Her role as an advisor extends as well to her role on the advisory board of drone-related initiatives like AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV while also fulfilling her commitment as a Swiss Drone Industry Association board member.
These roles are backed by her extensive experience as a technical innovation expert where she contributed to the growth of several companies after leading and mentoring the implementation of complex projects in the drone industry. Eszter still continues to advise leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation initiatives. In 2020, she was also approached by the Global UTM Association to become the director of more than 40 UTM leaders through a 6-month restructuring initiative.
Eszter Kovács is also head of one of the largest diversity initiatives in the drone industry called Women behind the Drone Revolution, which was launched in 2020.
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