Drone World Expo Welcomes Esri, Intel® and AeroVironment as Platinum Show Sponsors

Esri Signs on as Lead Sponsor of the show’s Geospatial Pavilion

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drone World Expo is thrilled to welcome Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology; Intel Corporation, the world leader in silicon innovation and a multinational technology company; and AeroVironment, a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles used for surveillance and reconnaissance as platinum sponsors of this defining event for the commercial applications of UAS technology. Drone World Expo, will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, Tuesday, November 15 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

"The industry is fully supporting Drone World Expo and we are thrilled to welcome Esri, Intel and AeroVironment as Platinum Sponsors of the event," said Joelle Coretti, Event Director, Drone World Expo. "We will work with these leading industry companies, and all of our sponsors in the coming months to create another world-class event this November in Silicon Valley."

Drone World Expo is also pleased to announce that Esri will be the lead sponsor of the Geospatial Pavilion which will showcase dozens of technology providers on the show floor including FalconViz, Gryphon Sensors, LeddarTech, Oceaneering, Intl., Holmans USA, MAPIR, and Skyyfish, to name a few. Esri will introduce Drone World Expo attendees to Drone2Map for ArcGIS, which turns raw still imagery from drones into professional 2D and 3D imagery products. Esri technology includes tools, workflows, and applications that can be quickly implemented within an organization to help you see your project, find the patterns and share the results with others.

"We are excited to be involved with DWE to further our UAS initiatives," said Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing for Esri and a new member of the Drone World Expo Advisory Board. "We look forward to continuing to expand our reach into drones, a burgeoning category within our platform which is accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time."

"Intel is driving its technology for every smart and connected device - from the drones of today to new forms of transport for the future," said Intel's Anil Nanduri, Vice President of the New Technology Group and General Manager of the UAV Segment as part of the Perceptual Computing Group. "We look forward to showcasing how Intel is working to push the boundaries of drone capabilities and enabling the ecosystem this fall at Drone World Expo."

"DWE provides a forum in which AeroVironment will join with other innovative and forward-looking thought leaders to help shape this industry's future," said Kirk Flittie, AeroVironment Vice President and General Manager of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems business segment. "We look forward to sharing the latest on our exciting work in agriculture, energy, utilities and transportation that is providing our customers more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty." AeroVironment will moderate the Oil & Gas/Utilities session on Tuesday, November 15 that will illustrate how end-users have incorporated drones to improve infrastructure maintenance, asset uptime and personnel safety.

In addition to the Platinum Sponsors, which also include The Commercial Drone Alliance, Drone World Expo also has several Gold Sponsors including Aerovel, Autel Robotics, Kespry, LeddarTech, Precision Integrated Programs, Skynet, and MAPPS. Each of these organizations contribute to making Drone World Expo the premier trade show for the commercial drone industry. For more information about exhibiting and sponsorships, contact Brandon Packman, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Drone World Expo at brandon@jdevents.com or 541-968-3856.

About Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo will be a defining event for the commercial applications of UAS technology and take place November 15-16, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. For general information, visit www.droneworldexpo.com. The event is produced by JD Events, dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results.

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