Drones & Uncrewed Asia expands its regional footprint in its successful second year and plans for further growth in 2025

Asia’s premier drones and UAV event will return with Geo Connect Asia in April 2025 to build on Asia’s burgeoning drones & UAV ecosystem

Singapore, 21st March 2024 - The two-day Drones & Uncrewed Asia 2024 successfully concluded its second edition on the 7th March 2024 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore, enabling visitors to make invaluable industry connections, explore cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies, and foster deeper collaboration on the future of drone applications in the region. Co-located with the region's flagship geospatial trade event and conference, Geo Connect Asia, as well as Digital Construction Asia and the inaugural Marine & Hydro Asia, the combined shows attracted 2,785 visitors, speakers and delegates from 52 countries, an increase of 12% compared with the 2023 event.


Mirroring the rapid growth of Asia's UAV industry, Drones & Uncrewed Asia 2024 - themed "Delivering solutions for an expanding Asian UAV ecosystem" - boasted an expanded programme and a wider range of exhibitors and speakers this year. The event enjoyed broad support from partners across the private and public sectors, including the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) and Knowledge Partner Drone Industry Insights.

Visitors attended panel discussions and talks by a diverse spectrum of international experts from both private and public sectors on topics ranging from regulatory harmonisation, advances in drone operations and safety and the advent of the future of large uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). Industry applications of drones range from precision agriculture to natural disaster management.

As Platinum Sponsor of Drones & Uncrewed Asia 2024, Viasat's Mark ter Hove, UAV & UTM, Aircraft Operations & Safety, commented, ‘'Following its well-received first edition last year, Drones & Uncrewed Asia 2024 provided an invaluable platform for building on 2023's success and further advancing the UAV industry in Asia, The high level of engagement from a diverse range of international visitors and focus on innovative solutions bode well for the drone and UAV ecosystem in Singapore, Asia and beyond. Viasat is proud to have contributed to this year's event, and we remain optimistic about the continued growth and positive impact of drones and their emerging industry applications across various sectors in the region."

Among the leading exhibitors was Emesent, a world leader in drone autonomy, LiDAR mapping, and data analytics. The Australian-based company showcased its latest software and hardware, including the addition of a new mission control app named Commander to its flagship product, Hovermap.

"We're grateful to have been able to host the Drone Element Regional Drone Soccer Championship 2024 at Drones & Uncrewed Asia 2024. The event's strong standing among public and private stakeholders, as well as regional and global industry representatives, provided us with the best possible platform to showcase what this emerging e-sport has to offer," said Edmund Lim, President of the Association of Drone Soccer (Singapore). "Reflecting growing interest from across the region and beyond, we welcomed participating teams from Thailand and Korea and fielded queries from visitors and exhibitors on this e-sport and how they can introduce it to their own countries. Events like Drones & Uncrewed Asia will continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the drone industry and we look forward to working with Montgomery Asia in the future."

Local education institutions also featured at the event, with Temasek Polytechnic's Aviation Research Centre showcasing the aerial capabilities of their drones.

Drones and Uncrewed Asia, together with co-located events Geo Connect Asia, Digital Construction Asia and Marine & Hydro Asia will return on 9th and 10th April 2025 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

The combination of events is organised by Montgomery Asia.

For the latest updates and announcements, visit www.DronesAsia.com.

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About Drones & Uncrewed Asia
The third edition of Drones & Uncrewed Asia will be co-located with Geo Connect Asia, Digital Construction Asia and Marine & Hydro Asia on the 9th & 10th of April 2025 in Singapore.

Drones & Uncrewed Asia provides a focused meeting place for the region's UAV industries. In addition to the focus on providing integrated geospatial applications for key sectors across Southeast Asia, the event will incorporate the latest in aerial, unmanned and ground-based solutions.

Visit the Drones & Uncrewed Asia website: https://www.DronesAsia.com

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