The annual Africa Drone Conference is taking place at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, and this year is said to be bigger and better than the others.
A hot topic on the agenda this year will be the issue of regulation and certification around usage and distribution. The process gets more complicated every year, so owners will be able to glean vital information this time around.
The organisers of the event, Vukani Communications, say that most owners are getting frustrated “of having to wait years to get their licences.” They add:
“Thus, the evolving regulatory environment in the country has no doubt affected the adoption of commercial drones in the country. On a positive note, drones are proving to be an indispensable technology as they are attesting their worth in the very different sectors. In this disruptive age, drones are proving to be the technology to adopt.”
The use of drone in business sectors
Drones have proven invaluable in the mining industry. They are used to collect data and are boosting safety in mines.
In some mines, they are being used for engineering inspections for equipment’s that cannot be easily accessed, which dramatically eliminates safety risk.
In addition, drones are used to monitor infrastructural projects and are changing the playing field in various sectors.
Topics on the agenda this year:
- The dynamic use of security drones in the mining environment
- Importance of use in the municipalities
- Crucial data collection for safety and security applications
- Emerging risks and implications of using automated drones in the construction sector
- Disaster Management
- Surveys that can be done by drones
- Criminal investigation and artificial intelligence
- Photogrammetry practises and equipment
- Utility inspections
Africa Drone Conference time and venue:
- Date: 06 June 2019 to 07 June 2019
- Time: 08:00 – 16:00
- Venue: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
Africa Drone Conference panel of speakers
- Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST)
- LNP Attorneys
- The University of KwaZulu Natal,
- Exxaro Resources
- Passerine Aircraft Corporation
- Anglo American
- TeleEye South Africa
- and more.