Singapore, 15 March 2023, 10:00 AM - Supported by industry leading companies, and backed by a full programme of user case studies in the UAV Innovation Theatre, Drones Asia opened in Singapore on the 15th March with the theme Delivering solutions for an expanding UAV ecosystem.

According to Drone Industry Insights the global drone market size is forecast to reach US$55.8 billion by 2026 at 7.8% CAGR, with the commercial market growing at 8.3%.

Asia leads the way in terms of commercial drone markets, with drone services the biggest segment.

Energy industry applications offers the highest adoption of drones, while cargo, courier services, intralogistics and warehousing has the highest CAGR.

With mapping and surveying leading the drone application market the co-location of Drones Asia with Geo Connect Asia provides the opportunity for the full industry spectrum to engage in one meeting space.

Drones Asia 2023 with Geo Connect Asia has attracted 75 exhibitors and anticipates an audience of 2500 visitors. Drones Asia is supported by AAIS - the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore).

Mr Sia Kheng Yok, Chief Executive of AAIS, says ‘’he is delighted to be supporting Drones Asia in its goal to expand conversations across the UAV marketplace in Southeast Asia and beyond. We are seeing fast growing interest in the UAM markets from our members and look forward to building on the extensive market opportunities.’’

Commenting on the event Alex Holt, Marketing Business Partner, of Gold Sponsor Inmarsat said: ‘’We are looking forward to Drones Asia with great anticipation. Singapore Changi Airport was the 4th busiest airport in the world in January 2023, and the region sits amongst the most congested air corridors in the world. Inmarsat and its team of esteemed experts from across the drone and air traffic industry will be present at the event to demonstrate how we can safely integrate drones and uncrewed vehicles travelling Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) into these crowded skies, through the use of space-based IP datalink communications as part of a modernised air traffic management system known as Inmarsat Velaris. We look forward to meeting operators, service providers and regulators from the ASEAN region and discussing the Integration of uncrewed vehicles into classified airspace.’’

The annual Drones Asia Show is organised by Singapore based Montgomery Asia and being held in Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

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About Montgomery Asia

Established in 2016, Montgomery Asia is a fully-owned subsidiary of UK-based Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world since 1895.

Montgomery Asia focuses on the growing Asian market, bringing the group’s flagship events to this region, as well as developing new trade shows that meet the needs of the Asian market.

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