Here’s Why InterDrone Leads the UAV Trade Show World
There is perhaps no greater barometer of the growth of the UAV industry than the number of trade shows popping up. These include AUVSI’s Xponential (Dallas), the Commercial UAV Expo (October in Las Vegas), and Drone World Expo (October in San Jose). And then there is the biggest – InterDrone which takes place this September in Las Vegas. In 2016’s InterDrone had more than 3500 attendees from 54 different countries and 155 exhibitors. This year it will be larger. To learn about the show, it’s success, and the industry it covers we spoke with Ted Bahr, CEO of BZ Media.
Bahr is a tech media veteran having worked at Ziff-Davis and Miller Freeman prior to founding BZ Media in 1999. His experience may be one of the factors that account for InterDrone’s leadership position in the UAV trade show space.
First, he emphasized that, “We are both a conference and a trade show. We are conference driven. For InterDrone, conference content is key.
According to Bahr, “InterDrone is not just booths on the floor. We will have over 135 classes, panels, and keynotes for attendees to choose from. These are carefully developed and chosen.” Bahr explained that his team aggressively solicits the opinion of the attendees with quick surveys of speakers and classes.
All panels and classes get a score. They know how many people are present at the beginning of a session and how many stay to the end. Past data informs future conference agendas.
“We have two years worth of deep data on the quality of speakers who have appeared at our show. They are fully vetted. The speakers at this year’s show are individuals who have scored least 9 out of 10 on usefulness and quality of their presentation. Our quality is second to none.” Continue reading about InterDrone.