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Moderated by

Ellis Fröder, Correspondent, ARD Berlin Studio, Former Head, ARD Paris Studio

Gesche Wüpper, Business Correspondent France Welt, Börsen-Zeitung


09:30 am  
Registration and Accreditation
10:00 am 
Opening Reception by the Presidents of the BDLI and BDL 
Dr. Klaus Richter, German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI)
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, German Aviation Association (BDL) 
Political Statements

Dorothee Bär, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs
Guido Beermann, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
10:50 am  
Impulse “Opportunities”
Prof. Dr. Stefan Levedag, Head of the Institute of Flight Systems (FT), German Aerospace Center (DLR)
11:05 am  
Panel “Digital”

Drones are already being used today to inspect technical installations and infrastructures. What other possibilities will there be in the future to collect and pass on data with the help of drones?
  • Hendrik Bödecker, CFO & Co-Founder, Drone Industry Insights
  • Michael Büsing, Director Operations & Infrastructure, German Airports Association (ADV)
  • David Doyle, VP Business Development, Innovation Management & Product Development, Lufthansa Technik
  • Jana Rosenmann, SVP Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Ralph Schepp, VP Project & Programme Management, Deutsche Telekom


11:50 am  
Coffee Break
12:05 pm  
Panel “Mobility”

Parcel drones or flying taxis seem within reach. But where do we stand in the development of passenger and freight transport by drone? And how will the smart city of the future look like with Urban Air Mobility?
  • Maria Algar Ruiz, Drone Programme Manager, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy
  • Dr. Joerg P. Mueller, Head of Programs and Strategy Urban Air Mobility, Airbus Group
  • Ansgar Sickert, Liaison Officer to EASA, Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE)



12:50 pm  
Impulse “Positive Applications”
Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy
01:05 pm  
Lunch Break
02:05 pm 
Application Examples
Julia Binder, Consultant Mobility, Environment and Energy, Deutsche Post DHL Group
Together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, engl. German Corporation for International Cooperation) and Wingcopter, Deutsche Post DHL Group takes humanitarian action in Tanzania. In a project at Lake Victoria, drones delivered medicines and blood.
Anna-Lisa Mautes, Advanced Research Lead UAV, BGS Research & Rapid Development, Jeppesen
Jeppesen is successfully testing drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) by sending inhouse mail between Jeppesen properties via drones and taking up the challenge of operating a drone in close vicinity to Germany’s largest airport.
Frédéric Bruder, Managing Director & Accountable Manager, ADAC Luftrettung
ADAC Air Rescue and Volocopter launched a project for the fast transport of emergency doctors to an emergency location with drones.
Thilo Vogt, Head of Unmanned Traffic Management Solutions, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung
Deutsche Flugsicherung demonstrated its UTM system that distinguishes between non-cooperative and cooperative drones using Rheinmetall drone detection sensors.
02:35 pm  
Panel “Counter UAS”
The threat posed by drones continues to increase as their spread among hobbyists and malicious actors continues. The recent incidents of non-cooperative drones at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports have impressively demonstrated this. So how can we protect security, privacy and data protection from unauthorised drones? And how can drones be protected from hackers?
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyerer, Head of the Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Fraunhofer
  • Christian Jaeger, Program Manager Counter UAS, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik
  • Holger Kraft, VP Policy & Concepts - Corporate Security, Munich Airport
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Maslaton, Attorney at Law
  • Celia Pelaz, Head of Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions, Member of the HENSOLDT Executive Committee


03:20 pm  
Coffee Break
03:35 pm  
Panel “Integration of Drones in the Airspace”
In the air, drones can become a danger to other drones and manned aviation. But how can drones safely coexist with manned aviation? And what can drones learn from manned aviation?
  • Jan Dittberner, Head of Technical Group, DIN Standards Committee Aerospace
  • Daniel Phiesel, Assistant Director Airworthiness, Air Operation, Licensing, Aviation Safety & Federal Aviation Office, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
  • Christian Scheel Struwe, Head of Public Policy Europe, DJI Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology
  • Alain Siebert, Chief Economist & Master Planning, SESAR Joint Undertaking
  • Thilo Vogt, Head of Unmanned Traffic Management Solutions, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung


04:20 pm   Networking




 Conference Language: English