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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 Statement

Dorothee Bär, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs
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 what will the smart city of the future look like with Urban Air Mobility?
  • Sean Cassidy, Director Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Amazon Prime Air*
  • Eduardo Domínguez Puerta, Head of Urban Air Mobility, Airbus
  • Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy
  • and more to come


12:50 pm  
Impulse “Positive Applications”
Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy
01:05 pm  
Lunch Break
01:50 pm  
Political Statement
Guido Beermann, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
02:05 pm 
Application Examples
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


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
  • 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 UAS/UTM Development & Solutions, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung


04:20 pm   Networking




 Conference Language: English




*Participants to be confirmed