Upcoming Drone Events in the United States and throughout the world

Do you know exactly what is the origin of the word “Drone”? It’s the sound the bumblebee makes! Do you want to learn more about drones? This article is for you whether you are curious, passionate or even a drone professional. Drone technology evolves very quickly, because there are all kinds of different uses, applications, drone accessories and options. Verydrone strives to propose for you a wide range of products matching your individual needs. But Verydrone is not a simple drone store, our missions is also to educate, advise and inform our customers about all drone news & drone events. Today we are talking about the main drone shows in the United States and will include a list of worldwide drone events, making it easy to get involved in your local drone happenings.


We are starting with the upcoming drone event, UAS Summit & Expo which happens in Grand Forks, North Dakota from 21st to 23rd of August 2017. The event is focused on the UAS industry (Unmanned Aerial System). This technology has greatly evolved with the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), a kind of aircraft without any pilot used for military operations. The drone event industry grew immensely to get to what we know today in several fields such as agriculture, surveillance, security, photography and more. Many drone professionals will be present at the show, including UAV manufacturers, Military, Engineers and more.

Our next event is the famous Inter Drone in Las Vegas, Nevada happening from 6th to 8th of September 2017. This event gathers several professionals, pilots, engineers, developers, manufacturers, videographers. This is a great drone event to learn a lot about the drone industry because they have so many keynote speakers about: Laws, Starting a drone business, Growing your video production business and much more There is also three big conferences organized during the week-end, “Drone Techcon“, for drone builders, engineers, OEMs and developers. “Drone Enterprise“ for Enterprise UAV Pilots, Operators and Drone Service Businesses. “Drone Cinema”, for Pilots Engaged in Aerial Photography and Videography.

Drone World Expo happens in San Jose, California from 3rd to 4th of October 2017. This event targets visitors who wish develop a drone business. This event brings a real added value for your business as you will learn about commercial strategies, platforms and payloads, data collection, safety, security, privacy, the current regulatory environment and the impact drones are having on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We kept the most original event for the end, the International Drone Day. More than 150 events are organized everywhere in the world for drone celebrations. Scheduled drone events include races, showcases and gatherings for general drone enthusiasts the world over. It’s the place to meet drone users for fun or to network. The purpose is also to communicate and pass around new drone technology to make it well known from the public, media outlets and government agencies.

Below is our selection of drone events in the USA. For more information, feel free to visit our drone store in Pompano Beach or send us an email. Verydrone is here to help!


This is an exhaustive list of all the events related to the drone industry happening anywhere in the world.


Drone events
Name Date City
International Drone Day 2018 08/05/2018 Everywhere in the world
Drone World Expo 10/03-04/2017 San Jose, CA
InterDrone 2017 09/06-08/2017 Las Vegas, NV
Ascend Conference Drone 07/19-21/2017

Cancelled for 2017

Portland, OR
UAS Summit Expo 2017 08/21-23/2017 Grand Forks, ND
Intrasect June Washington, USA
Drones, Data X Conference June San Francisco, USA
Demand for Unmanned at AIAA Aviation 2017 June Denver, USA
Energy Drone Coalition Summit June Houston, USA
Northeast Drone Show 2017 June Springfield, USA
USI Conference – Washington June Washington, USA
UAS Midwest Conference 16-17 August 2017 Dayton, USA
UAS Summit & Expo 2017 21-23 August August 2017 Grand Forks, USA
Utah Drone Summit August 2017 Salt Lake, USA
World of Drones Congress 31 Aug – 02 Sept 2017 Brisbane, USA
InterDrone 2017 06-sept-17 Las Vegas, USA
Midwest Drone Fest September 2017 Chicago, USA
Spaceport America Drone Summit Truth or Consequences September 2017 New Mexico, USA
UASympEx September 2019 Hamburg, USA
Commercial UAV Expo 2017 24-26 Octo 2017 Las Vegas, USA
USI Conference October San Francisco, USA
Drone World Expo 2017 3-4 Octo 2017 San Jose, USA
The Drone Educators Conference October San Bruno, USA
National Drone Show November Washington, USA
Arizona UAS Conference November Scottasdale, USA
UTM Convention November Syracusa, USA
International Drone Expo (IDE) December Los Angeles, USA
UAS TAAC Conference December Santa Fe, USA
RoboUniverse December San Diego, USA
Drone Fair February Vancouver, CAD
Global UTM Conference 2017 June Montreal, CAD
Drone Fair Calgary June Calgary, CAD
Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium September 2017 Montreal, CAD
Drone Enable (ICAO’s UAS Symposium) September 2017 Montreal, CAD
The Big Drone Show 2017 27-28 Sept 2017 Toronto, CAD
Unmanned Canada November Edmonton, CAD
Drone Fair Ontario November Oshawa, CAD
International UAV Show December Toronto, CAD
Drone Show Latin America 2017 May Sao Paulo, BRAZ
Expo Drone Mexico November Cauauhtémoc, MEX
MexDrone International September 2018 Teotihuacan, MEX
Le Salon Du Drone 2017 February Paris, France
Drones 2017: Accident & Investigation February Paris, France
DroneFest – FabLab Festival 2017 May Toulouse, FR
Unmanned Global Systems June Paris, France
Drone Experience September 2017 Nantes, FR
UAV Show October Bordeaux, FR
Dronehack Journalism Day January 2017 Manchester, UK
Roma Drone Campus 2017 February Cranfield, UK
Dronetech Europe 2017 May Bristol, UK
Safety Enabling UTM May London, UK
UK Drone Show June London, UK
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Research June Worchester, UK
WUEng Congress 27-28 July 2017 Cambridge, UK
RAeS Annual Conference October London, UK
The Commercial UAV Show 2017 15-16 Nove 2017 LondoN, UK
Countering Drones December London, UK
CivilDRON 2017 February 2017 Madrid, SP
IDE International Drone Expo February Barcelona, SP
The Drone Show – International Drones Expo & Congress 2017 March Barcelona, SP
UNVEX May Madrid, SP
UAV Remote Sensing Applications Course 2017 June Barcelona, SP
ExpoDrónica 21-22 Sept 2017 Zaragoza, SP
LleidaDrone Professional & Amateur Conferences September 2022 Lleida, SP
DronesLab 2017 3-4  Oct 2017 Barcelona, SP
Catalonia Smart Drone Event November Barcelona, SP
U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security Expo & Conference 2017 March Nurnberg, GERM
CeBIT 2017 – Unmanned Systems & Solutions March Hannover, GERM
Dronemasters Convention 2017 01-03 Sept 2017 Berlin ,GERM
Dronemasters Mobility Conference 2017  15 Sept 2017 Frankfurt, GERM
Drone Berlin 2017 21-22 September Berlin ,GERM
Interaerial Solutions 2017 26-28 Sept2017 Berlin ,GERM
Age of Drones October Hamburg, GERM
Drone & Tech Expo Ireland 2017 March Dublin, IRL
Belfast Drone & Tech Show November 4 2017 Belfast, IRL
Drones, Data X Conference November Dublin, IRL
Drone Days 2017 March Brussels, BELGIUD
DroneConvention May Genk, BELG
RPAS Conference 2017 June Brussels, BELG
Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2017 June Brussels, BELG
RPAS CIV OPS December Brussels, BELG
Droni In Mostra March Naples, ITA
Roma Drone Expo & Show May Roma, ITA
Kappa Drone Festival June Torino, ITA
DronItaly September 2023 Mondena, ITA
DRONEfest March Zagreb, CROAT
TUSExpo April The Hague, Netherlands
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference June Venlo, NETHERLAND
European UAV Traffic Management (UTM) Day April Genava, Switzerland
Unmanned Solutions Forum (USF) May Bucharest, ROM
Czech Republic
DronFest 2017 June Pilsen, CZECH REP
Over Head October Prague , CZECH REP
Drone Expo June Athens, GREC
DroneTech 5-6 Oct 2017 Torun, POLAND
EASA High Level Conference November Warsaw, POLAND
TUS Nordic 10-12 Octo 2017 Odense, DENMARK
South Korea
Drone Show Korea 2017 January 2017 Busan, SOUTH KOREA
RoboUniverse Conference & Expo June Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Japan Drone 2017 March Chiba, JAP
International Drone Expo 2017 April Chiba, JAP
IDE International Drone Expo Tokio 2017 May Tokio, JAP
Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 April Singapore
Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 April Singapore
Drone TechX – TechX Singapore 5-7 Sept 2017 Singapore
UAV Show China June Beijing, China
Shenzhen International UAV Expo 2017 June Schenzen, CHINA
IDE International Drone Expo Shangai 2017 June Shangaï, CHINA
China Commercial UAV Congress November Shangaï, CHINA
USCEI (Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition India) 2017 7-8 November 2017 Noida, INDIA
UAS4RS  Conference February Birsbane, AUSTRALIA
Connect Expo – Drone Summit 2017 March Melbourne, AUST
FUTURE DRONE Innovation Challenge 2017 8-10 Sept 2017 Gatton, AUSTRALIA
Commercial UAVs December Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
UAS4RS Conference 2017 May Hobart, Tasmania
New Zealand
MobileTECH 2017 March Rotorua, New Zealand
Unmanned World 2017 April Doha, QATAR
South Africa
Drone Con June Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
The Commercial UAV Show August 2017 Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
Drones Africa Summit 2017 20-22 Sept 2017 Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
DroneCon November Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
Drones East Africa Conference June Nairobi, KEN
ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium 2017 17-18 July 2017 Abuja, NIGERIA
United Arab Emirates
Drones Middle East Conference September 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE