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Conference Day One: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks by IQPC

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Opening remarks by the Chairperson

Maria Stefanopoulos, Production Manager, ABC News

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Maria Stefanopoulos

Production Manager
ABC News

Update on drone regulations and legislations in East Africa


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Gilbert Kibe

Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Capt. Tom Ogenche, Director Aviation Safety Security & Regulations, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Director Aviation Safety Security & Regulations
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Regulatory progress made across East Africa and addressing challenges in developing RPAS regulations for the safe use of drones

Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri, Executive Director of Social Security, Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency


Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri

Executive Director of Social Security
Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency
  • Updates on the current regulations on drone use across African countries including Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and rest of East Africa
  • Regulators perspectives on the challenges faced in ensuring safe integration of drones in the commercial airspace
  • Overview of the approval procedures that drone operators and solution providers need to follow to ensure safe and legal use of drones

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Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri

Executive Director of Social Security
Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency
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Claver Bazatoha

Director of Flight Safety Standards
Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

Capt. Tom Ogenche, Director Aviation Safety Security & Regulations, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Director Aviation Safety Security & Regulations
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Gilbert Kibe

Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Morning networking break

During this session The FAA will present the current status of UAS regulations in the United States, as well as information on UAS research & development activities, outreach & education, and plans for expanding regulations in the future

Grady Stone, Senior Representative for Africa, Federal Aviation authority US

Senior Representative for Africa
Federal Aviation Authority US

Using drones for data collection and aerial imaging



Bryan Verpoort, International, iTOO Special Risks (an associate company of Hollard Insurance)

International Head
iTOO Special Risks

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM IATA's perspectives on areas of concern related to RPAS



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Roundtable discussions

In this session, conference attendees will have the opportunity to discuss with leading solution providers and end users, what their priorities and needs are during an interactive roundtable session dealing with a particular challenge. Attendees will have the chance to visit three tables over 60 minutes to gain an in-depth understanding on the topics being discussed at the tables

Roundtable 1

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Discussing future applications and understanding the use of drones for good

Maria Stefanopoulos, Production Manager, ABC News

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Maria Stefanopoulos

Production Manager
ABC News

Roundtable 2

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Using drones for GIS applications, surveying and mapping?

Roundtable 3

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Using drones for agriculture and building local capacity on the development of drones use in Kenya

Arnold Bett, Electronics Engineer – Senior Technologist, University of Nairobi

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Arnold Bett

Electronics Engineer – Senior Technologist
University of Nairobi

Roundtable 4

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Aerial data capture for civil and industrial sites

Patrick Sherman, Founder, Roswell Flight Test Crew


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Patrick Sherman

Founder
Roswell Flight Test Crew

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Chairperson’s closing remarks

Maria Stefanopoulos, Production Manager, ABC News

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Maria Stefanopoulos

Production Manager
ABC News

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.