DroneShow Latin America (EN)
The DroneShow Latin America is an annual trade fair hosted by MundoGEO, a media and communications company founded in 1998 that today is the market leader throughout Latin America in the geospatial segment. MundoGEO connects more than 100,000 professionals through its diverse channels, such as magazines, web portal, webinars, social media and it also organizes every year the largest and most important conference in its sector, the MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica.
The online education GEOeduc Institute is part of the MundoGEO group, founded in 2014 and already totals more than 70 courses and 3,000 students.
The first edition of the DroneShow took place in São Paulo in October 28th and 29th, 2015 and it was very successful being labeled as a milestone in its sector, taking into consideration the fact that it was the first time this community gathered in Latin America. The attendance featured 22 domestic and international exhibitors (from China, France, USA and Germany) and 2,500 participants from South America (from Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia) that visited the show and joined various activities like courses, seminars and lectures.
The main goals of the show were achieved by showing the technology state-of-the-art and complexity, its current and future applications, the in force legislation and the need for professional practices to assure work quality as well as operational safety. Out of the event various supporters, we can stand out the ABM (Brazilian Multirotor Association), ANAC (Agency responsible for Brazilian National Aviation System) and the DECEA (Department of Airspace Control).
The edition of the DroneShow this year took place in São Paulo in May and had more than 3,200 attendees, 120 speakers in 36 seminars, courses and forums, distributed in 102 hours of activities. The fair gathered 52 exhibitors and 102 Brazilian and international brands.
The 6th edition of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica and the 2nd edition of DroneShow LatinAmerica received representatives from all Brazilian states and several countries. “A surprising amount of deals were closed in the fair and many more are about to be made in the following months”, comments Emerson Granemann, MundoGEO’ s president, organizer of both events. “We’re going to study these numbers for future announcement, a proof of the vocation of the events in generating new businesses”, he celebrates.
The positive results gathered in the survey with the participants also indicate the response to the event proposal, in which 95% approved it and 89% intend to return to the next edition in 2017. Other data show that the participants profile was formed by 22% in the public sector, 69% in the private sector and 9% of the third sector. Occupations varied from directing and management positions with 48%, technical sector 36% and academic sector 16%.
“This year, we have joined for the first time the two major events in Geotechnologies and Drones sectors, benefiting from the synergy between the two and broadening the cooperation possibilities among instructors, speakers, debaters, participants and exhibitors of the events”, comments Eduardo Freitas, MundoGEO’s operations director. “The interest level and focus of the participants in specialist solutions has showed that during crisis one must optimize resources in order to obtain maximum results in geospatial solutions”, he concluded.
In 2017, the entire community of users, entrepreneurs and experts are expecting the 3rd edition DroneShow and the 7th MundoGEO#Connect Trade Fair and Conferences Latin America. These two events will be held at the same place and time, at Frei Caneca Convention Center, from 9 thru 11 May.The most important geoespatial events in Latin America traditionally bring together researchers, experts, users, students and decision makers at the geospatial technologies Trade Fair and also in the courses and seminars.
The major news for 2017 is the awards expansion of the best ones in the sector adding films from academia and the creation of an attractive space for business roundtables and startups. The activities program will highlight topics connected to regulation, entrepreneurship , embedded technologies, robotics, pilot training , flying demonstrations with maneuvers, and mini-races. As well as seminars and courses in the fields of agriculture, mapping, environmental issues, security and defense, transport, mining, infrastructure, emergency services, public management and entertainment.
Founder and Director: Emerson Zanon Granemann
Editor and Event Coordinator: Eduardo Freitas
Editorial and Social Network Assistant: Ana Flávia de Oliveira
Sales Manager: Jarbas Raichert Neto
Administrative and Finance Manager: Eloísa Stoffel Eisfeld Rosa
Circulation: Thalittha Nishimura
Administrative Assistant: Amanda Simões
Attendance and registration: Dienifher Gonçalves
IT Manager: Guilherme Vinícius Vieira
Education tutoring: Ivan Leonardi, Gustavo Lelli, Ariane Barbosa