FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: Sports, innovation and safety.
The development of drone technology for business and industry has coincided with a boom in consumer and sports use. Drones in sport are leading to the rapid creation of races, tournaments, leagues, records and more, FAI officials noted.
As the internationally recognized leader in air sports and regulations for more than a century, the FAI is well placed to support and coordinate the worldwide development of drone sports and connect the stakeholders in the global arena of drones, officials added.
The FAI will invite drone businesses, manufacturers, media, governments, aviation authorities, and others to talk about and help further develop the technology and safe practice of recreational and sports drone flying.
There will also be a drone exhibition providing those in the industry with an opportunity to present the latest developments in this evolving technology.
A date for the Conference and Expo is yet to be announced, being planned for 2017.