About the conference

The Drones and UAV Conference Zimbabwe will be the very first conference to be held in Zimbabwe on emerging technologies in unmanned aerial systems. The event will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by drones.

It will also look at the best ways in which the law and technology can come together for the good cause of revolutionising industrial operations through disruptive innovation. There are legal, privacy and safety concerns to consider when incorporating drones in an economy’s daily operations, especially when they fly in public spaces. 

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Why Attend

According to the World Economic Forum, agriculture drones will have a particularly powerful impact in the developing world, whose mostly smallholder farmers face enormous challenges producing quality food and selling it for a decent price.

 

That is because data analytics for agriculture are becoming more specialized, meeting the specific needs of the agriculture industry. And the features that farmers are seeking from drones depend upon their individual needs, though some common areas are covered.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learn more
about drone
technology

Drones and unmanned aerial systems are changing business and transforming the way we work
across the world and these changes will impact you. Find out about how drones are being used
across several industries and how you can successfully integrate them into your organisation.

Understand the
rules &
regulations

Whether you have an interest in Drone technology from commercial applications, social &
humanitarian applications or recreational hobby use you must know the rules that govern drone
use. Hear directly from the Civil Aviation on key matters related to drones in Zimbabwe.

Network with drone industry leaders across the region

This conference has been specifically designed with a diversity of topics and speakers, many of whom are pioneers and leaders in the drone industry across Africa. Connect with drone professionals who are at the forefront of drone technology integration.

Stay Ahead and Up to date

You will learn about the latest developments in drone hardware, software, drone fleet management
systems, policies and best practices to improve your business. See examples and drone use cases of how the industry helps the economy and society at large.

SPEAKERS

Tawanda-Chihambakwe

Director, PRECISION AERIAL GROUP (Zimbabwe)

Sam Twala

Director, NTSU AVIATION SOLUTIONS (South Africa)

Dr Patrick Meier

Co Founder, WEROBOTICS (Switzerland)

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Director, PARTHENIUS AIR 

(South Africa)

Kim James

Kim James

Director, DRONE GUARDS (South Africa)

Alex Chiduwa

Alex Chiduwa

Flight Operations Inspector

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF ZIMBABWE

Patrick Weeden

Director, SCOUT AERIAL AFRICA (Zimbabwe)

Jeremiah musabayana

Group CEO, JEDZ HOLDINGS & DRONE SOLUTIONS (Zimbabwe)

Louise Jupp

Director, TERRECO AVIATION

(South Africa)

Engineer Proud Mundenda-2

Engineering Manager, Harare Region, ZETDC (Zimbabwe)

Daniel Blomerus (1)

Drone Insurance
Specialist at Unicorn Insurance Brokers (South Africa)

Tatenda Mafara

General Manager, IRON MASK AEROTECH (Zimbabwe)

Bertus Van Zyl

Managing Director, UAV AERIAL WORKS (South Africa)

Sonja Betschart

Co-founder, WEROBOTICS

(Switzerland)

Tommy Sithole

Tommy Sithole

Vice President, GLOBAL ESPORTS FEDERATION & President AFRICA ESPORTS FEDERATION

PRESENTATION TOPICS

DAY 1

  • Technology development and the 4th Industrial
    Revolution – Drones and their increasing
    importance in the digital age.

 

  • Overview of the drone industry across Africa
    and the economic impact of drone technology
    including challenges and opportunities.

 

  • KEYNOTE: Drone operations, regulations and
    legal framework in Zimbabwe.

 

  • Drone Training – Distinguishing between safe
    and unsafe operations in Zimbabwe.

 

  • Why Drone Operators need Insurance and types
    of Drone Insurance.

 

  • How the Insurance Sector is using drones to its
    advantage.

 

  • Drones in Precision Agriculture and Smart
    Farming

 

  • The Power of Local – Medical Drone Deliveries,
    Disaster Management, Search and Rescue &
    Humanitarian Action.

DAY 2

  • Unlocking the value of drones in mining.

 

  • Use cases for drones in Mining

 

  • Drones in Conservation and Anti-poaching.

 

  • Drones for Good Network.

 

  • A local network of drone operators.

 

  • Commercial drone operations – Setting up a
    drone program for your business.

 

  • Drone Data Processing & Software applications
    – It’s not about the drones, it’s about the data.

 

  • Drones in Energy – A case study of ZESA
    holdings integration.

 

  • Drones in Security and Surveillance.

 

  • Drones in Public Safety & Emergency Response.

 

  • Smart Cities Integration of Drone Technology