Airbus, Bell Flight, Honeywell Aerospace, Lilium, Uber Elevate and Wisk are just some of the companies speaking at Urban Air Mobility 2020: Future of Aerial Transport and Logistics.

The half-day virtual conference takes place on Thursday, 22nd October and has been organised by the Bavarian US Offices for Economic Development. As well as a keynote speakers and panel discussions, there will also be start-up demos running in parallel.

Announcing the event, it said: “We are thrilled to provide North American and European companies with a platform to exchange on sustainable technology and business concepts that bring regional development, the environment, and society into focus. Stakeholders from across the Urban Air Mobility arena — from the public and private sectors to academia — will come together to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: the future of urban mobility!”

Kicking off at 9am PT, an introductory forecast will be led by Manfred Hader and Dr. Stephan Baur, Senior Partner and Principal at Roland Berger respectively. Then the first panel will be about infrastructure, starting at 9.40am.

Featured speakers will be Julia Thayne, from Mobility Innovation at the Office of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Tassilo Wanner, VP of Public Regulatory Affairs at Lilium, Eric Bartsch, CEO and Co-Founder of VerdeGo Aero, Adrienne Lindgren, Lead State and Local Partnerships Lead at Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division, and Chad Sparks, Director of Strategic Campaigns at Bell.

At 10.45am PT, a keynote about technology will be led by Dr. Simon Briceno, Chief Commercial Officer at Jaunt Air Mobility, before the second panel discussion at 11.15am PT focuses on Platforms, Smart Procurement and Collaborations in the eVTOL area.

This will get insight from Michael Buthut, Startups and Strategic Partnerships at BrigkAIR, Dr Jia Xu, Senior Director of Strategic Planning at Honeywell Aerospace, Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk, and Romain Legast, Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy at Airbus Urban Mobility.

The final keynote will be at 12noon PT, where Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate, will be talking about Operations and Regulations. Straight after this, there will be a Bavarian Happy Hour, which will give attendees more networking opportunities.

And as well as the speakers, there will also be companies giving demos of their products alongside each presentation. They are AirMap, Fraundorfer Aeronautics, Elroy Air, Iris Automation, Skyports, Zing Drone Delivery, GET Corp and ANRA Technologies.

The Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, with locations in Cambridge, New Haven, New York and San Francisco, are the representative offices of Germany’s largest and wealthiest state, Bavaria, in the USA.

They offer confidential assistance to companies pursuing EU/EMEA and DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) market entry, and have forged successful relationships in both the US and German technology and investment ecosystems.

Tickets will be on sale until the day of the event, and cost $35. The price includes access to the keynotes, fireside chats, demos and pitches, as well as speed-networking sessions.

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