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House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman LoBiondo & FAA Senior Advisor General Gibson to Address
2nd Annual Cape May UAS Conference
Drone Race Expo, World Premiere Drone Movie Screening Also Planned at Industry Event

CAPE MAY, N.J. – On Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, 2016, the 2nd Annual Cape May NJ UAS (Unmanned Aviation Systems) Conference, will take place at the Cape May Convention Hall and will feature a keynote address from U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and FAA Senior Advisor Major General (Ret.) Marke ‘Hoot’ Gibson. The two day conference will also showcase a drone race expo and a world debut drone movie screening. The Cape May NJ UAS Conference is hosted by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), Cape May County, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) - Liberty Chapter.

SCHEDULE: For the schedule of panels and speakers, please visit www.uaskwwd.com.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 13, 2016; 5:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

7:30 p.m. –World Premiere Drone Movie Screening by Randy Scott Slavin,
Founder of the NYC Drone Film Festival

              Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – Keynote Address by Congressman Frank LoBiondo and FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration Major General (Ret.) Marke ‘Hoot’ Gibson
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Drone Race Expo held on the beach behind Convention Hall
9-11 and 1:15-5 - Panel discussions will focus on how to fly safely and legally; the current regulatory environment and legal issues; cultivating regional drone business; and linking UAS startups with end users

WHERE: Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey

DETAILS: Confirmed speakers and presenters include:

 Shelley Yak, Director of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
 Honorable Will Morey, Freeholder, Cape May County
 Scott Green, Executive Director, DRBA
 Karen DiMeo, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
 Cliff Johnson, Engineer, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
 David Day, Executive Vice President, Keystone Aviation
 Dr. Mark Contarino, Vice President of Technology, SubUAS, LLC.
 Jeff Sassinsky, President, Fovea Aero Systems
 Tony Samaritano, CEO and Co-founder of Verge Aero
 Tony LaSure – Co-founder and CEO of Pentagon Performance, Inc.
 Mark A. Aitken, II, Director of Governmental Relations at AUSVI
 Stephen Williams, Director of Airports, DRBA
 Jonathon Paul Hauenschild, J.D., Director ALEC Task Force on Comm. & Tech.
 Johnathan B. Rupprecht, Rupprecht Law PA
 Eric T. Smith, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell
 Marc Del Bianco, Attorney at Law
 Dr. Nancy Hudanich, Superintendent, Cape May County Technical School District


Special Note: Media may RSVP to James Salmon (DRBA) – James.Salmon@drba.net or (302) 571-6409. Media members must bring proper credentials to be admitted to the conference. Media representatives lacking proper credentials will not be permitted to attend.

Key speakers may be available for interviews prior to the conference upon request.

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