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January 6, 2017

Americas: Drones: Moving Into Events at the Speed of Flight

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Drones, those remote-controlled quadrocopters you probably have seen and heard whining overhead—have come a long way from their early role as solely military tools. They’re now being used in industries ranging from real estate to beachside shark spotting to virtual venue site inspections. In fact this more than $20 billion industry, which is predicted to grow up to $140 billion by 2020, also is winding its way into meetings and events, providing a downrush of excitement for audiences of all kinds, according to Christine Hilgert, CMP, senior vice president of meetings, Meeting Expectations.

christine hilgertHilgert, whose company produces drone events, competitions, and races, gave a few examples in a recent MeetingsNet webinar of how you can incorporate these unmanned aerial vehicles to add some serious buzz to your next event.

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