SGS to Speak at Skytech 2016

SGS will be presenting "A New Generation of Risk Management, For a New Generation of Aviation" at SkyTech 2016.

Geneva, Switzerland, January 16, 2016 --( SGS will be speaking at SkyTech 2016, a two-day tradeshow for the commercial UAS industry which will be held at the Business Design Centre, London, UK from 27-28 January, 2016.

Now in its second year, SkyTech will include an exhibition, 3 conferences, workshops, product launches, live demonstrations and marketing opportunities for the commercial UAS community. SkyTech covers UAS usage across a range of markets including construction, agriculture, utilities, infrastructure, energy, mining, oil & gas, emergency services, surveying, mapping and security.

The 3 conferences will cover:
· UAV Industry Conference (Day One)
· Drone Applications Conference (Day Two)
· UAV Survey Conference (Both Days)

Workshops throughout the event include:
· Competent and Safe UAS Operations for Valuable Big Data
· Getting into the UK Drone Industry
· A Guide to UAV Insurance
· Navigation & Flight Planning
· Getting the Right Drone Insurance
· UAS, Looking at a new business?
· Commercial Pilot Training

SkyTech’s exhibition is the must-attend UAV marketplace for commercial buyers, sellers and users from across Europe. The exhibition is completely free to attend and will feature the latest in cutting edge technology & services from across the UAV industry. The exhibition will also host a networking and demonstration zone.

At the event, SGS will be represented by Tracy Lamb, Global RPAS Safety Manager, SGS Hart Aviation. Tracy will be presenting “A New Generation of Risk Management, For a New Generation of Aviation” on 27 January at 11.30am – 12.00pm.

The Civil Aviation Regulators in most countries around the world are now approaching a level of uniformity towards establishing regulations, standards and best practices for RPAS operations. However with the volume of new usurers entering into the market there does exist an element of chaos. This chaos is largely attributed to the lack of education about the legalities and safety concerns surrounding the use of RPAS, and users entering into the market with little or no aviation knowledge or training. The current perception of risk in this emerging industry is as subjective and varied among the academics as the policy makers and industry stakeholders alike. When considering using RPAS in the commercial environment, consequential risks must be calculated as part of the total risk value within the risk management framework. The consequential risks and indirect costs are by far the most concerning. We need a new generation of risk management, for a new generation of aviation.

Look for the SGS banner at the event. Our representatives will be there at Stand 56 to answer your questions and discuss RPAS safety concerns for your business. For further information, please contact:

Tracy Lamb
Global RPAS Safety Manager
Phone +44 (0)1276 697801
Mobile: +44 (0) 7841 569 558


Ricky Huntley
Regional RPAS Safety Advisor
Phone: +44 1469 557500
Mobile: +447796064121

For more information on Skytech 2016, please visit

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
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