September 1-2, 2021

Metropolis Events, Southbank, Melbourne

Advanced air mobility (AAM) is a transformative airborne technology aimed at the transportation of  people and goods in new, community-friendly, and cost-effective aircraft in both rural and urban environments.

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems’  AAM Summit 2021 conference will be the first of its kind in Australia.  It will focus on advancing our collective understanding of the necessary ecosystem and challenges facing the emerging industry.  It will be supported by key government and industry organisations from Australia and abroad.

The conference will run as a hybrid event.

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Summit Themes and Objectives

  • Identify and map a network of local, national and regional industry capability in the emerging AAM / UAM sector.
  • Development of an AAM / UAM ecosystem in Australia.
  • Showcasing AAM / UAM technologies and innovation.
  • Emerging AAM applications – benefits, viability and social acceptance.
  • Future infrastructure requirements to enable AAM / UAM.
  • Gain perspective on policy and regulatory development from Federal and State Government, CASA and AirServices Australia.
  • Provide an open forum to identify and capture the AAM / UAM industry needs and challenges.
  • Collate and map these to industry wide ‘unlocks’.
  • Use the event to further promote Australian industry capability, the State of Victoria and more broadly Australia as a world leader in aviation and a hub for investment.
  • Build greater community awareness of the emerging AAM / UAM sector and the potential economic, social and environmental benefits it can offer.

Event Format

AAM Summit 2021 will be a hybrid event incorporating face to face (live) and online (virtual) choices for participants.  We hope that this offers flexibility for Australian and International delegates to participate in the current COVID environment.

Conference participants will be able to register as a Live or Virtual delegate where:

  • Live registration includes attendance to the conference in person in Melbourne, and
  • Virtual registration includes attendance to the conference via an online virtual platform and does not give the ability to attend in person.

The conference will include both formal presentations and audience interactive panel sessions.

There will be an opportunity for international virtual presentations streamed to the conference as well
as virtual attendance.

There will be plenty of time to network throughout the event during fully catered morning, afternoon and lunch breaks.  We also plan on incorporating a conference dinner on the evening of September 1.

Who Will Attend

  • Key personnel from Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority and international regulators
  • Airservices Australia
  • AAM, UAM, RPAS and UTM industries
  • Key eVTOL platform developers and manufacturers
  • Aerospace industry
  • Transport industry
  • Infrastructure owners
  • Property developers
  • Digital service providers
  • Insurance sector

Delegate level: CEO, COO, CTO, Senior management, Senior Government, leadership / cabinet level political keynotes.


Wednesday September 1, 2021

TimePresentation / ActivityPresenter
0900Registration & Coffee
0930Conference OpeningDr Reece Clothier (AAUS President)
0945Keynote Address - Federal GovernmentNaa Opoku (Assistant Secretary, Safety and Future Technology, DITRDC)
1015Keynote Address - CASAPip Spence (CEO / DAS, CASA)
1045Morning Tea
1115An introduction to Advanced Air MobilityPhi Owen (To70)
1145AAM: Commercial attractiveness and Industry potentialNatasha Santha (L.E.K Consulting)
1215Preparing Australia for investment in Air Taxi InfrastructureClem Newton-Brown (Skyportz) & Michael Dyment (Nexa Capital)
1345eVTOL manufacturing - Australia's place on the path from prototype to profitPeter Smith (Bartonvale Technologies)
1415Advanced Aerial Mobility in Australia - Conquering the tyranny of distanceAndrew Moore (AMSL Aero)
1445Redefining Airspace - Integrating technology, regulation and communityAnna Kominik (Wisk)
1515Afternoon Tea
1545A route map for local authorities creating a UAM ecosystem – challenges and opportunitiesAndrew Charlton & Phil Butterworth-Hayes (CIVATA Global)
1615Panel Session: Government and industry setting a flight path towards a viable AAMModerator: Rob Weaver
1700End day 1 conference
1900Conference Dinner

Thursday September 2, 2021

TimePresentation / ActivityPresenter
0900Developing the ecosystem to enable a new sustainable air mobility industry
David Rottblatt (Eve Air Mobility)
0930Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT)Brian Duncan (Bell)
1000Accelerating AAM adoption with innovative insuranceMark Halverson (Precision Autonomy)
1030Morning Tea
1100Laying the infrastructure foundations for Advanced Air Mobility in AustraliaYunyuan Tan (Skyports)
1130Delivery drones in our neighbourhoodJesse Suskin (WIng)
1200Social licence to operate AAM (UAM and Drone Deliveries)Ronan Delaney (Arup)
1330Development of a regulatory roadmap for the RPAS and AAM SectorLuke Gumley (CASA)
1400UAM Concepts: What we've found and what's nextJames Kaminsky (Airservices Australia)
1430Afternoon Tea
1500Panel Session: Moderator: Clem Newton-Brown
1600End day 2 conference

A PDF version of the program can be downloaded

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your organisation as an innovative leader and create industry partnerships across key decision makers within the AAM sector.  Our sponsorship options provide an efficient way to maximise exposure for your organisation and send a small team to the event.

AAM Sponsorship Prospectus 2021


Registration Fees

Registration TypeEarly BirdStandard
Live - AAUS Member$1050$1200
Live - Government / Defence$1050$1200
Live - Industry (Non-member)$1175$1350
Virtual - AAUS Member$410$475
Virtual - Government / Defence$410$475
Virtual - Industry (Non-Member)$450$515
  • Pricing is inclusive of GST
  • Early Bird pricing is available before July 31, 2021
  • Read our Terms and Conditions for information on refunds for COVID-19 related travel restrictions

What’s Included in your Registration?

Live Registration

  • Access to all conference sessions at Metropolis Events in Melbourne during September 1-2, 2021
  • On demand access to recorded conference sessions (for post conference viewing)
  • Conference Catering (Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)
  • Conference Dinner (on the evening of September 1)

Virtual Registration

  • Virtual access to all conference sessions in real time
  • On demand access to recorded conference sessions
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