The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) will organize the 2023 edition of the flagship event Harmonized Skies this December. The international conference will be hosted at the International Civil Aviation Organization‘s (ICAO) headquarters. It will take place on December 4 2023 in Montreal, Canada a day before the Drone Enable Symposium.

Harmonized Skies has firmly established itself as a leading platform that brings together key industry and policy stakeholders from the UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) and the broader drone services ecosystem. The event serves as a pivotal forum for advancing discussions, fostering collaboration, and shaping the future of UTM on a global scale.

The event is organized with the support of our strategic event partners Amazon and Wing and of our supporting event partners Dimetor, Intent Exchange, OpenUTM, Skeyes, and TII.

Key Focus Areas for Harmonized Skies 2023

This year’s edition of Harmonized Skies will explore critical themes and challenges that are shaping the UTM landscape, including:

  • Global opening of the UTM market: with the global demand for drone services on the rise, the event will delve into how to regulate the market to allow for an expansion of UTM services internationally.
  • Sustainable business models: participants will engage in discussions about creating sustainable and economically viable business models within the UTM ecosystem.
  • Automation and scalability: as automation continues to play a pivotal role in UTM, this edition will explore the latest developments and opportunities for scaling UTM operations efficiently.
  • Automated testing for harmonized certification: the event will highlight the importance of automated testing as a powerful tool for achieving harmonized certification and ensuring the safety and reliability of UTM systems.

Harmonized Skies 2023 promises to be an exceptional gathering of thought leaders, innovators, and policymakers dedicated to shaping the future of unmanned aviation.

We invite all stakeholders within the UTM and drone services ecosystem to mark their calendars for 4 December 2023 and join us at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal.

Stay tuned for more details. Together, we will advance the harmonization and evolution of our skies, ensuring the safe and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft into our airspace.

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