ADW Hybrid 2022: Europe’s Urban Air Mobility Event
ADW Hybrid 2022

Amsterdam Drone Week at RAI Amsterdam, Dec 6, 2019. Photo by Rogier Bos (

ADW Hybrid 2022 Begins March 29: we’re excited to be attending the ADW event this year! Join us and attend one of the most important European industry events as innovators from around the world come together to move advanced air mobility forward.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

The Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW) Hybrid 2022 and EASA High Level Conference on Drones will be held in RAI Amsterdam from March 29-31. Soon, speakers will detail major industry developments and insight into plans for the coming years. The main themes of the event include adding value to society with Urban Air Mobility and UAM becoming a reality.

The event is a collaborative undertaking by RAI Amsterdam and European air traffic agency EASA, with partners including the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, City of Amsterdam, Eurocontrol, UIC2, WEF, NEDO, CANSO, GUTMA, GSMA, ACEA, Boeing, Airbus, Volocopter, Lilium, KPN, Metropolis, Groupe ADP and more. ADW Hybrid will be held simultaneously with Intertraffic bringing the entire global mobility world to RAI Amsterdam.

Hall 11 will house the Showcase Area, where visitors will be able to witness the newest UAVs. Additionally, flying demonstrations will be held at the Drone Arena, with a focus on various drone-related applications such as UAVs used for blood transportation and defibrillation aid, Surveillance, Inspection and Monitoring and autonomous delivery.

Programme highlights include:

The grand opening of ADW Hybrid and EASA High Level Conference on Drones, featuring:

  • Adina Valean, Transport Commissioner
  • Hendrik Hololei, Director General European Commission
  • Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management the Netherlands
  • Patrick Ky, Executive Director EASA
  • Paul Riemens, CEO RAI Amsterdam
  • Diana Cooper, Global Head of Policy & Regulations Supernal, a Hyundai company

Launch of the Global Regions and Cities Coalition, featuring:

  • WEF and UIC2
  • Cities representatives

Adding Value to Society with Urban Air Vehicles, featuring:

  • Airbus, Lilium and Volocopter
  • Cities representatives

Global Integration of Urban Airspace (UTM/ATM), featuring:

  • CANSO, GUTMA, Boeing and Airbus

Mobility Hubs: drone- & eVTOL landing pads, featuring:

  • ERTICO, Groupe ADP, NLR, IBG, POLIS, Japan

ADW Industry sessions – Powered by Commercial UAV Expo, featuring:

  • Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Security & Counter drone
  • Precision Agriculture & Forestry

Read more about ADW and the European drone industry:

Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.