Lunch and Lecture Seminar on Drone Deliveries in Cities

Lunch and Lecture Seminar on Drone Deliveries in Cities

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Add to calendar

2nd Floor Conference Room Richcraft Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Mary Giles, 2752,



About this Event

Host Organization: SPPA

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ottawa Chapter) and Carleton University cordially invite you to attend our annual “Lunch and Lecture” event at Carleton University.

Drone deliveries in cities: Delivering freight’s “last mile” and transforming cities too?

Mark Wuennenberg, VP Regulatory Affairs, Drone Delivery Canada


Ryan Coates, Manager of Policy, RPAS (drone) Task Force, Transport Canada

Drone deliveries aren’t somewhere off in the foggy future. They’re virtually here now. Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, plans to start deliveries by drone shortly. Drone Delivery Canada will soon be taking medical supplies by drone to remote locations, and has partnered with a manufacturer to do plant-to-plant deliveries previously done by truck. And there’s a lot more coming.

All this is good news for supply chains, whose perennial “last mile” bottlenecks in cities will be alleviated as freight gets shifted from slow, congested roads to the skies. But what will it do to municipal zoning? Will the airspace get congested? How will cities control airborne traffic? Should some cargo get priority, like human organs for transplant relative to pizzas? Should cities regulate market access, as they did with taxis, or should that be a federal responsibility—or nobody’s? The issues are coming at us quickly. The sym­posium will probe questions like these and get everyone thinking about answers.

Cost: $30 ($15 for students)

Please register by Friday (noon), 4 October 2019 at: