DJI prohibited from exhibiting at AUVSI’s XPonential 2023
Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has been prohibited from exhibiting at XPonential 2023, one of the most significant trade shows in the Drone Industry, due to policies enacted by the event organizer, AUVSI.
Earlier this year, DroneXL reported that DJI was banned from CES 2023 for human rights voilations. Now, AUVSI’s XPonential 2023 has implemented similar policies preventing DJI from exhibiting at the conference.
DJI prohibited from exhibiting
DroneXL contacted the event organizers and received the following response: “XPONENTIAL has formally implemented policies prohibiting companies from exhibiting if they are on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List.”
This also means that the drone maker is no longer allowed to be an AUVSI member.
DJI previously held a seat on the AUVSI board of directors from 2017 to 2020. It remains to be seen if DJI will be banned from exhibiting at other major drone conferences in the future.
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