Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

Drone Racing Competition & Drone Zone


Drone Racing Competition

GSMA will also host its inaugural drone race tournament this year at MWC Shanghai. Drone racing is a new and exciting sport, and attendees will be able to watch the action live in the hall.

We have top pilots coming in from all over China that will showcase their skills in flying the latest drone FPV (first person view) technology through our specially designed course. Luke Bannister, winner of the 2016 World Drone Prix, and second runner-up, Maciej Poschwald, will take on the best pilots in China and the winner of the Shanghai Flying Cup of Drone Racing in 2016. Pilots will compete daily in a knockout tournament and the competition will culminate with a ceremony for the top three pilots on Saturday, 1 July. The winning pilot and the runner-up will receive a cash prize, while audience members will be eligible to receive daily prize draws, with total value of RMB80,000.

Experience the thrill of speed and competition in the adrenaline-filled races live at MWC Shanghai 2017. Find out which pilot will win the tournament cup, and get to bask in the glory as the winner.

Drone Racing Competition Schedule
(Wednesday, 28 June)
PRE-QUALIFIER 11:00 – 15:00
(Thursday, 29 June)
QUALIFIER 10:00 – 16:00
(Friday, 30 June)
QUALIFIER 10:00 – 16:00
(Saturday, 1 July)
FINAL 10:30 – 13:30
Top 8
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00

*please check onsite for the latest schedule

Drone Zone

After a successful launch in 2016, MWC Shanghai 2017 will once again host a Drone Zone welcoming international drone exhibitors demonstrating the latest hardware and services in the burgeoning industrial and commercial drone markets. MWC Shanghai is proud to partner with EJ Krause’s International Drone Expo (IDE) to bring the latest drones developments to life for all attendees.


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