First Edition of DRONEfest was held in March 2016 in Zagreb with surprising interest of participants. Registration fees whose number was limited sold out in just three weeks. More than 300 participants of the conference had the opportunity to attend lectures, round tables, workshops and visit the showroom where they presented business solutions and their own aircraft. The greatest interest centered sparked block about regulation, which is not surprising since it was a rare opportunity to hear first-hand information and ask questions about the laws and rules that govern this area and potential changes in the future.
According to the survey conducted among the participants of the conference, its first edition was rated an average score of 4.44, and most users proposed to expand the conference for two days, because of which this year will be a two-day conference.