DJI AirWorks 2018 pulled together experts, insight and technology from all over the world to highlight where and how drones are making a difference in a variety of commercial ecosystems and environments. From construction to surveying to energy to research, drone technology has proven to make a major impact on the way numerous professionals approach their work, and many of those professionals were at the event to talk through those differences and distinctions. As it turned out, there were way more than 5 things to look out for at the event, and the impact of efforts to do everything from digitize the construction world to use drones to see and smell their environment have proven to be incredibly powerful.

The big news at the event was undoubtedly the unveiling of the Mavic 2 Enterprise, which might not have been a major surprise, but was nonetheless a big deal. DJI has already showcased how it could be utilized in industrial applications like airplane inspections, but they had numerous other announcements that centered on everything from new products like DJI Flight Simulator to an update on DJI Pilot now being out of beta and available on both Android and iOS devices. Additionally, the company also had a big update around how they're planning to work with Microsoft.

Those updates were just one aspect of the event though. It also featured sessions that explored where we are today with drones in public safety and how UAVs are helping scientists define a response to client stress. Experts also detailed how drones will function in an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem while panelists discussed what's next with drone laws.

Those links and stories provide a brief look at the discussions, people and technology that were showcased all throughout the event. Take a look below for some highlights of the live coverage that came out of the event, or check out much more on Twitter.