2010: A New Space Policy for Europe, New Challenges, New Opportunities

Programme and speeches of the conference that took place in Brussels on 26 & 27 October 2010

Day 1 - 26 October 2010

09.00 – 09.10 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

  • Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament
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  • Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
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  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-president of the European Commission
  • Mercedes Bresso, President of the European Committee of the Regions
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  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency
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09.30 - 11.15 SESSION 1

A new governance for the European space infrastructures

In entrusting the Union with the duty to “establish a European space policy” and, in order to do that, to establish “any useful link with the European Space Agency”, art. 189 of the Lisbon Treaty leads to a global redefining of the competences and responsibilities of the three main EU institutions in the working out, the financing, the steering and the control of this new common policy as well as a part or global redefinition of ESA status and role, destined to keep on playing, for reasons of technological and industrial expertise, a key role in the management of programmes. Which governance for public and commercial exploitation of Galileo? GMES? Which rules of responsibility, confidentiality, etc in the relationship between the European authorities and their industrial partners?

Speakers:
  • Vittorio Prodi, MEP, Chairman of the « Sky & Space » Intergroup in the European Parliament
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  • Eric Beka, Belgian High Representative for space policy
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  • Paul Weissenberg, Director Aerospace, Defence and Security Industry, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
  • Giuseppe Morsillo, Head of the political bureau of the Director General of ESA
  • Yannick d’Escatha, President of CNES (France)
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman Executive Board of DLR (Germany)
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  • Enrico Saggese, President of ASI (Italy)
  • Lars Prahm, Director General of Eumetsat
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11.30 - 13.00 SESSION 2

From a straight supply policy to a genuine industrial policy

ESA has heavily contributed to the preservation of the current positions of the European space stakeholders thanks to a supply policy of public programmes resting on the practice of “fair return”. The perspective of an evolution of ESA’s status and role as well as a revision of this formula of markets allocation as well as other requirements such as the need to guarantee a sufficient autonomy in the mastering of the R&D of technologies leading to industrial applications and high added value services beyond the strict space sector activity or else the chances of overcapacities in a couple of industrial segments at a time where competition from non European industries strongly supported by public authorities is on the increase, all those factors pose, with gravity and urgency, the question of the type of industrial policy to be conducted by the EU. As regard also the competition regulations, public markets directives and the principle of “Community preference”.

Speakers:
  • Herbert Reul, Chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament
  • Heinz Zourek, Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
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  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, Head of Procurement Department and Associated Director for Industrial Maters, European Space Agency
  • Evert Dudok, CEO Astrium Satellites
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  • Giuseppe Viriglio, Telespazio Chairman
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace
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  • Reynald Seznec, CEO Thales Alenia Space
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  • Giovanni Sylos-Labini, President of SME4Space

  • at the invitation of the President of the Sky and Space Intergroup Vittorio Prodi and of the President of the Committee of the Regions, Mercedes Bresso

14.30 - 16.30 SESSION 3

Financing: public credits, private investments, commercial space

The control of public financing imposed by the economic crisis, could not spare a European space sector owing to public ordering, both national and European, the very good position it holds today at a world level. To the relevance of the choice by officials in charge of space programmes in the allocation of public credits must now be added a creative financial engineering capable of mobilizing private capital to the benefit of these space programmes as well as political and regulatory stimulants, in favour of the development of commercial applications ( telecoms, TV broadcasting, etc.) as well as non commercial ones ( meteorology, air traffic management) enabling the contribution of external financing.

Speakers:
  • Gianni Pittella, Vice-President, European Parliament
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  • Hervé Jouanjean, Director General DG Budget of the European Commission
  • Harald Gruber, Head of the Division ICT & e-Economy, Department Innovation and Competitiveness, European Investment Bank
  • Uli Fricke, Chairwoman of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and CEO at Triangle Venture Capital Group
  • Lucio Magliozzi, Chief Operating Officer, Telespazio
  • Christodoulos Protopapas, Chairman of the European Satellite Operators Association
  • Alain Bénéteau, President of Nereus
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16.30 - 18.00 SESSION 4

State of play of the main European space programmes

Before the end of 2010, a first Galileo satellite should be orbited. The Commission and ESA could also have allocated all or part of the last satellites to be put on work. All other chapters, support and system engineering, mission, control, launching of constellation, are being readied. Regarding GMES, the Commission must work out, with the assistance of the GMES partners Council , a strategic implementation framework, including an indicative and multi annual planning of its activities, a cost appraisal of GMES’ activities, a preliminary budget strategy and participation rules to the programme

Speakers:
  • Antonio Preto, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani
  • Vladimir Remek, MEP, Vice-president of the « Sky & Space » Intergroup of the European Parliament
  • Edit Herczog, Member of the ITRE committee of the European Parliament
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  • Damien Abad, Member of the BUDG Committee of the European Parliament
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  • Antonio Fabrizi, Director of the launchers, European Space Agency
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB-Technologie
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  • Ralf Nejedl, CEO T-Systems Belgium
  • Massimo Di Lazzaro, Senior Vice President and General Manager Business Unit Observation Systems & Radars, Thales Alenia Space -> get the pdf transcript of this speech: en
  • Jean Max Puech, Senior Vice President, Finance, Arianespace
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19.00 - 20.30 COCKTAIL

offered by the Belgian High Representation for Space Policy and Eurospace
at the Museum of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Speakers:
  • Frank De Winne, Astronaut
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Day 2 - 27 October 2010

09.00 – 09.30 OPENING SESSION

  • Gabriele Albertini, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament
  • Liana Dumitrescu, Chairwoman of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)
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09.30 - 11.00 SESSION 5

Space infrastructures to the service of crisis management, security and defence

The Galileo system, via its Public Regulated Service or PRS, and its two urgency services will be used for security purposes. Likewise the accuracy of the positioning data will be an efficient tool for armed forces and security. The GMES infrastructure, via the integration of the global ground installations and satellites, existing or projected, will also be a priceless tool for the accurate data it will allow to collect over numerous factors linked to security: maritime surveillance, borders control, monitoring of population forced displacements, surveillance of ground and maritime moves, etc.

Speakers:
  • Arnaud Danjean, Chairman of the sub-Committee « Security and Defence » of the European Parliament -> get the pdf transcript of this speech: fr
  • Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of DG « Home Affairs », European Commission
  • Alda Silveira Reis, Head of partnerships and military capabilities in the EU Council Secretariat’s crisis management and planning directorate, Council of the European Union
  • General Vincenzo Camporini, Italian Armed Forces, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -> get the pdf transcript of this speech: en
  • Admiral Denis Trioulaire, Capability Directorate, European Defence Agency
  • Giuseppe Morsillo, Head of the Director General's Policy Office, European Space Agency
  • Fritz Merkle, member of the Board, OHB-System
  • General Bernard Molard, Vice-President for Security & Defense, Astrium
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  • Paolo Venturoni, Head of Brussels Office, Finmeccanica
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  • Jurry de la Mar, Account Director, T-Systems International

11.15 - 13.00 SESSION 6

Space Infrastructure to the service of society

Services to road, air and sea transports; management of urban agglomerations, assistance to agriculture; innovating improvement in synchronisation procedures in the sectors of energy, of financial markets, etc.; fishing and maritime policy; civil engineering; public and social services: help to the handicapped, assistance to the sick, etc.

Speakers:
  • Jacqueline Foster, MEP, Vice-president of the « Sky & Space » Intergroup of the European Parliament
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director Trans-European Transport Network & Smart Transport, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Paul Verhoef, Programme Manager, European Commission
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  • Willem de Ruiter, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency
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  • Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking
  • Bo Redeborn, Director Cooperative Network Design, Eurocontrol
  • Magali Vaissière, Director of Telecom and integrated applications, ESA
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  • Linda Quartier, Account Director, T-Systems Belgium
  • Yves Blanc, Director of Institutional and International Relations, Eutelsat

14.30 - 16.15 SESSION 7

Space infrastructures to the service of optimum management of the planet

Surveillance of global warming and climate changes, marine and aquatic milieus, lands (forestry, agricultural area, glaciers, ice packs, barren area, etc.), prevention of natural disasters (storms, cyclones, tsunamis, forest fires, etc.) identification of pollution threats (oil slicks, toxic clouds, water pollution, etc.) etc.

Speakers:
  • Vittorio Prodi, MEP, Chairman of the « Sky & Space » Intergroup in the European Parliament
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  • Jos Delbeke, Director General for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency
  • Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency
  • Paul Counet, Head of Strategy and International Relations, Eumetsat
  • Dominique Marbouty, Director-General, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
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  • Jurry de la Mar, Account Director, T-Systems International
  • Bartolomeo Pernice, International Relations Development, E-Geos
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  • Joel Chenet, Senior Vice President Institutional Business Development - Thales Alenia Space -> get the pdf transcript of this speech: en
  • Alain Bories, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, OHB-Technology -> get the pdf transcript of this speech: en

16.30 - 17.30 SESSION 8

The stakes of space exploration

Robot exploration of space, inhabited flights, international cooperation: political, scientific, technological, industrial, economic stakes? Available capacities and means deficiencies in Europe. Expose of reflections and projects at the outcome of the latest ministerial conference on space.

Speakers:
  • Potito Salatto, Vice-President of the « Sky & Space » Intergroup of the European Parliament
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  • Augusto Gonzalez, Head of Unit, Space Policy and Coordination, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
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  • Giuseppe Reibaldi, Payload Facilities Division, European Space Agency
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  • Michael Menking, Senior Vice-President Orbital Systems and Space Exploration, Head of Site Bremen, Astrium
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  • Jean-Pol Poncelet, Senior Vice President Sustainable Development and Continuous Improvement, Areva
  • Pier Giuliano Lasagni, Senior Vice President AVIO SpA, Chief Space Division
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17.30 - 18.00 CLOSING SESSION

Speakers:
  • Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister in charge of space issues, and representative of the Presidency of the EU Council
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  • Corien Wortmann-Kool, Vice-Chairwoman of the Group of the European People's Party, European Parliament
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  • Patrizia Toia, Vice-Chairwoman of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Paul Weissenberg, Director Aerospace, Defence and Security Industry, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission