2011: A European Space Policy for Citizens and Society

Programme and speeches of the conference that took place in Brussels on 8 & 9 November 2011

Initiative under the patronage of
Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission,
Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
Mr Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Day 1 - 8 November 2011

08.45 - 09.30 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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  • José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
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09.30 - 10.00 FIRST PLENARY SESSION

Space: in pursuit of the European general interest

Speakers:
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Waldemar Pawlak, Polish Minister of Economy
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, European Space Agency
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  • Vittorio Prodi, Chairman of the Sky & Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Evert Dudok, President, Eurospace
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10.00 - 11.30 SECOND PLENARY SESSION

Industrial policy and innovation

Speakers:
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Joseph Daul, Chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party, European Parliament
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  • Dominique Ristori, Director General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
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  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Procurement, Financial Operations and Legal Affairs, European Space Agency
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  • François Auque, CEO, Astrium
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  • Reynald Seznec, President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace
  • Carlo Gualdaroni, CEO, Telespazio

11.30 - 13.00 THIRD PLENARY SESSION

Space: a tool for crisis prevention and management

  • Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
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  • Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary-General, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Hannes Swoboda, Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
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  • Pascal Legai, Deputy Director, European Union Satellite Centre
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  • Ruy Pinto, Vice President Inmarsat and Chairman designate UKspace
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  • Ralf Nejedl, Managing Director, T-Systems Belgium
  • Lucio Magliozzi, COO, Telespazio
  • Eric Beranger, Chairman, European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)
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14.30 - 16.00 FOURTH PLENARY SESSION

Space for oceans, environment and climate

Speakers:
  • Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action
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  • Corinne Lepage, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
  • Bernhard Friess, Director Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
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  • Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency
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  • Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT
  • Joel Chenet, Senior Vice President Institutional Affairs and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space
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  • Jurry de la Mar, Account Director, T-Systems International
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  • Alain Bories, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, OHB
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  • Stéphane Israël, Vice President, GMES and European institutional Business, Geo-Information Services, Astrium Services
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  • Iain Shepherd
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16.45 - 18.00 FIFTH PLENARY SESSION

Territorial planning, agriculture, transport and telecommunications

Speakers:
  • Jacqueline Foster, Vice President of the Sky & Space Intergroup, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament
  • David Wilkinson, Director, Scientific Policy, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Edgardo Maria Iozia, President of the Single Market Observatory and Rapporteur for the Opinion on “A space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens”, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Alain Bénéteau, President, Nereus
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  • Vidal Ashkenazi, Chief Executive, Nottingham Scientific Ltd
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  • Colin Paynter, Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Astrium
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  • Philippe Glaesener, Vice President & General Manager Governments & Institutions, SES Jean-François Bureau, Director of Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat

Day 2 - 9 November 2011

09.00 - 10.30 SIXTH PLENARY SESSION

Infrastructures governance

Speakers:
  • Vladimir Remek, Vice-President of the Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament
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  • Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister in charge of Science Policy
  • Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, DLR (Germany)
  • David Williams, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency (United Kingdom)
  • Thierry Duquesne, Director for Programmes and Strategy, CNES (France)
  • Geraldine Naja, Head of Coordination with EU Institutions, European Space Agency
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  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

10.45 - 12.45 SEVENTH PLENARY SESSION

Financial support for space-based assets and services

Speakers:
  • Hervé Jouanjean, Director General, Directorate General for Budget, European Commission
  • Reimer Böge, Member of the Committee on Budgets, Rapporteur on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020
  • Damien Abad, Member of the Committee on Budgets, European Parliament
  • Edit Herczog, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
  • Gerassimos Thomas, Director of Finance, coordination with EIB, EBRD and IFIs, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Gunnar Muent, Director “Innovation and Competitiveness” in the Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
  • Giuseppe Morsillo, Director of Policies, Planning and Control, European Space Agency
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  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Thales Alenia Space Italy
  • Patrick McDougal, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat
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  • Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec
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  • Giuseppe Viriglio, Chairman, Telespazio
  • Massimo Di Lazzaro
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12.45 - 13.30 CONCLUSIONS

  • Peter Hulsroj, Director, European Space Policy Institute
  • Giles Chichester, Vice President of the European Parliament
  • Aldo Patriciello, Rapporteur on the European Commission’s Communication on a Space Strategy for the EU, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
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  • Luc Van den Brande, Vice President, Committee of the Regions
  • Antonio Preto, Head of Cabinet to Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Mircea Cazan, Vice-Chair of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference
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