2014: EU Space Policy What Direction for Europe in Space Between Now and 2020?

Programme and speeches of the conference that took place in Brussels on 28 & 29 January 2014

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

Day 1 - 28 January 2014

09.00 - 09.45 OPENING SESSION

  • José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
  • Martin Schulz, President, European Parliament
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, European Commission
  • Marco Fuchs, President, Eurospace
  • Michel de Rosen, President, ESOA

09.45 - 11.15 FIRST PLENARY SESSION

European space industry: facing the challenge of competition

Speakers:
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, European Commission
  • Angelika Niebler, Rapporteur on the Communication on Space Industrial Policy, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, ESA
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES (France)
  • François Auque, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio

11.45 - 13.00 SECOND PLENARY SESSION

International dimension of space: cooperation and competition

Speakers:
  • Zbigniew Zaleski, Member of the European Parliament
  • David Parker, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Thomas Reiter, Director, Human Spaceflight and Operations, ESA
  • Petros Sourmelis, Head of Unit, DG TRADE, European Commission
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Kenneth Hodgkins, Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, US Department of State
  • Alison Tait, Director General of Policy, Canadian Space Agency

14.30 - 16.00 THIRD PLENARY SESSION

EU space programmes: prospective state-of-play

Speakers:
  • Lena Kolarska-Bobinska, Minister for Science and Higher Education, Polish Governement
  • Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Rapporteur for the Budget Committee on Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and SST, Rapporteur on the ‘Horizon 2020’ Specific Programme, European Parliament
  • Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director-General, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Vittorio Prodi, Rapporteur for the ITRE committee on Copernicus, President of the Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, Rapporteur on the Regulation on the implementation and exploitation of European Satellite Navigation Systems, European Parliament
  • Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA
  • Matthias Petschke, Director, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Stéphane Israël, President and CEO, Arianespace
  • Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT
  • Han Wensink, President, EARSC
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency

16.30 - 18.00 FOURTH PLENARY SESSION

The growing role of satellite telecommunications, and new challenges for operators

Speakers:
  • Patrizia Toia, Vice-President of the Industry, Research and Energy committee, European Parliament
  • Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Magali Vaissière, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA
  • Augusto Gonzalez, Head of Unit, Policy and Space Research, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Eric Fournier, Chairman of the Electronic Communications Committee
  • Romain Bausch, President and CEO, SES
  • Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO, Eutelsat
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems International

DAY 2 - 29 JANUARY 2014

09.00 - 10.45 FIFTH PLENARY SESSION

What are the new challenges and opportunities for europe in space?

Speakers:
  • Rt. Hon. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, UK Government
  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, European Commission
  • Amalia Sartori, Chair, Industry, Research and Energy Committee, European Parliament
  • Jean-Claude Thébault, Director General, Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA)
  • Alvaro Gimenez Cañete, Director Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, DLR
  • Enrico Saggese, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)
  • Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice-President, Air Liquide
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, Secretary General, Eurospace

11.15 - 13.00 SIXTH PLENARY SESSION

The defence and security dimension of space services and activities

Speakers:
  • Mario Mauro, Minister for defence, Italian government
  • Arnaud Danjean, Chairman, Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), European Parliament
  • Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, DG HOME, European Commission
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General, DG MARKT, European Commission
  • Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director-General, DG ENTR, European Commission
  • Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary-General, European External Action Service
  • Michel Praet, cabinet member for the President of the European Council
  • Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive, EDA
  • Evert Dudok, Executive Vice President, Communication, Intelligence & Security, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Giovanni Soccodato, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Innovation, Finmeccanica