2015: EU Space Policy Confronted With the Rising Demand for Services and Applications

Programme and speeches of the conference that took place in Brussels on 27 & 28 January 2015

Initiative under the high patronage of the European Parliament

Day 1 - 27 January 2015

09.00 – 09.45 WELCOME MESSAGE

  • Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President for Energy Union, European Commission
  • Jerzy Buzek, Chair, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, European Space Agency
  • Marco Fuchs, President, Eurospace
  • Michel de Rosen, President, ESOA

09.45 - 11.00 FIRST SESSION

Brave new world: the shifting sands of global competition

Speakers:
  • Angelika Niebler, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES (France)
  • François Auque, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence And Space
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Barry A. Matsumori, Senior Vice President, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
  • Isabelle Sourbès-Verger, Researcher, CNRS

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 SECOND SESSION

What European industrial policy to enable the space sector to contribute to a more innovative and competitive European economy?

Speakers:
  • Monika Hohlmeier, Chair, Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, Secretary General, Eurospace
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG Internal Market & Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, President, DLR (Germany)
  • Alain Charmeau, CEO, Airbus Safran Launchers
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 THIRD SESSION

EGNOS-Galileo and transport activities: How to mobilise public policy and the end-user to fully benefit from this European technology?

Speakers:
  • Dominique Riquet, Vice-Chair, TRAN committee, European Parliament
  • Matthias Petschke, Director, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Didier Faivre, Director of Galileo and Navigation-Related Activities, ESA
  • Patrick Ky, Executive Director, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
  • Hans Bracquené, Chairman, SME4SPACE
  • Libor Lochman, Executive Director, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
  • Christophe Vassal, President of the Directorate, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 FOURTH SESSION

The fight against climate change: the contribution of satellite technology, in particular Copernicus, in the run-up to COP21

Speakers:
  • Henri Malosse, President, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament
  • Wolfgang Scheremet, Director-General, Industry Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Yvon Slingenberg, Senior Advisor, Cabinet of Commissioner Arias Cañete, European Commission
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG Internal Market & Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA
  • Thomas Heege, CEO, EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG
  • Christian Hoffmann, Founder and CEO, Geoville Gmbh
  • Alain Ratier, Director General, Eumetsat

18.00 – 18.10 CLOSING PRESENTATION

  • Edgardo Iozia, Coordinator of the project "Space & Society - Bridging the missing links!", European Economic and Social Committee

Day 2 - 28 January 2015

09.00 – 09.10 OPENING ADDRESS

  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Honorary President of the Sky and Space Intergroup

09:10 - 11:00 FIFTH SESSION

How can the EU help the SatCom industry meet its new challenges: nextgen satellites, launch offers, frequencies, services for new users, etc.?

Speakers:
  • Viviane Reding, INTA Committee, Member of the European Parliament
  • Robert Madelin, Director-General, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Magali Vaissière, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA
  • Eric Fournier, Chairman, Electronic Communications Committee, CEPT
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems International
  • Michel de Rosen, President and CEO, Eutelsat
  • Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace
  • Chris McLaughlin, Senior Vice-Vice-President, Inmarsat
  • Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO, SES

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.45 SIXTH SESSION

State of play: the increasing civil and security & defence synergies of space services

Speakers:
  • Franck Proust, Vice-Chair, Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Claude-France Arnould, Special Envoy for space, European External Action Service
  • Pascal Legai, Director, European Union Satellite Centre
  • Major General Philippe Pontiès, Operation Commander for the EU military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA)
  • Denis Roger, Director, European Synergies and Innovation, European Defence Agency
  • Alessandro Aresu, Member of the Board of Directors, ASI (Italy)
  • Evert Dudok, Executive Vice President, Communication, Intelligence & Security, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Mauro Moretti, CEO, Finmeccanica

12.45 - 13.00 CLOSING ADDRESS

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission