Initiative under the high Patronage of:
  • Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament,
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission,
  • Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium.

“More Space for more Europe”

Day 1 - Tuesday 23 January 2018

The composition of sessions as well as the number and the names of individuals mentioned are still indicative, even if most of the speakers have already confirmed.

09:00 – 09:30 WELCOME MESSAGE

Space for a European Union that protects, empowers and defends

Guest Speakers :
  • Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security policy, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, Kingdom of Belgium
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President, Eurospace

09:30 – 11:00 FIRST SESSION

Space strategy for tomorrow - the steps forward

Guest Speaker :
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Q&A Panellists :
  • Monika Hohlmeier, MEP, Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Franck Proust, MEP, Vice-Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer,  European Space Agency
  • Nicolas Chamussy, Executive Vice-President, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Alain Charmeau, President, ArianeGroup
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President & CEO, Thales Alenia Space

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 SECOND SESSION

Space for a prosperous and sustainable Europe - Case study : GNSS and Copernicus for mobility

Guest Speaker :
  • Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission
Q&A Panellists :
  • Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-Chair, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency
  • Representative of DG GROW, European Commission
  • Paul Verhoef, Director of NAV, European Space Agency
  • CEOs - Industry Representatives

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for the Energy Union, European Commission

15:00 – 16:00 THIRD SESSION

Space accessible and safe to operate: independent access, traffic management, space debris and weather conditions

Guest Speaker :
  • Lowri Evans, Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
Q&A Panellists :
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, MEP, Member TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation, European Space Agency
  • Alain Ratier, Director-General, Eumetsat
  • Stéphane Israël, Chairman & CEO, Arianespace
  • Luca Rossettini, CEO, D-Orbit

16:00 – 17:00 FOURTH SESSION

Space for a strong EU on a global scene – examples: climate, science and exploration

Guest Speakers :
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency
Q&A Panellists :
  • Clare Moody, MEP, Vice-Chair, SEDE Subcommittee, European Parliament
  • François Rivasseau, Head of the Security Policy and Space Unit, EEAS
  • Representative of DG GROW, European Commission
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, DLR
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems International
  • CEOs - Industry Representatives

17:00 – 18:15 FIFTH SESSION

Space European financial support perspectives

Guest Speaker :
  • Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development, Italy
Q&A Panellists :
  • Jean Arthuis, MEP, Chair, BUDG Committee, European Parliament
  • Representative of DG BUDG, European Commission
  • Representative of DG GROW, European Commission
  • Giulio Ranzo, CEO, Avio
  • CEOs - Industry Representatives

18:30 CLOSING ADDRESS OF THE FIRST DAY

  • Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission

Day 2 - Wednesday 24 January 2018

The composition of sessions as well as the number and the names of individuals mentioned are still indicative, even if most of the speakers have already confirmed.

09:00 - 09:30 SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

09:30 – 10:45 SIXTH SESSION

Space for a prosperous and social Europe: an asset for a more connected society and economy

Q&A Panellists :
  • Christian Ehler, MEP, Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Representative of DG GROW, European Commission
  • Magali Vaissière, Director of TIA, European Space Agency
  • Martin van Schaik, Senior Vice-President Sales, Thales Alenia Space
  • Karim Michel Sabbagh, President & CEO, SES

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 SEVENTH SESSION

Space for security and defence in Europe: beyond the dual-use

Q&A Panellists :
  • Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces, France
  • Roberta Pinotti, Minister of Defence, Italy
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Françoise Grossetête, MEP, Rapporteur on "European Defence Industrial Development Programme", European Parliament
  • Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General, European External Action Service
  • Pascal Legai, Director, EU Satellite Centre
  • Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Roberto Battiston, President Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
  • Johannes Von Thadden, Senior Vice-President, Head of ISI, Airbus Defence & Space
  • CEOs - Industry Representatives

12:45 – 13:00 CLOSING ADDRESS

  • Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Chair, ITRE Committee, European Parliament