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 :
  • Lowri Evans, Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
Q&A Panellists :
  • 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
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President & CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Fritz Merkle, Member of the Executive Board, OHB
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 SECOND SESSION

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

Guest Speaker :
  • Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission
Q&A Panellists :
  • Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-Chair, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Matthias Petschke, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Paul Verhoef, Director of NAV, European Space Agency
  • Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE
  • Johannes Von Thadden, Senior Vice-President, Head of ISI, Airbus Defence & Space

12:45 SPECIAL ADDRESS

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

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:45 – 15:45 THIRD SESSION

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

Guest Speaker :
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy 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, CEO, Arianespace
  • Luca Rossettini, CEO, D-Orbit
  • Luc Tytgat, Director, Strategy and Safety Management Directorate, EASA

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 FOURTH SESSION

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

Guest Speaker :
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency
Q&A Panellists :
  • Clare Moody, MEP, Vice-Chair, SEDE Subcommittee, European Parliament
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, DLR
  • Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency
  • Simonetta di Pippo, Director, U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
  • Tim Peake, Astronaut, European Space Agency
  • François Rivasseau, Special Envoy for space, Space Task Force, EEAS
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems International

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
  • Monika Hohlmeier, MEP, Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Deputy Secretary-General, European Commission
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Giulio Ranzo, CEO, Avio
  • Sebastian Straube, CEO, Interstellar Ventures
  • Gard Ueland, Chairman, Galileo Services

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

Guest Speaker :
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency
Q&A Panellists :
  • Christian Ehler, MEP, Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Pearse O'Donohue, Director, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation, European Space Agency
  • Rodolphe Belmer, CEO, Eutelsat
  • Evert Dudok, President, ESOA
  • 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

Guest Speaker :
  • Françoise Grossetête, MEP, Rapporteur on "European Defence Industrial Development Programme", European Parliament
Q&A Panellists :
  • Tomasz Husak, Head of cabinet of Commissioner Bieńkowska, European Commission
  • Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General, EEAS
  • Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Pascal Legai, Director, EU Satellite Centre
  • Magali Vaissiere, Director of TIA, European Space Agency
  • Roberto Battiston, President, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
  • Antoine Noguier, Senior Vice-President, Head of Strategy, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Miguel Angel Panduro, CEO, Hisdesat

12:45 – 13:00 CLOSING ADDRESS

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