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

“Space Strategy for Europe: the road ahead”

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Could the 9th EU Space Conference Come at a Better Time?

With the “Space Strategy for Europe” from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence.

While a European support to technological breakthroughs is more essential than ever to help the European industry to face the profound space changes and the increasing competition from old and new global players, the Conference will take place at the very moment of the review of the current multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020, including Programme Horizon 2020, and of the upcoming preparation of the next MFF for period 2020-2027, with a new EU RD&I Programme.

All these topics are crucial for the future of the European space industry and for a resilient development of a “space market uptake” aiming at creating new space-based services, new enterprises and new jobs in Europe.

To feed such a dynamic, interactive and fruitful debate among the numerous participants - representatives of national and EU institutions, public authorities, industry, research centres, civil society - many high-level guest speakers have already been invited to take the floor.

Among the Personalities to be Invited to Join Us in this Unique Event:
From the European Commission:
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
  • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
  • Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission, Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
  • Lowri Evans, Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Nadia Calviño, Director-General, DG BUDG, European Commission
  • Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Jos Delbeke, Director-General DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • Matthias Ruete, Director-General, DG HOME, European Commission
  • Helga Schmid, Secretary-General, EEAS
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Deputy Secretary-General, European Commission
  • Philippe Brunet, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Matthias Petschke, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, EU GNSS Agency
From the European Defence Agency:
  • Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
From the ESA:
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency
  • Paul Verhoef, ESA - Director of NAV
  • Josef Aschbacher, ESA - Director of EOP
  • Magali Vaissière, ESA- Director of TIA
  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA - Director of IPL
From Eumetsat:
  • Alain Ratier, Director-General, Eumetsat
From the EIB:
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice -President, European Investment Bank
From the European Parliament:
  • Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament
  • Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Chair, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Manfred Weber, MEP, Chair, EPP group, European Parliament
  • Gianni Pittella, MEP, Chair, S&D group, European Parliament
  • Guy Verhofstadt, MEP, Chair, ALDE group, European Parliament
  • Syed Kamall, MEP, Chair, ECR group, European Parliament
  • Jean Arthuis, MEP, Chair, BUDG Committee, European Parliament
  • Michael Cramer, MEP, Chair, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Elmar Brok, MEP, Chair, AFET Committee, European parliament
  • Anna Fotyga, MEP, Chair, SEDE Sub-committee, European Parliament
  • Giovanni La Via, MEP, Chair, ENVI Committee, European Parliament
  • Czesław Adam Siekierski, MEP, Chair, AGRI Committee, European Parliament
  • Monika Hohlmeier, MEP, Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Christian Ehler, MEP, Vice-Chair, SEDE Sub-committee, European Parliament
  • Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-Chair, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Tokia Saïfi, MEP, Vice-Chair, INTA Committee, European Parliament
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, MEP, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Inés Ayala Sender, MEP, Vice-Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Jacqueline Foster, MEP, Vice-Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Françoise Grossetête, MEP, ENVI Committee, European Parliament
  • Franck Proust, MEP, Vice-Chair of “Sky & Space” Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Clare Moody, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Angelika Niebler, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Salvatore Pogliese, MEP, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Herbert Reul, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Massimiliano Salini, MEP, TRAN Committee, European Parliament
  • Anne Sander, MEP, EMPL Committee, European Parliament
  • Andreas Schwab, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Evžen Tošenovský, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Flavio Zanonato, MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Bogdan Zdrojewski, MEP, SEDE Sub-committee, European Parliament
From the National Space Agencies:
  • Roberto Battiston, President, ASI (Italy)
  • Alice Bunn, Director of Policy, UK Space Agency
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair, Executive Board, DLR (Germany)
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES (France)
From the Industrial Sector:
  • Rodolphe Belmer, CEO, Eutelsat
  • Patrice Caine, CEO, Thales Group
  • Nicolas Chamussy, Executive Vice-President, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Alain Charmeau, CEO, Airbus Safran Launchers
  • Evert Dudok, Executive Vice-President, Head of CIS, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Carlos Espinós Gómez, CEO, Hispasat
  • Marco R. Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, President, Eurospace and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Stéphane Israël, Chairman & CEO, Arianespace
  • Thibauld Jongen, CEO, SABCA
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems International
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio
  • Stéphane Richard, CEO, Orange
  • Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO, SES
  • Jesús B. Serrano, CEO, GMV
  • Carlos Suarez, Executive Vice President, INDRA
  • Johannes Von Thadden, Senior Vice-President, Head of ISI, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Chetan Pradhan, Chairman, EARSC
  • Pat Wood, CEO, SSTL
Numerous SMEs representatives, among other, from Eurospace, EARSC, ESOA, Galileo Services Association.