14th ESPI Autumn Conference (28.09.2020 - 2.10.2020)

The Topic 

The post-2030 European Space Agenda (2020)

The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where policy and industry stakeholders in the space sector come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, ESPI decided this year to make its first online conference. This year’s Autumn Conference will address the topic of "The post-2030 European Space Agenda" to discuss ways to shape Europe’s space strategy for the decades to come. A particular focus will be placed on topics identified as key challenges for the future of Europe and the world and on the role that space can and must play in overcoming them.

The fourteenth Autumn Conference will span across one week (28th of September – 2nd of October), with one panel every day from 15:30 to 17:00 CEST. It will be organised along the following five sessions:

  1. Space and the European Green Deal – Harnessing space for a greener future
  2. Streaming, 5G/6G, Internet of Things – Space in the future of connectivity
  3. Space: a relevant tool for the changing security landscape
  4. A new impetus to Europe’s international cooperation in space
  5. Which strategy for future challenges?

The sessions will allow to discuss the topics at hand, and the remote audience will be able to ask questions to the speakers through the online conference software used. Participants to the Conference include stakeholders from the public and industry domains, as well as actors from non-space domains, in order to bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas on how space can better contribute to the future.

Session 1:

Simonetta di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Simonetta Cheli, Chief Strategy Officer of ESA

Session 2:

Jean-François Bureau, Chairman of “Innovation and Organization Conseil”, Eutelsat consultant

Magali Vaissière, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA

Jurry de la MarAccount Director for International Research and Space Programs, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems

Session 3:

Pascal Legai, Senior Adviser, Earth Observation, ESA

Sorin Ducaru, Director, European Union Satellite Centre

Anja Korenblik, Chief of Programme Development and Management Unit, UNODC Research and Trend Analysis Branch

Alberto Águeda Maté, Head of Division, Institutional Programs Flight Dynamics and Operations Aerospace, GMV

Session 4:

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy



Event Properties

Event Date 28.09.2020 1:30 pm GMT
Event End Date 02.10.2020 3:00 pm GMT

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