13th ESPI Autumn Conference, 18-19 September 2019
European Space Diplomacy
The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where space policy, agency and industry stakeholders come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.

Registration and Welcome:
(13:00 – 14:00)

 

13:00 – 14:00
Welcome coffee

 

Opening:
Day 1, afternoon (14:00 – 15:00)

14:00 - 14:10
Jean Jacques Tortora, ESPI Director

14:40 - 15:00
Introduction
Sébastien Moranta, ESPI Coordinator of Studies

14:30 - 15:00
Keynote speech
André Rypl (Invited), UN COPUOS, Chair

 

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break

 

Session 1:
European Space Diplomacy, a Policy Perspective (15:30 – 17:30)

15:30 - 15:45
Pierre Delsaux (Invited), European Commission, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

15:45 - 16:00
Giorgio Saccoccia (Invited), ASI, President

16:00 - 16:15
Carine Claeys (Invited), EEAS, Acting Special Envoy for Space

16:15 - 16:30
Françoise Grossetête (Invited), Member of the European Parliament

16:30 - 16:45
Jenni Tapio (Invited), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Chief Specialist

16:45 - 17:00
Thomas Gomart (Invited), IFRI, Director

17:00 – 17:30
Q&A, Wrap-up

Opening:
Day 2, morning (09:30 – 10:00)

09:30 – 10:00
Keynote speech
Jan Wörner (Invited), ESA, Director General

 

10:00 – 10:30
Coffee break

 

Session 2:
Space Diplomacy for Business (10:30 – 12:05)

10:30 - 10:45
Jean-Loïc Galle (Invited), Eurospace, President

10:45 - 11:00
Eric Morel de Westgaver (Invited), ESA, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services

11:00 - 11:15
Francisco Perez Canado (Invited), European Commission, Head of Unit Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials

11:15 - 11:30
Giuseppe Viriglio (Invited), Former CEO at Alenia Space, Former ESA Director of Telecommunications and Navigation

11:30 - 11:45
Hélène Huby (Invited), Global Space Ventures, Partner

11:45 – 12:05
Q&A, Wrap-up

 

12:05 – 13:40
Lunch break

 

Opening:
Day 2, afternoon (13:40 – 17:00)

13:40 – 14:10
Keynote speech
François Rivasseau (Invited), Permanent Representative of France to the UNOG

 

Session 3:
Space Diplomacy for Security and Defence (14:10 – 15:45)

14:10 - 14:25
Wolfgang Roehrig (Invited), EDA, Head of Unit Information Superiority

14:25 - 14:40
Lt Gen Klaus Habersetzer (Invited), NATO's Joint Air Power Competence Centre Executive Director

14:40 - 14:55
Jana Robinson (Invited), PSSI, Space Security Program Director

14:55 - 15:10
Graham Turnock (Invited), UK Space Agency, CEO

15:10 – 15:25
Matthias Petschke (Invited), European Commission, Director, EU Satellite Navigation Programmes

15:25 – 15:45
Q&A, Wrap-up

 

Session 4:
Harnessing opportunities (15:45 – 16:45)

15:45 – 16:45
Roundtable Discussion

  • Hélène Huby (Invited), Global Space Ventures, Partner
  • Matthias Petschke (Invited), European Commission, Director, EU Satellite Navigation Programmes
  • François Rivasseau (Invited), Permanent Representative of France to the UNOG
  • Giuseppe Viriglio (Invited), Former CEO at Alenia Space, Former ESA Director of Telecommunications and Navigation
  • Jan Wörner (Invited), ESA, Director General
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director, ESPI

 

Closing remarks:
(16:45 – 17:00)

16:45 - 17:00
Geneviève Fioraso (Invited), ESPI, Advisory Council

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