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

14:10 - 14:20

Klaus Pseiner, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, Managing Director

14:20 - 14:50
Keynote Speech 
Jan Wörner, ESA, Director General

14:50 - 15:20
Keynote speech
André Rypl, UN COPUOS, Chair

 

15:20 – 15:40
Coffee break

 

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

15:40 - 15:55
Pierre Delsaux, European Commission, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

15:55 - 16:10
Giorgio Saccoccia, ASI, President

16:10 - 16:25
Carine Claeys, EEAS, Acting Special Envoy for Space

16:25 - 16:40
Graham Turnock, UK Space Agency, CEO

16:40 - 16:55
Jenni Tapio, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Chief Specialist

16:55 - 17:10
Piero Messina, ESA, Strategy Department

17:10 – 17:30
Q&A, Wrap-up

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

09:30 – 10:00
Keynote speech
Sebastien Moranta, ESPI, Coordinator of Studies

 

10:00 – 10:30
Coffee break

 

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

10:30 - 10:45
Olivier Lemaitre, Eurospace, Secretary General

10:45 - 11:00
Luca del Monte, ESA, Head of Industrial Policy and SME Division

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, Former CEO at Alenia Space, Former ESA Director of Telecommunications and Navigation

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

11:45 - 12:00
Kai-Uwe Schrogl, German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

12:00 – 12:20
Q&A, Wrap-up

 

12:20 – 13:40
Lunch break

 

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

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

 

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

14:10 - 14:25
Jana Robinson, PSSI, Space Security Program Director

14:25 - 14:40
Brig. Gen Giuseppe Sgamba, NATO's Joint Air Power Competence Centre Executive Director

14:40 - 14:55
Wolfgang Roehrig, EDA, Head of Unit Information Superiority

14:55 - 15:10
Sorin Ducaru, EU Satellite Centre, Director

15:10 - 15:25
Augusto Gonzalez, European Commission, Adviser to the EU Satellite Navigation Programmes

15:25 – 15:40
Q&A, Wrap-up

 

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

15:45 – 16:45
Roundtable Discussion

  • Hélène Huby, Global Space Ventures, Partner
  • Stephane Israel, Arianespace, CEO
  • Augusto Gonzalez, Adviser to the EU Satelitte Navigation Programmes/EC, Director
  • Giuseppe Viriglio, Former CEO at Alenia Space, Former ESA Director of Telecommunications and Navigation
  • Francois Rivasseau, Former CEP at Alenia Space, Former ESA Director of Telecommunications and Navigation

 

Closing remarks:
(16:45 – 17:00)

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

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