On 10–12 December in Rome, Italy, ESA is offering a special programme of events at the New Space Economy European Expoforum (NSE).
Participation in ESA's programme of events is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory to obtain an access badge.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will have the opportunity to exchange views on a wide range of topics with existing and new industrial players, innovative SMEs, investors, new ventures, start-ups, research centres, space agencies and institutions with interest in space.
The second edition of the Global Space Economic Forum takes place on 11 December. Register by sending an email to email@example.com along with your contact information (Family name, First name, Company affiliation).
10 December: Space for Earth
9:30–16:15 Location: ESA booth
Jan Wörner, Director General ESA
Future of Mobility
Karol Oparta, Heller
Simon Roberts, University of Nottingham
Oscar Pozzobon, Qascom
Marco Esposito, Cosine
11 December: Global Space Economic Forum
10.30–16.00 Location: "Sala Aurelia"
|10.30–10.45||Introduction, Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA|
|10:45–11:00||Keynote Speech, Gianpaolo Manzella, Undersecretary, Italian Ministry of Economic Development|
Round Table: How to Integrate Space into Economy and Society
Francois Spiero, Strategic Roadmaps Manager, CNES
Economics of Science
Johannes Gutleber, Accelerator and Technology Sector Directorate Office, CERN
Round Table: Fostering Space Economy In Europe ESA_Lab: Cooperation between ESA and Universities
Pierre-Guy Amand, Director Advanced Technologies Propulsion, ArianeGroup
Inspirational Speech: Benefits of Space on Economy and Society
Samantha Cristoforetti, Astronaut, ESA
Round Table: Open Innovation
Roberto Cingolani, CTO, Leonardo
Smart Cities Challenges
David Da Torre, Managing Director Count+Care GmbH & Co. KG / Digitalstadt Darmstadt GmbH
|16.15–16.30||Conclusions: Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA|
11 December: Academia Supporting ESA in Strategic Reflections
9:30–12:00 Location: ESA booth
In the evolution of the space sector, ESA recognises the large benefit brought by exploring new perspectives and performing research with academia. Academia bring valuable external perspectives and a fresh eye on difficult questions. The outcome of their research is beneficial in the two ways; complex answers can be found and implemented by giving rigour and new perspectives to problems, while at the same time, synergies are exploited by bridging the skills and competences. These talks promote current initiatives and projects undertaken in the Agency with academic experts and will show how an agency can benefit from those fruitful partnerships.
Visit the ESA booth for this event.
Moderator: Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi, European Space Agency
“Measuring the demand for space applications unlocks the value created by the European Space Agency”
“How Public Value can contribute to decision maker”
Dr. Rick Wylie, University of Central Lancashire, UK
“Unearthing Value Creation: towards Integrated Thinking @ ESA”
Dr. Fabrizio Grana', ESCP Europe
11 December: Access to finance for space in Europe: Obstacles and opportunities for space companies
14:00–16:30 Location: ESA booth
Finance for Space: One-size Fits All?
Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industrial Policy and Legal Services, ESA
Financial Instruments, Due Diligence and ROI in the Space Sector
Milena Messori, Head of New Products and Special Transactions, EIB
12 December: Worldwide Competitiveness of European Space Industry
9:30–16:15 Location ESA booth
ESA’s toolbox to support a sustainable development of the European space industrial basis
Geraldine Naja, Head of Industrial Policy and Auditing Department, ESA
Challenges and opportunities in the global space markets: an industrial perspective
Introductory remarks and Moderator: Kim Schofield, Managing Partner, O2K
Business Opportunities for European Space Industry in the UAE
Anas Zeineddine, Executive Director, Krypto Labs
Business Opportunities for European Space Industry in Australia
Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of Western Australia