IAF Secretariat

The IAF Secretariat, based in Paris, France, is responsible for the coordination and management of all IAF activities, events and related tasks.

It supports the IAF member organisations, the IAF Technical and Administrative Committees, the Global Conferences (GLUC, GLEX, GLAC, GLIC, GLIS, GLEC), and the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC).

The Secretariat – Who we are


Dr Christian Feichtinger, Executive Director




Giulia Maria Berardi, Deputy Executive Director


  • Deputy Executive Director function
  • Events oversight and integration
  • VIP programme and Heads of Agencies interface

Silvia Antolino, Senior Communications Manager


  • Communications and social media management
  • IAF website and IAF newsletter management
  • Management of AudioVisual Documentation
  • Press Office management
  • Corporate identity management
  • Outreach Programme
  • IAF App management

Isabella Marchisio, Senior Projects Manager


  • Global Networking Forum (GNF) management
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition
  • Plenary Programme
  • IAF Alliance Programme management
  • Interface to Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • Interface to Industry Relations Committee (IRC)

Myriam Morabet, Senior Projects Manager


  • Legal support
  • Management of Technical Programmes
  • Interface to the International Programme Committee (IPC), Committee for Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations (CLIODN), Congress and Symposia Advisory Committee (CSAC), and IAF Regional Groups
  • Interface to International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and International Institute of Space Law (IISL)
  • Coordination of the IAC Hosts Summit

Emma Boisdur, Projects Manager


  • Awards programme management
  • Coordination of ESL Grants Programme, YSL Recognition Programme, YP and ISEB Programmes
  • Interface to Workforce Development-Young Professionals Programme Committee (WD-YPP), Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC), the International Project/Programme Management Committee (IPMC), the Honours and Awards Committee (HAC) and the Space Universities Administrative Committee (SUAC)

Martina Fabbiani, Projects Manager


  • Membership development
  • Global Networking Forum (GNF)
  • Plenary Programme
  • Coordination of the International Meeting for Members of Parliaments (MoP)
  • Room Allocation
  • SpaceOps Secretariat
  • Interface to Space Societies Committee (SCS) and the Space Museums and Science Centres Committee

Evelina Hedman, Creative Services & Projects Manager


  • Publications, Creative design and Events branding management
  • Social media, promotion and support to management of Technical Programmes
  • Coordination of the IAF Public Speaking Skills Lab
  • Interface to IAF Technical Committees and TAC

Giulia Angeletti, Secretary/Accountant


  • Secretarial support
  • Office operations management
  • Invoicing, payments administration and financial accounting
  • Staff administration
  • Events Catering
  • Events Registration

Alessandra D’Argenio, Projects Assistant


  • Support for the Global Networking Forum (GNF) management
  • Support for Sponsorship and Exhibition
  • Support for the Plenary Programme
  • Support for IAF Alliance Programme management
  • Support in the Coordination of the International Meeting for Members of Parliaments (MoP)
  • Support in the Interface to Industry Relations Committee (IRC)

Stefano Pascali, Projects Assistant


  • Support to management of Technical Programmes
  • Support to IAF Technical Committees and TAC
  • Interface to IAF/IAA/IISL Advisory Committee on History Activities (ACHA)

Nico Schoemig, Intern


  • Assisting with the organization of the IAF Spring Meetings
  • Assisting with the organization of GLEC2019
  • Assisting with the implementation of IAC2019 Technical Programme
  • Providing research and administrative support

Carina Viehboeck, Projects Assistant


  • Assisting with the Awards Programmes
  • Assisting with the Next Generation activities
  • Assisting with Communications and social media

Martin Feicthinger, Administrative & Project Support 


  • Website
  • App
  • Database Management


Michel Arnaud, IPC Co-Chairs Advisor

  • Advisor to IPC Co-Chairs
  • Advisor to IAC Steering Group
  • IAC Room Allocation for Technical Sessions


Elena Feichtinger, Projects Manager and Special Advisor


  • Awards Programme Management
  • Interface to IAF Honours and Awards Committee (HAC) and the Space Universities Administrative Committee (SUAC)
  • Management of IDEA “3G” Diversity Platform and programmes


IAF Secretariat

100 Avenue de Suffren 75015 Paris – France
Tel: +33 1 45 67 42 60
Fax: +33 1 42 73 21 20
Email: info@iafastro.org


Segur metro station:10 or Cambronne metro station: line 6

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