IAF Global Networking Forum (GNF)

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In line with the IAF motto “Connecting Space People” and its mission of promoting partnerships in the space community, advancing international development, sharing knowledge and preparing the workforce of tomorrow, the Federation felt the need to create a global, comprehensive and appealing platform, targeting young professionals, students, experts, decision and policy makers and all actors that could contribute to the networking spirit of such platform.

Hence, the Federation developed the concept of the IAF Global Networking Forum (GNF) and was proud to introduce it during the IAC 2012 in Naples. Given the IAF’s diverse stakeholder portfolio, the activities of the Federation are tailored according to their respective needs. Not only at the IAC, but also during the IAF Spring Meetings and other partner events, the GNF format is successfully used to promote cooperation in the space community.

Help us foster the interaction and the discussion with small & medium-sized enterprises, R&D institutions, universities and larger organisations through the IAF Global Networking Forum.

We are waiting for your ideas!

Past GNF Events


GNF events in 2016
GNF events in 2015
GNF events in 2014
GNF events in 2013
GNF events in 2012

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We are always looking for new and innovative ideas for our GNF events, so please do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss possible partnerships with you!

Isabella Marchisio

IAF Projects Manager and GNF Activities Coordinator


Giulia Maria Berardi

IAF Deputy Executive Director


If you already have an idea of the type of event you would like to organise, please fill in the Proposal Form here below and send it back to us.

Become a GNF Sponsor!

Click here for the IAC2016 Sponsorship Kit

Past GNF Sponsors

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Airbus Defence and Space
Tyvak Nanosatellites
Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Sierra Nevada Corporation
International Lunar Observatory Association
ILA Berlin


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
European Space Agency (ESA)
China Manned Space Agency
IAF Young Professionals Programme
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Norwegian Space Agency
Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)
Beihang University
European Union External Action
Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E)
Space Policy Journal
Liquifer Systems Group and Earth2Orbit
Association Aéronautique & Astronautique de France (3AF)
World Space Week
International Institute of Space Law (IISL)