Location: Conference Room 4th floor Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Monday 21 May 2018, 14:30 – 15:30


The GLAC 2018 Opening Ceremony will see the participation of many prominent figures coming from the Uruguayan Ministries and the global Space sector.
The two co-organising organisations will welcome the delegation thanks to Marta Gaggero, Chief Counsel of the Centro de Investigacion y Difusion Aeronautico-Espacial, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the International Astronautical Federation.
Give the importance of the event, also the Uruguayan Ministry of the Defense, Jorge Menéndez, as well as representative from the Ministry of Livestock Agriculture and Fisheries will take the stand together with Pascale Ehrenfreund, head of the German Space Agency (DLR), also IAF Vice President of the IAF for Global Conferences.

IAF Executive Director, Christian Feichtinger, will be the Master of Ceremony for the whole event.




Jorge Menéndez

Minister of Defense






Jean-Yves Le Gall


International Astronautical Federation (IAF)







Amalia Álvarez

Director of Promotion of Agricultural Information Systems 

Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries





Pascale Ehrenfreund

IAF Vice President for Communications, Publications  and Global,Conferences


Chair of Executive Board

German Aerospace Center (DLR)





Marta Gaggero

Chief Counsel

Centro de Investigacion y Difusion Aeronautico-Espacial (CIDA-E)






Master of Ceremonies


Christian Feichtinger

Executive Director

International Astronautical Federation (IAF)