PLENARY 1

High Level Panel on Space Applications for Socio-Economic Growth

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

Monday 21 May 2018, 15:45 – 17:30

 

Since the opening of the space frontier, with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, Space has become a utility in our daily lives.  Like that initial Sputnik launch, Neil Armstrong’s walk on the Moon, and Hubble Space Telescope Pictures, Space still brings great wonder and inspiration, incredible technical and human achievements, and tantalizes our imaginations. However, and perhaps more importantly, space has also become an essential and foundational ingredient for civilization. In short, space applications are fundamental contributors to stable societies, and to the growth of these societies, their economies, and the well-being of their citizens.  Whether through telecommunications, remote sensing, GPS navigation, or other space applications, we simply cannot imagine today’s world without these and many other space applications.  The distribution of space applications and their impacts, however, are unequal – as is the distribution of economic, social, educational, and quality-of-life opportunities around the world – creating both challenges and opportunities for economic and sisal growth around the world. This two-part panel discussion will address some of the key drivers of space applications in today’s developed and emerging economies, and articulate how space is being used around the world for socio-economic growth today, and in the future.  We particularly focus particularly on the application of space for positive outcomes in Central and South America, and cultivate discussion on innovative partnerships and collaborations to help further the benefits of space applications for socio-economic growth of all people everywhere.

 

Moderator

John Horack

Professor and Neil Armstrong Chair
The Ohio State University – College of Engineering

United States

 

 

 

Speakers

 

Part I 15:45 – 16:30

 

Roberto Battiston

President
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

 

 

 

Raul Kulichevsky

Deputy Executive and Technical Director
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE)

Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Yves Le Gall  

President
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

 

 

 

 

 

Fernanda Lins Leal Uchôa de Lima

Space Application Officer
Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)

Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez 

General Director
Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Break 16:30 – 16:45

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

 

Part II 16:45 – 17:30

 

Pascale Ehrenfreund 

Chair of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergey Krikalev

Executive Director of Piloted Spaceflights
ROSCOSMOS

Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valanathan Munsami

Chief Executive Officer 
South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guillermo Salvatierra

CEO and CTO
FRONTEC S.A.

Argentina

 

 

Kai-Uwe Schrogl 

Chief Strategy Officer
European Space Agency (ESA)

France