The IAF hosted an IAF Luncheon at the 10th Annual Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels on 23 January 2018 with all key players and personalities from the European Space Industry.
IAF President, Jean-Yves Le Gall demonstrated to the delegates how the IAF and Europe are advocating for a more connected space world. He also insisted on the need to maintain strong investment in research and innovation to boost the industry’s competitiveness in export markets, and adopt other approaches to innovation by partnering with a wide range of international space players. Hence the importance of the “IAF Global Innovation Agenda” he created in 2016 to guarantee the sustainable development of the Federation and to prepare it for the global challenges ahead.
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union also pointed out the importance of having a strong political support to keep a strong EU Space Industry thus the interest of improving the budget of the commission for the space policy.
Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Space, Internal Market & Entrepreneurship, likewise delivered a message to the audience describing all the progress th Commission for Space made in the past 5 years.
The Luncheon, offered in the prestigious surroundings of the Egmont Palace, ended with a short video on IAF’s latest successes in promoting global space cooperation