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 M. HORACK

Vice President for Space Systems, Teledyne Brown Engineering

United States of America

Speakers

Part I 15:45 – 16:30

Roberto BATTISTON

Former President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

Raul KULICHEVSKY

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

Argentina

Jean-Yves LE GALL

Former President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

Fernanda LINS LEAL UCHOA DE LIMA

Space Application Officer, Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)

Brazil

Francisco Javier MENDIETA JIMENEZ

General Director, Agencia Espacial Mexicana (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

Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

Austria

Sergey KRIKALEV

Executive Director for Piloted Spaceflights, ROSCOSMOS

Russia

Valanathan MUNSAMI

CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

Guillermo SALVATIERRA

CEO, FRONTEC

Argentina

Kai-Uwe SCHROGL

European Space Agency (ESA)

Germany

Supported by

the electric factory
Uruguay Natural

Endorsed by

De interés ANII

Sponsors

Chivas

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