Plenary 4: How to Build a Space Ecosystem

Day: Wednesday 18 May 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:10

Whilst an understanding of the key elements of a space ecosystem is vital, it is also important to understand how a country or region goes about establishing such an ecosystem and the resource requirements needed for such an undertaking. The planning and initial implementation phase is critical, as it determines the long-term sustainability and robustness of a national or regional space ecosystem. Getting this phase wrong could mean long-term adverse impacts in correcting shortcomings in the establishment phase. The session will focus on:

  1. Understanding the framework that could be used in developing a national or regional space ecosystem and how this intersect with other sectors of the economy.
  2. Sharing knowledge and learning of alternative financial models adopted in other countries or regions in establishing space ecosystems.
  3. Identifying the base infrastructure required for developing an efficient and effective space ecosystem.
  4. Grasping the role played by academia in developing the requisite knowledge and skills required for establishing a space ecosystem.

Moderator

Peter MARTINEZ

Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

United States

Keynote Speaker

Valanathan MUNSAMI

Former CEO - South African National Space Agency (SANSA), GLEC 2022 IPC Co-Chair, Chancellor, International Space University (ISU)

South Africa

Speakers

Gabriella ARRIGO

Director, International Affairs Directorate, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

Greg AUTRY

Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Imperial College London

United States

Michal BRICHTA

Head, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) - Slovak Space Office

Slovakia

Carlos Julio EMANUEL

Board Member, Leviathan Space Industries and Former Finance Minister of Ecuador

Ecuador

Ian GROSNER

Federal Attorney, Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)

Brazil

Natavan HASANOVA

Strategic Development and Planning Director, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Guillermo SALVATIERRA

Member of the Board of Directors, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE)

Argentina