PLENARY 1: Heads of Agencies

Monday 26 September 2016, 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Guadalajara Hall 4,5,6,9&10

The Heads of Agencies plenary event is one of the highlight of the IAC, bringing together the leaders of the major space agencies worldwide. This year’s Heads of Agencies Plenary will focus on the theme “Space Exploration: the past, present and future”. The Plenary will be kicked-off with the Heads of Agencies briefly presenting the main developments within their Agency since the last IAC in Jerusalem: major decisions taken; major projects launched and major developments for the next years. The moderator will then run the discussion on Space Exploration and, to conclude an interactive Q&A session with the audience is foreseen?

Moderator

John M. HORACK

Vice President for Space Systems, Teledyne Brown Engineering

United States of America

Co-moderator

Minoo RATHNASABAPATHY

Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

Panelists

Charles F. BOLDEN

12th Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Naoki OKUMURA

President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

Jan WOERNER

Former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Sylvain LAPORTE

President, Canadian Space Agency

Canada

Igor KOMAROV

Head, Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSOSMOS)

Russia

Wu YANHUA

Vice Administrator, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

China

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