PLENARY 1 – HEADS OF AGENCIES

Monday 25 September 2017, 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall C & D

As at previous IACs, the International Astronautical Federation is organising a prominent plenary with world space agency leaders. The theme for this year’s plenary is “Business before Science or Science before Business”. Participating Heads of Agencies will present and discuss the focus of their respective agency on new forms of business partnerships and traditional science activities. The event will be divided into 3 main sections. During the first part, the Heads of Agencies will be requested to give a 3-4 minute presentation. In the second part, the Heads of Agencies will be presented with a series of questions by the moderator, engaging them into a lively discussion. The Plenary will conclude with a interactive session with the audience.

Moderator

Jean-Yves LE GALL

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

France

Moderator & speaker

Jan WOERNER

Former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Speakers

Igor KOMAROV

Head, Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSOSMOS)

Russia

Sylvain LAPORTE

President, Canadian Space Agency

Canada

Robert LIGHTFOOT

Associate Administrator & Acting-Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Naoki OKUMURA

President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

Tian YULONG

Secretary General, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

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