Developing Space Workforce – Industry Focus

Thursday 4 October 2018, 16:05 – 17:05
Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal

Attracting of skilled workforce for space industry is always a challenge. There are few important issues to consider: lack of motivation of young people to study engineering subjects, aging of workforce in space industry especially in Europe, scarcity of certain professions as for example system engineering, product assurance etc.

The panellists will discuss the specific problems space industry faces today: scarcity of certain professions, aging of workforce and capture of knowledge accumulated as well as discuss the way forward. The panellists are invited from major prime industrial companies from USA, Europe, China as well as academia and space agencies.

Organized by:

IAF Global Workforce Development Subcommittee

Moderator

Olga ZHDANOVICH

Adjilon for ESA, European Space Agency (ESA)

Bulgaria

Speakers

Mary SNITCH

Lead, External Engagements, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States of America

Vera MAYOROVA

Professor, Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Russia

Andrew Herd

Senior Engineer Knowledge Management, European Space Agency (ESA)

Maria Antonietta PERINO

Director International Network Opportunities Development, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy

Yuguang YANG

Professor, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC)

Lisa La Bonté

Founder & CEO, Arab Youth Venture Foundation

Team Germany

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