Plenary 1: Heads of Agencies

Monday 1 October 2018, 13:15 – 14:45
Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall

The International Astronautical Federation is organising its flagship plenary with world space agency leaders. The theme for this year’s plenary is “Involving Everyone – What’s New for the Space Agencies?”. Participating Heads of Agencies will present and discuss how their respective agencies are reacting to a changing space environment with new actors getting involved and how they are successfully involving the broadest spectrum of space and non-space actors. The event will be divided into 3 main sections. In the first part, the Heads of Agencies will be asked to give a 3-4 minute presentation and will raise questions to the audience. 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 an interactive session with the audience.

Moderator

Maggie ADERIN-POCOCK

Space Scientist, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

United Kingdom

Speakers

Hiroshi YAMAKAWA

President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

Jim BRIDENSTINE

Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Sylvain LAPORTE

President, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Canada

Jan WOERNER

Former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Kejian ZHANG

Administrator, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

China

Dmitry LOSKUTOV

Director General, JSC Glavkosmos

Russia

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