Plenary 4: The Game Changers – for a Joint Future in Space

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 13:30 – 14:30
Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall

Claudia Kessler, founder of the Astronautin initiative, will lead a discussion panel with women in leading space roles from politics, industry and international institutions. The all-female panel will be discussing their vision for the future of space. The topics of this panel will include the future of human spaceflight, opportunities in space exploration, and the impact of policies such as the United Nations Sustainability Agenda or EU Space Strategy on society and the planet.

The unique insights and experiences gained by the participants through achieving excellence in their respective professional fields promise an inspirational and engaging debate. The event is set out to open with a short statement from each panelist, followed by questions from Ms. Kessler and the audience.

Moderator

Claudia KESSLER

CEO, HE Space

Germany

Speakers

Pascale EHRENFREUND

Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

Austria

Elzbieta BIENKOWSKA

Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, European Commission

Belgium

Simonetta DI PIPPO

Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Austria

Grazia VITTADINI

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Italy

Lisa CALLAHAN

Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States of America

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