EU Space: Trends for the Future

Thursday 24 October 2019, 15:45 – 16:30
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom C

The global space sector is undergoing an important transformation increasing the opportunities and the solutions available. This is crucial considering that space technologies, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of everyone: when using mobile phones and car navigation systems, watching satellite TV or withdrawing cash.

Space is a perfect example of investment that serves as enabler for many of the world challenges today and for the future – including monitoring the sustainable management of natural resources, climate change or migration flows for Copernicus, enabling smart transport systems and precision agriculture for Galileo. Space is also a key enabler of security and protection of people. Above all, Space enables international cooperation, courage, boldness and entrepreneurship.

Moderator

Jean-Luc BALD

First Secretary for Space, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of Americat

United States of America

Speakers

Krzysztof KANAWKA

CEO, Blue Dot Solutions

Poland

Jean-Jacques Tortora

Director, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

Jolanda VAN EIJNDTHOVEN

Deputy Head of Unit for EU Satellite Navigation Programme (Galileo and EGNOS) Legal & Institutional, European Commission

Belgium

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