Challenges Ahead for a Responsible Space Sector

Day: Monday 25 October
Time: 15:55 -16:55 GST
Location: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre

The objective of this session is to draw the attention of the audience on the need to act collectively to effectively respond to global challenges linked to climate change, environmental protection, and social responsibility. ESA and key European space actors mobilise on joint initiatives.

Top-level Executives will stress the need for joint effort to best meet the current global challenges and then identify priority-actions set for their organisations

  • Address their responsibility of action towards global challenges
  • Demonstrate their engagement inside and outside their own organisation
  • Highlight the importance of acting together
  • Stress the need to define common objectives and actions towards a more sustainable and socially responsible space sector
  • Address expectations from the public

Federated by ESA along the objectives of Agenda 2025, public and private actors have collectively identified common principles and values which will guide them in their undertakings to meet global challenges. Executives from key public and private European space actors will debate about possible joint initiatives to address sustainability and social responsibility topics.

The round table will be moderated by ESA Chief Climate and Sustainability Officer asking questions to panellists on

  • Current undertakings in their organisation to meet global challenges
  • Priorities for further common action at European and global level

Panellists will have the opportunity to talk about the need of a collective action and the identified joint initiatives.

This session is organized by

Speakers

FIRST PART

Josef ASCHBACHER

Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Philippe BAPTISTE

President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

Paul BATE

Chief Executive, UK Space Agency

United Kingdom

Hervé DERREY

President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space France

France

Marco FUCHS

CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, OHB System AG-Bremen

Germany

Philippe PHAM

SVP Head of Earth Observation and Science, Airbus Defence and Space SAS

France

SECOND PART

Morena BERNARDINI

Strategy Vice President, ArianeGroup SAS

France

Massimo COMPARINI

CEO, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy

Francesca LILLO

Vice President Health, Safety and Environment, AVIO SpA

Italy

Kris VANDERHAUWAERT

Managing Director, VRI, European Liaison Officer, SME4Space

Belgium

Andrea VENA

Chief Climate and Sustainability Officer, European Space Agency (ESA)

France