#NextSpace: Teamwork, Human Expansion and Boomerangs from Space

Day: Monday 19 September
Time: 16:45 - 17:30 CEST
Location: Room N01, Level 3, Hall 7, Paris Convention Centre

The Space industry is changing. But that’s nothing new. Space has been pushing back the realms of the possible for decades and that’s what makes it so exciting.

The industry today takes many forms. Original pioneers who have innovation coursing through their veins. Newer players taking centre stage with impressive technology and far-flung ambitions. Start-ups developing niche technologies. Media and influencers that helped create and foster an increased public awareness and fascination with Space endeavours. Last but not least, players from areas that would once have been considered entirely unrelated are now ready to benefit from space exploration in new ways, and these non-space players will become key for some future endeavours.

A distinguished panel of representatives of the above groups will discuss what the future holds for Humanity's presence in Space, the envisioned expansion of the Human experience in Space in the years and decades to come, and how humans will live in different destinations... from LEO to Moon and Mars and maybe one day beyond.

Participants will elaborate how the developments that are necessary for this expansion of the human presence can be a 'technological boomerang' that will be pivotal to building a better tomorrow by improving life on Earth.

This session is organized by:


Laura TODD

Vice President Space Exploration Future Programmes, Airbus Defence and Space SAS



Soyoung CHUNG

Senior Researcher, Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Republic of Korea


Managing Partner, E2MC Ventures


Antonino SALMERI

Space Lawyer, Lunar Policy Platform



President & Founder, Spartan Space