SPEAKERS

Institutional Speakers

Mazahir AFANDIYEV

Member of Parliament, Milli Majlis - Parliament of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Abderrazak AHLOUCH

Head of the Moroccan-Azerbaijani Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, Parliament of Azerbaijan

Morocco

Sarah AL AMIRI

Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri - Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairwoman, UAE Space Agency

United Arab Emirates

Salim ALMALIK

Director General Cabinet, Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Morocco

Elnur ALLAHVERDIYEV

Member of Parliament, Milli Majlis - Parliament of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Vugar BAYRAMOV

Parlamentarian, National Parliament of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Arnold BENCE ÁCS

Head of Department for Space Policy and Space Activities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Hungary

Florian-Dorel BODOG

Vice President of the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Senate of Romania

Romania

Jorge CICCOROSSI

Senior Engineer, Space Systems Coordination Division, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Switzerland

Nicușor CIONOIU

Member of the Committee on Communications, Information Technology, and Artificial Intelligence, Senate of Romania

Romania

Luca DELL'ORO

Chief of the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Section, United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)

Switzerland

Mehmet FATIH KACIR

Minister of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology

Türkiye

Aarti HOLLA-MAINI

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

Austria

Marius HUMELNICU

President of the Committee on Communications, Information Technology, and Artificial Intelligence, Senate of Romania

Romania

Fani KALLIANOU DE JONG

Principal Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

United Kingdom

Anar KARIMOV

Representative of ICESCO in Azerbaijan, Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Azerbaijan

Malte KAUFMANN

Member of the Committee of Economic Affairs, German Parliament

Germany

Jan KUBÍK

Member, Chamber of Deputies

Czech Republic

Kevin O'CONNEL

Director (Office of Space Commerce), U.S. Department of Commerce

United States

Malik OLZHABEKOV

Vice-Minister, Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Kubanychbek OMURALIEV

Secretary-General, Organization of Turkic States

Türkiye

Muchfig MAMMEDLI

Member of Parliament, Milli Majlis - Parliament of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Tahir MIRKISHILI

Chairman of Committee for Economic Policy, Industries and Enterprising, Parliament of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Eusebiu-Manea PISTRU

Member of the Committee on Communications, Information Technology, and Artificial Intelligence, Senate of Romania

Romania

Maricel POPA

Member of the Committee on Communications, Information Technology, and Artificial Intelligence, Senate of Romania

Romania

Qamar RAHEEL

Head of Science and Technology Sector, Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Morocco

Nazim SAMADOV

Ambassador of the Republic of Morocco and Permanent representative, Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Morocco

Chris SCHACHT

Former Senator and Minister, Senate of Australia

Australia

Muhammad SHARIF

Director/Advisor Science and Technology, Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Morocco

Tamás TORMA

Ambassador of Hungary, Baku Embassy of Hungary

Hungary

Jolanda VAN EIJNDTHOVEN

Director of the Space Data Economy and International Cooperation Unit (DG DEFIS), European Commission

Belgium

Lene WESTGAARD-HALLE

Member, Paliament of Norway

Norway

Bogusław WONTOR

Chairman of the Polish Space Group, Polish Parliament

Poland

Zeynep YILDIZ

Member of the National Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Commission, The Grand National Assembly of Turkey

Türkiye

Ahmet YOZGATLIGİL

Vice Minister of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology

Türkiye

Agency Speakers

Ahmed AL-GHOFAILI

Sector Head – Space Exploration and Science, Saudi Space Agency (SSA)

Saudi Arabia

Ali AL-QARNI

Astronaut, Saudi Space Agency (SSA)

Saudi Arabia

M. S. ANURUP

Director, Space Transportation Programme Office (STPO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India

Samaddin ASADOV

Chairman of the Board, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Mishaal ASHEMIMRY

Aerospace Consultant & Special Advisor to CEO, Saudi Space Agency (SSA)

Saudi Arabia

Tuva Cihangir ATASEVER

Astronaut, Turkish Space Agency (TUA)

Türkiye

Dunay BADIRKHANOV

Vice Chairman, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Ismat BAKHISHOV

Director of GIS Center, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

John-David BARTOE

Astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Association of Space Explorers

United States

Fidan BEHBUDOVA

Head of PR and Communication Unit, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Miguel BELLO MORA

Director General, Spanish Space Agency

Spain

Sharmila BHATTACHARYA

Program Scientist for Space Biology in the Biological and Physical Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Yury BORISOV

Director General, ROSCOSMOS

Russia

Michal BRICHTA

Director, Slovak Space Office - Industry Branch

Slovakia

A. C. CHARANIA

Agency Chief Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Meganne CHRISTIAN

Reserve Astronaut / Exploration Commercialisation, UK Space Agency

United Kingdom

Dina CONTELLA

ISS Program Operations Integration Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

James FREE

Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Sean FULLER

Gateway International Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Robyn GATENS

Director of the International Space Station, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

James GRAF

Director, Earth Science and Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

United States

D. GOWRISANKAR

Director, Office of International & Interagency Cooperation, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India

Natavan HASANOVA

Strategy and Business Development Director, Azercosmos Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Victor JOSEPH

Associate Scientific Secretary & Director, Technology Development & Innovation, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India

Anna Yuryevna KIKINA

Astronaut, ROSCOSMOS

Russia

Anil KUMAR

Associate Director, ISTRAC and Chief General Manager, Safe & Sustainable Space Operations Management, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India

Bhavya LAL

Former Associate Administrator for Technology, Policy, and Strategy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Guoping LI

Chief Engineer, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

China

Pam MELROY

Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Nujoud MERANCY

Strategy & Architecture Lead for Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Humbulani MUDAU

CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

Valanathan MUNSAMI

Deputy CEO, Saudi Space Agency (SSA)

Saudi Arabia

Anu OJHA

Engagement, International and Inspiration Director, UK Space Agency

United Kingdom

Jon OLANSEN

Gateway Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Masami ONODA

Director, Washington D.C. Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

United States

Uri ORON

Director, Israel Space Agency (ISA)

Israel

Enrico PALERMO

Head, Australian Space Agency

Australia

Qiong WANG

Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Center; Deputy Chief Designer of CLEP Chang'e-8 mission, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

China

Heriberto SALDIVAR

Head of Strategy Department, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Asanda SANGONI

Acting Managing Director, Earth Observations, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

Hiroshi SASAKI

Vice President and Director General for Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

S. SOMANATH

Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India

Tiffany TRAVIS

Gateway Strategic Communications Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Teodoro VALENTE

President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

Quentin VERSPIEREN

PROTECT Accelerator Coordinator, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Aude VIGNELLES

Chief Technologist, Australian Space Agency

Australia

Koichi WAKATA

Astronaut, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

Grzegorz WROCHNA

President, Polish Space Agency (POLSA)

Poland

Hiroshi YAMAKAWA

President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

Serdar Hüseyin YILDIRIM

Chairman of The Board and President, Turkish Space Agency (TUA)

Türkiye

Industrial Speakers

Kyle ACIERNO

Managing Director, OffWorld Europe

United States

Jeffrey APELDOORN

Head of Government Solutions Europe, Iceye

Netherlands

Valery AKSAMENTOV

Director International Programs Space and Launch, The Boeing Company

United States

Dana BAKI

Chief Commercial Officer, The Exploration Company GmbH

United Arab Emirates

Valeriya BARASHKOVA

Co-founder, Aerospace Capital

Russia

Ramon BLANCO

US Head of Space, Added Value Solutions (AVS)

United States

Yohann BENARD

Head of EU Digital and Connectivity Public Policy, Amazon

France

Carissa BRYCE CHRISTENSEN

CEO, BryceTech

United States

Catherine DOLDIRINA

General Counsel, D-Orbit SpA

Italy

Sohail ELABD

Director, International Strategies, ESRI

United States

James GREEN

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, Space Science Endeavors LLC, The Metavisionaries

United States

Rene GRIESBACH

Regional Manager Pre-Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Planet

Germany

Takeshi HAKAMADA

Founder & CEO, ispace, inc

Japan

Victor HESPANHA

Astronaut, Blue Origin

Brazil

Yoshitsugu HITACHI

Lander System Engineering Group Manager, ispace, inc

Japan

Mohammad IRANMANESH

Space Systems Engineer and Co-Founder, Lide.space

Belgium

Manfred JAUMANN

Head of Low Earth Orbit and Suborbital Programs in Space Systems, Space Exploration, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Germany

Holger KRAG

Head of Space Debris Office, European Space Agency (ESA)

Germany

Julien-Alexandre LAMAMY

Managing Director, ispace Europe

Luxembourg

Agnieszka ŁUKASZCZYK

Vice President Government Affairs, EMEA, Planet

Belgium

Christian MAENDER

Executive Vice President of In-Space Solutions, Axiom Space, LLC

United States

Jeffrey MANBER

President of International & Space Stations, Voyager Space Holdings

United States

Carlo MIRRA

Chair, IAF Industry Relations Committee, Sales Director in the Institutional Business Growth, Airbus Netherlands B.V.

Netherlands

Clay MOWRY

Chief Revenue Officer, Voyager Space Holdings

United States

Elon MUSK

Founder, CEO, CTO, SpaceX

United States

Michael NICOLLS

Vice President Starlink Engineering, SpaceX

United States

Nobu OKADA

Founder & CEO, Astroscale

Japan

Pacôme REVILLON

CEO, Euroconsult

France

Manny SHAR

Managing Director, Orbit Fab

United Kingdom

Marshall SMITH

Vice President of Exploration and Acting CTO, Voyager Space Holdings

United States

Sita SONTY

CEO, Space Tango

United States

Daria STEPANOVA

CEO & Co-founder, AIRMO GmbH

Germany

Dylan TAYLOR

Chairman and CEO, Voyager Space Holdings

United States

Janelle WELLONS

Spacecraft Operations Engineer, ispace, inc

Japan

Dengyun YU

Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Committee, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China

Linqi ZHU

Director of Asia Pacific Office, IAF Select Committee on Satellite Commercial Applications

China

Speakers

Khalid S. ABU KHABAR

Researcher, 4 Cell Science Experiments, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre

Saudi Arabia

Wijdan AHMADI

Researcher, 4 Cell Science Experiments, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre

Saudi Arabia

Audrey L. ALLISON

Senior Project Leader, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation

United States

Camille BERGIN

Senior Business Development Manager, Vast & @TheGalacticGal

United States

Mariel BOROWITZ

Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

Ian CHRISTENSEN

Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation

United States

Harry CIKANEK

Chair, IAF Earth Observations Committee

United States

Steve EISENHART

Senior Vice President, Space Foundation

United States

Reinhold EWALD

Astronaut and Professor of Astronautics, University of Stuttgart

Germany

Christian FEICHTINGER

Executive Director, IAF Secretariat

France

Pawan GOENKA

Chairman, Indian National Space Promotion Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe)

India

Hong YANG

Chief Designer, Chinese Space Station

China

Ozan KARA

Senior Researcher, Propulsion and Space, Technology Innovation Institute

United Arab Emirates

Lei WU

Producer and Senior Space Correspondent, CGTN

China

Emma LOUDEN

Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University

United States

Congmin LYU

Deputy Chief Designer of Space Utilization System of Manned the Space Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences

China

Tanja MASSON-ZWAAN

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), Leiden University

Netherlands

Oné MIKULSKYTĖ

Science & Organization Lead, Team Tumbleweed

Netherlands

Ksenia OZKOK

Founder, Re.Brand Academy

Türkiye

Scott PACE

Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

United States

Maheen PARBHOO

Innovation Analyst, Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS)

South Africa

Nicolas PRODUIT

Research Scientist, University of Geneva Astronomy Department

Switzerland

Sara SABRY

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DEEP SPACE INITIATIVE

Egypt

Ruvimbo SAMANGA

Ambassador, MILO Space Science Institute

Zimbabwe

Daniel SCHEERES

Distinguished Professor, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado

United States

Bader SHIRAH

Researcher, 6 Nervous System Experiments, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre

Saudi Arabia

Sergey STANOVKIN

Head, BBC Global News Commercial Representatives in Eurasia

United Kingdom

David THOMAS

Executive Director, MILO Space Science Institute

United States

Remco TIMMERMANS

Content Marketer and Social Media Specialist for Space, SpaceSide

United Kingdom

Xiangyu XI

Engineer Of System Research Institute, Deep Space Exploration Laboratory

China

Qiao ZHANG

Researcher, China Academy of Space Technology

China

Thomas ZURBUCHEN

Professor and Director of Space Programs, ETH Zürich

Switzerland