The European Space Forum 2021: Time to rethink the approach to space in Europe?

Event Overview

Europe has historically been at the forefront of space ventures. It is home to two of the world’s most successful satellite manufacturers, the world’s most reliable launch service provider and a number of the world’s leading satellite operators. But the international space ecosystem is changing fast with global competition exploding and the number of ambitious new entrants increasing. Major technological shifts and disruptive business models are reducing the cost of accessing and using space. We are witnessing an unprecedented level of private investment both from private equity and terrestrial operators into space ventures. To keep pace, remain competitive and ensure its strategic autonomy in the space domain, Europe and its space sector must adapt to meet the challenges of this fast-evolving environment and take advantage of new opportunities arising. 

Against the backdrop of the recent launch of EU’s new Space Programme, this new annual conference will bring together key stakeholders from across the space and satellite sectors to debate how this can be achieved. Sessions throughout the event will be discussion-based and interactive, with speakers and audience members encouraged to speak freely, challenge each other and pool ideas, as we look to move towards the common goal of securing Europe’s position as a major space player in this exciting new wave of space innovation.

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An exciting new forum, where speakers and audience members are encouraged to speak freely and challenge each other

2 full days of interactive discussion and debate

Key Discussion Themes

Global Competitiveness & Innovation

Space Data

Future of Copernicus

Goals of the EU Mega Constellation

Space Traffic Management

Securing the Space Ecosystem

New Space Race

Session Replays

Note: There is a short holding slide playing before the session begins playing.

Sponsors & Partners

Event Organiser
Where people and policy meet.
Knowledge Partner
Eurospace is the trade association of the European Space Industry. It is a non-profit European organisation created in 1961. Eurospace member companies today represent 90% of the total turnover of the European Space Industry. Eurospace fosters the development of space activities in Europe and promotes a better understanding of space industry related issues and problems.
Knowledge Partner
ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.
Platinum Partner
Platinum Partner
Arianespace, a leading global launch services company, operating a full family of launchers.
Platinum Partner
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.
Platinum Partner
GMV is a trusted partner of leading Satellite Operators, Satellite Manufacturers and Space Agencies worldwide. Since 1984, we provide engineering, software & hardware development and systems integration in the areas of mission analysis, GNC, avionics, satellite and mission control, flight dynamics, data processing, mission planning, fleet management, navigation, on board software, robotics and applications. Involved in more than 600 satellite missions and having a large portfolio of flight proven products. Today we are a worldwide leader in satellite-navigation systems (including a major role on European Galileo/EGNOS, international SBAS systems and GNSS applications), a worldwide leader of ground systems for telecommunications operators (Eutelsat, Hispasat, SES, Intelsat, Inmarsat…more than 35 operators worlwide), a European leader of ground control systems and data processing for Earth observation and meteorology (Earth Explorers, Copernicus, Paz, Microcarb, MTG, EPS SG), a European leader of avionics and advanced GNC systems for planetary defense (Hera), technology demonstration missions (PROBA-3), launchers (VEGA, PLD) and space exploration (Moon missions, MSR), a European leader of space surveillance (SSA and EUSST/STM) and robotics (Exomars), a European reference in satellite operations engineering (DLR, ESA, CNES) and user applications (security, agriculture, maritime… among others). GMV is one of the strongest worldwide players in Satellite Navigation particularly through our contribution to EGNOS/Galileo, being today the responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the Galileo Control System (GCS), having the responsibility of the critical subsystems in the Galileo Mission System (GMS) and procuring the infrastructure/services of the major Galileo Service centers (GSC, GRC, TGVF, SAR-RLSP, GSMC, GSSC, HADG).
Platinum Partner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
Event Partner
Event Partner
Inmarsat is the world leader in global mobile satellite communications. We innovate. We invest. We work with the best. All so that you can rely on getting a connection wherever and whenever you need it most.
Platinum Partner
Welcome to OneWeb - The global communications network, powered from Space and the partner of choice for seamless, reliable connectivity in under-served and unconnected locations.
Event Partner
RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research institute that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. From offices in Cambridge and Brussels, we work to be the European policy research partner of choice for those who serve the public good.
Event Partner
RHEA Group provides bespoke engineering solutions, systems development and security services for space, military, government and other critical infrastructure.
Gold Partner
Serco is a FTSE 250 company managing over 500 contracts worldwide. Employing over 60,000 people, we operate internationally across four geographies: UK & Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and across five sectors: Defence & Space, Justice & Immigration, Transport, Health and Citizen Services. Serco has operated in the Space industry since 1963. We are a leading supplier of programme management and technical services for civil and defence space agencies, providing fully integrated managed services for system engineering, scientific support, technology integration, satellite data management and exploitation, and operational and user support services.
Platinum Partner
SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES’s portfolio includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) television reach in Europe, O3b Networks, a global managed data communications service provider, and MX1, a leading media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. Further information available at: www.ses.com
Gold Partner
SpaceTec Partners is a unique boutique consultancy as its team combines years of consulting craftsmanship with in-depth expertise of the space industry. Our broad array of services includes strategy and technology consulting, communication activities, and interdisciplinary project management mainly for public institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Space Agency, European GNSS Agency, European Parliament, National Ministries, etc.) in the space and space applications domain. SpaceTec Partners further engages in venture capital and provides business coaching for start-ups and SMEs.
Platinum Partner

ABOUT THALES ALENIA SPACE

Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost-effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of approximately 1.85 billion euros in 2020 and has around 7,700 employees in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US.
Media Partner
Encompass is an online magazine delivering comment, opinion and analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. We aim to demystify the complexity of the EU and to be lively and provocative. Encompass is also a space with podcast interviews and, through Encompass Live, political and cultural events. As our name indicates we will strive to be open and accessible.

Speakers to include

Thierry Breton

Thierry Breton

Commissioner, Internal Market

European Commission

Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher

Director General

European Space Agency

Rodrigo da Costa

Rodrigo da Costa

Executive Director

EUSPA

Matthias Petschke 240

Matthias Petschke

Director of Space, DG DEFIS

European Commission

Andree-Hubert Roussel

André-Hubert Roussel

President

Eurospace

Stephen Spengler

Stephen Spengler

Chairman

ESOA

Sorin Ducaru

Sorin Ducaru

Director

SatCen

Aarti Holla

Aarti Holla-Maini

Secretary General

ESOA

Olivier Lemaitre

Olivier Lemaitre

Secretary General

Eurospace

Evert Dudok

Evert Dudok

Executive Vice President Connected Intelligence

Airbus Defence and Space

Geraldine Naja

Géraldine Naja

Director of Industrial Policy, Commercialisation, Procurement

European Space Agency

Jorge Potti

Jorge Potti

General Manager of Space

GMV

Massimo Comparini

Massimo Claudio Comparini

CEO

Thales Alenia Space Italia

Ferdinand Kayser

Ferdinand Kayser

Strategic Advisor to the CEO

SES

Evi Papantoniou

Paraskevi Papantoniou

Head of Unit, Space Policy, DG DEFIS

European Commission

Chris Mclaughlin

Chris McLaughlin

Chief of Government, Regulation & Engagement

OneWeb

Graham Wright

Graham Wright CBE

Senior Vice President Security and Cyber

Inmarsat

Elodie Viau

Elodie Viau

Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications

European Space Agency

Simonetta Cheli

Simonetta Cheli

Head of Strategy, Programme and Coordination Office

European Space Agency

Pascal Rogiest

Pascal Rogiest

Chief European Institutions Officer and Managing Director

RHEA System Luxembourg

Jean Hubert Lenotte

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Chief Strategy and Resources Officer

Eutelsat

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking, sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Geraldine Evans at [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 780 070.

Note: All timings are in Central European Time (CET).

Awards

 

 

We’re pleased to announce that the winner of the Innovation in Space Award is:

iSSI® (intelligent Space System Interface) Modular Coupling Kit, from iBOSS GmbH.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss sponsorship and visibility opportunities at the European Space Forum please contact Geraldine Evans on [email protected] / +44 (0) 2920 783 070

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Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion on the ‘main stage’

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Engaging and Interactive format | Engage in a fully immersive and interactive debate with decision makers, businesses and policymakers

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Networking opportunities | The event will feature virtual networking for all interested participants. 

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Visibility Opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding on the event website and marketing activities

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Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience via a digital exhibition booth in the Innovation Hub area

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Private Virtual Meetings | Host your own  meeting room on the event platform for private one-to-one or group video meetings

Event Platform

This event will be taking place using Forum Europe’s virtual solution. For more details, please visit forum-europe.com.

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Geraldine Evans using any of the details below.

Geraldine Evans
Event Manager
Forum Europe

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 070