The European Space Forum 2024

Event Overview

European Space Forum 2023

The European Space Forum will return to Brussels in June 2024, once again bringing together key industry leaders, policymakers, and experts for 2 full days of face-to-face debate. With the release of the EU Space Law proposal expected in the first half of 2024, the conference will provide a platform for multi-stakeholder discussions around this and the work towards an EU Single Market for Space; as well as focussing more broadly on strategic pillars such as sustainability, resilience, competitiveness, economic security and on ensuring long-term autonomous access to space

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.

European efforts continue to unlock the boundless possibilities of space and its capacity to drive progress and improve well-being for people and communities globally. Be part of the discussions on the path ahead and on shaping a strong and sustainable European space ecosystem for the benefit of all.

Key Discussion Themes

Space Sustainability

Ensuring long term autonomous access to space

IRIS² and Secure Space Based Connectivity

EU Space Law & a single market for Space

Europe's economic security on the global stage

Delivering EU Competitiveness in Space

Harnessing the power of space data

Space, Security and Defence

A Look Back at the 2023 Event

Previous Speakers

Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice President - A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

European Commission

Thierry Breton

Thierry Breton

European Commissioner for Internal Market

European Commission

Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher

Director General

European Space Agency (ESA)

Rodrigo da Costa

Rodrigo da Costa

Executive Director

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Miguel Belló

Miguel Belló

Director General of the Spanish Space Agency – AEE and Commissioner of the Aerospace

Spain

Martin Kupka

Martin Kupka

Minister of Transport

Czech Republic

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Evi Papantoniou

Director for Space (Acting), DG DEFIS

European Commission

Niklas Nienaß_240_TRP

Niklas Nienaß

Member

European Parliament

Christophe Grudler

Christophe Grudler

Rapporteur on the EU Secure Connectivity Initiative

European Parliament

Marc Serres

Marc Serres

CEO

Luxembourg Space Agency

Angus Lapsley

Angus Lapsley

Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Isabelle Mauro 240 TRP

Isabelle Mauro

Director General

Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Luigi Pasquali

Luigi Pasquali

CEO

Telespazio

Massimo_Comparini

Massimo Claudio Comparini

CEO

Thales Alenia Space

Marco Folino

Marco Folino

CEO

Spaceopal

Koen Willems 240 TRP

Koen Willems

VP EU Programs & Government Relations

ST Engineering iDirect

Chiara Manfletti 240 TRP

Chiara Manfletti

CEO

Neuraspace

Antonio Abad Martin

Antonio Abad Martin

CTO

Hispasat

Aarti Holla-Maini

Aarti Holla-Maini

Director

UNOOSA

Olivier Lemaitre

Olivier Lemaitre

Secretary General

Eurospace

Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice President - A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

European Commission

Thierry Breton

Thierry Breton

European Commissioner for Internal Market

European Commission

Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher

Director General

European Space Agency (ESA)

Rodrigo da Costa

Rodrigo da Costa

Executive Director

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Miguel Belló

Miguel Belló

Director General of the Spanish Space Agency – AEE and Commissioner of the Aerospace

Spain

Martin Kupka

Martin Kupka

Minister of Transport

Czech Republic

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Evi Papantoniou

Director for Space (Acting), DG DEFIS

European Commission

Niklas Nienaß_240_TRP

Niklas Nienaß

Member

European Parliament

Christophe Grudler

Christophe Grudler

Rapporteur on the EU Secure Connectivity Initiative

European Parliament

Marc Serres

Marc Serres

CEO

Luxembourg Space Agency

Angus Lapsley

Angus Lapsley

Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Isabelle Mauro 240 TRP

Isabelle Mauro

Director General

Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Luigi Pasquali

Luigi Pasquali

CEO

Telespazio

Massimo_Comparini

Massimo Claudio Comparini

CEO

Thales Alenia Space

Marco Folino

Marco Folino

CEO

Spaceopal

Koen Willems 240 TRP

Koen Willems

VP EU Programs & Government Relations

ST Engineering iDirect

Chiara Manfletti 240 TRP

Chiara Manfletti

CEO

Neuraspace

Antonio Abad Martin

Antonio Abad Martin

CTO

Hispasat

Aarti Holla-Maini

Aarti Holla-Maini

Director

UNOOSA

Olivier Lemaitre

Olivier Lemaitre

Secretary General

Eurospace

Agenda

If you are interested in speaking, sponsorship and visibility opportunities, please contact Karolina Stankiewicz at space@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 780 070.

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

Day 1
2024-06-24
Day 2
2024-06-25
10:00 - 11:00
Registration
11:00 - 17:00
Panel Discussions
17:00 - 18:00
Cocktail Reception
09:00 - 17:00
Panel Discussions
19:00 - 22:00
Speakers & VIP Dinner [by invitation-only]
Select date to see events.


Awards

Innovation in Space Award 2023

2023 Finalists

  • EXOLAUNCH – Design and Optimization of a Synchronous Spring Pusher-based Separation System for Low-Shock and Low-Tumbling Deployment of Small Satellites (CarboNIX Quadro) (Winner)
  • Dawn Aerospace – Space Plane Launch Program
  • Planet Labs Germany GmbH – H2020 project RapidAI4EO
Sustainability in Space Award 2023

2023 Finalists

  • ENPULSION Spacecraft Technology GmbH (Winner)
  • The Exploration Company – Nyx
  • Dawn Aerospace – Green Propulsion

The ‘Innovation in Space Award‘ and ‘Sustainability in Space Award‘ celebrates European projects and organisations which are at the forefront of innovation and sustainable developments within the space and space technology sectors. Awarded on an annual basis and open to companies and projects of all kinds, the award seeks to recognise the contribution and impact that an organisation or project has had on the space industry and on society more broadly. 

The winner of the awards was selected by a panel of expert judges (including representatives from the European Commission, ESA and leading space and satellites trade associations), with participants at The European Space Forum also getting a say through an audience vote. Nominees were judged on the unique and innovative nature of their service offerings, but also on the impact that they have made on the sector and broader society, their long-term feasibility and scalability; and the potential that they may have for inspiring future actors within the sector.

Agenda

European Space Forum 2023

A detailed agenda for the event will be available shortly. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have various speaking, sponsor, and wider visibility opportunities available at the event. Should you be interested in becoming involved at the European Space Forum please contact Tom Chinnock on tom.chinnock@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 7785 795 015.

Exclusive speaking positions | Your organisation can contribute to the discussion.

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

EU and Global Outreach | Convey your message to a broad and international audience.

Networking opportunities | Networking opportunities will be available to all in person attendees throughout the day. 

Visibility opportunities | Ensure maximum visibility through branding in the room, on the event website and marketing activities.

Exhibition and demos area | Showcase your products and solutions or share a position paper with the audience at  onsite exhibition booths.

Costs

Please kindly note that this is a fully in-person event, taking place at the Hotel nhow Brussels Bloom. There will be no virtual element to this event, so please only register if you are able to physically participate in Brussels. 

This is a paid event, please see registration fees for each organisation type in the table below.

***Early Bird prices will apply until midnight on 13 May, 2024***

Organisation Type

Early Bird

Regular Price

Standard

Applies to: Corporate, Trade Association, Law Firm/Public affairs firm

€145

 

€195

Reduced

Applies to: NGO/Not for profit

€120

 

€160

Academic / Student

Applies to: Academic / Student

€105

€120

Free

Applies to: National Government / Regulator & Diplomatic Mission to the EU, European Commission / Parliament / Council, EU Permanent Representatives, National Space Agencies, Accredited Journalists

 

FREE

 

FREE

* Please note that fees do not include Belgian VAT @ 21%, and this amount will be added to the total price when you are invoiced.

Previous Partners & Sponsors

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ESA 350x194
GSOA 350x194
Access Partnership
Aerospacelab
Airbus Defence & Space
Amazon for ws
Astroscale 350x194
Avio
CGI
DLR GfR 350x194
ENPULSION 350x194
eutelsat for website
GMV 350x194
Hispasat for website
Indra for WS
Inmarsat
Neuraspace 350x194
OHB
okapi for ws
OneWeb
OroraTech
PLD SPace 350x194
Rivada
Sener
SES 350x194
Spaceopal logo
STiDirect 350x194
Telespazio
Thales Alenia Space
Viasat-350x194-1
encompass for website
logo groundstation dotspace
SWGL Logo

Practical Information

Event Venue

Hotel nhow Brussels Bloom

Rue Royale 250, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium

If you and your team need a hotel bedroom for the duration of the event, we negotiated a special rate for accommodation at the Hotel nhow Brussels Bloom. Please click here to book your room.

Contact

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

Karolina Stankiewicz
Event Manager

Forum Europe

space@forum-europe.com

+44 (0) 7845 645853

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