• European Commission Enterprise and Industry
  • European Parliament - intergroup Sky and Space
  • Commitee of the Regions
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • ESA - European Space Agency
  • Eumetsat - Monitoring weather and climate from space
  • Eurospace

Hemicycle of the European Parliament - Programme

A EUROPEAN SPACE POLICY FOR CITIZENS AND SOCIETY

Initiative under the patronage of
Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission,
Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
Mr Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

All persons mentioned with “tbc” in the present programme are to be confirmed

Day 1 – 8 November

08.45 - 09.30Opening of the Conference

  • Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament -> get the pdf document: en
  • Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council -> get the pdf document: fr
  • José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission -> get the pdf document: en

09.30 - 10.00First plenary session

Space: in pursuit of the European general interest

Opening speaker :

  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship

Speakers :

  • Waldemar Pawlak, Polish Minister of Economy
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Vittorio Prodi, Chairman of the Sky & Space Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Evert Dudok, President, Eurospace -> get the pdf document: en

10.00 - 11.30Second plenary session

Industrial policy and innovation

Opening speaker :

  • Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship

Speakers :

  • Joseph Daul, Chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party, European Parliament -> get the pdf document: fr
  • Dominique Ristori, Director General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission -> get the pdf document: en
  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Procurement, Financial Operations and Legal Affairs, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • François Auque, CEO, Astrium -> get the pdf document: en
  • Reynald Seznec, President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace
  • Carlo Gualdaroni, CEO, Telespazio

11.30 - 13.00Third plenary session

Space: a tool for crisis prevention and management

Opening speaker :

  • Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response -> get the pdf document: en

Speakers :

  • Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary-General, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Hannes Swoboda, Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Pascal Legai, Deputy Director, European Union Satellite Centre -> get the pdf document: fr
  • Ruy Pinto, Vice President Inmarsat and Chairman designate UKspace -> get the pdf document: en
  • Ralf Nejedl, Managing Director, T-Systems Belgium
  • Lucio Magliozzi, COO, Telespazio
  • Eric Beranger, Chairman, European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) -> get the pdf document: en

13.00 - 14.30Lunch

14.30 - 16.00Fourth plenary session

Space for oceans, environment and climate

Opening speaker :

  • Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action -> get the pdf document: en

Speakers :

  • Corinne Lepage, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
  • Bernhard Friess, Director Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT
  • Joel Chenet, Senior Vice President Institutional Affairs and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space -> get the pdf document: en
  • Jurry de la Mar, Account Director, T-Systems International -> get the pdf document: en
  • Alain Bories, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, OHB -> get the pdf document: en
  • Stéphane Israël, Vice President, GMES and European institutional Business, Geo-Information Services, Astrium Services -> get the pdf document: en
  • Iain Shepherd, -> get the pdf document: en

16.15 - 16.45Coffee break

16.45 - 18.00Fifth plenary session

Territorial planning, agriculture, transport and telecommunications

Opening speaker :

    Jacqueline Foster, Vice President of the Sky & Space Intergroup, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament

Speakers :

  • David Wilkinson, Director, Scientific Policy, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Edgardo Maria Iozia, President of the Single Market Observatory and Rapporteur for the Opinion on “A space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens”, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Alain Bénéteau, President, Nereus -> get the pdf document: en
  • Vidal Ashkenazi, Chief Executive, Nottingham Scientific Ltd -> get the pdf document: en
  • Colin Paynter, Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Astrium -> get the pdf document: en
  • Philippe Glaesener, Vice President & General Manager Governments & Institutions, SES Jean-François Bureau, Director of Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat

Walking dinner

offered by the Committee of the Regions and Opening of NEREUS Exhibition on Regional Space Uses

 

Day 2 – 9 November

09.00 - 10.30Sixth plenary session

Infrastructures governance

Opening speaker :

  • Vladimir Remek, Vice-President of the Sky and Space Intergroup, European Parliament -> get the pdf document: en

Speakers :

  • Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister in charge of Science Policy
  • Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, DLR (Germany)
  • David Williams, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency (United Kingdom)
  • Thierry Duquesne, Director for Programmes and Strategy, CNES (France)
  • Geraldine Naja, Head of Coordination with EU Institutions, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

10.30 - 10.45Coffee break

10.45 - 12.45Seventh plenary session

Financial support for space-based assets and services

Opening speaker :

  • Hervé Jouanjean, Director General, Directorate General for Budget, European Commission

Speakers :

  • Reimer Böge, Member of the Committee on Budgets, Rapporteur on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020
  • Damien Abad, Member of the Committee on Budgets, European Parliament
  • Edit Herczog, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
  • Gerassimos Thomas, Director of Finance, coordination with EIB, EBRD and IFIs, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Gunnar Muent, Director “Innovation and Competitiveness” in the Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
  • Giuseppe Morsillo, Director of Policies, Planning and Control, European Space Agency -> get the pdf document: en
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Thales Alenia Space Italy
  • Patrick McDougal, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat -> get the pdf document: en
  • Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec -> get the pdf document: en
  • Giuseppe Viriglio, Chairman, Telespazio
  • Massimo Di Lazzaro, -> get the pdf document: en

12.45 - 13.30Conclusions

Summary of debates

  • Peter Hulsroj, Director, European Space Policy Institute

Speakers :

  • Giles Chichester, Vice President of the European Parliament
  • Aldo Patriciello, Rapporteur on the European Commission’s Communication on a Space Strategy for the EU, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament -> get the pdf document: it
  • Luc Van den Brande, Vice President, Committee of the Regions
  • Antonio Preto, Head of Cabinet to Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship


  • Mircea Cazan, Vice-Chair of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference -> get the pdf document: en

Contact

spaceconference@b-bridge.eu