New Decade, Global Ambition:
Growth, Climate, Security and Defence

Initiative under the High Patronage of the European Parliament and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Belgium

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Welcome Address

New Green, Industrial and Geopolitical Ambitions for Europe in Space

  • David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Belgium
  • Josep Borrell, High Representative and Vice-President, European Commission
  • Blaženka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education, EU Council Presidency, Croatia
  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency
  • Jean-Loic Galle, President, Eurospace
Plenary Session I

The future of the European Space Ecosystem:
from Access to Space to the new EU Industrial Strategy

Debate with:

  • Jerzy Buzek, Member, European Parliament
  • Thomas Jarzombek, Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Germany
  • Timo Pesonen, Director-General, DG DEFIS, European Commission
  • Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, European Space Agency
  • Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB
  • Jean-Marc Nasr, Executive Vice-President, Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio
  • André-Hubert Roussel, CEO, ArianeGroup
Networking Break
Special Address
  • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, A Europe fit for the Digital Age, European Commission
Plenary Session II

Space and Defence:
New Challenges in a changing International Context

Guest Speakers:

  • Philippe Goffin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Kingdom of Belgium
  • Angelo Tofalo, Undersecretary of State for Defence, Italy
  • Michel Friedling, General, Space Commander, Ministry of Armed Forces, France

Debate with:

  • Nathalie Loiseau, Member, Chair of SEDE subcommittee, European Parliament
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General, DG DEFIS, European Commission
  • Jean-Loïc Galle, CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Miguel Ángel Garcia Primo, CEO, Hisdesat
  • Philippe Glaesener, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, SES
  • Jean-Pierre Serra, Vice-President Defence and Security, Airbus Defence and Space
Lunch Break
Plenary Session III - Bibliothèque

Building Bridges:
Giving new meaning to International Space Cooperation in the new decade

Guest Speaker:

  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director-General, European Space Agency

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Massimiliano Salini, Member, European Parliament
  • Carine Claeys, Special Envoy, Space Task Force, European External Action Service
  • Donato Amoroso, Deputy CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Stephane Israël, CEO, Arianespace
  • Ikuko Kuriyama, Advisor to the Director, International Relations and Research Department, JAXA
  • Giorgio Saccoccia, President, ASI
  • Johannes von Thadden, Senior Vice-President, Airbus Defence and Space
Plenary Session IV - Salle Europe

Space to serve the European Green Deal:
A Look at the Future

Guest Speaker:

  • Riccardo Fraccaro, Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Debate with:

  • Christophe Grudler, Member, European Parliament
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency
  • Pierre Bahurel, Director-General, Mercator
  • Chiara Manfletti, President, Portugal Space
  • Florence Rabier, Director-General, ECMWF
  • Alain Ratier, Director-General, EUMETSAT
Networking Break
Focus Sessions
Focus Sessions 1

Converging European Defence Initiatives for Space

Guest Speaker:

  • Carlo Massagli, Vice-Admiral, Military Advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Nikos Androulakis, Member, Vice-President SEDE Subcommittee, European Parliament
  • Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Alain Alexis, Head of Unit Defence Fund – Capability Development, DG DEFIS, European Commission
  • Philippe Bertrand, Deputy Director, Multilateral Affairs, Defence Procurement Agency, France
  • Benoit Deper, CEO, Aerospacelab
  • Christine Francillon, Vice-President Programme Director Safety & Solutions, ArianeGroup
  • Juan Tomas Hernani, CEO, Satlantis
Focus Sessions 2

Towards a Space Partnership between Europe and Africa

Guest Speakers:

  • Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
  • Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Magdy Tantawy,  Director of the Technical Steering Committee, Egyptian Space Agency
  • Driss el-Hadani, Director, Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), Morocco
  • Christine Leurquin, Vice-President, Institutional Relations, SES
  • Aboubakar Mambimba, Director-General, Gabonese Agency for Space Studies and Observations
  • Tidiane Ouattara, Coordinator, GMES & Africa Support Programme, African Union
  • Matthias Petschke, Director Space, DG DEFIS, European Commission
  • Giulio Ranzo, CEO, Avio
  • Kyle Whitehill, Vice-Chair, ESOA – CEO Avanti Communications
Focus Sessions 3

Human and Robotic Exploration and Exploitation:
Commercial and Economic Opportunities for Europe

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Marc Serres, President, Luxembourg Space Agency
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director-General of European Space Agency 2003-2015
  • David Parker, Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency
  • Walter Cugno, VP Exploration and science, Thales Alenia Space
  • David Henri, CEO, Exotrail
  • Helene Huby, Vice-President, Orion ESM, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Agata Jozwicka, Head of New Customers & Services in Future Programmes, ArianeGroup
Opening Address
  • Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Luxembourg
  • Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
  • Pedro Duque, Minister for Science and Innovation, Spain
Plenary Session V

New Space, R&D and Innovation:
Towards a Paradigm Shift

Debate with:

  • Damian Boeselager, Member, European Parliament
  • Patrick Child, Deputy Director General, DG RDT, European Commission
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair, ESRE
  • Morena Bernardini, Director Strategy, ArianeGroup
  • Riadh Cammoun, Vice-President Public and Regulatory Affairs, Thales Alenia Space
  • Sabine Klauke, Executive Vice-President, Head of Engineering, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Chris Larmour, CEO, Orbex
  • Giulio Ranzo, CEO, Avio
Plenary Session VI

Security in Space:
a European or International approach to Space Traffic Management, SST/SSA and Cybersecurity?

Debate with:

  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member, European Parliament
  • Pascal Claudel, Chief Operating Officer, GSA
  • Sorin Ducaru, Director, EU SATCEN
  • Rolf Densing, Director of Operations, European Space Agency
  • Pascal Faucher, Chair of EUSST Consortium
  • Ignacio Mataix, Board Member & COO Defence, Transports & Air Traffic Management, Indra
Networking Break
Plenary Session VII

The Keys to the Future:
European Strategic Autonomy in AI, Quantum Technology, Data, the Cloud, 5G and Cybersecurity

Debate with:

  • Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Kyle Whitehill, Vice-Chair, ESOA – CEO Avanti Communications
  • Rodolphe Belmer, Chairman & CEO, EUTELSAT
  • Evert Dudok, Executive Vice-President Connect Intelligence, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Jurry de la Mar, Director, T-Systems
  • Robert Mazzolin, Chief Cyber Security Strategist, RHEA Group
  • Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
  • Mathias Van Den Bossche, Director Telecommunication and Navigation Systems R&D, Quantum Technology Leader, Thales Alenia Space
Special Address - Salle Europe
  • Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission
Closing Address
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member, European Parliament