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This conference will be held under a Hybrid Format and in-person attendance will be limited to 150 attendees.

There will be a significant in-person component to this event with demand likely to be high. If you are interested in participating in the conference in person we recommend that you apply for your spot as soon as possible. For those not attending on site, sessions will be live streamed to our events platform.

2022 Replays

Thank you to all who attended The European Space Forum 2022 both in-person and online. To watch session replays, please click the button below.

Event Overview

The space sector in Europe today is facing an unprecedented level of challenges and opportunities. A rapidly evolving ecosystem; soaring global competition from within and outside the industry; major technological shifts; and now rising tensions caused by the situation in Ukraine. New commercial and geopolitical realities are challenging policymakers and industry to adapt their approach to space in order to protect European values and maintain its position as a global space leader. At this critical time, the European Space Forum 2022 will provide an opportunity for a deep dive into these key themes and more. It will examine the innovative programmes, initiatives and policies that are being put forward, and the extent to which these are sufficient to enable Europe to embrace the new era of space that is emerging. 

The inaugural edition of the European Space Forum in 2021 was held virtually, and brought together more than 700 key stakeholders and thought leaders from across the space and satellite sectors. This year, the event is switching to a hybrid format, and we are looking forward to welcoming speakers and delegates to Brussels for 2 full days of face-to-face debate. The ethos of the event in this in-person format remains unchanged. All sessions are designed to be discussion-based and highly interactive. By encouraging speakers and audience members to speak freely, challenge each other and pool ideas, our aim is to make a real and tangible contribution to policy thinking in this area as we move towards the common goal of securing Europe’s position as a major player in this exciting new era of space innovation. 

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We finally have ‘real’ roundtable with discussions and people saying things with actual content! I’ve never seen that in the past 15 years in space!!! Excellent event. Very agreeable and efficient organisation. Brilliant interface. Bravo!

You are certainly establishing a new important event in the Brussels space policy landscape.

Key Discussion Themes

Space, defence, and European security in a changing geopolitical landscape

Ensuring European capabilities in space – are we doomed to dependence?

Addressing European space funding and investment gap

Competition vs Protectionism - Striking the right balance

Achieving the Goals of the Secure Connectivity Initiative

Space traffic management - A European approach

Harnessing the power of space to address key EU political priorities

Celebrating European Innovation & Sustainability in Space

Confirmed speakers include

Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher

Director General

European Space Agency

Evi Papantoniou

Evi
Papantoniou

Acting Director for Space

European Commission

Rodrigo da Costa

Rodrigo
da Costa

Executive Director

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

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Rajeev Suri

Chairman

Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Andre-Hubert Roussel

André-Hubert Roussel

President

Eurospace

Marc Serres

Marc Serres

CEO

Luxembourg Space Agency

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François Alter

Advisor to the President

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Geraldine Naja

Géraldine
Naja

Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement

European Space Agency (ESA)

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Torben Henriksen

Acting Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC) & Head of ESTEC

ESA

Massimiliano Salini

Massimiliano Salini

MEP

European Parliament

Christophe Grudler

Christophe Grudler

MEP

European Parliament

Christoph Kautz

Christoph
Kautz

Head of Unit for Secure Connectivity, Space Surveillance and Applications, DG DEFIS

European Commission

Angus Lapsley

Angus Lapsley

Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

NATO

Guillaume de La Brosse

Guillaume
de La Brosse

Head of Unit for Innovation, Start-ups and Economics,
DG DEFIS

European Commission

Isabella Poldrugo

Isabella Poldrugo

Deputy Head of the Space Policy Unit,
DG DEFIS

European Commission

David Willetts

David Willetts

Chairman

UK Space Agency

Luigi Pasquali

Luigi Pasquali

CEO

Telespazio

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Antonio Abad Martin

Chief Technical Officer

Hispasat

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Giulio Ranzo

CEO

Avio

Benoit Deper

Benoît Deper

CEO

Aerospacelab

Marco Folino

Marco Folino

CEO

Spaceopal

Damien Garot_240_TRP

Damien Garot

CEO

Stellar

Severin Meister

Severin
Meister

CEO

Rivada Space Networks

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Dan Chirondojan

Director,
Directorate for Space,
Security and Migration

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

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Harald Gruber

Head of the Digital Infrastructure Division

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Evert Dudok

Evert Dudok

Executive VP
Connected Intelligence

Airbus Defence and Space

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Lutz Bertling

Chief Strategy and Development Officer & Chief Digital Officer, Member of the Executive Board

OHB Group

Fredrik Gustavsson

Fredrik Gustavsson

Chief Strategy Officer

Inmarsat

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Peng Zhao

VP Government Affairs and Policy

OneWeb

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Chief Strategy and Resources Officer

Eutelsat

Michal Brichta

Michal
Brichta

Director

Slovak Space Office - Industry Branch

Aarti Holla-Maini

Aarti
Holla-Maini

Secretary General

GSOA

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Olivier
Lemaitre

Secretary General

Eurospace

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Matteo Cascinari

General Partner

Primo Space Fund

Miguel Angel Molina

Miguel Angel Molina

Deputy General Manager

GMV

Thierry Lefort

Thierry
Lefort

Director

PWC Strategy&

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Theodora Ogden

Analyst

RAND Europe

Massimo_Comparini

Massimo
Comparini

Deputy CEO

Thales Alenia Space

Stela Tkatchova_240_TRP

Stela Tkatchova

Programme Manager for Space

European Innovation Council (EIC)

Dominic Hayes

Dominic Hayes

Policy Officer Frequency Management and International Relations

European Commission

Koen Willems

Koen
Willems

Head International Government Market & Strategy

ST Engineering iDirect

Enrique-Fraga-Moreira

Enrique
Fraga Moreira

General Manager of Space Systems EST

GMV

Ruy Pinto

Ruy Pinto

Chief Technology Officer

SES

Susana Villanueva

Susana
Villanueva

VP EU Connectivity Projects

Thales Alenia Space

Pierre Lionnet

Pierre
Lionnet

Research & Managing Director

ASD Eurospace

Jeremy Wilks

Jeremy Wilks

Science reporter

Euronews

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Ignacio Chechile

CTO

ReOrbit

Lea Pavlovic_240_TRP

Lea Pavlovic

Associate Consultant

APCO Worldwide

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Carlos Cerqueira

Business Developer

Neuraspace

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Kumar Singarajah

Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs UK & Europe

Astroscale Ltd.

Charles Galland

Charles Galland

Policy Manager

ASD-Eurospace

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Yohann Benard

Public Policy Director, EU Digital & France

Amazon

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Laurent Jaffart

Head of Space Systems Strategy

Airbus Defence & Space

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Xavier Pasco

Director

Foundation for Strategic Research

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Niklas Nienaß

MEP

European Parliament

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Ulli Leibnitz

Head of Space Germany

CGI

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Elodie Viau

Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications

ESA

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Vaclav Kobera

Director of ITS and Space Activities, Research, Development and Innovations

Ministry of Transport of Czech Republic

Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher

Director General

European Space Agency

Evi Papantoniou

Evi
Papantoniou

Acting Director for Space

European Commission

Rodrigo da Costa

Rodrigo
da Costa

Executive Director

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Rajeev Suri


Rajeev Suri

Chairman

Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Andre-Hubert Roussel

André-Hubert Roussel

President

Eurospace

Marc Serres


Marc Serres

CEO

Luxembourg Space Agency

Geraldine Naja

Géraldine
Naja

Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement

European Space Agency (ESA)

Eric Morel de Westgaver

Eric Morel
de Westgaver

Director of European, Legal and International Matters

ESA

Massimiliano Salini

Massimiliano Salini

MEP

European Parliament

Christophe Grudler

Christophe Grudler

MEP

European Parliament

Christoph Kautz

Christoph
Kautz

Head of Unit for Secure Connectivity, Space Surveillance and Applications, DG DEFIS

European Commission

Guillaume de La Brosse

Guillaume
de La Brosse

Head of Unit for Innovation, Start-ups and Economics,
DG DEFIS

European Commission

Evert Dudok


Evert Dudok

Executive VP
Connected Intelligence

Airbus Defence and Space

Fredrik Gustavsson

Fredrik Gustavsson

Chief Strategy Officer

Inmarsat

Chris McLaughlin

Chris McLaughlin

Chief of Government, Regulation and Engagement

OneWeb

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Jean-Hubert Lenotte

Chief Strategy and Resources Officer

Eutelsat

Michal Brichta

Michal
Brichta

Director

Slovak Space Office - Industry Branch

Aarti Holla-Maini

Aarti
Holla-Maini

Secretary General

GSOA

Olivier Lemaitre

Olivier
Lemaitre

Secretary General

Eurospace

Miguel Angel Molina

Miguel Angel Molina

Deputy General Manager

GMV

Thierry Lefort

Thierry
Lefort

Director

PWC Strategy&

James Black


James Black

European Lead, Space Enterprise Initiative

RAND Europe

Massimo_Comparini

Massimo
Comparini

Deputy CEO

Thales Alenia Space

Jeremy Wilks


Jeremy Wilks

Science reporter

Euronews

Koen Willems

Koen
Willems

Head International Government Market & Strategy

ST Engineering iDirect

Severin Meister

Severin
Meister

CEO

Rivada Space Networks

Enrique Fraga Moreira

Enrique
Fraga Moreira

Business Unit Director

GMV

Ruy Pinto


Ruy Pinto

Chief Technology Officer

SES

Susana Villanueva

Susana
Villanueva

VP EU Connectivity Projects

Thales Alenia Space

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Harald Gruber

Head of the Digital Infrastructure Division

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Pierre Lionnet

Pierre
Lionnet

Research & Managing Director

ASD Eurospace

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Lea Pavlovic

Associate Consultant

APCO Worldwide

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 Time (CET).

Day 1
2022-10-25
Day 2
2022-10-26