European Space Policy Conference (Day II)

  Tuesday, 31 May 2016        09:00 - 17:00

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Conference moderator: Roderik van Grieken, Director of the Netherlands Debate Institute
09:00 Panel 2: New Perspectives in Space
Europe has shown it can play a leading role in space access, Earth observation and satellite navigation. How can we build on these achievements, past and present, to prepare for the future?
Evert Dudok
on behalf of ESOA, EMEA Satellite Operators Association
Jean-Yves Le Gall
President of CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), the French Space Agency
Roberto Battiston
President of ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the Italian Space Agency
Philippe Brunet
Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, European Commission
Paul Verhoef
Director of Galileo and Navigation-related activities, European Space Agency (ESA)
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Panel 3: Space, Energy Union and Climate
The greatest challenge of our age. Space will be an essential part of any solution. How can we marshal the unique capabilities Space offers?
Alain Ratier
Director-General of the European Organisation for the exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
Pascale Ehrenfreund
Chair of the Executive Board, DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), the German Aerospace Center
Volker Liebig
Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency
Han Wensink
Chair EARSC, founder NEVASCO
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Panel 4: Space and the Digital Economy
Space uses, generates and transports massive amounts of data. It is therefore uniquely placed to play a large role in the digital economy. How can we harvest this potential?
Monika Hohlmeier
Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Sky and Space Group
Roberto Viola
Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Nicky Vendola
President, Network of European Regions Using Space (NEREUS)
Magali Vaissiere
Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
Thierry Breton
Chairman and CEO, ATOS [tbc]
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Panel 5: Space and Security
Security of Space. Security in Space. Security from Space.
Alain Le Roy
Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
Marian-Jean Marinescu
Member of the European Parliament
Jorge Domecq
Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA)
Jeremy Blyth
Chairman of the Galileo Security Accreditation Board (SAB)
17:30 Closing
Jasper Wesseling
Deputy Director-General for Business and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
Pierre Delsaux
Deputy Director-General, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Programme of European Space Policy Conference (Day I)