Programme 2017 - Space Forum 2017
Planetary Defense & Space Mining

09:05 Introduction by Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

09:20 Global governance in the safety, security & sustainability of outer space activities and the role of UNOOSA by Simonetta di Pippo, Astrophysicist and Director, UNOOSA

09:35 Planetary Defense: necessary steps and current activities by Dr. Patrick Michel, Research director, CNRS

09:50 Presentation to be confirmed

10:05 Q&A : The Asteroid Threat

  • Grigorij Richters, Co-Founder, Asteroid Day
  • Patrick Michel, Research director, CNRS
  • Milazzo Moses, Research Physical Scientist, Astrogeology Science Center
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Advisor of spaceresources.lu
  • Moderator: Chris Welch, Professor, International Space University

10:20 COFFEE BREAK

10:40 Presentation by Chris Lewicki, President & CEO, Planetary Resources

10:55 Q&A session with

  • Chris Lewicki, President & CEO, Planetary Resources
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Advisor of spaceresources.lu
  • Moderator: Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

11:10 How do we safely approach and sample a spinning asteroid? by Milazzo Moses, Research Physical Scientist, Astrogeology Science Center

11:25 Solar System Industrial Robotic Workforce by Jim Keravala, Chief Executive Officer, Offworld

11:45 Presentation by Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy

Space Communications

Master of Ceremony:  Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

09:05 Introduction by Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

09:20 Presentation by Yasrine Ibnyahya, Senior System Engineer, Inmarsat

09:35 Presentation by Aarti Holla, Secretary General, EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

09:50 Space Communications: Broadband for the Other 3 Billion by Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks

10:05 Presentation by Jacques Breton, Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers, Arianespace

10:20 COFFEE BREAK

10:40 Round table with 

  • Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters
  • Pascal Rogiest, CEO, Luxtrust
  • Yasrine Ibnyahya, Senior System Engineer, Inmarsat
  • Moderator: Olivier Lemaire, Partner, EY

11:00 Presentation by David Quancard, COO, Airbus Safran Launchers

11:15 What are the key drivers for governmental satellite communications? by Patrick Biewer, CEO, LuxGovSat

11:30 Presentation by the Iranian delegation

11:45 Presentation by Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister in the Fintech Summit Room

Lunch Break
New Space Opportunities & Space Exploration

Master of Ceremony: Joe Landon, Chairman & Managing Partner, Space Angels Network

14:00 The ISS and the LEO Economy by Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters

14:15 Presentation by Lucien Hoffmann, Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, LIST

14:30 New space opportunities – the view from ISU by Chris Welch, Professor, International Space University

14:45 Air Liquide ambitions in New Space by Bertrand Baratte, Space Business Unit Director, Air Liquide

15:00 Round table

  • Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station (ISS), NASA Headquarters
  • Valery Komissarov, Portfolio manager, Skolkovo Foundation
  • Moderator: Joe Landon, Chairman & Managing Partner, Space Angels Network

15:20 COFFEE BREAK

15:40 Life in the Universe – exploration of the nearby star systems by Pete Worden, Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation; former Director of NASA Ames Research Center

15:55 JAXA’s Open Innovation creating Dual Use Technology to both Ground and Space by Hitoshi Kuninaka, Program manager, HAYABUSA2, Jaxa

16:10 Presentation by Roberto Provera, Director of New Initiatives and Customer Solutions Development in the Domain Exploration and Science, Thales Alenia Space

16:25 Presentation to be confirmed

16:40 Presentation by Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen, Business Development, AZO – Space of Innovation

16:55 Startups insights session with

  • Jason Aspiotis, Founder, SpaceVault
  • Masayuki Sono, Partner, Clouds AO & Ostap Rudakevych, Architect and founding partner, Clouds AO
Data Fusion

14:00 “EO Innovation Europe” – Bringing the User to the Data in Earth Observation by Dr. Nicolaus Hanowski, Head, Ground Segment & Mission

14:15 Presentation by Peter Kürpick, Executive Vice President & Chief Platform Officer, HERE

14:30 Presentation by Dr. Maria Rita Palattella, Senior R&T Associate in the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, LIST

14:45 Presentation by Gary L. Martin, Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames

15:00 Round table

15:20 COFFEE BREAK

15:40 Presentation by Sigfox

15:55 Production and recycling in space by Dr. Aliya Prokofyeva, Partner, Galaktika

16:10 Presentation by Dr. Franziska Zeitler, Head of Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

16:25 Presentation by Jaap Zuiderveld, VP EMEAI, NVIDIA

16:40 Startups insights session with

  • Benjamin Hourte, Chief Technology Officer, EarthLab