Outer Space for Development
Policy, Business and Regulatory Summit

  • DATE
    May 21, 2018
  • Venue
    Vieira de Almeida, Sociedade de Advogados
    Lisboa, Portugal

The Summit aims to illustrate the exciting developments taking place in the Portuguese Space sector, with a particular focus on industrial development, national Space strategy and the development of a national Space law. Overall, the Summit seeks to highlight the usefulness of Space in a national context, but also the broader European and global efforts to ensure Space becomes a valuable tool for development and modern society.

Speakers will include high level representatives from the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the European Union, European Space Agency and Portuguese Government. There will also be experts present from industry, academia and other national governments to offer their thoughts.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Heitor will offer a presentation with the title “The AIR Centre and Portugal Space 2030” in a session dedicated to Space Policies.


Session: Space Policies

  • 9:50 – 10:10 Outer Space and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    › Mr. Niklas Hedman | Chief of UNOOSA’s Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section
  • 10:10 – 10:30 The EU approach to space

    › Mr. Paul Flament | Head of Unit J1, Galileo el EGNOS – Programme Management, DG GROW
  • 10:30 – 10:50 The role of ESA in using and exploring outer space

    › Mr. Piero Messina | MS Relations & Partnerships Office, Strategy Department, ESA
  • 10:50 – 11:10 The AIR Centre and Portugal Space 2030

    › Prof. Dr. Manuel Heitor | Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
  • Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:10 Round Table: United space in Europe
    MODERATOR › Dr. Marco Ferrazzani | Legal counsel to ESA and Head of Legal Services Department

    › Mr. Paulo Ferrão | President, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

    › Major General Henrique Macedo | President, idD – Platform of National Defence Industries

    › Mr. Rodrigo da Costa | Galileo Services Programme Manager, GSA

    › Mr. Alain Ratier | General Director, Eumetsat

    › Dr. Stefano Zatti | Head, Security Office ESA