With a focus on deliberating recent developments and innovation as well as providing pragmatic solutions to concurrent challenges in space exploration, the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2020) presents an opportunity for thought leaders and stakeholders, including engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policymakers, to meet on a common ground to discuss and learn about how space exploration investments provide benefits as well as how to increase these benefits through thoughtful planning and cooperation.
The conference, scheduled from 9 – 11 June 2020 in Palace, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation is jointly organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and Russia’s state corporation for space activities, ROSCOSMOS. GLEX 2020 programmes outline includes an Opening Event; several Plenary Events and Keynote Lectures; a Technical Programme with Sessions in several parallel technical streams; a Global Networking Forum (GNF) Programme and an attractive social and networking programme including a Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner.
Also, the conference will include an exhibition, located in the Catherine Hall of the Congress Venue (Tavricheskiy Palace). The exhibition presents an opportunity for companies and organisations to sample their product and services, and socialise with potential clients and stakeholders.
The event in Russia will be the first time the conference is holding in Europe, and its third consecutive time. Its inaugural conference held on 22-24 May 2012 in Washington DC, explored ideas, debated roadmaps, and discussed the future opportunities provided by human and robotic space exploration. The last conference was held in 2017 in Beijing, China.
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