Business in the space industry is expanding to include adjunct sectors, thus the need for platforms to discuss and exchange ideas on industry dynamics and analysis.
Designed to tackle commercial and innovation challenges in the space sector by addressing crucial trends and topics on the future business of space; SPACEtalks.biz is a new international launch commercial-focused conference and exhibition that avails participants an unprecedented opportunity for networking with decision-makers representing emerging Space tech start-ups, established SMEs and Big Corporates. It also serves as a stage for companies and organisations to introduce their latest products and services to a carefully selected audience of Space industry peers.
Holding at the ETC venues, Westminster Bridge-County Hall, London on 5th March 2020, the conference will feature discussions on topics such as Collaborative Initiatives, Law & IP, Space Finance & Investment, Insurance, Communications, Security, Manufacturing and much more, in line with a series of highly focused stand-alone presentations supported by debates on the most up-to-date drifts in the Space Economy.
The conference expects over 150 attendees, 30 speakers and 15 exhibitors, comprising of delegates from international space agencies and associations, earth observation and monitoring organisations, investors, VR & AR developers, satellite, robotics and autonomous manufacturers, launch services providers, representatives of the Energy, Finance and agriculture industries, amongst others.
Therefore, industry stakeholders are invited to partake in the conference as it will provide an avenue to insights on how to explore uncharted territories of space economy, and various interactions with key industry leaders.
The event will be chaired by Eric Stallmer, an experienced leader in the industry and President at Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Speakers on the conference line up are:
Nancy Vermeulen has a Masters in theoretical physics and astronomy. She is airline pilot-instructor, Commander of a Mars simulation in Utah, a participant in the ESA astronaut selections of 2008. An astropreneur with a broad range of experience in the ”space science and aerospace sector”, Nancy specialised in “Private Astronaut Training” and founded the “Space Training Academy”.
Sean Sutcliffe is a Chartered Engineer with an Engineering Science degree from Cambridge University. His career has spanned chemical, energy and defence industries with senior leadership roles covering operations, strategy and business development. He is currently the CEO of Oxford Space System, a company renowned for innovative design in deployable antennas and structures.
Dr Chris Brunskill
Dr Chris Brunskill is an electronics engineer specialising in small satellite systems and mission design. He obtained a Masters of Engineering degree in electronics and satellite engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD in space robotics from the Surrey Space Centre. He is currently Head of Access to Space at the Satellite Applications Catapult, where his work focuses on the development of new satellite applications that utilise state of the art flight, ground and launch technologies for demonstration of new mission concepts. Chris is passionate about open, innovative technology development in the space sector.
As a Host and Writer at Interplanetary Podcast, Mathew talks Chat about Astronautics, Space and Space Exploration. He is also a published Astro-photographer, rocket builder, quad-copter making and arduino nut.
Dr Barbara Ghinelli
Dr Barbara is the Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus, Business Development, UKRI-STFC. She has a PhD in Space Engineering and Artificial Intelligence with years of experience in Management roles in the space industry.
Natasha is the founder and CEO of Multiply Global Ltd, company that commercialises technology for quicker benefits, by defining and implementing creative to market solutions. Multiply Global specialises in delivering products to new markets, transferring technology, building collaborations, raising investment and funding for development programmes.
Other notable speakers at the event include Prof. Piermarco Martegani, Founder and CEO, Aviosonic Space Tech; Simon Potter, Head of Investment BryceTech; Antoine Gélain, Managing Director, Paragon European Partners; Viktoria Ecseri, COO Pekama; Jean-Paul Ludig, Head of Operations at Crypta Labs; Andrew J. Fry, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Infostellar; Dani Sors Raurell, Head of Customer Success at Open Cosmos; Daniel Carew, Principal at IQ Capital, Joseph Ward, CEO at SmallSpark Space Systems; Temidayo Oniosun, Managing Director, Space in Africa; Claudia Mendzil, Programme Director at Seraphim Space Camp; Jason Maroothynaden, Business Broker at the European Space Agency, and Jakub Broz, R&D Project Manager at SpaceKnow Inc.
Tickets for the conference are available HERE, with promo code, SpacetalkAfrica20, you can get up to 15 per cent discount for purchases via Eventbrite.
Ogechi Onuoha is a Cambridge Certified ESOL editor with a background in reporting, international relations, creative writing and adept in industry research and analysis. She is passionate about curating and evaluating the benefits/relevance of space to grassroots development and women’s participation in the space sector.