ZASPACE, in collaboration with the Brazilian Space Cluster and the Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria, is holding The Brazil-South Africa Space Industry Virtual Summit (SIVS). The summit aims to bring the space industries of both countries together to foster business opportunities and cooperation.
In late 2020, the Brazilian Space Agency and the South African National Space Agency started a new era of collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Through this new age of cooperation and partnerships, both South Africa and Brazil’s space industries will realise an unmatched opportunity for prosperity and growth.
The summit will hold on the 26th and 27th of May, 2021.
The first day will set the tone for the summit, introducing key stakeholders, exploring business in both Brazil and South Africa, and demystifying space for business across the Atlantic.
The second day will consist of various B2B networking tables and sessions to further explore and drive collaboration for the entire value chain of South African and Brazilian space businesses.
Attendees will partake in discussions on country realities, the potential of space technology for business, the space industry supply chain, and various applications of space technology for life on Earth, including for agriculture, forestry, mobility, security and more.
The virtual event includes keynote addresses by Valanathan Munsami, CEO of the South African Space Association (SANSA), and Carlos Moura, President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), and specialists speakers like Mike Sage, CEO of Structured Finance Solutions at FNB South Africa, and Antônio Yukio Ueta, Organizing Committee Member of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
The Space Industry Virtual Summit is the exciting first step towards a long and prosperous relationship between Brazilian and South African space industries. It will provide a platform for sharing information, networking and relationship building, connecting with experts, and collaboration and growth. Attendees can look forward to all of these over the two-day event and long into the future.
Register here for the program
Faleti Joshua is an avid lover of space in all its incomprehensible nature. He holds both an LL.B and a B.L degree. Joshua is a lover of music and a lawyer in his free time.