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Please find below an outline programme for this event. More information and updates on the programme will be available shortly, so please check back regularly. In the meantime, if you have any questions on the topics to be discussed, or if you are interested in any of the opportunities to participate, please get in touch with Anne-Lise Simon on +44 (0) 2920 783 023 or anne-lise.simon@forum-europe.com

 

* - Speakers to be confirmed

 

Thursday 27 September, 2012

Morning

09:30 – 10:15

Welcome Coffee and Registration

Prior to the start of the conference, attendees are invited to browse the exhibition stands and take part in live demonstrations of satellite technology.

10:15 – 10:20

Introduction and Welcome

Aarti Holla-Maini, Secretary General, ESOA

10:20 – 10:40

Launch of European Satellite Day

Michel de Rosen, Vice-Chair, ESOA & CEO, Eutelsat
Paul Weissenberg, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission

10:40 – 10:50

Keynote Presentation

Jean-Claude Thébault, Director General, Bureau of European Policy Advisers

10:50 – 11:10

Keynote Presentation (+ live satellite link-up)

Claus Sørensen, Director-General of DG ECHO, European Commission

11:10 – 11:30

Keynote Presentation (+live satellite link-up)

Elisabetta Gardini, Member, European Parliament

11:30 – 12:30

Discussion Session: Where would we be without satellites?

Each speaker will provide 5 min presentation, and this will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Moderated by:
Claudio Murri, Managing Director, Public Policy, Time Warner

11:30 – 12:30

Speakers:

Alain Ratier, Director-General, EUMETSAT
Paul Margie, US Representative, Télécoms Sans Frontières
Dr Wlodzimierz Lewandowski, CCTF Group on GNSS Time Transfer Standards (CGGTTS), BIPM

12:30 – 12:40

Conclusions and Summary

Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA

12:40 – 12:55

Closing Remarks

Introduced by: Roya Ayazi, Secretary General, NEREUS
Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President, Committee of the Regions

12:55 – 14:00

Lunch offered by the Secure World Foundation

During lunch, attendees are invited to browse the exhibition stands and take part in live demonstrations of satellite technology

Afternoon

14:00 – 16:00

Market focus - A closer look at the satellite sector and its benefits for the EU

Moderated by:
Chris Forrester, Editorial Director, Inside Satellite TV

14:00 – 14:05

Introduction by moderator

Chris Forrester, Editorial Director, Inside Satellite TV

14:05 – 14:20

The relevance of Commercial Satellites in the 21st Century

Olaf Acker, Partner, Booz & Co.

14:20 – 14:35

The European Space Industry - Facts & Figures 2011

Jean-Jacques Tortora, Secretary General, Eurospace

14:35 – 14:50

Broadband for the Mediterranean Union

Graham Peters, Director, Avanti Consulting

14:50 – 15:05

Socio-economic benefits of next generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites

Alain Ratier, Director-General, EUMETSAT

15:05 – 16:00

Roundtable discussion

Cato Halsaa, Vice-Chairman, ESOA
Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA
Alain Ratier, Director-General, EUMETSAT
Giuseppe Viriglio, Vice-President, Eurospace
Augusto Gonzalez, Head of Unit, Space Policy Coordination Unit, DG ENTR, European Commission

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Logistics

When

Thursday 27 September, 2012
09.30 to 16.00

CET

 

Where

The Committee of the Regions

Bâtiment Jacques Delors
Rue Belliard 99-101
B - 1040 Brussels

Google location map

 

Downloads

EU Satellite Day - Press release

Background information on ESOA

 

 

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