The Autumn Conference is an annual ESPI event where high-level stakeholders come together to discuss outstanding issues at stake for the European space sector. This year’s conference will be held in person at the Urania Observatory in Vienna, Austria.
The theme of the 16th ESPI Autumn Conference is “Space Economy and Commerce: The way ahead for Europe.” Invited speakers ranging from high-ranking policymakers and investors to industry executives and founders will discuss ways to best leverage and build upon the momentum commercial solutions are providing to European space activities and how emerging commercial perspectives support the development of European leadership on global markets.
After 2 years of online and hybrid conferences, ESPI is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Vienna. This year’s conference will consist of 3 panel sessions over two days and will provide ample opportunities for interaction and dedicated networking amongst panelists and participants.
More details about panelists and the conference will be published on the ESPI website prior to the event.
Pre-registration for the 16th ESPI Autumn Conference is now open. Please note that pre-registration does not confirm your attendance at the conference, as considerations such as venue capacity must be taken into account. A member of our team will contact you to confirm your registration.
This year’s conference will consist of three panel sessions over two days. Please note that the programme will continue to be updated with speakers, timing and other relevant information prior to the event.
The European space ecosystem is undergoing profound changes. These changes, ranging from vertical integration to new business models such as “space as a service” are nested in broader market, industry and technology shifts shaping the evolution of the economy. This paradigm shift is accelerating the evolution of the space sector and raising new stakes for space businesses. The first panel of the ESPI Autumn conference will explore ongoing developments in the European commercial space sector and discuss key trends to watch by 2050.
Public actors and private industry alike have brought space commercialisation to the forefront. This panel will identify policy options and level of appetite for increased commercial participation in the development and implementation of space programmes. Panellists will be invited to discuss relevant tools, appropriate mechanisms and redefined relationships to accelerate the creation of self-sustaining markets, through increased competitiveness, reinvented business models and credible regulatory support.
The space sector plays a critical role in addressing the perennial question of Europe’s ambition in a global context. This panel will address the role of commercial solutions in exploring pathways to foster industrial leadership and technological excellence, while also taking a step back and embracing concurrently pertinent challenges of autonomy, sustainability and resilience facing Europe.
Below you can find more information on our confirmed speakers. They are listed in alphabetical order. Additional speakers will be added to this list as they confirm their attendance.
The 16th ESPI Autumn Conference is supported by: