9 January 2012. On 26-27 January the Galileo Application Congress will take place in Prague. This high-level event will feature the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas, the Czech Minister of Transport, Pavel Dobes, Vice-president Antonio Tajani of the European Commission, and Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director-General of ESA, among many other prominent speakers and participants. The Opening Session will be co-moderated by Jana Kalvodova, Director General in the Czech Ministry of Transport, and Peter Hulsroj, Director of ESPI. Resident Fellow Christina Giannopapa will moderate a session on governance issues later in the programme.
The Galileo Application Congress in Prague has been arranged to coincide with the signing of the host agreement for the European GNSS Agency. The Congress will bring together the key players in the EGNOS/Galileo context, and the organisers are delighted to have secured the attendance of the Czech Prime Minister and leading representatives of the Czech government, the European Commission and the European Space Agency, Industry and User Communities.
As EGNOS and Galileo move towards system maturity the Congress is a good opportunity to learn more about the progress, about Prague as the new home of the GSA, about the utilisation nd business possibilities, and to get to know all the various stakeholders in the important field of navigation.
Over two days the Congress will address a large number of issues both of a more general nature and more specific to different kinds of applications.
ESPI is proud to support the organisers of the Congress.